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ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band AC3200 Wireless Gigabit Router AiProtection with Trend Micro for Complete Network Security
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This was router was so easy to set up and update my wife did it before I got home from work. My internet went from 75 down 10 up to 175 down 22 up. The reason being was the down scale from my very old router. My old router had a gigabit LAN but the WAN like most old routers was 10/100. Thus, I did not get what I paid for in internet.
There are zero disconnect issues. I have new phones that stream television. Prior to this router that was lag and catch up time. Now it has speed to spare.
It is nice how you can name all three of your wireless streams separately. They all show up separately on your computer, phones, and etc. You simply pick the stream you want to connect to. In years past, I remember doing extensive reading to figure out settings and logistics or routers. This web based log in is more than impressive. It is well laid out and easy to understand. There are tools that you wouldn't have thought of that are great. You can show the upload and download use of all devices and see who the data hogs are. You really feel like you are in command of your network when you log into the router.
Range: When I parked in front of my house I used to connect to my router as I walked up the walkway with my phone. With this router as I drive down my street my phone connects before I even get home. The range is beyond anything I have ever experienced.

Cons: This was the most I have ever paid for a router by far.

Other Thoughts: If you Comcast you probably got a free doubling of your internet speed at some point. Your current modem probably does not support the newer speed. You will need a new modem to go along with the router to get the new speeds above 100 meg download.

The range is so far that the devices you are using are now the weakest links. The router will always reach farther than the devices return capabilities. Thus, you can connect down the block but not necessarily return a signal if your laptop or phone has a tiny built in antenna. If you want to connect to this from a great distance a good external return antenna is needed. Basically, you cannot return cannon fire with a spit ball.

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EDUP EP-N8531 150Mbps USB Wifi Wireless Nano Adapter, Mini Standard IEEE 802.11n Card
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: They are cheap and easy to use.

Cons: There are disconnects under large loads.
The range is not good.
Getting an internet signal usually involves pulling it in and out several times and rebooting. It connects to the WIFI but keeps the exclamation saying limited with no internet.

Other Thoughts: For the price you pay you get the value.

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SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I upgrade my Asus g750 laptop from an 830 to an 850. It was a noticeable speed upgrade. If you sneeze and look at the clock you will miss the boot up with windows 8.1. At this point any more speed would be fractions of a second. Going from one ssd and one mechanical to two ssds increased the battery time by another half hour or more.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: With multiple SSDs it seems motherboards don't always know which drive to boot from. In a mechanical drive array the boards searched for one with a bootable operating system. In the case of multiple SSDs I had to specify which to boot from. Otherwise the boards would boot from whichever was installed first or prompt for you to pick.

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Display Name: Joshua P.

Date Joined: 12/09/02

  • Reviews: 19
  • Helpfulness: 8
  • First Review: 02/16/09
  • Last Review: 10/24/15
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