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This review is from: EnGenius EAP600 N600 High-Power Dual-Band Gigabit Indoor Wireless Access Point
Pros: -Good range, covers the 2,200 sq ft of the house with no issues, makes it outside into the yard too.
-Performance as far as speed is what I would expect. I can get about 80mbps when sitting 20 feet away, the AP is on the other side of a wall.
-Web interface is easy to use (see cons though)
-Looks slick, blends in great on ceilings
-Concurrent dual band with band steering works seemingly well so far.
Cons: -Web interface is slow compared to other similar products I've used
-Setup process. I could not get VLAN tagging to work properly the first go around, more on this later.
Other Thoughts: Overall I like this AP, well I like it now that its working and has been working for about a day. Initial setup was not an issue, the issue was when I tried to configure VLAN tagging for multiple SSIDs on here. Let me clarify that the switches and everything else were already preconfigured, I was using a Dlink DAP2553 with VLAN tagging before on the same port.
After setting everything up VLAN tagging would not work properly, it would tag one SSID properly, but not the second SSID even though both were setup for isolation and with a VLAN ID. I confirmed this with a wireshark capture + SPAN, sure enough there were no 802.1Q tags on the one SSID. I tried rebooting the AP, thinking it was just being finicky, didn't help. I triple checked the configuration, nothing worked. I decided to factory reset the AP, then I went and did the exact same configuration again, and it worked. I have no idea why, but SPAN + wireshark confirm proper tagging on all SSIDs now.
This is somewhat concerning, I'm worried if I make a change in the future that tagging will stop working, but for now all seems good...
This review is from: TRIPP LITE OMNI1500LCDT 1500 VA 810 W 10 Outlets UPS
Pros: -Easy to read LCD
-Plug and play
-Lots of outlets
Cons: -Not a fan of the java based software
Other Thoughts: A nice unit with a good amount of outlets. You'll still run into the usual issue of covering outlets if you have wall-warts you want on the UPS. The LCD display on the front displays just the right amount of information, and is easy to read. Battery arrived fully charged, just had to plug it into the wall, then plug in devices, and I was good to go.
The only possible downside with this unit is the related software, its java based and it feels really clunky compared to APC's software. It gets the job done, and has a good amount of features, I just don't like the interface.
This review is from: P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor
Pros: -Measurements seem accurate.
-Easy enough that a two year old could use it.
Cons: -None noted
Other Thoughts: Bought this so I could see what a small lab rack at home was drawing as far as wattage. Does its job as it is intended to do.
Instant satisfaction by unplugging something, or tinkering with the power settings on devices.