What Is Structured Cabling in Networking?

Once upon a time, office technology consisted only of phones. The phones were quite simple to install as they needed just a thin, multi-core cable. Then along came computers, these needed to be linked together with a different kind of cable, usually bulky coaxial, with varying types of connectors at the end. Computers of the […]

Comms Express: Football Shirt Friday

Friday 26th April saw the Comms Team throw on their best Football Shirt for the Bobby Moore Fund. Our Football Shirt Friday fundraiser raised £200 – £100 in donations, which was matched by Comms Express. Football has always been at the heart of the Comms Express team. The staff roster boasts many footballers who play […]

What is a PoE Switch?

Most businesses these days have some sort of structured cabling solution. This uses standard twisted pair cabling to connect all of the networking devices in the building, so that computers and phones can share the same cables, making it easy to move things around to suit changing requirements. Using PoE Switches can help companies improve, […]

How to Extend WiFi Outside

You know the drill. You’re sitting outside your home or business, trying to connect to your WiFi. You’re waving your arms around, trying to find the magic connection point. It doesn’t have to be like that. Whether it’s for your home or business, getting Wi-Fi outside is easier than it sounds. A cabled solution is […]

Win a Zyxel Multy X WiFi System!

We are excited to announce that we have another great giveaway and you can enter via both Facebook and Twitter. As always there are no limit as to how many times you can enter; just come along and join in the fun. So what is on offer? We have partnered with the great team at […]

How to Set up a Home Network and Smart Home

Networks used to be confined to businesses, allowing desktop PCs to access information from a central server. At home, computers tended to be stand-alone. File-sharing usually consisted of emails to oneself and running around with USB sticks. But in the last few years, we’ve seen a considerable shift towards home networks – especially with the […]

What is a PDU (Power Distribution Unit)?

A PDU is used to distribute power, typically to networking and computer hardware housed in a rack in a data centre. A basic PDU has one input and multiple outputs, each designed to supply power to one piece of equipment. A stable power supply is critical in data centres. Higher-spec PDUs can be monitored to […]

What does a network switch do?

A network switch, otherwise known as a switching hub, a bridging hub or a MAC bridge, is a small piece of hardware that manages the communications of multiple connected devices in a single, wired local area network (LAN). Switches enable fast in-network communication by routing data packets between devices in a smart way, creating a […]

Win a POE Switch from TP-Link

How has your February panned out? Here at Comms Express we have enjoyed the almost spring-like weather but we are finding it hard to believe that we are inviting March 2019 into our lives; the year is whizzing by! Talking of warm welcomes we would like to use this platform to chat about our great […]

Netgear DM200 Broadband High-Speed DSL Modem

Under our Comms Express microscope is the Netgear DM200 Broadband High-Speed DSL Modem. If you are looking for a simple and cost-effective modem for your home, this is the perfect solution. What’s in the Box Netgear has ensured that the Netgear DM200 modem comes with everything you need to get on the net – no […]