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Your Wi-Fi Connection Keeps Dropping? Here’s How to (Likely) Fix It

If your Wi-Fi signal keeps dropping — devices disconnect intermittently — this post is for you. I’ll explain how things work and walk you through a few tricks that will…

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How to Get Better Voice and Video Calls over Wi-Fi with QoS

Let me guess; you’re here because you’ve had an issue with voice over IP (VoIP) or video conference calls. You’re not alone! This post will help you configure your existing…

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Not the Internet light on the modem (right). It's supposed to be on solid when your broadband connection is working well.

How to Replace a Cable Gateway with Your Own Modem

If you’re using Comcast Internet (a.k.a Xfinity), check your bill, you might be paying around $15/month “equipment rental” fee. If so, replacing the provider-supplied equipment with a cable modem of…

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UniFi BeaconHD Review: An Excellent yet Frustrating Mesh Add-on

The UniFi AP BeaconHD Wi-Fi MeshPoint (model UDM-B) — a.k.a. BeaconHD or UniFi Dream Machine Beacon — from Ubiquiti, is either an excellent mesh add-on unit or a frustrating one,…

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How to Turn your USB-enabled Wi-Fi Router into a Time Capsule

Since I first published the post on how to turn a router into a NAS server, I’ve received a lot of requests on how to make that a Time Machine…

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Silicon-Power A80 Review: An Excellent Generic NVMe SSD

The P34A80 SSD (model A80) is Silicon-Power’s first full NVMe solid-state drive, and, just like the name, it seems quite generic. The drive doesn’t have anything special of its own. …

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Asus RT-AX89X Review: All Wi-Fi Bases. Covered. And More!

If you’re the type who gets excited about nice-looking and powerful home networking devices with a ton of ports, the Asus RT-AX89X will hit you like a six-pack of RedBull….

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How to Avoid Online Scams This 2020 Tax Season

I received the text in the screenshot above just yesterday. Behind it was another upsetting story about online scams.  This kind of scams happens all year long but are more…

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Best Wi-Fi 6 Routers and Mesh Systems of 2020

Folks have been asking me which are the best Wi-Fi 6 routers to get, and I’m still on the fence about whether anyone needs one right now. I’ve used about…

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The RT-AX88U is the latest AiMesh router from Asus.

Troubleshooting Your Home Wi-Fi Network the Right Way

We tend to only care about our home Wi-Fi network when there’s no Internet. Ironically, it’s also when we can’t go online to search for solutions. So it’s a good…

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Here’s How You Can Handle a Wi-Fi Router Like a Pro

The headline doesn’t lie. This post will help you set up and manage your home network, namely your Wi-Fi router, the way advanced users do. It won’t turn you pro…

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How to Turn a Wi-Fi Router USB Port into a NAS Server

When it comes to network storage, I’d recommend a NAS server. But a good server can be expensive; plus, not everyone wants or has time to configure all the features….

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Linksys MX10 Review: The Best-to-Date Velop for a Price

Belkin’s latest Linksys MX10 Velop AX mesh system reminds me of the Asus Rt-AX92U. Both are unconventional Wi-Fi 6 solutions. However, while the Asus was a bit problematic and buggy…

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Asus RT-AX92U Review: The Cute Little Odd One Out of AiMesh

The Asus RT-AX92U, which came out mid last year, is an interesting case that you probably only find during the transition between two Wi-Fi standards, namely from Wi-Fi 5 to…

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Trend Micro Home Network Security Review: Get an Asus Router!

The Trend Micro Home Network Security device seems like an excellent idea. It’s a small device designed to plug into your router and will magically protect the entire home network from…

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Wi-Fi 6 in Layman’s Terms: Speed, Range, and More

It’s more than a year now since Wi-Fi 6 routers first became available on the market — mine is the Asus RT-AX88U. Since then, the new wireless standard for your…

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