Networking Archive

Tenda MW6 Nova Wave 2 Whole Home Wi-Fi System Review

Wi-Fi has come a long way in 20 years. The first 802.11 protocol formalizing wireless communication specifications was released in 1997. At the time, it only provided a maximum 2 megabit per second link speeds, glacially slow by modern standards. Over many years and many revisions, Wi-Fi grew from a slow, unreliable networking option of last resort into a blazing fast protocol essential to most …

Orbi Pro by Netgear Review – AC3000 Tri-Band WiFi System

Mesh networking is an increasingly popular trend in the home networking industry. As networking has moved away from the 2.4 GHz standard and started relying on the superior bandwidth offered over 5 GHz, the one downside was that range is reduced. To make wireless networking continue to be reliable in larger homes, many consumers are choosing to use mesh networking equipment. Netgear’s Orbi is one …

Best Cable Modem WiFi Router Combo (2017-2018 Reviews)

The Internet isn’t just a luxury we can use to look up information. Today, the Internet is behind every new technology we use. Cloud architecture means that our software is hosted in remote data centers. Our cable packages have been replaced with streaming video services. Our entire social lives have been migrated to the web, requiring constant uptime and low latency. As our Internet use …

ASRock X10 AC1300 2-in-1 IoT Wireless Router Review

IoT, or the Internet of Things, is a pretty promising technology. Want to make breakfast from your smartphone? Turn on mood lighting and some soft music with the touch of a button? IoT promises to make all of your standard household goods digital, and the technology is only just starting to roll out. Unfortunately, IoT isn’t entirely sunshine and rainbows. Many devices suffer from limited …

Netgear Nighthawk X6S Tri-Band WiFi Range Extender Review

Take a minute and picture your basic router. Nothing too fancy, but nothing outdated either. It works pretty well. It’s got 802.11ac. The speeds are decent, but far from top of the line. The range is more than enough for your average home, but in some conditions you’ll have dead-zones. What happens if this router isn’t enough for you? Consumers have two options to choose …