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Samsung Galaxy Light (T-mobile) LTE Quad-Core 1.4GHz Cell Phone
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Nice Size Samsung 04/24/2014

This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Light (T-mobile) LTE Quad-Core 1.4GHz Cell Phone

Pros: Does everything I need. Great connection, wonderful data speed when 4G LTE is available. The Quad-core is smooth and responsive. Connectivity is good. GPS and Wi-Fi work well. The device can be a very fast Wi-Fi hotspot when LTE is available. Calls are quite good.

Cons: No surprise, but there are a few cost reductions that may matter to you. The screen and camera are not state of the art, but still plenty nice. Memory is small.

I bought direct from T-Mobile and paid more.

Other Thoughts: The smaller size is perfect. Even with an optional case, the phone is not too large, yet the screen is not too small.

The price here at NewEgg is very good -- wish I'd waited.

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ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs RT-AC56U w/ firmware 3.0.0.4.374_4561 04/16/2014

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless-AC1200 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: Initial setup was a breeze, and default settings were pretty good.

This latest version of firmware is 47 days old now, and seems very stable with no reboots required.

Several different new and old Wi-Fi adapters, laptops and smartphones are all getting great service in a very noisy Wi-Fi congested condo building.

One example: An EDIMAX EW-7811UTC #N82E16833315132 AC600 adapter gets it's maximum rated 5 GHz connection speed of 433 Mbps on a Win 7 machine in the next room; fast and sweet.

But, the crown jewel: my neighbor on a Win 8.1 desktop with an old TP-Link WN722N #N82E16833704045 2.4 GHz adapter is getting reliable 65 Mbps connections, consistent service and 4 out of 5 bars in the OS. That machine is ~120' away through many metal stud walls and obstructions and getting stepped on by a bunch of neighbors! Nice.

Cons: Price.

I haven't tried any third party firmware -- the only thing I need and miss is better charting of remote signal quality, so it hasn't been necessary yet.

The router is always warm, never cool to the touch; but never really hot either.

Other Thoughts: To get good 2.4 GHz long range service: 1) I set the bandwidth to 20 MHz (upper limit 144 Gbps); and 2) I traded off USB 3.0 maximum throughput in favor of 2.4 GHz performance (Advanced Settings, Wireless, Professional, Reducing USB 3.0 interference -> ENABLE). While 2.4 GHz speed is reduced by the narrow bandwidth, and USB 3.0 performance takes a hit, the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi works beautifully!

This is a very nice product. If the price works for you, you'll love the router.

ex ovo omnia

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EDIMAX EW-7811UTC AC600 Dual-band USB 2.0 Wireless Mini Adapter, ideally for upgrading Laptop, desktop, Macbook or Ultrabook with 433/150Mbps data rates
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very good operation. At short range (in the same room) it runs solid at 433 Mbps on 5 GHz, just as rated.

Surprisingly decent range -- I tested it at ~80 feet through several walls, and it ran perfectly at more than 200 Mbps. Nice!

I'm using a ASUS RT-AC56U Router with this adapter. I tested it fine on an old 54 Mbps "G" access point, too.

It sleeps well, and recovers from sleep quickly and without error.

Cons: Blinky, blinky light. The previous reviewers were not kidding. This pin-point blue LED flickers a sharp needle in the eye! This would be a deal breaker if it weren't easy to work around. I've got it on a short USB extender cable that lets me flip it upside down.

If you have the same SSID on both bands in your router, it will choose the band that gets the highest theoretical speed connection. It will choose a heavily congested 2.4 GHz over a wide open 5 GHz, if the connection is "faster".

It does not operate on both bands simultaneously, but I knew that going in.

Other Thoughts: Other than the nearly useless and very annoying LED, this thing brings a great deal to the table. Very good speed, reasonable range for a tiny bug of a thing, and a low price. Just plan to hide that indicator LED!

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Display Name: William F.

Date Joined: 04/05/05

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