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ASUS MeMO Pad FHD 10 (ME302C-A1-WH) Intel Atom 2GB DDR2 Memory 16GB Flash 10.0
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: OK... I admit that I have not had this very long, but I wanted to share my delight with it, and usually I judge products with little forgiveness. The tablet is very light and has a beautiful screen. I have found no problems with speed (some reviewers have criticized this). For example, I use a couple of free PDF readers that are plenty fast. The stock android browser on the unit is quite snappy, noticeably faster than Chrome but Chrome runs fine too. Regarding bloatware....Yes, there are a lot of apps preloaded by Asus but I would not call them burdensome. For a first time tablet owner, I think they are more of an asset than a liability. For an experienced user, no doubt you will want to remove and/or disable several of them. I've tested these features and they work well: Video streaming (netflix, awesome video quality), sound quality, headphones, wifi, and Bluetooth. Configured a gmail account and an exchange account with email and calendar, no problems. Have installed the Swype/nuance keyboard, and its speech recog works very well. Google play store works fine. Have encountered no system instability.

Cons: Basically none substantial.

Other Thoughts: For anybody who has used an Android device, this tablet will be immediate out of the box enjoyment (assuming that you don't get unlucky with a defective unit which can happen with any product). I feel differently from those who report that the tablet is too slow. Admittedly, you won't get the latest quadcore 2.4 ghz snapdragon performance, but I think that the tablet is plenty fast enough to delight.

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Belkin 4-Port Dual Band HDTV Wireless A/V Relay with 300 Mbps a/b/g/n Compatibility
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs No easier a bridge there be 08/21/2013

This review is from: Belkin 4-Port Dual Band HDTV Wireless A/V Relay with 300 Mbps a/b/g/n Compatibility

Pros: Very easy to set up.
It works.
Pretty decent throughput.
We are using it in an adjacent room (one floor down) from wireless router... Have had no problems with range / signal strength.

Cons: Bare bones but simple user interface.. No parameter tweaking. It's kind of like connecting a Roku box to your household wifi... No fun for the techie, but friendly for the everyday consumer.

Other Thoughts: Forget the marketing rhetoric about HTDV A/V relay blah blah. Nothing really to do with that. THIS PRODUCT IS AN ETHERNET BRIDGE / SWITCH (with 4 wired ports). The product will work with any device that needs an ethernet (wired) connection. If you want to bridge your wireless network to a room where you need wired ethernet ports, this device should treat you well. For example, in a room with no in-the-wall ethernet ports, I've used it to connect a Linux file server to our LAN via wifi.

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Rosewill RNX-N300RT, Wireless N300 Wi-Fi Router, IEEE 802.11b/11g/11n, Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates, 2x 5dBi Fixed Antennas, DD-WRT Open Source Support
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Focused review: Very versatile product with 3rd party firmware. This review is to convey an example.

With the stock firmware, this is a nice product as a basic home wireless router, but this review does not focus on that aspect.

Cons: I have found none substantial considering price especially when Newegg puts it on sale.

Other Thoughts: I had tried to use the RNX-N300 as a wireless bridge / repeater with DD-WRT and was having problems with stable wireless connection with my main router. So I tried Gargoyle instead (Version:1.5.10) and it has worked great. Very stable. Confirming what others have mentioned, this Rosewill device is actually a rebranded TP-Link TL-WR841N. Gargoyle provides a simple firmware install process so you can flash directly from the stock firmware. Overall seems to function as a full featured firmware "upgrade" but I only superficially tested in router/AP mode before switching to bridge mode... but will mention that I was impressed with its QOS options as a router/AP. It's an easy path to flash back to stock if you wish.

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