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TP-LINK Archer T1U Wireless AC450 Nano USB Adapter Support Windows 10 with New Driver Update
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3 out of 5 eggs You have to have the software on some machines 07/08/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T1U Wireless AC450 Nano USB Adapter Support Windows 10 with New Driver Update

Pros: 1. Small
2. Wireless AC
3. Works with software installed

Cons: 1. Some computers worked with the windows connection software - not all
2. Dropped connections on Windows 7 machine

Other Thoughts: This is one of those products that has diminished use. Most machines are laptops with built in WiFi. Most desktops do not have wireless connections, but this small device could easily replaced with one that has antennas. This is so you can have better range. Honestly, this product is starting to find a diminished use, because of this.

I would have thought that it should have worked using the Windows drivers only, but on 2 machines it did not. You had to load TP-Links software. I scratched my head on this, but it is the only way it would work. A 32 GB machine should not have to install additional software. Networking has not changed a whole lot in the last 5 years or so. It is have been consistent since windows 7.

If you have a laptop that has a damaged WiFi card, then this is a good solution. I cannot see a lot of other uses for it.

GIGABYTE GA-X150M-PLUS WS (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel C232 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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Pros: 1. Latest Socket
2. Xeon support
3. Sturdy
4. Lots of copper - heat dissipation - durable model

Cons: 1. Non EEC support
2. Tight
3. PS2 connections
4. Why is there only one USB 3.0 connector on the motherboard for the front side

Other Thoughts: I want to like this board, but I cannot figure out what it is for. A small gaming rig or server seems like it should be its niche. However, it cannot do either well. What about a fast media machine, but the front end for media can be smaller. I just do not get this board at this time. Without EEC the Xeon support seems useless. I just cannot find a good usage.

Overall, it functions well. It is heavy because of the extra copper. This will help some with heat dissipation. Got to like that. Everything about this board makes me think gaming, but only on PCIe 16 slot and then only PCIe 1 slots. Why not have 2 larger PCIe slots one x16 and if two are used then both x8 for SLI or Crossfire. If this had been done then this would be great for a powerful LAN machine.

CyberPower GX1325U 1325 VA 810 Watts 10 Outlets UPS
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5 out of 5 eggs It works 07/08/2016

This review is from: CyberPower GX1325U 1325 VA 810 Watts 10 Outlets UPS

Pros: 1, Cleans up the output on some circuits
2. Back-up power supply
3. Works out of the box
4. Nice look
5. Batteries are replaceable
6. Lots of outlets
7. Can charge your phone or other devices with USB ports

Cons: 1. Heavy
2. Case is difficult to open
3. Does a pure sine wave make much of a difference
5. Not all outlets are on the battery side

Other Thoughts: Battery side
After the batteries were charged, I grabbed my DVOM just to start doing a little testing. The output was 118 volts solid. It did not very more than 2/10ths of a volt. That is excellent. If you are dealing with very sensitive equipment this is a great. A computer power supply just does not need that tight control. Your result may very some depending on how clean the power coming into your building is. When I checked on a friends Oscilloscope, the wave produced was pretty much a sine wave there were some very minor fluctuations probably within the margin of error. Though I will say, I do not use scopes much.

Other side
The DVOM results were similar, but the changes in voltage were a little higher ranging from 116 to 121 volts. That is still pretty tight. The scope showed a wider change in the wave as well.

Overall opinion
It is not hugely expensive and it does work well. It has a lot of nice features. I would recommend this device to any computer user. These are forgotten about devices. It is a like an orphaned child. It does not always have a place for people, but I really do recommend one of these. We had the power go out once recently. It worked and worked well for the 20 minutes I needed to finish my work. I have one of these on our cable modem circuit, as well. Yes no power, but I still had internet.

There is no set-up needed, and the usb connection worked out of the box with computer.


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Display Name: Patrick H.

Date Joined: 02/25/05

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