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This review is from: ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Great specs and features.
Cons: Dead on arrival. Apparent short to ground in mobo prevents POST. Power supply cycles and breaker in PS trips when connected only to mobo, and mobo is only populated with RAM and CPU. Power supply is known good, with all voltages testing w/in spec.
Other Thoughts: Apparently, I'm not the only one with a QC problem with this board, after reading the reviews. But this is the first bad ASUS board I've had. And, props to NewEgg for great customer service to resolve the issue.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LINKSYS SE2800 Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbps 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Pros: Adds six more Ethernet ports to your router. You gain eight, but use one on the router and one on the switch to connect. Just plug in and go. No software or firmware to configure. Auto senses speeds and configures to match. What more do you want?
Other Thoughts: Low profile rounded styling is OK, but prevents stacking.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LINKSYS WES610N Dual-Band Wireless-N Entertainment Bridge
Pros: Good connection for audio/video components to the internet. All the bandwidth I need, and reasonably fast speeds throughout the condominium.
Cons: Poor documentation, and not intuitive setup. Linksys did not even include a pdf of the User Manual on the included CD -- they make you download it from the net. The CD is completely useless - it has only a "troubleshooting guide" that covers only a few common issues. The "User Manual" icon is only a link to the web to download the manual, and I found the link to be non-functional (error message that the document is corrupted and could not be downloaded). Linksys should have given users a manual on the disk.
Other Thoughts: One item not in the documentation is that you must not plug any devices into the bridge after you have programmed it to interact with your network until you have moved it to where it will live and have turned it on. After you have done this, and the device has associated itself and shows it is connected wirelessly to your network, you can then hot plug your devices into the RJ-45 plugs in the rear. Otherwise, the device will not associate itself with your network.READ FULL REVIEW