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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?

How to change DNS settings in Windows

Are the DNS servers offered by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) too slow? Are you concerned about online security? Or maybe you want to protect your children from inappropriate websites? Whatever the reason, changing your computer’s DNS servers to something new, like the public...

3 ways to find your public IP address

Every device that is connected to the internet in one way or another has an IP address. That’s the unique identifier used by your device to be recognized by other devices on the internet or in your local network. If you’re using a device like a smartphone or a tablet connected...

HUAWEI WiFi Mesh 3 review: Affordable Wi-Fi 6 for large homes!

HUAWEI WiFi Mesh 3 is a whole home Wi-Fi system with a pleasant design, an affordable price, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, and a focus on ease of use. But does all that make it a great choice for your home? To find out the answer to this question, learn more about this elegant mesh Wi-Fi...

6 ways to find your IP address in Windows

The IP address or Internet Protocol address is a numerical label used in networks to identify and locate network devices, from computers and smartphones to printers, TVs, and other devices. The IP address can be a useful piece of information, especially when you want to set up your...

What is Miracast, and how do you use it?

At first, there was the HDMI! Well, not really, but HDMI has been the main way of transmitting video and sound from a device to an external TV or monitor for more than a decade now. However, starting a few years back, a new contender appeared, and its name is Miracast - a technology...

What is a Mesh Wi-Fi or a Whole-Home Wi-Fi system?

Mesh Wi-Fi or whole-home Wi-Fi systems are increasingly popular, with many devices on the market from various manufacturers like Netgear, TP-Link, ASUS, D-Link, Linksys, Google, and others. However, while many vendors sell mesh Wi-Fi products as the ultimate solution for excellent...

How to wirelessly connect and project to a TV from Windows 11

Do you have a TV with the Android TV operating system on it? Or maybe a Samsung Smart TV with Tizen TV, or an LG Smart TV running on WebOS? The brand doesn’t matter; all Smart TVs allow you to connect wirelessly to them and cast from a laptop, smartphone, or tablet through...

ASUS ZenWiFi Pro ET12 review: Mesh Wi-Fi for 2.5 Gbps internet!

So far this year, I tested several Wi-Fi 6 routers that impressed me with their performance in real-world conditions. And it was time I tested a mesh Wi-Fi 6 system too. I’m referring to the ASUS ZenWiFi Pro ET12 (AXE11000) - a tri-band mesh system with support for Wi-Fi 6E. When...

How to wirelessly connect and project to a TV from Windows 10

Do you have a Windows 10 laptop, tablet, or hybrid device and want to mirror your screen to a Smart TV? You can do that with ease, using the Miracast technology built into many modern devices, including Smart TVs from all the major brands (Samsung, LG, Sony, Phillips, etc). Here’s...

TP-Link Archer GX90 Review: Wi-Fi 6 for gamers!

TP-Link Archer GX90 is a large and aggressive tri-band Wi-Fi 6 router that competes in the busy market of premium routers for people with generous budgets, fast internet connections, and high expectations. The list of features is extensive, and it also includes compatibility with 2.5...

Synology RT6600ax review: Exceptional in many ways!

Synology is a less known brand in the world of consumer electronics and some people know the company only for its advanced Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions. However, Synology also manufactures wireless routers for consumers and small businesses. It has a few models,...

Xiaomi Mi Router AX9000 review: Loads of power and potential!

When I first looked at pictures of the Xiaomi Mi Router AX9000 and its official specifications, I was impressed and looking forward to test it. This router has a daring design, powerful hardware, and it can work with 2.5 Gbps internet connections that are slowly gaining ground all...