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Asustor AS6204T 4-bay NAS Review

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We recently reviewed the AS6104T four-bay NAS from Asustor and now we’ve had a chance to get to grips with it’s more powerful sibling, the AS6204T which uses a quad-core Intel Braswell processor in place of the dual-core CPU of the AS6104T. Whereas the AS6104T sits under the Asustor Home …

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Asustor AS3104T 4-bay NAS review

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The AS3104T is the bigger sibling of the 2-bay AS3102T we reviewed recently. With four bays and a dual-core Celeron processor, the AS3104T is marketed by Asustor as an “all-around multimedia entertainment storage solution” and like the AS3102T it forms part of Asustor’s Personal to Home product line.   The …

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Drobo 5n NAS review

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The Drobo 5n is a 5-bay tower NAS designed for SOHO use that does away with conventional RAID arrays and instead uses Drobo’s proprietary BeyondRAID technology. Is Drobo a NAS you should consider over better known brands such as QNAP or Synology? An Introduction to BeyondRAID Ever since its introduction …

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Asustor AS3102T review

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The AS3102T is one of a series of the latest Asustor NAS drives that use Intel’s Braswell processors and dual-channel memory. Sitting under the Personal/Home banner the two-bay AS3102T supports 4K video playback, real-time transcoding and has a dedicated hardware AES-NI encryption engine. It also features a new tool-free design. …

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Asus PL-AC56 AV2 1200 Wi-Fi Powerline Extender Kit

The Asus PL-AC56 Kit is an AV2 power line networking kit, supporting dual-band wireless connections over 802.11ac or 802.11n, or up to three desktop PCs over Ethernet, carrying data straight to your router over the electricity wires in your home, with quoted (theoretical) speeds up to 1200 Mbps. We only …

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Drobo’s new DroboPix app gives iOS users their storage fix

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This week, Drobo, a company that specialises in storage solutions, launched an app for iOS users to give them their storage fix. Due to Apple’s lack of expandable storage on the iPhone and iPad, many people often find themselves running out of storage space but the DroboPix app will help with …

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BT internet outage hits customers and PlusNet users

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An outage somewhere in BT’s monstrous network has seen thousands of people unable to make it online this morning, also delivering the knock-on effect of having a similar problem with PlusNet users, who also reside on BT’s network. Although the ISP has been attempting to fix the problem since early …

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Asus RP-AC68U 802.11ac Wireless Repeater Review

The Asus RP-AC68U is a quad-antenna wireless repeater that’s designed to compliment the company’s high-end, high-bandwidth portfolio of routers and other networking kit. As one of the biggest proponents of wireless kit that supports 4×4 quad-antenna configurations, Asus has been wise in building four antennas into the RP-AC68U, making it capable …

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Asustor AS6104T 4-bay NAS Review

The latest AS6 series NAS units from Asustor are the first to market from any company powered by Intel’s new Braswell Celeron processors as well as supporting dual channel memory. Currently the family consists of the AS6202T, AS6204T, AS6208T and AS6210T (two four, eight and ten bay models respectively) that use …

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Local churches could bolster wireless internet speeds

Considering everyone from professional sportsmen and women, to TV fraudsters call upon the lord to help them with their task at hand, perhaps asking for aid with rural internet speeds isn’t such a bad thing. Churches around the UK could soon begin bolstering local wireless performance by utilising their spires …

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QNAP TAS-268 NAS Review

At first glance the QNAP TAS-268 looks like a conventional two bay NAS that is a bit on the small side, although it dwarfs the single bay TAS-168 which is truly tiny. The curious thing is that the size of TAS-268 is pretty much the least interesting feature of this …

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Rivet Networks Killer Doubleshot Pro

Back in the mists of time (it was 2006) Bigfoot Networks launched the Killer NIC network adapter with a PCI interface and an astonishing price of US$280. It was an interesting piece of hardware that promised to reduce ping times and latency for gamers by bypassing the Windows networking stack …

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OfCom: Christmas lights could kill your Wi-Fi speed

Sharing pictures and videos of your celebrating family and friends may be a little harder around Christmas according to OfCom, as those fairy lights that we add to trees and other parts of our homes, could have a negative impact on your Wi-Fi speed. They join a long list of …

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Asus RP-AC56 802.11ac wireless extender review

The RP-AC56 is a 2×2 802.11ac wireless extender, designed to compete with and outperform typically affordable offerings. It’s an upgrade from Asus’ older AC750 model, and comes with a nifty music streaming function, for wireless audio playback from a tablet or smartphone. Although the RP-AC56 is the second wireless extender …

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