Don't-Miss Networking Stories
Tired of renting your cable company's lousy DVR? Buy this box, and you can record six channels at once—and watch those recordings on any PC in your house.
The touchscreen is just OK, and suggested media center functions left me unimpressed, but you can’t argue with high speeds and long battery life.
A new class of portable hard drive creates its own Wi-Fi hotspot, so you can stream media or transfer files from a PC, notebook, tablet, or smartphone without a cable. Which one's best?
The meDrive is a way to put an unused USB hard drive to good use by providing file server capabilities.
While pricey, excellent performance, copious software features, and state-of-the-art connectivity render this two-bay NAS box a good deal for small offices and work groups.
We put three programmable thermostats to the test to find out which is the most powerful, flexible, likely to reduce your energy bill.
Kanex's MySpot lets you extend your Ethernet network to Wi-Fi using a compact, USB-powered accessory. However, it suffers from using older wireless technology and security.
If you need to connect just a single client, such as a laptop or a home-theater PC, to your 802.11ac network, Netgear's A6200 is a far cheaper alternative to a wireless bridge.
If you're putting together a wireless network based on the 802.11ac Draft 2.0 standard, choose between this bridge and Cisco’s Linksys WUMC710 when you're ready to add hardwired clients to your network.
Western Digital’s My Net AC1300 is strong on the 5GHz band, less so on the 2.4GHz band. It lacks a few advanced features, but most consumers won’t miss them.
If you're building out an 802.11ac network, this is the device to deploy on the client side.
In part 2 of our series on easy home automation projects for the weekend warrior, we look at the Iris system from Lowes.
We tested 20 cloud-storage services to find the best tools for sharing and syncing files, backing up PCs, sharing photos, listening to music, and more.
This video file player handles lots of files and has tons of options, but its interface isn't intuitive.
SpeedUpMyPC is a system tweaker and optimizer that actually works in most regards.