Networking Archive

In-Depth Review of the TP-Link Deco M9 Plus

The Internet used to be easy. If you’re only watching low-resolution videos and checking your email, then you don’t need that much bandwidth from your Wi-Fi connection. But these days, we have much greater expectations. We expect our connections to be able to stream Netflix in one part of our home while downloading a game in another. And even though the data burden is getting …

Review of the NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 EX7700 WiFi Mesh Extender

Wi-Fi dead zones are annoying. What’s worse is knowing the quality of your signal is actually improving or decaying from one room to the next. Whether you’re at home or out getting coffee, Wi-Fi woes are almost universally a miserable experience. Mesh routers were made to solve those types of problems, by extending your Internet connection to new spaces, and strengthen the signal where it …

Guide to the Best Network Cable Tester

The majority of network faults in a data network aren’t the result of someone spilling coffee on the mainframe. It usually comes down to faulty cabling. That’s why the lines need to be tested for faulty connections, damaged fibers, splices, issues with data transfer, and so on. And that’s precisely what a network cable tester is for. Network cable testers are the go-to instrument for …

Review of the ASUS Lyra Trio Home WiFi System

Mesh routers aren’t exactly a new technology. For years, they’ve been used in physically large areas where network security is paramount. From hospitals and universities to military applications, mesh routers have proven to be an essential asset for providing secure Wi-Fi to large areas. For people with large homes spanning at least 3,000 square feet, people with interior stone walls, or people with buildings that …