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?

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 Windows shared folders: one using...
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 system. If you’re curious about...
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 Archer AX23, a router that,...
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 even pronounce. That is because...
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 real-time energy monitoring, isn’t very...
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 niche: gaming mesh wireless systems....
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 compares to Wi-Fi 6, read...
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 can be useful in many...
Synology WRX560

Synology WRX560 review: An excellent mesh Wi-Fi 6 router!

  • review
  • Ciprian Adrian Rusen
  • 24.11.2022
Mesh Wi-Fi systems have become a lot more popular in recent years. They are a very good choice when you want wireless coverage for larger living spaces or office areas, and most of them offer almost the same features as traditional routers do. This is also true for Synology WRX560,...