Networking Archive

Review of the Rock Space AC1200 WiFi Range Extender

In a modern home, a good WiFi signal is almost a necessity. Imagine you’re on vacation, staying with a friend or family member. Within the first few hours, you’re probably going to ask for their WiFi password. If they’re visiting you, they’ll expect the same courtesy. But WiFi isn’t just a useful way to save money on your cell phone’s data plan. It’s also essential …

Review of the EnGenius ECW210 Cloud Managed 11ac Wave 2 Indoor Wireless Access Point

Homeowners and business administrators that want to share wireless connectivity among many wireless devices need a WAP. A Wireless Access Point is essentially a central hub connected to a wired Ethernet port, making a stable and high-speed bridge to the Internet. The WAP can then connect with wireless devices by providing a Wi-Fi signal. In this way, a single WAP can act as a sort …

EnGenius ECS1008P Cloud Managed 8-Port Gigabit 55W PoE Switch Review

Ethernet gigabit switches are one of the first devices you need to purchase when building an inter-office network. For most business centers, it’s more economical to connect multiple devices to the same hub device. There, all computers can reach the Internet through the same switch. This gives you the ability to monitor traffic, set administrative rules, and control the budget for the office. In a …

Guide to 2020’s Best Smart WiFi Irrigation Sprinkler Controller

If you own an automatic sprinkler system, you understand the importance of a good schedule. Running your sprinklers at the right time of day can make the difference between green grass and a brown lawn. But sometimes, a schedule doesn’t get everything right. For example, suppose it just rained. Watering a rain-soaked lawn will just run up your utility bills. Conversely, suppose you’re under water …