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Synology DiskStation DS418play

My Synology DiskStation DS415play is starting to show it’s age when I tried streaming videos using the Plex app on my Apple TV 4K to my television.

Very often, it will show the error, “Your connection to the server is not fast enough to stream this video. Check your Network.“.

DS418play - Box Front
DS418play – Box Front

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Linksys EA9300 Max-Stream AC4000 Tri-Band Router Review

The Linksys EA9300 Max-Stream AC4000 Tri-Band Router was launched in August 2017 and is currently retailing for S$399.

The EA9300 is not the highest end router from Linksys, that title still belongs to EA9500.

Linksys EA9300 - Box Front
Linksys EA9300 – Box Front

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Aztech AIR-706P AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Mesh Router Review

Aztech AIR-706P is the first mesh router from Aztech that was launched in July 2017 and is retailing for S$269.

The AIR-706P is a budget router that can expand its range using another AIR-706P via mesh network rather than a wi-fi extender.

Aztech AIR-706P - Box Front
Aztech AIR-706P – Box Front

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Linksys Velop Review

Linksys Velop is Linksys’s first wi-fi mesh system, and it was launched in Singapore on 12th April 2017. They are the second company to launch wi-fi mesh system in Singapore. The first being Netgear Orbi.

I have been using eero since January 2017 and eero is a wi-fi mesh system as well.

Linksys Velop - Box Front
Linksys Velop – Box Front

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eero Wi-Fi System Review

eero is a home wi-fi system that is based on wireless mesh network (WMN). Accordingly to Wikipedia, A wireless mesh network (WMN) is a communications network made up of radio nodes organized in a mesh topology. It is also a form of wireless ad hoc network.

eero is not cheap. A single eero retails for US$199 (S$285), a 2-pack eero retails for US$349 (S$500) and a 3-pack eero retails for US$499 (S$714).

eero (Pack of 3) - Box Front
eero (Pack of 3) – Box Front

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Linksys EA9500 Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router Review

The Linksys Max-Stream AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit Router (EA9500) has been available in Singapore since 1st August 2016. It is retailing for S$539.

The EA9500 is the highest-end router of the Linksys Max-Stream family. I did a review of the mid-range model which is the Linksys EA8500 Max-Stream AC2600 Router back in October 2015.

EA9500 - Box Front
EA9500 – Box Front

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Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi Range Extender

The Linksys RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender has been available in Singapore since 1st August 2016. It is retailing for S$199.

The RE7000 is an AC1900 dual-band range extender with a Gigabit Ethernet Port and four internal antennas.

RE7000 - Box Front
RE7000 – Box Front

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