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Last Build Date: Wed, 24 May 2017 12:23:36 -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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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SmallNetBuilder Giveaway: Drobo 5N2 NAS

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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Goodbye To Wi-Fi Router Classes

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)