Best Wi-Fi 5 Mesh Systems

Since the first consumer-grade Wi-Fi system — the original Eero — debuted in early 2015, there have been so many others on the market, giving those living in large houses…

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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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AiMesh Review: Asus’s Journey to Fast Wi-Fi and Excellent Coverage

AiMesh is a free feature Asus brought to most of its routers in early 2018, and it has proved to be one of the best ways to build a home…

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Asus ZenWiFi AC Review: A True, and Improved, AiMesh System

The ZenWiFi AC (model CT8) is not the first canned Wi-Fi system from Asus, but in my opinion, it’s the first built with the popular AiMesh feature in mind. The…

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EnGenius ESR580 Tri-band Mesh Review: Almost Ingenious

The EnGenius ESR580 EnMesh Tri-band Whole-Home Smart Wi-Fi System is a decent mesh, with the potential to be an excellent one. It has a practical hardware design, an easy setup…

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Ubiquiti UniFi Dream Machine: The Ultimate Wi-Fi 5 Router

The Ubiquiti’s latest Wi-Fi 5 router, the UniFi Dream Machine or UDM, is my new favorite. It’s an advanced enterprise-class system packed into a beautiful and compact home-friendly hardware box….

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Best Wi-Fi 5 Routers

The Wi-Fi router is the heart of your digital home. Among other things, it provides wireless Internet to all of your devices. Generally, if you live in a small or…

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Netgear Orbi RBK13 Review: A Reliable Budget Wi-Fi Mesh

At $230, the all-new Netgear Orbi RBK13 is the most affordable version among the popular Orbi mesh brand. The new Wi-Fi system has a completely new design, consisting of three…

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AmpliFi HD Wi-Fi System Review: Still a Mesh Novelty

I was first introduced to the AmpliFi HD Wi-Fi system a few years back, at its launch, and somehow never got around to reviewing it. Ubiquiti got in touch with…

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Sprint MiFi 8000 Review: A Cool Hotspot for a Price

The MiFi 8000 is the Sprint version of Verizon’s MiFi 8800L that came out late last year — both come from inseego, formerly Novatel. It, too, is likely Sprint’s last…

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Nokia Beacon 1 Set

Nokia Beacon 1 Review: Dated Wi-Fi Solution with Oddities

I’m not sure what it is the idea behind the new Nokia Beacon 1 mesh Wi-Fi router. At $129 per single unit (or $299 for a set of three), it’s…

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Zyxel Multy U Wi-Fi System Review: A Bit of a Mess

The Zyxel Multy U could make a much better Wi-Fi mesh system if its maker didn’t try so hard to turn it into a fashion statement. While aesthetically pleasing, the…

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TP-Link OneMesh Review: An Affordable Mesh Alternative

Among popular networking vendors, TP-Link is known to offer affordability. A while ago, I found its Omada-based access points one of the least expensive ways to build a business-class mesh…

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TP-Link EAP245 v3 AC1750 Access Point Review: Mesh-Ready, Affordable, Fast, and Reliable

The TP-Link EAP245 v3, not to be confused with the EAP225 V3 which has a similar look, is the latest in TP-Link’s Omada access points, and the fastest. Apart from…

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TP-Link Omada Mesh Review: Not Plug-n-Play, but Effective and Affordable

If you’re looking for an affordable business mesh Wi-Fi system, I believe I have one: A couple of low-cost TP-Link Omada-Class access points (APs) and, maybe, a TP-Link Omada OC200…

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Netgear Nighthawk XR300: Budget Router for Pro Gamers

If you’re looking for a real gaming router and on a budget, there’s now an excellent option to consider: The Nighthawk XR300 Pro Gaming Wi-Fi Router that Netgear announced today….

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