Networking Archive

Guide to the Best Ethernet Fiber Media Converter for 2020

Moving a network connection across great distances can be tough. It’s a large part of the reason why people switch to fiber optic connections. After about 100ft, Ethernet cables and their copper construction just don’t cut it. Which makes fiber connections essential for people who are trying to connect to the internet from isolated portions of a complex, separate buildings, or another area that’s generally …

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 …

In-Depth Review of the Netgear R6330 WiFi Router

To get the most out of your internet service, you need a good router. This is especially true in today’s world of ubiquitous smart home devices. Between your security cameras, smart switches, smart appliances, and even door locks, you need a router with plenty of bandwidth. Add in a few people watching Netflix or online gaming, and an old router just won’t be enough. That …

These are the Best WiFi Thermometers & Hygrometers for 2020

Temperature and humidity can affect your health. In fact, people who suffer from asthma are mostly suffering from problems related to dampness. In the interests of health, most homes are actually too humid, which can facilitate the growth of fungi, mites, and the like. Of course, dry air can be just as bad. Viruses are capable of spreading easier when skin, mucous membranes, and eyes …

Best PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NIC)

We’re often reviewing networking technology from the wireless side of the industry. Wireless networking is changing every day. We’ll look at a router and determine that it’s the fastest on the market, then three months later something better has come along. When you’re sending data through the air, you’re constantly battling a number of different issues. Signal quality, clarity, obstructions, and interference are all major …