Guides

How many Watts does a PoE switch use – Are the newer network switches more power efficient?

In light of the current global price hikes for energy, you’re very much justified in worrying about how many Watts your PoE switch actually uses. And, unless you have solar panels to enable your ‘lavish’ lifestyle, you’re going to have a bad time running too many networking devices at the same time, especially if they’re … Read more

Should you Disable IGMP Proxying?

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The IGMP Proxying is a clever way of taking the strain out of a router when dealing with multiple devices that use multicast. And the way it reduces this strain is by intercepting the IGMP traffic from multiple users which either wish to join or leave the multicast group and then the proxy behaves as … Read more

How long do routers last? Longer than you may think.

After you purchased an expensive WiFi 6 router, it’s safe to assume that you’re set for at least a decade and can now fully enjoy an excellent wireless performance, but how long do routers last in our current market? Hardware-wise, the routers used to last for a very long time, close to a decade or … Read more

Do WiFi 6 routers have better range?

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I do get the question of whether the WiFi 6 routers have better range from time to time and my answer is that some do have a better range than the WiFi 5 router, while some don’t. It’s only normal that an expensive new piece of technology will behave better than an old, battle-scarred router. … Read more

Does the WiFi router store the browsing history?

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The question on whether the WiFi router stores the browsing history can be seen from two angles. One is the worried parent that wants to know if their children have accessed dangerous or questionable content for their age. And the other may be either a teenager worried that the parents are invading their privacy or … Read more

Will A New Network Card Improve WiFi?

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In most cases, a new network card should improve the WiFi performance, assuming that it’s a better card than the one that you’re replacing. So, what are you waiting for? Go on, install that new network card and enjoy a far better Internet experience. And I won’t deny that it a lot of cases, this … Read more

Does the type of WiFi adapter matter (for gaming)?

Yes, the type of WiFi adapter does matter, especially for gaming, but you don’t necessarily need to go for the most expensive option. Certainly, nothing beats an Ethernet connection, yet, but a good wireless router paired with a compatible WiFi client device can achieve a stable performance as long as you limit the amount of … Read more

Why you need a router with robust web content filtering

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The web content filtering is a clever way to ensure that the client devices won’t get infected by malicious third-party software by either blocking a set of host names, IP addresses or entire categories. And this shouldn’t necessarily be limited only to potentially dangerous malware-ridden sites, it can also be adult content, gambling websites or … Read more