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This review is from: TP-LINK TC-7610-E DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (Easy-open package)
Pros: Setup was 10 minutes (including unboxing)
Speeds were consistent
No drops or issues with heat etc
Cons: Slower than my older moto modem
has a web interface which cannot be disabled, Isn't available on the WAN, though.
Web interface won't accept complex passwords
Other Thoughts: I accepted this unit as a device to test. On the whole the performance of the device was great. It never once let me down or made me question its reliability. I could not achieve the same speeds with this unit as I can with my older SurfBoard unit. My 100/10 service is limited to 30/10 with this unit. I called Comcast and they validated that everything was working fine and that they were seeing all channels as being available and communicating properly. Not sure what the issue was but as it is a closed unit with no settings there was little I could do.
There's also a web interface that runs on this box that can't be disabled. Not thrilled about that but it's not available from the outside world so it's not to terrible. It runs on port 80 and doesn't allow complex passwords. Scary if you ask me.
This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-817DTR AC750 Wireless Travel Router
Pros: Secure your device on the road
Attaching to known wireless network
Cons: Questionable security
No HTTPS on the web interface (that I could find)
Device listens on ports that it shouldn't even with the firewall enabled
Other Thoughts: The difficult part about this device is that I really wanted to like the theory. You put this between you and a public network at your hotel room and you have a more secure method of attaching to the 'net. However there are a few problems.
Firstly the firmware won't allow an HTTPS connection to the web interface. If I missed this I apologize but this should be the first priority for any company who is targeting this at road warriors who are concerned about security.
Secondly the device is listening on TCP/UDP ports that it shouldn't be on both the LAN and WAN interface. Why? This should be shut off.
I have not had a single problem with performance of the device. I plugged it in at home, loaded up my internet connection and was able to use this as my primary router for a few hours. I beat the daylights out of it with downloads and uploads etc, and no performance issues at all. No reboots either, which is common on smaller devices when they get pushed hard.
Over all it's a solid performing device with a few minor flaws. Fix the security and lock down the interface. Then it'll be excellent.
Pros: High write speeds
High read speeds
Other Thoughts: Quick and easy item to review, because there are no draw backs. Could you spend more than twice the price for the faster version? Yes, but if you're not a professional relying on this card for making a living you probably won't notice the difference. Transfers started fast and stayed fast on this device. I filled and emptied this drive 100 times using a powershell script on a laptop with ISOs, Pictures, Videos, and other software. It continued to read at 45 to 90MB/s and write at 10 to 20MB/s. After that I put it in my Android phone and it was flawless there. Using it in a GoPro resulted in no buffering of 1080p@60fps video at all.
This is my second SiliconPower card. The first was 32GB and it's been working flawless for over a year. I have no doubts that this will be just as good.