Gaming PC

Does Ethernet Increase FPS?

We are all looking to get the highest FPS possible when gaming, so is using ethernet instead of a wireless alternative an easy win when it comes to improving your FPS?

Gaming PC Ethernet

Will Ethernet Cable Lower Ping?

As an avid gamer myself, I wanted to make sure I had the most optimal connection possible when gaming online, so did some research into whether using an ethernet cable instead of a wireless alternative really did lower ping response times.

Ethernet Cable Outside

Can Ethernet Cable Go Outside?

If you are looking to extend your network connection outside, perhaps to a wireless access point or an outbuilding, you may be wondering whether you can use your existing ethernet cable or if you need to purchase a specialist type of cable.

Managed vs Unmanaged Network Switches

Managed vs Unmanaged Network Switches: Which Is Best for a Home Network?

Many switches will look exactly the same as one another, so there is an assumption that they perform exactly the same functions as well. This isn’t actually the case as all switches fall into one of two categories: managed or unmanaged. Let’s take a look at both and explain some of the differences to help you decide which is best for you.

Do Routers Provide PoE

Do Routers Provide PoE?

If you have devices that can be powered over ethernet, like a wireless access point, you may be wondering if they can be powered directly from the router itself, or whether there is any additional equipment needed.

Can a Router Go in a Cupboard

Can a Router Go in a Cupboard?

Many people would prefer to keep their routers out of sight with the inside of a cupboard being one of the more popular choices when it comes to positioning a router, but can this affect the Wi-Fi signal and reduce the effectiveness of the router?

Are Powerline Adapters Safe to Use

Are Powerline Adapters Safe to Use?

Powerline adapters are a popular alternative to using Wi-Fi and even ethernet for the convenience that they offer and how easy they are to set up, but are they safe to use, and do they present any noteworthy risks?