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IOGEAR GSR203 USB 2.0 Portable Smart Card Reader (TAA Compliant)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs it works OK 11/29/2013

This review is from: IOGEAR GSR203 USB 2.0 Portable Smart Card Reader (TAA Compliant)

Pros: it works as intended, If you don't mind them flopping around in use, the fact that the cord tucks away is nice for when not in use.

Cons: it cord is really short, its nice how it folds up into the case, but if it wrapped once to allow another 2" of cord then it would be possible to attach the reader to the back of a laptop monitor. As it is not there is no alternative to having it just flop around on a short leash.
One also must find the drivers for the local system. IOGear could do a MUCH better job communicating that in the set up process instructions.

Other Thoughts: I am on a new client so this is my first experience with a card reader. I was taken aback when the service tech at IOGEAR responded to my issues ( card reader was not working ) with "if the light is on then the card reader is working, the rest is up top you" really?? Eventually he sent a link with the Gov department level links for software updates. It solved the problem, but I could have done without the initial snarky comment. Why they cannot (or just don't) include some discussion about the need to add department specific drivers in the set up instructions is beyond me.

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Wilson 859992 Lightning Surge Protector
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Won't know that it doesn't work until it fails 07/14/2013

This review is from: Wilson 859992 Lightning Surge Protector

Pros: Great price and fast delivery. No signal lose.

Cons: None so far, but until lightning strikes there is no way to know how well it works.
If something ever happens I will update this with a note and a change to rating

Other Thoughts: I bought two. One for my Wilson DB pro as recommended and one for the incoming cable. We have had three routers and several cable modems get fried end even when unplugged from the power, but left connected to the cable. Our cable regularly gets hit by lightning and the Comcast equipment gets fried 1-2x/yr too. So we do have a lightning issue
I would suggest that they advise how/where to get replacement fuses

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ASUS RT-AC66R Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab manufactured recertified
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast and easy and the referbished seems quite OK. Works fine with the 3 burned out (by lightning surges) linksys routers now serving as extra access points. We have as many as 9 PCs and various other printers, phones and tablets on the router at once.. it seems to handle all with ease. The 5gigHz band connection to my iPad is much faster than the previous router

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: I added a wilson electronics lightning 75 ohm surge protector ( fuse) to the incoming comcast line. Because as often as I got up from sleeping through a T-Storm to unplug the system, you only need one strike to sneek up on you and you need to buy a new router.

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Richard K.'s Profile

Display Name: Richard K.

Date Joined: 08/31/09

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 12/26/09
  • Last Review: 11/29/13
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