TP-LINK 5/8 Port Switches (TL-SG1005D/1008D): Advantages & Limitations

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Architecture diagram for Network Switch Connectivity

TP-LINK’s 5/8 port network switches TL-SG1005D/TL-SG1008D are simple inexpensive gigabit unmanaged switches that allow you to connect wired network devices like computers, laptops, IP Cameras, IP Phones, gaming consoles, etc. to your home/small business network (LAN) to share/stream data, files, and media. When you connect your modem+router to one of its ports, you can also share the Internet connection to all the connected devices. Continue reading

Philips Hue Wireless LED Light Bulbs: Advantages & Limitations

The Philips Hue Personal Wireless LED Lighting system enables you to control your light bulbs from anywhere in your home, over the wireless network (LAN); or from anywhere in the world, over the Internet. You can switch on/off, dim/brighten, change the light to any color that catches your fancy, or you can set timers for your lights to go on/off at specified times everyday. All you need is a smart phone or tablet. Continue reading