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Unboxing of this long-range PoE switch at 250m

Main features

The new D-Link DSS-100E-18P switch is a device not manageable, this means that we will not have a management web interface where to configure VLANs, Link Aggregation, Spanning-Tree Protocol or other typical L2 functionalities, however, we do have a physical switch that will allow us to configure a total of three very interesting functionalities, which we will explain later.

This unmanageable switch has a total of 16 Fast-Ethernet ports (10 / 100Mbps) with PoE and PoE +, that is, it is compatible with the 802.3af / at standards to provide up to 30W of power per port. Thanks to the fact that it has a 230W Power Budget, we will be able to power a large number of IP cameras through its 16 PoE ports. We also have one dedicated Gigabit Ethernet port to do uplink tasks, and we even have One Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 / SFP Combo port. Thanks to these two Gigabit Ethernet ports, we can connect this switch in a trunk way to the network, and not have a bottleneck.

This model has a 7.2Gbps switching capacity in total, the maximum forwarding speed is 5.36Mpps, uses the store-and-forward method to forward the frames, allows a MAC address capacity up to 4K addressesFurthermore, how could it be otherwise, we have auto negotiation on all ports and auto MDI / MDIX. A very important feature of this model is its physical switch that activates different options: Standard, Isolation, Long Range.

  • Standard: In this configuration mode, ports 1-16 can communicate with each other smoothly, the sync speed is 10 / 100Mbps.
  • Isolate– In this configuration mode, ports 1-16 are isolated from each other, but they can all communicate with ports 17 and 18 (the Gigabit Ethernet ports) which are the trunk ports.
  • Extend: In this configuration mode, ports 1-16 communicate with each other, but ports 8-16 will synchronize at a speed of 10Mbps to reach up to 250 meters away and power different devices.

Regarding the dimensions of this switch, we must bear in mind that it is a professional and rackable equipment. The dimensions are 44cm wide, 18cm deep and 4.4cm high, the weight is 2.1Kg. The consumption of this equipment depends on the number of equipment that we power by PoE, in standby it is 10W, and at maximum performance with all PoE ports working, the consumption is 265W maximum. Finally, it incorporates a fan to evacuate the hot air from the interior, something normal in a switch with so many PoE + ports, however, this fan is heard very little, ideal so that it does not make too much noise.

Although this D-Link DSS-100E-18P switch is capable of reaching a distance of up to 250 meters, if you need to go further, the manufacturer D-Link also has a PoE extender that will allow us to increase this distance to 650 meters maximum. The D-Link PoE extender is called DPE-302GE and it allows us to extend the maximum distance by 100 meters, if you need to reach more than 250 meters plus 100 meters of this extender, you can buy more extenders up to a total of four extenders, following this scheme:

As you can see, we will reach a distance of up to 650 meters maximum to feed IP cameras, logically, the maximum speed will be 10Mbps, enough for the bitrate of the cameras that is usually lower, even if they are Full HD.

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us this new non-manageable switch oriented to video surveillance, to power IP cameras at a distance of up to 250 meters at speeds of 10Mbps in its ports. This switch model is ideal for those environments where we have to cover a long distance with the network cabling to be able to power the IP cameras, since, due to the circumstances of the scenario, it is not enough only with 100-meter segments, which is the standard. . In addition, we must bear in mind that we can extend these 250 meters with the “extenders” that we have taught you before. Below, you can see in detail our video with the unboxing and first impressions:

Soon in RedesZone you will be able to see a complete analysis of this unmanageable switch for video surveillance, so you can see the real performance it provides us.

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Asus Marcas

Unboxing and first impressions of this WiFi Mesh

Main features of this WiFi Mesh system

This new WiFi Mesh system is a really complete team at the level of technical specifications, and also at the level of firmware, since it incorporates Asuswrt with all the usual configuration and customization options, ideal to perfectly adapt to our needs.

Wireless features

This new WiFi Mesh system is simultaneous dual band with the new WiFi 6 standard and class AX5400. In the 2.4GHz band we can achieve a speed of up to 574MbpsThanks to the incorporation of two antennas in MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration, 1024QAM and the new WiFi 6 standard, this band is just as fast as in the ASUS XD4 and XT8 Mesh WiFi systems. According to the 5GHz band, we can reach a speed of up to 4.804Mbps, thanks to its four antennas in MU-MIMO 4T4R configuration, 1024QAM of quadrature amplitude modulation, and 160MHz of channel width in conjunction with the WiFi 6 standard. This frequency band is four times faster than that of the WiFi Mesh XD4 system, and just as fast as the XT8 interconnection band, therefore, it is really fast.

Have a 160MHz channel width It is essential if we want to achieve really fast speeds, not only compatible wireless clients will benefit, but also the AiMesh nodes that we connect to the WiFi Mesh system. We must remember that not all wireless clients (either WiFi 5 or WiFi 6 support it), for example, the Intel AX200 cards, the ASUS PCE-AX58BT and the PCE-AC58BT do support 160MHz of channel width to make the most of this characteristic. Regarding the benefits of AiMesh nodes, the improvement is clear, we will have double bandwidth with the same number of WiFi antennas, this translates into a really fast backhaul or backhaul network. For example, with the XD4 the backbone worked at a maximum speed of 1,201Mbps, in this new XD6 we will do it at a speed of up to 4,804Mbps, four times faster.

This WiFi Mesh system has all the technologies incorporated in the standard, such as, for example, MU-MIMO, OFDMA, 1024QAM, Beamforming, and also a WPS button to easily connect devices without entering the password. Other important features are that it has Target Wake Time to save energy in IoT devices, it also has WiFi Agile Band so that WiFi roaming is really fast and without interruption in the connection. Of course, this WiFi Mesh system is compatible with ASUS AiMesh technology, so we will have WiFi roaming and band steering between the different nodes in a totally transparent way.

Wired Features

Regarding the wired characteristics, we have One Gigabit Ethernet port for the Internet WAN, the firmware supports the 802.1Q standard to obtain the Internet connection if you use FTTH operators that use VLANs, in addition, it also supports VLANs per port to provide IPTV and VoIP services, and, in addition, it also has profiles such as Movistar Triple VLAN FTTH, so it is compatible with the blue carrier to replace your router completely.

Regarding the LAN, we have a total of 3 Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN with support for Jumbo Frames. In this case, the firmware does not incorporate the possibility of configuring a Link Aggregation. A very important detail is that we can configure the WiFi Mesh network with wired interconnection, from the LAN of the AiMesh router we will connect a cable to the WAN of the AiMesh node, and in this way, we will have a backhaul or interconnection network running at 1Gbps via cable.

Firmware

The firmware that ASUS has incorporated in this router is the same Asuswrt of its top-of-the-range routers, we will have a complete firmware with support for AiMesh, advanced management of the meshed network, possibility of creating WiFi for guests, configure AiProtection Pro with your corresponding IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) that will allow us to block external access attempts and also malware, we will be able to configure parental control based on time and content, adaptive QoS to prioritize services such as games, 4K streaming and Other categories, we also have the traditional QoS to configure the parameters manually, and we can even configure the bandwidth limiter.

Of course, in the firmware we can configure in detail the part of the WiFi network, including the possibility of having WPA2 / WPA3-Personal to have greater security, although you must remember that AiMesh does not currently support WPA3-Personal only, the interconnection between the nodes must be done with WPA2 yes or yes. Other advanced functions are to configure the LAN and WAN part in detail, in addition, we can configure several OpenVPN and IPsec servers, and even the new VPN Instant Guard that will allow us to connect with the ASUS Router app for smartphones, this VPN is very easy to activate and is ideal for users who do not know very well how to configure OpenVPN or IPsec.

Finally, this equipment has full support for IPv6 networks, it has the possibility of configuring the firewall based on iptables in detail, and we also have advanced tools to diagnose the local network and the Internet, and advanced administration options, such as activating the SSH server. to manage the equipment by commands. That is, we have the main options that any ASUS router incorporates, except for the “Game” part of high-end gaming routers, but we do have adaptive and traditional QoS, both tools work very well to prioritize games and have the best user experience.

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us this new high-performance ASUS ZenWiFi XD6 WiFi Mesh system, and it is currently in our test laboratory, so very soon you will be able to discover its real performance in the different LAN, WAN, Wi-Fi tests, experience with the AiMesh WiFi system and you will know the firmware in depth.

In the following video you can see our unboxing and first impressions, so that you can see in detail what this new high-performance router is like.

We recommend you access our ASUS content section where you will find tutorials and all the analysis of their products.

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D-link Marcas

Low cost switches for home comparison

In this comparison we are going to talk about two switch models, the D-Link DGS-108 and the DGS-108GL, because the “105” versions are exactly the same, but in their version with 5 ports instead of 8 ports, the The rest of the characteristics are exactly the same as the DGS-108 or DGS-108GL versions, the differences will be found in that they are different families.

Common features

Before we start talking about the differences between the two switches, let’s talk about the characteristics that are common to the two. These switches are non-manageable equipment, we do not have any L2 or L2 + management option, they are fully Plug & Play, we will only have to connect the different equipment to the switch via Ethernet network cable, and all the equipment would already be interconnected and connected to the network. local and Internet.

Both switches have 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN, with support for 10/100 / 100Mbps speed, have auto-negotiation, auto-MDI / MDIX and they also have flow control with 802.3x standard, QoS based on the 802.1p standard, but in this case, as it is an unmanageable switch, we do not have the possibility to configure these priority queues as we want. Other very important characteristics are that we have a metal casing to dissipate the heat generated by the internal components, we do not have a fan for active cooling, therefore, we have a fully passive cooling and without any fan noise. The metal housing together with the fact that we have the 802.3az energy saving standard, make these switches absolutely not hot, ideal for a home environment.

The DGS-108 and DGS-108GL have a MAC address table of up to 4K entries, and support for Jumbo Frames, or also known as jumbo frames, with a length of up to 9216 bytes. Thanks to the Jumbo Frames, we will be able to squeeze the maximum speed of the Gigabit Ethernet ports that these switches have, in this way, we can achieve speeds of up to 118MB / s speed when transferring very large files.

As you can see, the main characteristics of both switches are exactly the same, but we find important differences that we will detail.

Differences between DGS-108 and DGS-108GL

On a physical level the differences are clear, not only do they have a slightly different design, but their size and weight are also different:

  • The DGS-108 measures 162mm x 102mm x 28mm
  • The DGS-108GL measures 140mm x 67mm x 26mm

As you can see, the DGS-108GL is clearly smaller, both in width and depth, making it ideal to place it inside the PAU at the entrance of the house and provide connectivity to all network sockets. Another difference between both switches is the weight, the DGS-108 has a weight of 415 grams, and the DGS-108GL model weighs 240 grams, almost half. It is clear that the DGS-108GL is not only smaller but also less heavy.

The most important difference between both switches is that DGS-108 does support IGMP Snooping, something that the DGS-108GL model does not support it, nor will it ever. IGMP Snooping is a protocol that allows us to efficiently manage multicast traffic throughout the network, preventing the switch from forwarding multicast traffic through all its ports to the different computers, in such a way that only the computer requesting the traffic , is provided to you. If in a network we have IPTV services such as Movistar, which makes use of multicast traffic, if we install a switch without IGMP Snooping the network will collapse and be blocked sooner or later, otherwise, if we have a switch with this IGMP function Snooping, everything will work perfectly without any problems.

Finally, we also have the difference between the two switches in the price, the DGS-108 model is worth about 27 euros approximately, and the DGS-108GL model is somewhat cheaper, about 24 euros approximately. We have a difference of about 3-5 euros depending on whether or not it is on promotion.

Which of the two models should I buy?

The decision to buy the DGS-105/108 or the DGS-105GL / 108GL model is clear, it depends on whether or not you need the IGMP Snooping protocol on your local network.

  • If you have IPTV services like Movistar’s, or are going to have it in the future, then you must buy the DGS-108.
  • If you do not have IPTV services, and do not plan to have it in the future, then you can buy the DGS-108GL, you will save money and also space.

If you do not mind spending 3-5 euros more, our recommendation is that you buy the DGS-105/108, because you will have IGMP Snooping in case in the future you decide to hire IPTV services that make use of multicast traffic, if you are very clear that you are never going to contract these services, then you can buy the DGS-105GL / 108GL model that will provide you with exactly the same performance for less money.

You can buy the DGS-108 from here:

And the DGS-108GL model from here:

As you have seen, both the DGS-105/108 and the DGS-105GL / 108GL family are very similar, but they have important differences that you should know about, because if you buy the DGS-108GL and have IPTV services with multicast traffic you will have problems for not having IGMP Snooping. In RedesZone you can read the analysis of both unmanageable 8-port Gigabit Ethernet switches, the two computers are highly recommended for home environments as they are very cheap, robust and will provide us with excellent performance.

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Unboxing the switch with 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports

Main features

The main characteristics of this switch is that it is not manageable, we will not have any administrative function to configure VLANs, Link Aggregation and other L2 functionalities. This switch being unmanaged, the installation is completely Plug & Play, the only thing we will have to do is feed it through the electrical current, and then connect all the network sockets or network cables to it, making sure that we are not going to connect one port with another port (loop at L2 level). This model is ideal for home environments, where users want to connect a large number of equipment via cable.

This model has a total of 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports, with auto negotiation, speed detection (allows syncing at 10 / 100Mbps speeds too), auto MDI / MDIX to avoid problems with crossed or flat network cables, and that it is the switch that automatically adjusts to the cable. This model has the standard 802.1p for QoS with different priority queues, but it does not allow to configure them as it is not manageable, we also have the standard IEEE 802.3az for Low Power Ethernet, and save energy. Other interesting features are that it includes a 16Gbps switching capacity In total, it uses the save and send transmission method, has a MAC table size of up to 4K entries, and allows a packet forwarding rate of 1,448Kpps for Gigabit Ethernet speeds. This model supports 9K Jumbo Frames to transfer data at the maximum possible speed on the local network, therefore, we recommend activating the Jumbo Frames to squeeze your local network to the maximum.

In terms of size and weight, this non-manageable switch is really small, since it only measures 14cm wide, 6.7cm deep and 2.6cm high, ideal for placing it in the PAU and not having space problems. Regarding the weight, it is only 240 grams, we must bear in mind that the casing is metallic, which gives it maximum robustness, as well as being able to dissipate heat much more efficiently than if it were a plastic casing. The power it needs is 5V and 1A, consuming a maximum of 4.3W at full capacity. Finally, and it is a very important characteristic in this type of device, the cooling is completely passive, we do not have any type of fan to extract the hot air from its interior, this is ideal so that the noise generated is 0dB, and we can put it on the PAU without any fan blowing.

A very important aspect that we must highlight is that This unmanaged switch model does not support IGMP Snooping. The IGMP Snooping functionality allows multicast traffic from IPTV services such as Movistar to reach the decoders correctly, and that the rest of the devices do not receive it, preventing the wired network and the WiFi network from being completely saturated. Switches, when they do not “understand” multicast traffic, automatically forward it on all ports except the one they received it through, broadcasting the network and collapsing it. If you do not have IPTV services using multicast traffic, and you never plan to hire it, then this switch will serve you perfectly and you will not have any problem, if you have IPTV services in your home or you plan to hire it in the future, then our recommendation is the D-Link DGS-108, which is worth about € 4 more and does include IGMP Snooping functionality.

This “low cost” model also has a 5-port unmanageable switch, both the DGS-105GL and DGS-108GL models are not exactly the same, the only difference is the number of Gigabit Ethernet ports, so the size and weight They are also different, but the rest of the technical characteristics are exactly the same.

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us this new unmanageable switch with 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports and passive cooling, a really interesting device for its benefits, really small size so as not to have space problems, and also for its price, since we can buy it for a few 23 euros approximately. Below, you can see in detail our video with the unboxing and first impressions:

Soon in RedesZone you will be able to see a complete analysis of this unmanageable switch, so that you can see the real performance that it provides us.

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Best ASUS 10G Multigigabit and WiFi 6 network cards for your PC

ASUS 10G and Multigigabit Wired Network Cards

The manufacturer ASUS currently has two models of very interesting 10G network cards, because they have the latest 10G technology to achieve speeds of up to 10Gbps through the wired network, and because their price is very competitive, being approximately 90 euros. . Thanks to these cards, we can achieve real speeds of 9.8Gbps speed, as long as you use switches compatible with these 10G speeds. Next, we are going to show you the two models that ASUS currently has.

ASUS XG-C100C: The best 10G Multigigabit card for your PC

This model of network card connects directly to a PCI-e 2.0 x4 port on the motherboard, due to the high speed it will provide, it has this type of interface and we will have to “tap” it directly to the motherboard. This card model has an RJ-45 port, capable of synchronizing at the typical speeds of 100Mbps, 1Gbps and also at a speed of 10Gbps, being its maximum synchronization speed.

A very important feature is that this model supports the NBASE-T standard, or also known as “Multigigabit”. This means that, depending on the switch and the network cabling, we can synchronize at speeds of 2.5G and 5Gbps, ideal to adapt to the environment. If you have a 2.5G or 5G Multigigabit switch, this model will serve you perfectly for the future, because it supports these speeds and also reaches up to 10Gbps.

Other important features are that it supports speed auto-negotiation, auto MDI / MDIX, jumbo frames up to 16K, supports the 802.1Q VLANs standard, and of course 802.1P for QoS priority queues. This model is compatible with all operating systems, both Windows in its latest version Windows 10, as well as Linux if we have a kernel version 4.4 or higher.

Taking into account that this 10G Multigigabit network card is worth only about 90 euros and even less if we have it on offer, it is clear that it is the best option if you want to greatly accelerate the home local network, and also your professional network.

ASUS XG-C100F: SFP + port for fiber

If you have a switch where fiber ports predominate, the XG-C100F model is exactly the same as the previous one, but instead of having an RJ-45 port it has an SFP and SFP + port (at 10Gbps) for connections. If we use a transceiver and a fiber cable, we can connect this network card directly to the switch to achieve speeds of 1Gbps or 10Gbps. In this case, there are no Multigigabit speeds on the SFP / SFP + ports.

If you are close to the switch to which you are going to connect your PC, you will always be able to buy a DAC cable that will allow you to save a lot of money compared to buying two transceivers and the fiber cable, because the DAC cable already has everything you need to perform the connection, with the limit of a maximum distance of 7 meters.

This model of ASUS network card is also priced at just 90 euros, a great alternative to the XG-C100C, but with fiber optics and an SFP + connector. You must remember that you will need a switch with fiber ports and SFP or SFP + to be able to use this network card.

ASUS WiFi 6 Wireless Network Cards

The WiFi 6 standard has been a before and after in home and professional wireless networks. Today the latest laptops, smartphones and tablets already have compatibility with this standard, which will provide us with greater wireless speed, greater coverage and greater efficiency thanks to technologies such as MU-MIMO and OFDMA. Next, we are going to show you the two models that ASUS currently has.

ASUS PCE-AX58BT

This model is a high-performance WiFi card with the WiFi 6 standard, it uses a PCIe interface for WiFi connectivity, and also a USB interface for Bluetooth connectivity. This card must be installed directly in an available PCIe slot on the computer’s motherboard, once installed in the PCIe slot, we will have WiFi connectivity. If we also want to have Bluetooth connectivity, we must connect the internal cable to an internal USB on the board, otherwise we will not have Bluetooth 5.0.

This network card is dual band selectable, we can get a speed up to 574Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and one speed up to 2.402Mbps on the 5GHz band. This model has two external antennas in MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration for the two frequency bands. This model has all the technologies incorporated in WiFi 6 such as MU-MIMO for the two frequency bands, OFDMA and also Beamforming.

A very important characteristic is that it supports 160MHz of channel width in the 5GHz band, thanks to this, we can achieve a theoretical speed of up to 2.4Gbps, however, in the performance tests that we have carried out in RedesZone we have achieved real speeds of approximately 1.2Gbps, therefore, we are facing a faster wireless network card than the typical Gigabit Ethernet standard that we all know.

This model has a WiFi base where we can connect external antennas, because they have an RP-SMA connector. In this way, we can put the network card on the table to have the best possible reception. We also have a low profile bracket in case you need it in your computer case. This network card is compatible with all operating systems, including Windows and also Linux, because the chipset used is the Intel AX200, the predominant card today in desktop computers, laptops and PCIe network cards like this one.

ASUS PCE-AX3000

This ASUS PCE-AX3000 model is the low cost version of the previous model. This network card will achieve the same speed in the two frequency bands, it also has MU-MIMO, OFDMA and Beamforming, in addition to the 160MHz of channel width in the 5GHz band. It is a great low-cost option to the previous model, as long as you are not interested in the additions that the previous version has.

The differences between this model and the PCE-AX58BT are as follows:

  • It does not have a metal heatsink on the top, to keep the temperature of the Intel AX200 under control
  • You do not have a WiFi antenna base to place your antennas in the best possible position, they must be located behind the PC.

The rest of the technical specifications are exactly the same, there is no difference, it also includes the Intel AX200 chipset for wireless network and Bluetooth.

As you have seen, today at ASUS we have accessories to accelerate the wired and wireless network of our PC for very little money, in addition, in RedesZone we make use of both the ASUS XG-C100C wired network card, as we have set up a 10G Multigigabit network in our home and for performance tests with switches and NAS servers that have 10G connectivity. In the case of connecting to the WiFi network with our desktop PC, we also make use of the ASUS PCE-AX58BT model and the operation is simply perfect.

Which router has 10G and WiFi 6 ports?

The ASUS RT-AX89X router is one of the routers that incorporates 10G ports and also WiFi 6 connectivity. This model is currently the top-of-the-range router from the manufacturer ASUS. At the wired level, this model has a Gigabit Ethernet port for the Internet WAN and a total of 8 Gigabit Ethernet ports for the LAN. The most interesting thing is that it incorporates two 10G ports, one port is RJ-45 with 10BASE-T Multigigabit standard, therefore, it is perfectly compatible with the ASUS XG-C100C network card that we have shown you previously, in addition, this port allows synchronization at speeds of 10G / 5G / 2.5G / 1G and 100Mbps. The other 10G port is SFP + for fiber connections or use a DAC cable, this port will allow us to connect the ASUS XG-C100F network card that we have shown you previously. These ports can function as both Internet WANs and LANs, although these days the most common thing is that you configure them as LANs to have the best performance on the local network.

On a wireless level, this router is also top of the range. Incorporates Simultaneous dual band with Wi-Fi 6 (Wi-Fi AX6000), therefore, in the 2.4GHz band we can achieve a speed of up to 1.148Mbps and in the 5GHz band we can achieve a speed of up to 4.804Mbps. This router has a total of four antennas in MU-MIMO 4T4R configuration for the 2.4GHz band and a MU-MIMO 8T8R configuration in the 5GHz band, as it supports 160MHz channel width to provide the best possible performance. This router has all the technologies of WiFi 6 such as Beamforming, MU-MIMO Y OFDMA for the two frequency bands, Target Wake Time Y Agile Multiband WiFi to optimize WiFi roaming between nodes with AiMesh.

With previous ASUS WiFi cards we can achieve a theoretical maximum speed of up to 574Mbps in 2.4GHz and up to 2.402Mbps in 5GHz, because the card incorporates two MU-MIMO 2T2R antennas. In our tests we have verified that the real speed that we will achieve in 2.4GHz is around 350Mbps, and in the 5GHz band we will achieve approximately 1,200Mbps, therefore, in the 5GHz band we will exceed the Gigabit speed.

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Marcas Qnap

Unboxing of this SD-WAN router with WiFi Mesh

Main features

The main wireless characteristics of this router that integrates WiFi Mesh functionalities if we use other QHora routers, are that it incorporates simultaneous triple band with AC2200. In the 2.4GHz band we can achieve a speed of up to 400Mbps, thanks to its two internal antennas with 4.6dBi gain in MIMO 2T2R configuration. In the first 5GHz band we can achieve a speed of up to 867Mbps, thanks to its two internal antennas with 4.9dBi gain in MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration. The antennas of the 2.4GHz and 5GHz-1 band are dual, in the second 5GHz frequency band We have two internal antennas in MU-MIMO 2T2R configuration with which we will achieve a speed up to 867Mbps. Therefore, we are facing an AC2200 class WiFi Mesh router, where a 5GHz frequency band is exclusively dedicated to the interconnection of the different nodes and here we will have all the backbone traffic of the mesh network. This router allows you to configure the channel widths with 20 / 40MHz in the 2.4GHz band, and 20/40 / 80MHz in the 5GHz bands, it does not support 160MHz of channel width in the 5GHz bands.

In the wireless network we have the possibility of configuring the “Smart Connect” to enable band-steering, that is, it will automatically place us in the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band depending on the coverage that we are going to receive. We also have the ability to configure guest WiFi networks, configure the WiFi scheduler and the typical options related to SSID, security, MAC filtering and more. Of course, being a WiFi Mesh system we will have WiFi roaming, to go from one node to another in a transparent way. A very important detail is that we can have a maximum of 4 devices per WiFi Mesh system, that is, a router and 3 satellites.

Regarding the wired characteristics, we have a total of One Gigabit Ethernet port for the Internet WANCurrently the firmware does not support VLANs on the WAN, so it would not be compatible with FTTH directly, we would have to have some way to untag the VLAN. In addition to the Gigabit Ethernet port of the Internet WAN, we also have one Gigabit Ethernet port for the LAN.

The hardware that this router incorporates is top of the range, it has a processor Qualcomm IPQ4019, it is a Quad-Core at a speed of 720MHz, we also have 512MB of RAM and 4GB of FLASH eMMC memory to store the operating system with all its registers and settings. Thanks to this powerful processor, the performance that we will have in VPN, WiFi or wired performance is guaranteed.

How could it be otherwise, this new router also has one USB 3.2 Gen 1 port (at 5Gbps) To share files on the local network and the Internet through the FTP protocol, this would allow us a great number of additional possibilities to make the most of your hardware. Another interesting feature is the incorporation of a Bluetooth 5.0 module that will allow us to configure the app for the smartphone easily and quickly.

Regarding software features, the operating system is one of the most complete that we can find today. It incorporates QVPN with the main remote access VPN protocols such as L2TP / IPsec, OpenVPN and also Qbelt, a proprietary VPN protocol from QNAP that will greatly facilitate connection. This router allows a total of 30 tunnels to be raised simultaneously. Other features are that it incorporates web-based parental control, and the ability to enable safe search on YouTube, Google and Bing. This QNAP QMiro-201W router also supports the QuWAN SD-WAN service from the manufacturer QNAP, we can add and configure the different locations via VPN if we want to interconnect our home or office with others, in addition, we will have the possibility to optimize the WAN, perform WAN aggregation , traffic balancing and many other advanced configuration options. Thanks to the QuWAN that this router incorporates, as does the QNAP QHora-301W model, we can interconnect offices or homes in a really easy and simple way, without the need to know advanced VPN protocols or IGP routing protocols such as OSPF, IS -IS or RIP.

Finally, this new QNAP QMiro-201W router allows you to manage it through the QuRouter application for mobile devices, we can manage QNAP QMiro-201W locally and remotely, as well as create the WiFi Mesh network directly from the application. We can also add or delete different nodes.

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us the new QNAP QMiro-201W, a very interesting device because it has WiFi Mesh with simultaneous triple band, and a complete configuration firmware that incorporates multiple configuration and customization options. This router is oriented both to the professional field, for all the incorporated software such as QuWAN or QVPN, as well as to a domestic environment to form a complete high-performance WiFi Mesh network. For a home environment, the most interesting thing is the possibility of configuring different VPN servers, including OpenVPN or Qbelt that will be widely used, in addition, we can also create guest WiFi networks completely isolated from the main network.

Next, you can see the video that we have recorded explaining its characteristics in detail, and where you can see this new router up close, and where we explain in detail the main hardware and software characteristics.

Soon we will offer you a complete analysis where you can see in detail the real performance of this router and all the configuration options available in its firmware.

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D-link Marcas

Unboxing this switch with 16 Gigabit ports

Main features

This new D-Link DGS-1016S switch has a total of 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports for LAN, it is a non-manageable switch, therefore, its installation and start-up is totally plug & play since we will not have the possibility of carrying out any advanced configuration. This team has a 32Gbps switching capacity, the normal thing in this type of switches since we have 16 Full-Duplex ports (1Gbps download and 1Gbps upload per port simultaneously) supports auto negotiation to always sync at the highest possible speed and also supports auto MDI / MDIX to detect flat and crossed network cables.

Other very important features are that it supports Jumbo Frames up to 9216 bytes, therefore, we can make the most of the Gigabit Ethernet interface. This switch has a Store-And-Forward architecture, which is normal for this type of device. It is able to withstand a MAC address table up to 8K entries, and allows a forwarding rate of 1,488,000 pps per port.

Lastly, this model has QoS with the 802.1p standard with up to 8 priority queues in strict mode, we must bear in mind that it is not manageable, therefore, we will not be able to modify the behavior of the QoS. A very important detail is that this D-Link DGS-1016S does not support IGMP Snooping, a very important feature if you have IPTV services from your operator at home, if you have IPTV services then it is better that you buy directly the D-Link DGS-105 with 5 Gigabit ports, or the DGS-108 that has 8 Gigabit ports.

One of the star characteristics of this model is its size, specifically its thickness, since it is really thin by having a single row of Gigabit ports, and not having the typical two rows of RJ-45 ports as occurs in the vast majority of models. from D-Link and other manufacturers. This switch measures 28cm wide, 11cm high and only 2.5cm thick at a weight of 0.77kg. Regarding consumption, we have a standby consumption of only 3.37W, and 8.9W at full capacity.

Finally, this model has completely passive cooling, it does not have a fan, thanks to the metal casing it will be able to dissipate heat easily and quickly, therefore, the noise generated by this equipment is 0dB.

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us this new unmanageable switch with 16 Gigabit Ethernet ports and passive cooling, a really interesting device for its performance, slim size and also for its price, since we can buy it for approximately 70 euros. Below, you can see in detail our video with the unboxing and first impressions:

Soon in RedesZone you will be able to see a complete analysis of this unmanageable switch, so that you can see the real performance that it provides us.

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All display and configuration options

The D-Link DCS-6100LH camera is a model that is specifically aimed at an audience that does not want to spend too much money in one camera, without sacrificing image quality and camera versatility. For only 30 euros, you can have a camera with Full HD 1080p resolution at 30 FPS and with a really small size, although it is not as small as the D-Link DCS-8000LHv2 that we have previously analyzed in RedesZone.

The D-Link DCS-6100LH has all the features we need in an entry-level home IP Cloud camera today, and it’s not missing any important features.

  • Full HD 1080p resolution at 30 FPS.
  • Infrared-based night vision up to 5 meters away.
  • Microphone to listen to everything that happens on the other side, but does not have a speaker to have two-way audio.
  • Video storage: free Cloud recording on a limited basis, also supports RTP / RTSP / SRTP protocols for viewing and recording from NVR or NAS server.
  • WiFi N connectivity in the 2.4GHz band, compatibility with WPA3-Personal for maximum security and privacy.

Regarding the characteristics of the software, we have all the always-on display and configuration optionsAlthough this model is a true low-cost, we will have at our disposal all the options of the highest-end IP cameras. We will have the possibility to activate the privacy mode, activate or not the microphone, configure the motion and / or sound detection to notify us via Push and record everything in the cloud automatically and much more. We must remember that free cloud recording is limited to a maximum of 3 cameras, a day of recording and up to 50 video clips, but if we need to add more cameras or recording time, the annual premium subscription is worth only € 50 for a total of 5 cameras, a price really competitive.

This Cloud Camera is installed, viewed and configured with the mydlink app For smartphones with Android and iOS, you can download this application completely free of charge in the official Android and Apple stores:

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If you are interested in sending voice commands to cameras, this model also supports Amazon Alexa and the Google assistant thanks to mydlink cloud support.

In RedesZone we have recorded a very complete video, where we show you how to install this D-Link DCS-6100LH IP camera from scratch, connecting to the camera via WiFi to later connect it to the WiFi network of our home. Unlike other models of cameras, this one does not have Bluetooth to perform the configuration, but a WiFi AP is configured to connect us via WiFi to it and perform the configuration until it is linked with the main WiFi router at home.

Once the camera is installed, we will teach you how to activate the recording in the cloud totally free, and we will also show you all the camera’s display and management options through the mydlink app for smartphones.

As you have seen, this D-Link DCS-6100LH IP Cloud Camera is installed very easily and quickly, although it could be somewhat more complicated if the steps are not followed correctly or we skip any of them. Of course, we will have many display options and also administration through mydlink, to get the most out of this IP camera.

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Unboxing of this Full HD 1080p Cloud IP Camera

Main features

This new D-Link DCS-6100LH camera is aimed at a domestic audience who wants a very cheap IP Cloud camera with a really compact design. The D-Link DCS-6100LH is a camera with Full HD 1080p resolution, ideal to be able to zoom and that the image is not too pixelated, in addition, it can record in the whole room thanks to its 110 degree angle of view that incorporates lens. The night vision of this camera is based on infrared, it is capable of reaching a distance of up to 5 meters, so we can record and see everything that is happening even in total darkness.

This new model incorporates a microphone on the front to listen to everything that is happening around the camera, in addition, through mydlink we can configure push notifications through movement and also sound, ideal to start recording when both are detected actions or just one of them. This model also has completely free recording in the Cloud with a limit of 24 hours of recording history, but with the same mydlink account we can register up to 3 cameras. If we want more recording time or more cameras, we must buy the monthly or annual mydlink subscription.

The D-Link DCS-6100LH has WiFi 4 in the 2.4GHz band, this means that it can be connected directly to the WiFi router or WiFi access point of our house, and access it from anywhere thanks to the manufacturer’s Cloud support . This new model has the latest WPA3-Personal security protocol, therefore, we will have the best security and privacy if we activate it in our router, since the communication will be encrypted.

We can install, manage, administer and view this new IP Cloud camera through the new mydlink app that incorporates new very interesting options, in addition, it also works with Google Assistant and Alexa to send voice commands. Some additional protocols that this model supports, is RTSP to have an NVR in the local network and record in real time everything that happens in the camera, without waiting for movement or sound to be detected, it will record everything.

Finally, another very interesting feature of this new D-Link DCS-6100LH, is its very small size, and it is that it has a really small size to place it anywhere, the power is made through micro USB with 5V and 1A, so we could even power it with an external battery (Powerbank).

Unboxing and first impressions

In RedesZone we already have with us this new IP Cloud D-Link DCS-6100LH camera, a model for all audiences since we can buy it for about € 30, a really competitive price if we take into account its technical specifications and that we have recording in the cloud totally free. Below, you can see in detail our video with the unboxing and first impressions:

Soon in RedesZone you will be able to see a complete analysis of this IP Cloud camera, so that you can see the quality of photography, image and all the configuration options that we have available.

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All display and configuration options

The D-Link DCS-8302LH IP Cloud Camera is a model that integrates perfectly into the mydlink cloud, from where we can view, administer and manage it remotely, without the need to perform any configuration on the home WiFi router, only We must connect it to the router via WiFi or cable, and have an Internet connection. Thanks to the Cloud service, we will not have to activate UPnP or open ports to the camera, it is not necessary. Today in RedesZone we are going to show you a complete installation and start-up video, we will also show you all the display and administration options of this new outdoor IP camera.

The D-Link DCS-8302LH camera is a model that is specifically focused on covered outdoor environments (Outdoor), this means that we do not have IP certification against water and dust, however, it can withstand the inclement weather without any problem. at temperature. However, although we do not have IP certification, it is true that this model is completely watertight, as is the case with the rest of the outdoor models of the manufacturer D-Link.

The D-Link DCS-8302LH has all the features that we need today in a home Cloud IP camera, and it is not missing any features:

  • Full HD 1080p resolution at 30 FPS
  • Two-way audio, it has a microphone and a speaker, in addition, it has a siren with 95dB of power.
  • Video storage: free cloud recording, micro SD card slot recording up to 256GB, and NVR / NAS recording via ONVIF protocol.
  • WiFi N connectivity in the 2.4GHz band, compatibility with WPA3-Personal.
  • Wired connectivity, has a Fast-Ethernet port to connect via cable to the router

Regarding the characteristics of the software, we have the possibility to activate the privacy mode, activate or not the microphone, configure motion and / or sound detection, it has an artificial intelligence to recognize the movement of people and avoid false positives due to movement. As if this were not enough, thanks to mydlink we will have recording in the cloud completely free, we can add up to 3 different IP cameras in the same account, with 1 day of recording and up to 50 stored video clips. Of course, we will always have push notifications at our disposal to know at all times what is happening.

This Cloud Camera integrates seamlessly with the mydlink app For smartphones with Android and iOS, you can download this application completely free of charge in the official stores:

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mydlink also includes integration with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant to send you voice commands and much more thanks to D-Link’s cloud management.

In RedesZone we have recorded a complete video where we show you how to install this IP Cloud camera from scratch, connecting to the camera via Bluetooth to pass all the configured information to it, and we have made the configuration by connecting the camera via WiFi to the wireless router, but we must remember that We can also configure this camera via cable without any problem, since we have a Fast-Ethernet port at our disposal. Once the camera is installed, we will teach you how to activate the recording in the cloud completely free, and we will also show you all the viewing and management options of the camera through the mydlink app for smartphones.

As you have seen, this D-Link DCS-8302LH IP Cloud Camera is installed very easily and quickly, in addition, we will have a large number of visualization and administration options through the mydlink app, ideal to get the most out of it. match to this IP camera.