Ultimate Home Server Part 6 – Download Server

We’re now firmly in the realms of having a really usable server. It’s storing our data with redundancy, it’s accessible from other devices on our network and it’s serving up media to our connected devices. But we can do more, in this part I’ll show you how to set up your server to act as […]

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Ultimate Home Server Part 4 – Setting up Network Shares

Now that we have our RAID array setup and working it would be nice if we could actually STORE some data on our home server. In this part I’m going to show you how you can setup some folders on your array from the command line and then share those folders across your network. Once […]

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Why Your Home WiFi Sucks

Why Your Home WiFi Sucks

  • Aug 16, 2018

WiFi has achieved the status of being pretty much ubiquitous with modern life.  Yet you only have to go back a few years and the majority of devices used in the home still had a wired network connection to transmit and receive data.  Unfortunately the truth about WiFi is that it simply can’t offer the […]

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Why Your Commercial VPN Solution Sucks For Streaming Video

A Virtual Private Network is a great tool that was originally developed to allow remote workers to access their employers IT systems as if they were sitting in their office.  The idea is that through some clever trickery your PC actually appears, for all intents and purposes, to be connected to your office network directly […]

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REVIEW: TP-LINK ARCHER D7 ROUTER

Wireless AC + ADSL2 modem

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REVIEW: D-LINK DIR-868L WIRELESS AC ROUTER

Faster than Wireless-N, but disappointing range Since moving in to our new place, we’ve really struggled to get a decent WiFi signal to all corners of the apartment.  It’s a little bit larger than our last place, but the construction is concrete/steel rather than the brick and stud-wall construction, which is relatively easy to get […]

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REVIEW: TP-LINK TL-WA890EA ENTERTAINMENT ADAPTER

Get rid of those unsightly network cables I’m still dreaming of a day when I’ll be able to cable out my home properly, so that every network-able device connects directly to a network outlet. I’ve nothing against WiFi, or Homeplug devices, I just know that the best possible connection would be a copper CAT5e cable […]

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REVIEW: TRENDNET TPL-406E POWERLINE ADAPTER

Small, cheap, quick home networking In the right circumstances Powerline devices are a great way to quickly and easy connect up your devices.  The reason I say that is because the performance of such devices is heavily dependant on the quality of the cabling it’s used on.  Most people have no issues, but in my […]

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HOW TO GET THE BEST WIFI SIGNAL AT HOME

Increase your wireless speed without shelling out Most of the major ISPs and all of the home router manufacturers are quick to tout the wireless performance of their equipment.  Often you’ll see claims of the “fastest wireless speeds” and “best throughput” of any device, yet often your actual experience will differ greatly.

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REVIEW: TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT POWERLINE RANGE EXTENDER KIT

Powerline and WiFi in one box

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