TP-Link’s Archer AX73 Wi-Fi 6 router packs 5,400MB/s speeds at new low of $155

Amazon is now offering TP-Link’s Archer AX73 Wi-Fi 6 Router for $154.99 shipped when you clip the on-page coupon. Down from a going rate of $200, today’s solid $45 discount is the largest we’ve tracked and marks a new all-time low at $20 under our previous mention. Ready to deliver steady Wi-Fi 6 coverage with speeds up to 5,400Mb/s, the whole family can enjoy 4K or 8K streaming, online gaming, and a host of smart devices without compromising on coverage. The Archer AX73 employs six simultaneous streams, MU-MIMO, and OFDMA to make room for more wireless devices, but you’ll also find one USB 3.0 and four Gigabit Ethernet ports on the back for some additional wired support. You can dive into our hands-on review to get a closer look, then hit the jump to keep reading.

ASUS ZenWifi AX6600 Tri-Band mesh Wi-Fi 6 system sees new low at $377 shipped (Save $73)

Update 10/20 @ 3:09 PM: Amazon has now dropped the price down to $377.19 shipped, setting a new all-time low at $13 under our previous mention.

Amazon currently offers the ASUS ZenWifi Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi System for $399.99 shipped. Down from $450, that marks only the second deal we’ve tracked to date, falling $8 shy of the all-time low. ASUS is going above and beyond with this tri-band system, delivering incredible speeds of up to 6,600MB/s over Wi-Fi 6. This two-pack provides an impressive range as well, with up to 5,500-square feet of coverage and a host of other features like parental controls, AiMesh support, and ASUS’ built-in network security. Head below to keep reading.

Mesh Wi-Fi for $20 apiece? Yes, please: Meet the new Vilo mesh router system

Vilo Living is coming out of the woodworks with its new mesh router system. Ringing up at just $20 a unit, it’s giving less affordable models quite the run for their money. No, seriously, just $20 a pop will score you some surprisingly reliable Wi-Fi coverage if leading reviews are to be believed. We’ll be diving into all the details below. So hit the jump to find out how this freakishly affordable system saves you stress and some serious cash.

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Should you build your own NAS or buy one? Unraid vs. TrueNAS vs. Synology

While we’ve talked about network attached storage (NAS) devices many times, and we’ve taken an in-depth look at Blair’s massive 80 TB setup, we’ve never really looked at why you should pick different storage systems. Synology is quite popular, but so is TrueNAS and Unraid. If you’ve not heard of the latter two, however, nobody could blame you. However, in our guide today, we’re going to review Unraid vs. Synology vs. TrueNAS in the ultimate showdown to see which is the best for various different storage setups.

Essentially, Synology is synonymous with simple, easy-to-use hardware and software that you can pick up at most major electronics retailers, plug in, and be up and running. However, TrueNAS and Unraid are software that you install on existing hardware that’s already sitting at your home or business, which makes entry much easier for many folks on lower budgets. Do any of these options sound interesting to you? If so, then let’s take a closer look at why you should have a NAS, and which you should choose down below in our head-to-head Unraid vs. Synology vs. TrueNAS review.

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TP-Link Archer AX73 Wi-Fi 6 Router Review: Near Gigabit wireless speeds are finally here

If you’re still rocking an older WI-Fi 5 router, it’s time to upgrade. Sure, Wi-Fi 6 isn’t super popular in most devices yet, but the new standard actually has plenty of benefits even for older devices. TP-Link recently launched the Archer AX73, a Wi-Fi 6 router capable of streaming 8K video and delivering Gigabit speeds wirelessly, and I’ve spent the past month or so putting it to the test. How’d it hold up with my AT&T Gigabit Fiber internet plan? Let’s take a look in our hands-on review of the TP-Link Archer AX73 Wi-Fi 6 Router.

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Seagate shuts down NAS remote access – here are the best alternatives: Synology, WD, more

Seagate recently announced that, as of mid-May, it will be removing the ability for users to remotely connect to its lineup of NAS by shutting down its Access program. Effectively relegating its NAS to nothing more than a standard hard drive, today, we’re taking a look at all of the best Seagate Access alternatives, ranging from Synology units to just upgrading your existing router with NAS capabilities. Head below for all of our recommendations.

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TP-Link intros new Wi-Fi 6 whole-home mesh router with 3.6Gb/s speeds

If you’re still using an older Wi-Fi 5 or 802.11ac router at home, it’s time to upgrade. Whether you need more bandwidth for wireless performance or better coverage to eliminate dead zones, TP-Link’s latest Wi-Fi 6 system is bound to be a worthwhile upgrade for your home. So, what all does the all-new TP-Link Deco X68 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System deliver? Let’s take a deeper dive.

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All-new Cooler Master Connect Stand keeps network thermals in check with an integrated fan

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If you’ve got your mind set on having an exciting Esports career, yet another piece of gear is here to help bolster your gaming performance. It’s the Cooler Master Connect Stand. This unit is made to keep your networking gear cool, thanks to an elevated design with an integrated fan. It aims to cool modems, routers, and more. The rectangular shape and overall size conforms to what’s typically seen across brands like TP-Link and Linksys, allowing it to accommodate a large number of units. Continue reading to learn more.

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TP-Link’s new Wi-Fi 6 router lets you stream 8K video, enjoy Gigabit wireless speeds, more

TP-Link is announcing an addition to its Archer AX lineup of Wi-Fi 6 routers, the AX73. This new router delivers 802.11ax 5400Mb/s wireless performance that offers you the ability to enjoy full-speed Gigabit data transfers without having to plug in Ethernet. There are quite a few features here that are perfect for modern smart homes, including enough signal strength for up to 200 wireless devices, beam forming, six antennas, and more. Ready to dive in? Head below to learn why this should be your next Wi-Fi router.

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Wilson Amplifiers supplies cell signal boosters that tackle dropped calls, spotty service, and slow data

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With all of us spending more time at home lately, it might have become abundantly clear that the cell service at your home just isn’t up to par for taking phone calls throughout the day. Whether you rely on cell service for work or just as a way to communicate with family, Wilson Amplifiers enters as a solution to unreliable signals with an arsenal of boosters, repeaters, and signal amplifiers. And right now, you can lock in some additional savings by retrofitting your home. Head below for all of the details.

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UniFi Diary: 2021 Ubiquiti upgrades, Wi-Fi 6, Dream Machine Pro, and more

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After taking an in-depth look at all of the gear in my current UniFi setup, I’m back today to delve into the equipment I’m hoping to change in 2021. From stepping up to Wi-Fi 6 and upgrading to one of Ubiquiti’s latest routers to expanding my storage pool and doubling down on UniFi Protect, there is a lot planned on the horizon for my homelab. Head below for all of the details.

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Score rare savings on Ubiquiti UniFi PoE switches, mesh access points, more from $29.50

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Staples is currently discounting a selection of Ubiquiti networking gear headlined by its UniFi Switch 8 60W for $89 shipped when code 17556 has been applied at checkout. Typically selling for $109, today’s offer is good for a $20 discount, marks the lowest we’ve seen in over eight months, and comes within $5 of the all-time low. Whether you’re just building out a Ubiquiti setup or need to expand, this managed 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switch brings four PoE slots into your network for powering access points, cameras, and more. It has a total 60W power output, making it a very capable option for kickstarting your setup. You’re looking at 8Gb/s of total throughput and other perks from the Ubiquiti ecosystem are built-in as well, including monitoring per-port traffic and more. Over 3,200 customers have left a 4.8/5 star rating. Head below for more Ubiquiti deals from $81.

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UniFi Diary: Detailing my 80TB Synology NAS, Mac mini, and Ubiquiti setup

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With the news that Comcast would be implementing data caps shortly into 2021, in December I finally made the switch to Verizon Fios. That got the ball rolling for me to start thinking about the rest of my networking setup and what can be improved. Though before I get to renovating anything, I though I’d go through everything in my existing setup and highlight all of the gear that makes my server and smart home tick. Head below for a closer look at my entire setup, including all of the UniFi gear, my Mac mini cluster, and over 80TB Synology NAS storage pool.

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TP-Link unveils first Wi-Fi 6E routers with up to 10Gb/s speeds and more

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TP-Link is expanding its stable of Wi-Fi 6 routers at CES this week with four new models on the way. Marking the very first time the company is releasing Wi-Fi 6E routers, we’re seeing two new mesh systems alongside some single access point packages. With notable specs like up to 10Gb/s speeds and support for 200 devices, these are some of TP-Link’s most capable releases to date. Head below for all of the details on the new TP-Link Wi-Fi 6E routers.

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Affordable new Asus ZenWiFi AX Mini router series combines mesh with Wi-Fi 6

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While Wi-Fi 6 terminology has been looming for years, it’s only recently begun to gain traction. We’re finally seeing support grace smartphones and tablets, which arguably increases the amount of pressure router manufacturers face to get new and innovative products on the market. We’ve seen several Wi-Fi 6 routers debut, and now more than ever, mesh solutions are coming to the surface. Asus ZenWiFi AX Mini is the company’s latest 3-node mesh offering, and it manages to deliver Wi-Fi 6 while sticking with a compelling price tag. Continue reading to learn more.

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