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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

Rock Space WiFi Extender (AC1200) Review

Before the WiFi mesh systems got into the mainstream, the only way to cover a difficult-to-reach area in your home with WiFi was by using a wireless extender (also called repeater), a device which when properly placed, it could take the WiFi signal from the main router and push it further, so that your devices … Read more

How To Set Up Parental Controls On A Linksys Router

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The Parental Controls are a very important part of every router which assume the role of filtering the content that all the members of the family can access (blocking adult or malicious websites), as well as when the Internet connection will be enabled (so your children won’t stay up too late on schooldays). The Parental … Read more

Zyxel NSG50 Nebula Cloud Security Gateway Review

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The Zyxel NSG50 is a part of the managed security gateway series and it’s the final piece towards a complete Nebula Cloud network solution, designated for routing purposes, connecting the internal network consisting of other Zyxel access points or Ethernet switches (and not only) to the outside network (so, essentially, it will work as a … Read more

Zyxel GS1920-8HP Smart Ethernet Switch Review

The Zyxel GS1920-8HP (v2) is a Cloud-ready Smart Ethernet switch which can be controlled and monitored in stand-alone mode or as part of a larger network (on multiple sites) using the Nebula Cloud management platform. As you may have noticed, the GS1920-8HP is part of a refreshed series of Ethernet switches, but, despite carrying the … Read more

What Is WPS (And Should You Still Use It?)

If you were wondering what the WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is, know that it is a network security standard created by the WiFi Alliance in 2006 as an alternative to the regular way of adding devices to the network, so, instead of requiring the user to insert the SSID (WiFi network name) passkey, it relies … Read more

FRITZ!Box 7590 Modem Router Review

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The FRITZ!Box 7590 is one of the latest modem routers released by the German-based networking company (AVM) and, while its minimalist exterior may not give it away, this device is more than meets the eye: it can function as a DECT station for up to six handsets, it is compatible with ADSL/VDSL/fiber optic lines, it … Read more

Netgear AC1200 Review (R6220)

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The Netgear AC1200 R6220 is budget-friendly dual-band wireless router which aims at catering to the needs of those people that find the latest devices (mostly AC1750+) with all their bells and whistles unnecessary. Sure enough, the R6220 should be well suited for the users that live in small apartments and that expect to only have … Read more