How Many Powerline Adapters Can I Use

How Many Powerline Adapters Can I Use?

Powerline adapters are a useful way of using your home’s existing electrical wiring in place of running in-wall Ethernet cables or having to rely on a Wi-Fi connection, but is there a limit to how many you can use?

How Does a USB Wi-Fi Adapter Work

How Does a USB Wi-Fi Adapter Work?

USB Wi-Fi adapters are a very common piece of networking hardware. If you aren’t using a wired Ethernet connection or have a device with built-in Wi-Fi, chances are you will be using one of these. But how exactly do they work?

How much power does a network switch use

How Much Power Does a Network Switch Use?

Given that switches are typically left powered on and running 24/7, some people may be concerned about how much power they consume and whether they will see their electricity bill skyrocket. So, how much power does a network switch use and what does this mean in terms of cost to run?

What Is the Difference Between a Managed and Unmanaged Switch

What Is the Difference Between a Managed and Unmanaged Switch?

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.

Wireless Access Point

How Does a Wireless Access Point Work?

Wireless access points can be a useful addition to your home network, particularly if you have a large home and you find yourself struggling with a poor Wi-Fi signal in certain areas. Let’s take a look at what a wireless access point is and how they work.

Do Powerline Adapters Need to Be on the Same Circuit

Do Powerline Adapters Need to Be on the Same Circuit?

Powerline adapters come with some of the benefits of a wired Ethernet connection without the hassle of installing any additional cabling by simply plugging into a mains socket. As the mains electricity supply is involved, it does beg the question as to whether powerline adapters need to be on the same circuit to function?

What is the WAN port on my router for

What Is the WAN Port on My Router For?

If you look at the back of your router, you will see a port labeled “WAN”. Sometimes this can have a cable plugged into it, whereas in some cases it is left empty. So, what is the purpose of this WAN port and what is it used for?

Do Powerline Adapters Use a Lot of Electricity

Do Powerline Adapters Use a Lot of Electricity?

Powerline adapters are a useful way of being able to extend a wired internet connection throughout your home without the hassle of having to run new cables, but some people may have concerns around whether they use a lot of electricity given that they are always plugged into the mains.