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Smarthome

What is a smart home? How do you create a network in your home? How do you pick a good Wi-Fi router? How do you manage and connect to your network using the devices and operating systems in your home? What kind of smart devices should you use in your home?

TP-Link Tapo C420S2

TP-Link Tapo C420S2 review: Capable and reasonably-priced!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 25.05.2023
If you’re looking for an easy-to-use security camera for your home or office, one that doesn’t cost a fortune, you should check out the TP-Link Tapo C420S2. This wireless two-camera kit offers 2K QHD video, night vision, motion detection, two-way audio, and local and cloud...
Xiaomi Robot Vacuum S10

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum S10 review: For mid-sized living spaces!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 18.05.2023
Xiaomi recently launched a new lineup of smart devices, which includes new robot vacuum cleaners for all budgets. These devices have gotten smarter and more efficient in the last couple of years, and I was curious to see the progress made by Xiaomi. So the...
Proxy server

What is a proxy server? What are its benefits & drawbacks?

  • misc
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 11.05.2023
If you have worked in a corporate network, you’ve probably encountered the term proxy server, and you know that without one, you cannot access websites and services outside the company’s network. However, what exactly are these proxy servers? Should you use one at home? Read...
Remote Desktop

How to use Microsoft Remote Desktop to connect to other PCs

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 10.05.2023
The Microsoft Remote Desktop client is a free app for Windows 11 and Windows 10, available through the Microsoft Store, useful when you need remote access to another Windows computer or device. This universal remote desktop client works both with devices available in your network...
TP-Link Archer AX55

TP-Link Archer AX55 review: A popular choice!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 17.04.2023
Routers around the 100 USD mark are very popular, and for a good reason: they offer the features most people need, solid Wi-Fi and decent wireless coverage. TP-Link Archer AX55 is one of the best-sold models at this price, and I was curious to test...
ASUS RT-AX59U

ASUS RT-AX59U review: Discreet, good-looking, and flexible!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.03.2023
Some users don’t like traditional wireless routers with external antennas. Others want to hide their router from view by mounting it on a wall or placing it in the corner of a room. However, only a few routers cater to these needs. Luckily, ASUS has...
Shared folders

How to view your shared folders in Windows (3 ways)

  • tutorial
  • Codrut Neagu
  • 06.03.2023
Are you looking for an answer to the question: “Where can I see all the folders shared on my Windows computer or device?”. We thought it was a really good question, and we decided to answer it. There are three different alternatives to view your...
Synology DiskStation DS223

Synology DiskStation DS223 review: Compact and efficient!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 03.03.2023
Synology recently launched a new Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution aimed at home users and small businesses that want to create a secure private cloud or data backup hub. It features a compact design, an efficient ARM processor, and Synology’s powerful DiskStation Manager (DSM) operating...
TP-Link Archer AX23

TP-Link Archer AX23 review: Wi-Fi 6 for everybody!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 28.02.2023
The market is flooded with new Wi-Fi 6 routers at all prices. In recent months, I tested mostly mid-range and premium routers. However, there are plenty of affordable options in shops, and choosing the right one can be challenging. Among the best-sold models is TP-Link...
Wi-Fi standards

What are 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11n (Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4)?

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 27.02.2023
We live in the internet age, and almost everyone has a wireless router in their homes, helping families stay connected at all times. While Wi-Fi is a frequent term in our vocabulary, the names of the different wireless networking standards are challenging to understand and...
TP-Link Tapo P115

TP-Link Tapo P115 review: Compact and affordable smart plug!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 13.02.2023
TP-Link has developed a new line-up of smart home devices named Tapo. The company manufactures all kinds of smart devices under the Tapo brand: surveillance cameras, smart plugs, smart bulbs, light strips, and even robot vacuums. I needed to buy a smart plug that offers...
ASUS ROG Rapture GT6

ASUS ROG Rapture GT6 review: The first mesh Wi-Fi for gamers!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 09.02.2023
ASUS has many devices designed for gamers, from graphics cards to gaming monitors or accessories like mice and keyboards. During the last couple of years, they’ve also been manufacturing gaming-oriented routers under their Republic of Gamers brand. However, the company wasn’t present in one specific...
Wi-Fi 6E

What is Wi-Fi 6E? How does it compare to Wi-Fi 6?

  • misc
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 06.02.2023
If you’re looking for a new router or mesh Wi-Fi system, you may have noticed that some of them support a new standard called Wi-Fi 6E. If you want to know more about Wi-Fi 6E, how it works, its advantages and disadvantages, and how it...
TP-Link Deco X80-5G

TP-Link Deco X80-5G review: Mixing Wi-Fi 6 with a 5G modem!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 16.01.2023
When it first announced the Deco X80-5G in 2021, TP-Link received a Red Dot Design award for its unique combination of a 5G modem and a mesh Wi-Fi 6 router. If you look at its specifications, TP-Link Deco X80-5G is an innovative mesh router that...