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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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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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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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AiMesh: Asus’s Ongoing Journey to Excellent Wi-Fi

  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…

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Netgear Nighthawk RAX40 Review: Wi-Fi 6 for the Budget Minded

The Nighthawk RAX40 AX4 4-Stream Wi-Fi 6 router (model RAX40) is Netgear’s slightly stronger alternative to the entry-level TP-Link AX3000. Currently, at less than $150, it’s more affordable than many…

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A pair of RT-AC86U units will make a great AiMesh system

Best Wi-Fi 5 Mesh Systems of 2020

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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Asus ZenWiFi AX Review: The Best AiMesh System to Date

  The ZenWiFi AX AX6600 Whole-Home Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System (model XT8) is a souped-up version of the CT8. Both are part of the new ZenWiFi family Asus announced…

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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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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,…

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Netgear Orbi AX6000 Review: Great Wi-Fi for a Hefty Price

Even at a reduced street price of $650, Netgear’s new Orbi WiFi 6 System AX6000 (model RBK852) is crazy-expensive. It’s an excellent Wi-Fi system but, for my money, not hundreds-of-dollars…

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Ubiquiti AmpliFi Alien Review: A Peculiarly Good Router

The Ubiquiti’s new AmpliFi Alien is a weird one. It’s unlike any other tri-band routers I’ve seen. In many ways, this new Wi-Fi 6 router is similar to the Arris’s…

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Zyxel PLA6456 Review: A Bulky but Fast Powerline Kit

The Zyxel PLA6456BBKIT powerline adapter kit is a quick way to extend your wired network from one end of your home to another, without running an actual network cable. It…

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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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