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ASUS RT-N12/D1 Wireless-N300 3-in-1 Router/AP/Range Extender IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I now have decent wifi coverage in both ends of my house
it works and have a decent looking UI
open source firmware
you can telnet into the router (* SSH is not installed)
only $9.99 after rebate
looks slick
there is a WOL GUI

Cons: Signal strength is a little low (my main WZR300HP router 2 rooms away gives me a stronger signal than i get in the same room as this one)
Only has 28MB of ram, it really should have a little more
AP mode is a very minimal load and it sits at 86% ram used (24MB) ** this appears this include cache (almost 9.5MB)
id like to see about 35 to 40MB ram on this
the latest beta firmware is only using the 2.6.22.19 kernel which is a bit dated (4.7 is current as of writing this, would have expected to see about 3.2)
blue LEDs (surprising they are not blinding like most blue LEDs)

When i set the wifi channel to 1 or 11 it tells me to use 2 or 10 cause of "local regulations" and it claims this limits wireless coverage
the only 3 channels that are optimal for wireless N are 1, 6, and 11 as they don't overlap and since 6 is the default channel on every router out there (auto normally means 6) this forces you to use 1 or 11 unless you live on a farm for best coverage/performance
i believe this is a bug and the message is untrue
to my understanding wireless n 300 uses 2 channels at onces, you are allowed in the US to use 1 through 11
therefore you can use 1 and 3, or 11 and 9, 6 and 5 , or 6 and 7, in the US you are not allowed to use channels 12 through 14

i know nobody care but ill just rant about this:
On the box it labels the DC input as a AC input (only someone who knows the difference will catch this and realize how bad it would be if someone took it seriously)
the diagram on box uses a IE logo for the Internet, just use a cloud icon it is more accurate, a low grade browser is not the Internet
There comes a point when over simplification becomes teaching people incorrect terms, please don't encourage this

Other Thoughts: I'm using this in AP mode (no wires connect to the wlan side of the router, think about it like a network switch with wifi)

one you upgrade to the beta firmware the login is admin/admin
no real need for a wireless N AP to need a gigabit lan as the max you can push through it will be about 80Mbps (300Mbps includes overhead)

The power adapter is 12v@0.5A

the back end appears to have some ipv6 support (i see ip6tables and ipv6_monitor commands), have not seen anything about it in the front end though nor is there any sign of it in ifconfig
From what i can see it looks like they only plan to add a ip4 to 6 tunnel if it it not part of the NON AP configuration in the UI

It has a power button on the back (why would i want to turn it off? it is just a part that can fail IMO)

Internals:
CPU: BCM53572 rev 1 pkg 8 at 300 MHz
Broadcom BCM4347 802.11 Wireless Controller 5.110.27.20012
Broadcom BCM47XX 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Controller 5.110.27.20012 (I thought this was a 10/100 lan router)
i would test this to see if it is gigabit or not but i have a Cat5 cable on it (this cable can't do gigabit)

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Thinklux TKUCA35S01-4.5W-830-E12 40 Watts Equivalent LED Light Bulb
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Cheap (1.80/each) and so far so good 06/11/2016

This review is from: Thinklux TKUCA35S01-4.5W-830-E12 40 Watts Equivalent LED Light Bulb

Pros: My mom can see in her office now and it only cost 5.39 total, decent packaging (unlike the car bulbs i deal with at work, I'm looking at you Wagner)

Cons: I did not find any with a E26 base for my kitchen (my dad keep getting cheap incandescent that blow fast and sometimes shoot the glass shell off the base onto the table)

Other Thoughts: I got 3 of these for my mom's ceiling fan to replace the Rosewill 25W equivalent LEDs (Model: RL-CL3001-3P) she was using cause they were just not bright enough, hopefully these will last, I only installed less than a week ago

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Transcend TS-RDF5K USB 3.0 Support SDHC (UHS-I), SDXC (UHS-I), microSD, microSDHC (UHS-I), and microSDXC (UHS-I) Flash Card Reader
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It works, smaller than my old card reader, has micro and full size SD card slots and more reliable.

Cons: not free
does not make old cards faster
usb cover is probably easy to loose
i almost stuck my velcro tape on the clear protective cover (instead of the adapter) that prevents scratches cause i did not see it

Other Thoughts: It was able to write a large amount of data (2.6GB) to my G. Skill Class 6 card (FF-TSDG16GA-C6) in 3:37 minutes at 12MB/s
2600000000 bytes (2.6 GB) copied, 216.696 s, 12.0 MB/s
* that card is known to exceed it's specked performance
* that was done over USB2, but i don't have any cards that can run at >60MB/s
My old card reader was the cheapest (under $1) thing i could get that had a micro sd slot on it, it worked fine for viewing camera pics, but it was flaky when it came to loading sd cards from raspberry pi projects, so i had been using my laptop for that

This is my 1st piece of usb3 hardware (not counting my laptop and desktop's motherboard)

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Display Name: Chad M.

Date Joined: 08/05/11

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  • First Review: 12/03/11
  • Last Review: 08/13/16
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