Networking

Ask Graeme - Adding Mesh to your network

Ask Graeme - Adding Mesh to your network

A reader sent in some great questions about his home network last month, and asks how easy is it ‘really’ to add Mesh Wi-Fi to his existing home network?
By Graeme Reardon Sep 14 2018, 4:36PM
Ask Graeme: PowerLine Technology – The Forgotten Networking Solution

Ask Graeme: PowerLine Technology – The Forgotten Networking Solution

Graeme discusses the new Homeplug AV2 technology, and how it’s breathing new life into powerline extenders.
By Graeme Reardon Sep 6 2018, 12:51PM
Explainer: What is latency?

Explainer: What is latency?

We explore the nature of network latency and the steps you can take to reduce it
By a Staff Writer Aug 22 2018, 4:35PM
Basic Wi-Fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

Basic Wi-Fi could be used to detect weapons and bombs

Researchers say the discovery will help cut down on the need for expensive scanning technology.
By a Staff Writer Aug 17 2018, 11:18AM
How to: Change your Wi-Fi channel

How to: Change your Wi-Fi channel

Internet speeds seem slow? You might be on the wrong Wi-Fi channel.
By Clare Hopping, Keumars Afifi-Sabet Aug 16 2018, 10:43AM
Dasan and D-Link routers targeted by apparent botnet in new wave of exploit attacks

Dasan and D-Link routers targeted by apparent botnet in new wave of exploit attacks

An apparent botnet comprised of more than 3,000 separate source IPs generated a large, sudden spike in exploit attacks on 19 July, targeting D-Link 2750B and certain Dasan GPON small and home office routers.
By Bradley Barth Jul 25 2018, 11:45AM
NBN and the ever shifting goalposts

NBN and the ever shifting goalposts

Replying to our reader James' question, Graeme discusses the different types of NBN connectivity types, and the issues they cause.
By Graeme Reardon Jul 9 2018, 10:34AM
Review: Billion BiPAC 8700VAX–1600 VDSL2 Wi-Fi Router

Review: Billion BiPAC 8700VAX–1600 VDSL2 Wi-Fi Router

Billion is back and solid as usual, but the rest of the industry has moved on.
By Anthony Agius Jul 5 2018, 1:12PM
WPA3 offers better security - but not today

WPA3 offers better security - but not today

Long-mooted Wi-Fi standard is finally certified, including enhanced authentication and encryption measures, but experts fear adoption rates could be slow.
By Mark Mayne Jun 29 2018, 10:36AM
Wi-Fi Alliance rolls out WPA3 to boost wireless security

Wi-Fi Alliance rolls out WPA3 to boost wireless security

WPA3 makes it easier to connect devices to a network securely.
By a Staff Writer Jun 28 2018, 8:39AM
What a nice multi-port dock this is

What a nice multi-port dock this is

Quite the sexy slice of versatile aluminium, this
By Ben Mansill Jun 25 2018, 10:55AM
Review: Draytek Vigor2862Vac VDSL2 Wi-Fi VoIP Router

Review: Draytek Vigor2862Vac VDSL2 Wi-Fi VoIP Router

An FTTN NBN compatible Wi-Fi router full of high end features and VoIP support.
By Anthony Agius Jun 18 2018, 12:49PM
How to: Get faster Wi-Fi

How to: Get faster Wi-Fi

Boost Wi-Fi and data speeds on your phone, laptop and PC and stop neighbours stealing your bandwidth.
By Wayne Williams May 31 2018, 10:47AM
How to: Turn a Raspberry Pi into a VPN server

How to: Turn a Raspberry Pi into a VPN server

A guide to building an encrypted connection to your home network from anywhere.
By Chris Finnamore May 30 2018, 10:34AM
Review: Asus DSL-AC3100 Wi-Fi modem-router

Review: Asus DSL-AC3100 Wi-Fi modem-router

Pricey, but an excellent all-in-one Wi-Fi router for NBN FTTN users.
By Anthony Agius May 22 2018, 12:07PM
DNS flaw allows hackers to change DNS settings in 800,000 Draytek routers

DNS flaw allows hackers to change DNS settings in 800,000 Draytek routers

Network equipment vendor Draytek has said several of its wireless routers are vulnerable to exploits allowing hackers to remotely change the device's DNS and DHCP settings and potentially steal personal data to hijack web traffic.
By Rene Millman May 22 2018, 11:51AM
Review: Asus Blue Cave Wi-Fi Router

Review: Asus Blue Cave Wi-Fi Router

A solid Wi-Fi router for the image conscious.
By Anthony Agius May 16 2018, 12:00PM
Norton now has a router with built-in protection

Norton now has a router with built-in protection

The first of its kind brings a deeper level of security
By Ben Mansill May 16 2018, 10:10AM
Asus’ Lyra Trio wants to prove mesh is best

Asus’ Lyra Trio wants to prove mesh is best

Wi-Fi gone wild.
By Sam Kieldsen May 15 2018, 1:04PM
D-Link's mesh Wi-Fi lands in Australia

D-Link's mesh Wi-Fi lands in Australia

High speeds and wide-area coverage, plus quite nice looks
By Ben Mansill May 7 2018, 4:14PM