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Here’s Why You Probably Want a NAS Server, Too!

A while ago, somebody asked me about my most important piece of tech and was surprised when I said it was my Synology NAS server. But that’s true! Despite the not-so-sexy name, that NAS box is my most critical gadget. If you’re wondering what I’m…

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Home Wi-Fi 6 Solutions Compared: Which to Consider

I’ve frequently been receiving requests regarding similar Wi-Fi 6 solutions compared against each other — those along the lines of  “This one vs. that one, which should I get?”. It’s a kind of decision so subjective there’s no straightforward answer.  So, I’ll try my best…

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Ubiquiti AmpliFi Alien Mesh Kit Review: An Odd Pair of Wi-Fi Tango

If my previous mentioning of the AmpliFi Alien router’s mesh portion sounded a bit like a tease, that’s because, at the time, I knew Ubiquiti would release an Alien Kit, but couldn’t talk about it. Even though you can use two Alien routers — at…

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Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD Gets Fingerprint Sensor

Samsung’s portable solid-state drives (SSDs) have been among the best on the market. Now, the latest version, the T7 Touch announced today at CES 2020, gets even better. It’s the first of its type that has a built-in fingerprint sensor as a hardware security measure….

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Sprint NetStick USB Modem Review: An OK Idea Not Well Executed

I was a bit surprised getting my hands on Global Telecom’s NetStick USB Modem. For one, it doesn’t support 5G, but just 4G LTE. Secondly, it’s too bulky to carry around easily. The cellular modem is plug-n-play — it’s a no-brainer to use. Unfortunately, though,…

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EnGenius Unveils Outdoor Wi-Fi 6 PoE Access Point

Are you looking to extend Wi-Fi into a large backyard to deliver an ultra-fast internet connection? EnGenius has something for you. The networking vendor announced today an all-new outdoor access point (AP), the EWS850AP. Wi-Fi 6 with PoE The new weatherproof access point uses the…

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ARRIS Unveils Entry-Level SURFboard mAX Wi-Fi 6 System

If you like the recently released SURFboard mAX Pro but thought it was overkill, here’s some good news. ARRIS announced today at CES 2020 a new member of its SURFboard Wi-Fi 6 mesh family, the SURFboard mAX AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 system. The new system…

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Linksys Goes Big on 5G and Wi-Fi 6 at CES 2020

If you’re looking to upgrade to 5G, Linksys has a lot of options for you. The networking vendor showcased at CES 2020, not one but for 5G-related devices together with a couple of Wi-Fi 6 routers. Details on this device are still incomplete, but the…

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Netgear to Ship 5G Wi-Fi 6 Mobile Router in 2020

Soon, you’ll be able to travel in style. And by style, I mean super-fast connection. Netgear announced today at CES 2020 its first 5G mobile hotspot, the Nighthawk M5 5G WiFi 6 Mobile Router (model MR5200). Nighthawk M5: 5G meets Wi-Fi 6 As the name…

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Netgear Further Diversifies Wi-Fi 6 Offerings in Coming Months

Netgear is one of the first networking vendors with a strong showing in Wi-Fi 6. In 2019, it released the Orbi RBK852 mesh system, and a few prominent routers, including the RAX200 and RAX120. Today at CES 2020, Netgear further diversified its Wi-Fi 6 offerings…

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Netgear Orbi Router to Get Cellular Modem

Considering the popularity of the Orbi Wi-Fi systems, you might have wondered why Netgear hasn’t made one that supports a cellular connection. That changed today as the networking vendor announced at CES 2020, the Orbi 4G LTE WiFi Router (model LBR20). Orbi 4G LTE WiFi…

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TP-Link Adds Antivirus, IoT Security to Wi-Fi 6 Routers

TP-Link announced today at CES 2020 a new HomeCare Pro feature for Wi-Fi 6 routers. Powered by Avira, this is a network security solution that protects the entire network from online threats in real-time. A significant upgrade to HomeCare Initially, the HomeCare function, available in…

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Asus Bridges Wi-Fi Gens with ZenWiFi Mesh and Routers

“Love Wi-Fi 6, but you should keep Wi-Fi 5, too,” seems the message Asus wants to remind everyone. The networking vendor today showcased at CES 2020 multiple products that bridge the two Wi-Fi generations. Details of these products are still incomplete right now, but you…

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TP-Link Has (Almost) Everything to Get You Wi-Fi 6 Ready this Year

Not sure if you have enough to get ready for Wi-Fi 6? Well, TP-Link got you almost totally covered. The networking vendor showcased today at CES 2020 a bunch of new Wi-Fi 6 devices, including two tri-band routers, an extender, and even a desktop add-on…

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TP-Link’s Deco Mesh Takes on Wi-Fi 6 Bigly

If you’re in the market for a new canned Wi-Fi 6 system, here are some to keep in mind this year. TP-Link unveiled at CES 2020, not one but a family of three new Deco Wi-Fi 6 mesh systems, including the Deco X90, Deco X60,…

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D-Link Goes All Out on Mesh and Wi-Fi 6 at CES 2020

The year 2020 will be big for Wi-Fi 6. At least that’s what D-Link believes. The networking vendors unveiled a slew new Wi-Fi 6 devices CES 2020. Specifically, there are four standalone routers, including the DIR-X1560, DIR-X1870, DIR-X2460, and DIR-X5460; one DAP-X1870 extender and one…

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