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TaoTronics Tri-band WiFi Mesh System Review (TT-ND001)

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The TaoTronics AC3000 is the first WiFi system developed by the Shenzhen-based company and while most manufacturers have decided to test the waters at the beginning with a dual-band system, TaoTronics has boldly entered the market with a tri-band WiFi mesh system. This puts the TaoTronics AC3000 in the same category as the Eero Pro, … Read more

Synology DiskStation DS218+ NAS Review

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I am confident that you are familiar with the Google Cloud platform, as well as the Apple iCloud, but, while these services are great for storing your data, there are some privacy concerns and I doubt that many of you bother to encrypt your data before moving it to the Cloud. For privacy reasons alone, … Read more

Testing AiMesh WiFi 6 with Asus RT-AX58U and RT-AX56U

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Since last year, Asus has been diligently releasing new routers that support the new WiFi 6 (802.11ax) standard to cover every category of the home networking market segment and I’ve recently managed to test two of the more ‘affordable’ members of the new series, the Asus RT-AX58U and the RT-AX56U. Considering that Asus has continuously … Read more

Netgear Nighthawk RAX40 AX3000 (AX4) Router Review

The Netgear Nighthawk AX4 (or RAX40) is an AX3000 wireless router that was released about a year ago and I know that Netgear has been flaunting its tri-band AX200 or the powerful AX120, but the RAX40 is the device that will most likely end up in your home, due to it being the most affordable … Read more

pcWRT Dual-Band Parental Control Router Review (Revisited)

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The pcWRT is the second wireless router from the US-based manufacturer which comes as a significant upgrade over its predecessor in terms of hardware: the first device was a single band AC300-class router (stuck on the 802.11n standard), while the second gen pcWRT is a dual-band 802.11ac AC1200-class router that can better take advantage of … Read more

Eero WiFi (2019) Review (with Wi-Fi Test)

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The Eero WiFi 2019 is the third WiFi system released by the US-based manufacturer and, similarly to the Google Nest WiFi, it’s a dual-band system that still adheres to the previous WiFi standard (802.11ac). Eero already had a dual-band system (yes, it’s four years old, but should still be enough for a small house) and … Read more

EnGenius ECS1008P L2 Managed Ethernet Switch Review

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The EnGenius ECS1008P is the entry-level model from the new Cloud managed Ethernet switch and, if you have noticed immediately the similarities with the EWS2908P, well, it’s because they’re pretty much the same device minus the support for the Cloud management platform. And this improvement should not be taken lightly considering that besides offering a … Read more

Can Pi-Hole run on a Raspberry Pi Zero?

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The Raspberry Pi Zero is currently the most affordable device from the Pi series and it was designed for both lighter projects where a Pi 3 B+ or Pi 4 would be severely underused and to help people in disadvantaged communities to build low-cost robots or to simply run a very basic OS. When I … Read more