Home Networking

EE launch new ‘4GEE Router’ for the home, with some serious prices

EE launch new ‘4GEE Router’ for the home, with some serious prices

This week, EE has launched a new 4G router designed for the home environment – perhaps best suited to areas where people can’t get a reliable connection via a fixed copper or fibre broadband connection. The 4GEE Router is the first product fro the company which allows you to use wired devices, directly into the 4G connection. The router is compatible with the network’s 4GEE+ faster speeds. 4G The new […]

5Gbps over current networking cables has been approved

5Gbps over current networking cables has been approved

In terms of transfer speeds over wireless and over wires, we’ve come such a long way – to the stage now where WiFi is actually capable of more bandwidth than existing ethernet cables, but not for much longer as the IEEE has approved a new Ethernet standard which allows for 2.5Gbps over existing Cat 5e cables, or how it is officially known IEEE 802.3bz-2016. Also IEEE 802.3bz-2016 5GBASE-T allows 5Gbps […]

What is DNS?

What is DNS?

In our latest ‘What is?’ article, we’re going to explore exactly what the Domain Name System or DNS actually is and also what it does as to even get to this website it involved the use of a DNS server. What is DNS? DNS effectively is a server or internet service which translates domain names into IP addresses. Behind the scenes the internet operates using IP addresses as if routers, computers, […]

802.11ac Wave 2 is now available for some routers

802.11ac Wave 2 is now available for some routers

WiFi is something we all rely on and even though in the real world using ethernet cables in the home is much faster, this isn’t always practical and with smartphones and tablets – impossible. So this is why managing your home network and your wireless side important as interference, crowded channels and old routers using out of date wireless protocols can be your bottleneck for speed. 802.11ac debuted around 3 […]

Why consumer routers are plain awful and what you can do about it

Why consumer routers are plain awful and what you can do about it

Okay, so in the current space a lot of people do buy inexpensive routers, such as a Netgear or TP-Link generic box or just use the one provided with their ISP. and wonder why they have occasional dropouts and a wireless coverage which doesn’t and mainly can’t cover the whole house. Sometimes some random speed issues which can be fixed by simply ‘restarting the router’ or ‘turning it off and on again.’ I […]

How to get WiFi to the garden – #HomeNetworkingMonth

How to get WiFi to the garden – #HomeNetworkingMonth

As part of our Home Networking Month, our next topic is getting WiFi into your garden so you can stream music or internet radio while having a BBQ and with summer coming up what better time to get this installed and spending the time to perfect it. The general problem with a lot of households and their wireless network is that it generally routers aren’t powerful enough to provide sufficient […]

What’s the best home CCTV system? – #HomeNetworkingMonth

What’s the best home CCTV system? – #HomeNetworkingMonth

As part of our Home Networking Month, one of the most requested articles we promised as well as a few others was “What is the best CCTV system for the home.” So that’s what this article is on, now we have looked at the market and there are plenty avaible out there, such as the Nest Camera, Phillips and more. But one that caught our eye is the Ubiquiti UniFi Video […]

Welcome to Home Networking Month

Welcome to Home Networking Month

For the entirety of April, A&T Tech will be publishing helpful tips on home networking, suggesting significant upgrades for your router, cabling and some ingenious systems to work out how much data is really being used in your home. This isn’t just what we want to post or write about, there will also be a F&Q section where if any readers have any questions about home networking we will do our best to […]