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 […]

Gryphon Wifi Router System Twin Pack

‘Gryphon – Love The Connection’ The above tagline kind of sums up the great work and innovation from Gryphon; we’re huge fans. Who Are Gryphon? Gryphon are the new kid on the block. They got their break via a successful Kickstarter campaign. Founder John Wu was one of the inventors of the popular MiFi portable […]

What Is A Power Injector?

The primary purpose of a power injector is to allow a network admin to add a power supply to an ethernet cable. Power Injectors are brilliant if you want to make use of data cables that are already in place to power your devices, or are reluctant to install additional power sockets throughout your office […]

Best Broadband For Students

Students don’t always get a choice about the broadband providers in their halls or dorms, but when they do, they need help to ensure that they are picking the best broadband on offer. When selecting the best broadband connections for students, the key questions to consider are: – Are the monthly payments affordable? – What […]

Happy Birthday Comms Express!

Wow! I can hardly believe I am saying this, but today, Comms Express is 17 years old!! Yes, crazy right? It only seems like yesterday, the years have sped by, but my they have been fun. Firstly, I would like to thank each and every one of our staff, those still with us of course […]

Cisco – Don’t Let Your Business Outgrow Your Network

It can be hard to imagine the perfect network, that ticks over like clockwork with minimal input. A network can quickly be taken for granted, that our reliance to direct traffic to communicate internally and externally won’t naturally increase. Several factors can cause an increase: Sharing larger files More connected devices Employment Security and Monitoring […]

Review: NETGEAR Orbi RBK50

Netgear are always innovative and pushing the envelope. Once again, they have come up trumps with the product we are featuring today. Netgear Orbi is the simplest and smartest way to enjoy high-speed WiFi in every corner of your home. This Orbi Mesh WiFi System kit of two covers homes up to 4,000 square feet […]

We Are Dreaming Of A White Christmas, Are You?

We haven’t got long to go until our last orders of the year roll out of the door, and whether we wake up Christmas morning to freshly fallen snow or glorious sunshine, we want to thank you all, our customers, for your incredible support in 2018. The Comms team has been busy all year fulfilling […]

The Difference Between Cat5 And Cat6

Ethernet or network cables are named dependant on their category numbers, which help you to identify which is which quickly. The most common categories are Cat5, Cat5e and Cat6 – although Cat5 is now mainly being phased out with Cat5e having taken its place as the industry standard. The way the naming works is that […]