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Last Build Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 19:49:30 -0400


How We Test Wireless Products - Revision 10

Sun, 21 May 2017 13:21:00 -0400

(image) Our Revision 10 wireless test process once again changes test clients


How We Test: SmallNetBuilder's Wireless Testbed - Revision 10

Thu, 18 May 2017 18:09:00 -0400

(image) The new SmallNetBuilder wireless testbed will handle both single point and distributed Wi-Fi router testing


Synology DS1517+ DiskStation Reviewed

Wed, 17 May 2017 17:48:00 -0400

(image) Updated - Synology's DS1517+ is an attractive choice for a 10GbE capable NAS.


Running Plex On A Router Is Better

Mon, 15 May 2017 19:33:00 -0400

(image) There's no need to run Plex on a dedicated server any more.


QNAP TS-431X 10 GbE NAS Reviewed

Mon, 08 May 2017 21:06:00 -0400

(image) QNAP's TS-431X is an inexpensive way to move up to a 10 GbE NAS.


SmallNetBuilder Giveaway Results: Drobo 5N2

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:12:09 -0400

(image) The contest has ended. The winner of the Drobo 5N2 NAS is Richard Lehman.

Congratulations, Richard! And thanks to everyone who entered.



Will Wi-Fi Make 5G LTE Irrelevant?

Mon, 01 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

(image) Wi-Fi may have a better shot than 5G LTE in the race to be the next mobile technology.


SNB's Router Test Gets Tougher - A Preview

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:36:00 -0400

(image) Here's a sneak peek at the second part of our upcoming router test process.


SmallNetBuilder Giveaway: Drobo 5N2 NAS

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:21:46 -0400

(image) SmallNetBuilder is giving away a Drobo 5N2 NAS..


How To Find The Best Router For Gigabit Internet

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 20:45:00 -0400

(image) Gigabit wire-speed routers can produce significantly lower throughput depending on the features you use.


QNAP TS-231P Two-Bay SOHO NAS Reviewed

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:40:00 -0400

(image) QNAP's TS-231P is a good value in a RAID 1 NAS.


SmallNetBuilder Giveaway Results: Linksys WRT3200ACM

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:45:19 -0400

(image) The contest has ended. The winner of the Linksys WRT3200ACM AC3200 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router is Doug Nagle.

Congratulations, Doug! And thanks to everyone who entered.



Drobo 5N2 5 Bay NAS Reviewed

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 21:13:00 -0400

(image) Drobo's new 5N2 five bay NAS is a good option for folks who want the most flexible way to grow their NAS storage.


LTE-U vs. Wi-Fi: What You Need To Know

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:13:00 -0400

(image) Updated - It's time to understand the impact mobile networks may have on 5 GHz Wi-Fi networks from the impending use of LTE-U / LAA.


QNAP TS-228 SOHO NAS Reviewed

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:28:00 -0400

(image) QNAP's TS-228 is inexpensive, but makes performance compromises to get there.


SmallNetBuilder Giveaway Results: ASUS RT-AC5300

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:15:37 -0400

(image) The contest has ended. The winner of the ASUS RT-AC5300 Wireless-AC5300 Tri-Band Gigabit Router is Jon Burnard.

Congratulations, Jon! And thanks to everyone who entered.



QNAP TS-431P SOHO NAS Reviewed

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 18:04:00 -0400

(image) QNAP's TS-431P is an entry-level RAID 5 NAS that should satisfy cost-focused buyers.


Ubiquiti AC Pro and AC Lite Access Points Reviewed

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:26:00 -0400

(image) Updated - We finally take a look at Ubiquiti's cheap AC access points.


SmallNetBuilder Giveaway Results: NETGEAR R7500v2

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:39:00 -0400

(image) The contest has ended. The winner of the NETGEAR R7500 v2 Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi Router is Alexander Timofeyev.

Congratulations, Alex! And thanks to everyone who entered.



SmallNetBuilder's Wi-Fi Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) FAQ

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:20:00 -0400

(image) What is Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) and why should you care? Here's the straight poop.


Pockethernet Reviewed

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:13:00 -0400

(image) Pockethernet does the job of better-known handheld cable testers at around half the price.


SmallNetBuilder Giveaway Results: TP-Link EAP330

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:54:11 -0400

(image) The contest has ended. The winner of the TP-Link EAP330 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Ceiling Mount Access Point is Paulius Ribinskas.

Congratulations, Paulius! And thanks to everyone who entered.



Ignition Design Labs Portal Reviewed

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:43:00 -0400

(image) Ignition Design Lab's Portal has the potential to be a cheaper alternative to NETGEAR's Orbi.


Synology DS416 & DS416j Reviewed

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:23:00 -0400

(image) Synology's DS416 and DS416j are both good values in four-bay RAID 5 NASes.


Goodbye To Wi-Fi Router Classes

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:36:00 -0400


The Wi-Fi class system has outlived its usefulness. So we have switched to a new method to categorize these products.


How To Gain Control And Visibility Over Your WiFi Network

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 21:30:00 -0400

(image) It's time to tame your WiFi.


Synology RT2600ac Router Reviewed

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 17:33:00 -0400

(image) Update - Synology's RT2600ac Router shows the company is serious about pursuing the Wi-Fi router market.


Wireless AC for SMB, More Affordable Than You Think

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:52:00 -0400

(image) Business grade access points are affordable and provide key performance improvements.


Linksys Velop Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi Reviewed

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:35:00 -0400

(image) Linksys' Velop doesn't move the ball forward on the distributed Wi-Fi system playing field.


Untangle at Home Reviewed

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:21:00 -0400

(image) Untangle at Home brings a full-featured UTM router within reach of consumers.(image)