Poynting Antenna Buying Guide: Transport & Mobility
Whether you own a motorhome, van or emergency vehicle, Poynting antennas can bring you the stable and reliable connection you need to stay in touch no matter the conditions or circumstances. Here is your buying guide to find the perfect model for you!
How to boost Wi-Fi signal around your home or office
Buffering videos, browsing taking far too long, that little sad face that pops up when you have no internet connection, we all know these feelings far too well. Apart from just being plain annoying, signs like these could mean that your Wi-Fi signal has slowed down, and it's time to boost that Wi-Fi connection.
Access points explained
So, you want to improve your Wi-Fi signal and you keep hearing access points pop up all over the place as a solution. They sound pretty useful, but what are they, and what can they actually do? We’re here to answer all of your questions.
Bold Smart Locks for AirBnB
Are you an AirBnB owner looking to simplify and improve your security measures? Keep reading to find out how Bold can be the ultimate solution.
Smart Lock vs Traditional Lock; What’s the difference?
Today we will be explaining the difference between traditional locks and smart locks. Keep reading to discover how Smart Locks can reduce the stress of keys and make your life easier!
NetXL Christmas Gift Guide 2022
From Networking to Smart Home, we have a Christmas Guide that's tailored to the techy in your life! Read on to find your loved one the perfect gift this Christmas.
Spotlight interview: Hugo from POYNTING
Poynting has been a huge part of NetXL since its launch in 2019. Let's chat with Hugo to find out what makes Poynting so special and why it's the perfect solution for you!
How can TP-Link's OC200 Omada Cloud Controller make my life easier?
Searching for a smart networking management solution? Look no further. Read to find out how TP-Links OC200 can make your life easier.
How is Bold Smart Lock so secure?
Smart access to your property whilst keeping safe and secure? We've got you.
Why do I need a Bold Smart Lock?
Finding the right products to smarten up your property can be a struggle. Read on to find out why a smart lock is the perfect option.
Network and WiFi Analyzer for iOS and Android | Fing Review
Fing is a network and WiFi analyzer for iOS and Android. We discuss its strengths and weaknesses as well as alternatives like Ubiquiti's Wifiman.
A Primer on Poynting XPOL Antennas
Cross polarisation is a type of diversity technique capable of minimising signal loss within a cellular network by handling polarisation shifts. Learn what that means here!
6 Antenna Setup Tips to Maximise Network Performance
Following antenna installation tips without understanding the technical 'why' behind the how can be frustrating. Here are 6 technical tips to help.
Choosing an Antenna: Webinar Announcement
Which antenna is best? That depends on your needs. Let us educate you on the few variables with the biggest impact so you can make an informed decision quickly.
What Is Antenna Gain
Find out more about antenna gain and the optimum antenna positioning for the best signals and connections.
The Difference Between DSL, ADSL and VDSL Internet
What’s the difference between DSL, ADSL, VDSL? How does DSL work? We answer these questions and more.
A Beginner's Guide to the NetXL API
A guide to getting started with the NetXL API, which trade account customers can use to query stock availability, request quotes and check pricing.
Coaxial Cable Length & Signal Loss
The longer the coax cable you use, the more signal loss you will experience. Here's why and what you can do about it.
Can I Add a Mesh Network to an Existing Router
You can add a mesh network to an existing router, but this is best done with dedicated mesh devices. Comparable results can be achieved with powerline adapters.
How To Set Up a 4G Backup Network for Home and Office
We walk you through the hardware you'll need to set up a cellular backup network so you never lose connectivity again.
The 4 Best WiFi Solutions for Guest Houses
Learn how point-to-point bridges, LTE networks, external access points and some creative DIY cable routing can provide your guest house with great WiFi.
Kitchen Sound System Ideas that ANYONE Can Implement (2022)
The best kitchen sound system idea for you depends on your budget, your preferences and your DIY skills. Here's a breakdown of the considerations involved.
What Are Co Polarization and Cross Polarization? | Antenna Science Explained
Confused by technical terms? Don’t worry, in this article we’ll explain in simple terms what co- and cross-polarization mean in antenna science.
Can I Replace My Virgin Media Router?
We share how to upgrade from your Virgin Media Super Hub router and share some ideas for great replacements.
Mounting Poynting MIMO-3-V2 Antennas to Campervans
Here's how to mount MIMO-3-V2 series antennas to your campervan or motorhome, as well as what you need to be aware of before getting started.
What are the Main Components of a Home or Office Network?
A network router, network switch or two and a few wireless access points will, along with your end devices, make up a perfectly usable network.
Bluetooth Ceiling Speakers
All about bluetooth ceiling speakers: how they work, how to install them and what you need to be sure of before installing a pair in your bathroom.
Enhancing Your Business’ On-site Security with UniFi Access Control
The UniFi Access starter kit offers businesses a cost-effective access control solution for boosting on-premise security.
5 Types of Networks Explained
Local and wide area networks are groups of devices joined to share information and resources. Learn about specific types of networks here.
Product Review: The Ubiquiti UniFi G3 Instant Camera | UniFi Protect
The tiny UniFi G3 Instant camera is barely taller than a 9V battery, but what makes it so popular with consumers?
What Is The Difference Between Active and Passive Speakers?
Ever wondered what the difference is between active and passive speakers? Wondering whether to purchase Lithe Audio's active or passive in-ceiling speakers? Learn more here.
How to Set Up a 4G LTE Antenna for Best Performance
We give you some pointers for optimising the performance from your LTE antenna
Easily Extend WiFi Networks With Powerline Adapters
Extend weak WiFi networks with a TP-Link Powerline Adapter. Find out how this simple solution can boost any home or office network.
What is Structured Cabling?
Structured cabling is the planned approach to installing cable infrastructure in a building. Learn what hardware and tools you need to install structured cabling.
The Future of Satellite Internet (Starlink, OneWeb, Project Kuiper)
Starlink satellite broadband is already in Beta, but OneWeb and Project Kuiper are yet to launch. What will these services look like?
Modem vs Router: What’s the Difference?
A modem is a device that translates analogue signals into digital and vice versa. A router directs traffic through your network to specific devices.
5 Tips for Improving Network Performance (That You Need to Know)
Optimising your network can be complicated. With multiple confounding variables, you need a few high-probability touchpoints. Here are five of them.
The Ubiquiti UniFi U6 Lite - A Worthy Purchase?
Ubiquiti's WiFi 6-enabled U6 Lite access point is a capable piece of network hardware. But is it a worthy purchase given the current state of the market?
Dome vs Bullet Cameras: What’s the Difference?
Is a dome camera or a bullet camera best for your business? We discuss the key differences, pros and cons of each type of IP camera.
Wireless Standards Explained | 802.11ax, 4G and Bluetooth
Wireless standards describe the ever-evolving state of wireless technology. From 802.11ax to 5G and Bluetooth 5.0, we walk you through them.
We compared these IP cameras. Which was best? Reolink, Wisenet, Grundig
We test three brands of bullet and dome IP cameras to see which is best for businesses. Different megapixels, different price points, how do they compare?
IP Cameras: Why Number of Megapixels Isn’t All That Matters
There's more to consider when buying IP cameras than the megapixel count. Dig deeper into the datasheets with us.
5 Solutions for Slow Internet at home
Suffering from slower than ideal internet at home? We've got you covered.
The Best VoIP DECT Phones on the Market
Base station and Handset combinations: Here's our pick of the best VoIP DECT tech on the market.
Grundig CCTV Cameras: Guide to Megapixel Counts and Focal Lengths
Our guide to megapixel counts and focal lengths when choosing an IP security camera.
Grundig IP Security Cameras Guide
Grundig CCTV IP cameras are suitable for a wide range of business and industry applications. Find out what type of camera you need for your application.
Lithe Audio Pro Series Speakers
Lithe Audio’s new Pro Series wireless ceiling speakers represent the first truly all-in-one multi-room speaker system.
Why is Kevlar Used in Speaker Manufacturing?
Surprised that Kevlar is used in the manufacture of speakers? Here's why it makes such a great build material for speaker woofers.
How To Choose the Right Antenna | 4G Antenna Buying Guide
Choosing the right LTE ?antenna can be tricky for the uninitiated. Here's a list of things to consider before buying your 4G antenna.
Network Installers: Boost Profits Upselling Wireless Ceiling Speakers
Adding multi-room audio installation to your list of provided services as a Managed IT Services company could boost your bottom line cheaply and simply. Here's how.
Draytek’s Newest Managed Mesh Wireless Access Point: The VigorAP960C
Prepare for the return of your staff by strengthening your business network with Draytek's VigorAP960C mesh WAPs.
Is Your Network Robust Enough: The Draytek Vigor2865 Series Business Router
Draytek's Vigor2865 Series Business Multi-WAN Router is perfect for SMBs looking to create a resilient business network with Failover.
High Speed WiFi for River Cruises and Bus Tours with Poynting Antennas
River cruise and bus tour businesses can boost their edge over the competition by offering high speed onboard WiFi. Here's what you'll need to do just that.
Ubiquiti AmpliFi vs UniFi: Which Range is Right For Me?
Ubiquiti's has a large line of premium network products. If you're wondering whether the UniFi or AmpliFi range is best for you, look no further.
Manage On-Site Security In The Cloud with IP CCTV & IP Access Control
The combination of IP CCTV cameras and IP Intercom devices makes for an effective, comprehensive security solution that can be managed efficiently in the cloud.
Antenna Radiation Patterns: Why They’re Important
To correctly compare the performance of two antennas, you need to understand more than just antenna gain. Here's all you need to know about radiation patterns.
2N’s IP Force: Ruggedised IP Video Intercom for Industry Applications
2N’s IP Force IP intercom is the perfect access control device for industry applications requiring devices that are anti-vandal, ruggedised and weatherproofed
Network Terms Explained
For the uninitiated, network terminology can be difficult to wrap your head around. We define some key network terms to help you better understand networks and how they function.
2N Access Commander: Access Control Device Management Platform
2N Access Commander allows for remote management of 2N Access Control devices across multiple sites. Learn about licensing options and more.
Best Antennas for LTE-only Fixed Wireless Access
Finding the right antenna for a fixed wireless access job is half the battle. We help you to decide on the best Poynting LTE antenna given your use case.
2N’s Modular IP Intercom, the IP Verso
2N's IP intercoms, including the exciting, modular IP Verso, are suitable for high-security buildings, offices and apartment buildings.
Wireless Ceiling Speakers from Lithe Audio
Ceiling speakers from Lithe Audio come in both Bluetooth and WiFi varieties. Learn more about these wireless ceiling speakers and what makes them so popular.
Why NetXL for Fixed Wireless Access Solutions?
NetXL is a direct distributor of both Poynting antennas and Teltonika routers. Build your fixed wireless access solution at great prices with NetXL
Why NetXL for WiFi Network Hardware?
Wireless Communications Hardware is NetXL's forte. Here are all the reasons you should be choosing us as your hardware distributor.
Why Choose NetXL As Your Ubiquiti Distributor?
Apply for a Trade Account today to source Ubiquiti network products for yourself or your clients with credit or with special pricing
How the Patch App & Go Network Cable Tester Can Save Network Technicians Thousands
The Patch App & Go network cable tester: Test and trace your network circuitry in a cost-effective and capable package
Boat Internet Solutions: Marine Antennas for Canal Boats
One of the few ways to improve a gentle cruise in your canal boat is to create a boat internet solution. With marine antennas and 4G routers, we show you how it's done.
Wireless Ceiling Speakers for Smart Homes
Smart home tech makes it easier to enjoy life's comforts. Combine with Lithe Audio's wireless ceiling speakers for an immersive home audio experience.
Tech Christmas Gift Ideas for Him
With Christmas around the corner, we've got some great tech gift ideas for a lucky husband, son or dad including wireless ceiling speakers and hardware to upgrade your network.
How To Extend WiFi Range and Network Coverage
Wireless access points, mesh APs and power line adaptors can be used to extend the range of your WiFi network. Learn what these are and how they extend your network coverage.
Best Small Network Switches for Simple Networks
To effectively provide power to your devices, you’ll want a cost-effective PoE network switch. Here are our recommendations for the best small four-to-eight port switches.
The Best VoIP Phones for Remote Workers
With working from home becoming the new norm, business and their employees need hardware like desktop VoIP phones that enable continued productivity.
How To Install Ceiling Speakers: Lithe Audio
Learn how to install a ceiling speaker, as well as how Lithe Audio make the process simpler and cheaper with their wireless WiFi and Bluetooth ceiling speakers.
What Is MIMO? How Does MIMO Work?
What Is MIMO (multi input, multi output) technology? How Does MIMO Work? What’s the difference between MIMO and SISO? We answer these questions and more.
Poynting Antenna Applications for the NHS and Emergency Services
Poynting 4G antennas can be put to many good uses by emergency services in the battle against coronavirus. We discuss a few such applications here.
4G Antennas for Staycations: Campers and Boats
2020 was the year of the staycation. Improve your experience next Summer or this Winter with a superfast 4G network by purchasing a 4G antenna
Use 4G Connectivity to Boost Your Home Network
What are 'redundancy measures' and 'connectivity backups'? How can a 4G antenna and a 4G router help you set them up?
Network Hardware Distribution - Product Catalogue Overview
Here at NetXL we’re pleased to have a product range that is continually expanding to include exciting new products from manufacturers including Poynting, Ubiquiti and Yealink.
The Poynting XPOL-1-5G
Poynting's new 5G-ready omnidirectional antenna, the XPOL-1-5G, has arrived. Learn all about it here.
IP Surveillance Cameras: Before You Buy
IP Surveillance Cameras are an easy addition to your home or business security setup. Here's what you need to know before you buy.
NetXL: Lithe Audio Distributor
Lithe Audio is a UK manufacturer of audio equipment, including WiFi and Bluetooth ceiling speakers. Now distributed by NetXL.
The Best VoIP Phones Under £100
Here's our pick of the best VoIP deskphones at varying affordable price points.
Product Comparison: NETGEAR 20+ Port Switches
In the market for a 28 or24 port network switch for your business? Look no further than NETGEAR for your powerful, cloud-managed smart switch.
Ubiquiti UniFi UAP AC LR - Before You Buy
Thinking of buying a Ubiquiti UniFi UAP AC LR? Read this first.
Poynting XPOL-1 vs XPOL-2: What's the difference?
Our two best selling antennas are the XPOL-1 and the XPOL-2. Which is best for your use case? Read on to find out.
What Is NETGEAR Insight?
NETGEAR's network management system aims to simplify system administration down to a level accessible to all
The Yealink CP700 and CP900 Speakerphones
Today's featured product is the Yealink CP700/CP900 line of conference speakerphones: Highly portable with immersive, high fidelity audio and Bluetooth connectivity.
Teltonika and Poynting Industry Applications
Read about the best Teltonika 4G routers and Poynting external 4G antennas for various industry applications.
Netgear - Helping You Work Remotely
NetXL is now stocking Netgear! Learn which Netgear products could help you work from home.
Which UniFi Controller Hosting Option is Best for Me?
Your first foray into networking can be tough. We outline the best UniFi Controller hosting option for your network application.
Perfect Remote Working Network Setup for the Current Climate
Learn about our hardware recommendations for the perfect remote working network setup
Perfect Remote Working Network Setup for the Coronavirus Outbreak I
Learn how to setup the right remote working home office network to help your business continue to perform during the coronavirus pandemic
Networking Hardware Recommendations for Schools
Schools and other large institutions like hospitals have particular networking and security needs. Read about our recommendations in networking hardware here.
PoE Explained: Types, Standards and Terminology
Learn all about PoE types, standards and devices
Ease You've Dreamed Of: The Ubiquiti Dream Machine is Now Available for Purchase
Learn all about the new UniFi Dream Machine, available to purchase now from the NetXL store
Leading Jabra headsets available at NetXL
Check out the best Jabra wired and wireless Bluetooth headsets for consumers and enterprise.
A Deep Dive Into Poynting Marine Antennas
Find out more about Poynting's specialist marine antennas and their applications
Why Should You Consider PoE Switches?
Check out some of the reasons you should consider choosing a PoE switch for your networks and installations.
The USW-Flex: A small but powerful PoE switch
Find out more about Ubiquiti's powerful Unifi USW-Flex gigabit switch for outdoor and indoor use.
The difference between Directional and Omni-Directional Antennas
Looking for an antenna? Find out if a Directional or Omni-Directional antenna best suits your needs.
Get onboard with Poynting marine and vehicle antennas
Find out about the class leading Poynting vehicle and marine antennas. Learn which solutions are best for extending your networks and signals.
Yealink - Modernising the IP Telephony Market
Check out the latest Yealink T5 Series of VoIP phones. From front desks to call centers, there's a solution for every need.
Spotlight on Polycom's VVX VoIP Phone Series
Check out Polycom's VVX series of VoIP phones for business. See which phones are best for business, retail and call centers.
Introduction to Sennheiser headsets for business
Check out the latest Sennheiser headsets and find out which one is best for your business needs.
WiFi or DECT Phones as Mobility Phone Solutions?
WiFi and DECT are the two biggest contenders for wireless phone solutions. Find out which technology is best for you.
3 Best Selling Wireless Access Points For Every Need
Check out three of our most popular wireless access points and the benefits they can bring to you or your customers.
A deeper view into IP CCTV lenses and imaging
See how lens sizes, focal lengths and aperture sizes can have an affect on your video camera surveillance and imaging.
A closer look at Hikvision Network IP Cameras and NVRs
Introducing Hikvision Network IP Cameras and Network Video Recorders. Find out about these global leaders in video surveillance and their innovative products.
How Teltonika 3G and 4G LTE routers can boost your connections
Find out how a 3G or LTE 4G router can aid your mobile broadband and Internet connection needs.
Is NetXL GDPR Compliant?
With upcoming GDPR updates, see how NetXL have taken additional measures to ensure your privacy and data are protected.
5 essential business router features
Find out what features you should try and look for when seeking and investing in a business grade router for offices or retail stores.
Protecting your data at NetXL
We treat your security and privacy with the utmost importance. Find out what measures we take at NetXL to keep your data and privacy protected.
What is Power over Ethernet and how can it be of use in your network setup
Learn about PoE network switches and devices and how the technology can be of use for offices and businesses, whatever the setup.
The best router and WiFi solutions when using a Virgin Media router in modem only mode
Check out some alternate router and WiFi access point solutions when using a Virgin Media Superhub in modem-only mode.