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TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600 High Gain Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
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5 out of 5 eggs A reliable dual band WiFi adapter 09/23/2016

This review is from: TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600 High Gain Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter

Pros: 1. Connects to my Router at 433.5 Mbps (as advertised) on the 5 GHz band. Note the USB 2.0 maximum transfer rate is 480 Mbps.

2. Plug and Play on Windows 8.0. Downloaded the drivers automatically. No need to use the installation CD.

3. Reliable connection. I have used this WiFi adapter for several months without any connection issues. However see Con #2.

4. Streams live TV (1080p video) with bandwidth to spare from a SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME, to Windows 8.0 Microsoft Windows Media Center desktop.

5. Large industry standard antenna.

6. Includes a USB 2.0 extension cable.

7. Includes a Status LED.

Cons: 1. The unit is rather large (even larger with the antenna). Not likely the best solution for a Laptop. My Testing was with two different Windows 8.0 Desktops.

2. It does take maybe 20-30 seconds for the adapter to re-connect after a Windows Restart.

Other Thoughts: 1. My testing was with a Netgear N450 Gateway (Dual Band WiFi Router + Cable Modem combination).

2. In general I prefer Wired Gigabit Ethernet over using WiFi. However, I had a PC in a bedroom with no wired Ethernet available and the TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600 filled my need.

3. If you need a dual band (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz) Wifi adapter, I recommend this product.

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Netgear N450-100NAS N450 Wireless Gigabit Router + High Speed Cable Modem – DOCSIS 3.0
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4 out of 5 eggs N450 CG3000DV2 Netgear Gateway 04/22/2016

This review is from: Netgear N450-100NAS N450 Wireless Gigabit Router + High Speed Cable Modem – DOCSIS 3.0

Pros: This is a Gateway (i.e. a Cable Modem and Router packaged into a single unit). I actually prefer separate Modem and Routers, but if you want a Gateway, this is a Gateway.

Firmware is automatically upgraded by your cable company. When "activated" by Comcast (Business Class) mine firmware was updated to level: V3.01.06.

Takes very little table space (when standing on end). Plenty of space to run both your Coax cable and Ethernet cables.

Gigabit wired Ethernet (in the Router switch). WiFi Range is good.

Modem is stable (on Comcast business class).

Default Router user/password is: admin/password (http://192.168.0.1/). I could not find the default user/password for the Modem anywhere I looked (http://192.168.100.1/)

Cons: Its a Gateway (N450 CG3000DV2). I prefer a separate Cable Modem and Router.

WiFi is only N450 (i.e. 2.4 GHz only, no 5.0 GHz).

External Power Supply.

Firmware is rather old and buggy (see Other Thoughts). Your ISP (Comcast for me) updates the firmware (you have no control).

Other Thoughts: Firmware Bugs (in my opinion):

1. Port Forwarding doesn't allow you to use different Internal Port from the External Port (e.g. I like to always use Internal Port 80 on all Internal IP Addresses.) .

2. Email doesn't seem to work.

3. FTP on http://192.168.1.5/ must be anonymous. I could not get it to work at all using the admin user/password.

I will attempt to contact NetGear support about the three Firmware issues listed above.

If you want a Gateway (not a separate Cable Modem and Router) and all you need is N450 WiFi (2.4 GHz only, not 5.0 GHz). This product should work for you.

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Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2  Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm CW-9060024-WW
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5 out of 5 eggs A well designed liquid cooling solution 02/24/2016

This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm CW-9060024-WW

Pros: The unit is packaged well. The Radiator sits on one side, the hoses to the pump wrap around the two fans in the center.

Includes all required washers and screws (eight each), stand-offs (twelve, you use four), and thumb nuts (four).

Relatively easy to install. [a] place appropriate back-plate onto the motherboard with four stand off screws, [b] attach push/pull fans to case and radiator with eight screws (four per fan), [c] attach pump to CPU, [d] plug fans into power cord and power cord into motherboard, [e] attach monitor cord to bottom side of pump and USB 2.0 motherboard header (optional).

Largest install issue is attaching the unit to your case (e.g. in place of the rear 120 mm fan in my case).

The pump is basically silent. The fans are nearly silent (default speed is ~600 RPM per my motherboard monitor).

Two year Warranty.

Cons: The installation manual is pretty "sparse". Does not even mention the USB monitor cord.

The Intel instructions are front half of the manual. AMD is the second half of the manual (don't panic if you are AMD).

Somewhat bulky inside the case. The two fans plus the Radiator are roughly four inches thick.

The liquid hoses are fairly thick, a little tough to maneuver.

Other Thoughts: My installation was LGA 1151 CPU in an Antec case.

I recommend this product if your system requires liquid cooling.

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