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Netgear Powerline 1200 PLP1200 Adapter Set Review
     Mon, Oct 05 2015 | 12:00P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
WiFi is widely considered to be one of the most important technologies people currently use so it's no wonder that you find it pretty much everywhere you go from cafeterias, bars, clubs, fast food joints and restaurants up to airport terminals, shopping malls, hotels, parks and even in hospitals. Well there's no denying that WiFi has opened new horizons in the industry since thanks to that people can have access to the internet (amongst things including personal and public content) without the need of cables but wireless connectivity is far from perfect and due to signal strength limitations it's not really suitable for every possible scenario. Powerline adapters have come a long way since their introduction in the market several years ago and now offer much higher data transfer rates and much further compared to most WiFi enabled modem/routers. The latest Power line model by Netgear is the Powerline 1200 (PLP1200) and that's what we'll be looking at today.

ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Remote Sensor
     Sun, Oct 04 2015 | 12:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Controlling your HVAC system is incredibly easy through either the ecobee3 Wi-Fi smart thermostat, apps, or web portal. The touch screen responds quickly to your input and menus are easy to navigate. The thermostat always displays the current temperature and outdoor temperature and weather icon. As you approach the thermostat the display will change, centered will be your current temperature with a humidity reading just above that.

AVM FRITZ!Powerline 546E WLAN Adapter Review
     Wed, Sep 30 2015 | 1:06P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Powerline network adapters may already count quite a few years in the market (i used my first set well over 5 years ago) but the main consumer base has just now begun to learn of their existence and as expected most network equipment manufacturers have recently focused their efforts in the release of models featuring 1GbE connectivity. We've reviewed such models already and although we're quite satisfied with their performance we do feel that they leave much to be desired especially in terms of features and available settings. Devolo is amongst the very few such manufacturers that have already tried to improve on that area by releasing powerline adapters with Wi-Fi capabilities but again i can't honestly say that we were overwhelmed with what they had to offer (at least the models we have reviewed and/or used so far). AVM aims to change all that however with the highly anticipated FRITZ!Powerline 546E model.

improving coverage in my home Wi-Fi network
     Wed, Sep 30 2015 | 9:00A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I decided to try a new spin on a disappointing older technology, home power-line networking, as a means of improving coverage in my home Wi-Fi network. Kinda worked out. Here's what happened:

high-end ASUS RT-AC3200
     Fri, Sep 25 2015 | 12:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We continue our router round-up with a third high-end model, the ASUS RT-AC3200. It is also a tri-band model, but it looks a bit more modest than the other contenders. Looks can be deceiving however, as performance of this model is, particularly on the 5GHz spectrum, truly impressive.

D-Link DIR-890L
     Wed, Sep 23 2015 | 9:02A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have the second installment in our series of high-end router reviews, the D-Link DIR-890L. This peculiarly designed router features twin 5 GHz transceivers in addition to ye olde 2.4 GHz one. As such it’s a tri-band router with a theoretical physical layer throughput of 3200 Mbps. How much of that translates to reality, that’s what we determined through our usual series of rigorous tests.

Overclockers RENDA PW-E7F Workstation Review
     Mon, Sep 21 2015 | 12:03P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Overclockers is a company that will be better known here at KitGuru for its choice selection of enthusiast components and lovingly enhanced gaming systems. But the ability to put together a quality system is potentially something of interest to the professional market as well as more entertainment-oriented users. With one of the world’s greatest ever overclockers designing all its systems, Overclockers has plenty of potential here. This brings us to the RENDA brand, which is Overclockers’ new workstation range. Our first taste is the PW-E7F.

Netgear ProSAFE Click 16-Port Ethernet Switch
     Wed, Sep 16 2015 | 9:03A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we take a look at the fresh GSS116E switch from Netgear, which manages to put 16-ports inside a very compact enclosure. The same switch also features a mounting mechanism that allows for its vertical and horizontal installation.

Linksys EA8500 MU-MIMO router
     Wed, Sep 16 2015 | 9:02A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Killer 1535 Wi-Fi adapter was the first 2x2 MU-MIMO compatible adapter on the market when it launched earlier this year, and is only found in a few products right now. We had a chance to test it out with the recently reviewed MSI G72 Dominator Pro G-Sync laptop, using the new Linksys EA8500 MU-MIMO router. How did it perform, and just what is MU-MIMO? Read on to find out!

Netis WF2190 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter Review
     Tue, Sep 15 2015 | 12:59P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There can be quite a few reasons that you’ll want to add a wireless network connection to your system and there are just as many ways that you can achieve that. One of the methods is via a USB dongle and today I’m taking a closer look at the Netis WF2190 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter and will give it a good testing to see how well it performs.

Netgear Nighthawk R8000
     Fri, Sep 11 2015 | 12:31P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
“The Netgear R8000 Nighthawk X6 is, without a doubt, the fastest router that we have tested thus far. This isn't because of the introduction of all sorts of hip new technologies, such as Multi-User MIMO, but mainly because of the addition of an extra radio. This might perhaps not be the most elegant solution, but it sure pays off.”

Creative T3250 Wireless Review
     Thu, Sep 10 2015 | 9:01A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Utilising various technologies in the satellites such as DSE (Dual Slot Enclosure) to improve mid-bass and frequency distribution, and IFP (Image Focusing Plate) to give a wider 'sweet spot' in regards to tonal accuracy, you could say that Creative have set out to create a compact system specifically capable in delivering big sounds. The down firing subwoofer has a footprint of just 184 x 184mm and compliments the satellites with the deep bass that many enjoy from their games, movies and music. For the cherry on top, Creative have included Bluetooth connectivity to allow users that extra flexibility.

Asus RT-AC68U 802.11ac Dual-Band Wireless Router Review
     Sun, Sep 06 2015 | 4:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If I was to say the name Asus to a selection of people and ask what they would associate them with, I’d almost guarantee that none of them would say wireless or networking products in any way and this is quite understandable considering the fact that they are one of the biggest names out there on the market for motherboards and graphics card. Believe it or not though, networking has been something that Asus have been working on for a few years now and even though they have already got a wide selection of wireless and wired networking products out there, they are not as well-known about due to the bread and butter nature of their key product ranges. As we are moving forward into an era where Gigabit wireless is becoming more of a common occurrence I’ve seen this as an ample opportunity to take a look at their latest and greatest wireless router, the RT-AC68U. Now considering this router is far more capable than the Netgear wireless access point and USB adaptor that I have, up to this point been using, I have therefore needed to employ a new wireless adaptor that is capable of equally delivering the same 1300Mbps connection speed that this router is capable of. Fortunately for me Asus also have a solution for this in the form of the PCE-AC68 PCI Express based wireless adaptor – I’ll have a separate review on this coming up shortly. With these wireless devices combined, we are looking at what is, at the moment, the pinnacle of wireless networking in the home and as we move forward and further into the capabilities of the 802.11ac standard – which I will add is currently nowhere near what its true potential is – we can get a better picture of what the next generation of consumer WiFi has to offer. As we have seen though, pure performance is not the only thing that a router has to deliver these days, the feature set that each vendor has to be very rich, covering every possible eventuality that we may come across at a consumer and even a prosumer level. Now for the most part we find that a large number of these features will be somewhat similar to those found on other competing products. There is one small item that I will tease you with and one that will certainly catch the eye of any enthusiast; dual WAN capabilities. Before I get onto this little feature however there are a few other pieces to go through including what makes this router tick so to speak. Bring on what could be the most powerful router we have seen to date.

Tenda W568R Wireless N900 Concurrent Dual-band Gigabit Router Review
     Fri, Sep 04 2015 | 4:01P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Tenda has quite a long list of network products and today I’m taking a closer look at another one of them. The Tenda W568R is a wireless N900 Dual-Band Gigabit Router that promises a great performance and coverage. With the power of a dual-band router, you can easy use the slower and better reaching 2.4GHz band to check your mail and browse the internet while you use the faster 5GHz band for streaming and gaming. The Tenda W568R offers 450Mbps transfer speeds on both bands for a total of up to 900 Mbps throughput. That makes this router ideal for tasks such as 3D HD video streaming and multiplayer gaming.

PowerNAS Business Mini Review
     Thu, Sep 03 2015 | 12:04P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are a fan of model names that describe a product in a fair amount of detail then the PowerNAS Business Mini will be right up your street. PowerNAS offers three families of NAS and this model is loaded with Windows Server 2012 R2 for the business market. It earns the other part of its name by using an Ablecom NAS chassis that is (relatively) small and compact and, incidentally, reminiscent of the cuboid Thermaltake Core V21.

TRENDnet TEW-818DRU AC1900 Review
     Fri, Aug 28 2015 | 4:02P | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we’ll be taking a look at TRENDnet’s TEW-818 DRU – an AC1900 dual-band wireless router. 802.11ac has been a hot topic in the networking world in the last 18 months and many home users are seeking to take advantage of the extra bandwidth this standard offers. The 818 DRU seeks to provide an affordable option to those wanting to transition to this new technology.

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