Xiaomi has become a large company that makes all kinds of devices that we wouldn't have expected to see a couple of years ago. One such area is the vacuum cleaning market, where Xiaomi is present through its ROIDMI subsidiary. During the last few weeks, we've used a portable wireless vacuum cleaner made by them, called the ROIDMI Nano P1 (Model XCQP1RM). If you're interested in such a device, read this review to find out more about it before making a buying decision:ROIDMI Nano XCQP1RM: Who is it good for?
The ROIDMI Nano XCQP1RM is a good device for:
A lot of people have several computers in their homes and workplaces. If you're one of them, then you may need to share folders, files, and libraries with other users and computers on the same network. Unfortunately, many don't know how to share something on their network, and use other, clunkier methods for sharing, like e-mail. Here is how to use Windows' sharing wizard to share any folder, file, or library over the network:
TP-Link has recently launched its first line-up of mesh Wi-Fi systems with support for the newest 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) standard. The line-up includes three new models: Deco X90, Deco X60, and Deco X20. In this review, we are testing the mid-range model - the TP-Link Deco X60. This mesh Wi-Fi system has a sleek look and powerful hardware that can manage up to 150 devices simultaneously. To learn more about its real-life performance, read our review:TP-Link Deco X60: Who is it good for?
This mesh Wi-Fi system is an excellent choice for:
Affordable wireless routers are not particularly exciting, even though they sell in higher volumes than premium ones. In the last couple of months, we reviewed many new models with exciting features like Wi-Fi 6 compatibility. This time we decided to change things up a bit and review one of the most affordable wireless routers from ASUS: RT-AC1200 V2. If you want to know what you get from a router that almost anyone can afford, read this review:ASUS RT-AC1200 V2: Who is it good for?
This wireless router is a suitable choice for:
There are cases when you need to know the MAC address of your Windows computer or device. To help you in those situations, we share seven different methods that you can use to find the MAC ID of your network adapter. Some of them are quick, like the getmac command, which you can run in PowerShell or Command Prompt (cmd). Others, like the one using the Settings app from Windows 10, require a bit more clicking.
IP addresses and subnet masks stand at the core of computer networking. They are not concepts that are easy to understand in their entirety, especially if you do not have a technical background. However, with a bit of help, anybody can understand the basics of IP addresses and subnet masks, what they do, and why they are useful. If you want to know what an IP address is, what's the purpose of an internet protocol address, or what's a subnet mask, read on. We're explaining it all in simple terms:
Our team at Digital Citizen has reviewed a multitude of wireless routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems. We've also written many articles and how-to guides about home networking, as well as useful advice for people who are choosing their next router. That is why ASUS asked us to create a buying guide for people interested in their routers and mesh Wi-Fi systems. Their company has a broad portfolio of wireless products, with different prices, hardware, and features. If you are not a networking specialist, having so many options may feel intimidating.
Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions tend to be large devices with an unappealing design. With DiskStation DS419slim, Synology tries to cater to the needs of home users who do not need a lot of storage space, nor the ultimate performance, and prefer a small, easily hidden NAS. If you prefer your NAS to also be quiet and cool, then DiskStation DS419slim is an even more appealing choice. Read this review to see the pros and cons of using Synology DiskStation DS419slim in your home or small business:
Subnet masks are used to split IP addresses into two different parts: one of them tells you the computer or device's address, while the other tells you the network which it belongs to. In other words, subnet masks are used to divide networks into subnetworks, so that any data transmitted over a network can reach its destination correctly. Are you wondering how to change the subnet mask on your Windows 10 PCs? Do you want to learn how to change the subnet mask for all the computers and devices in your local home network? Read on and find out:
Ever heard about DHCP? It is one of those technical things that keeps the internet working every day, and most people have no idea that it exists, let alone know what it does. However, you may have heard a friend or the IT guy from work mentioning terms like DHCP, DHCP servers, or DHCP clients. Were you wondering what all that gibberish was about? If you want to know what DHCP is, how does DHCP work, and what it's used for, read on. In this article, we explain all that and more: