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Pros: No hub needed. Well, after a horrible IFFT app they finally have it working directly with Alexa, and all the time they said it was compatible. Progress, maybe? They're still behind the competitors.

Cons: Their app doesn't update schedule info without several tries, it's clunky and non-responsive (on Android at least), and unless you have a router close by with a WPS button, set-up is a nightmare of (usually) lost cards and codes that should be printed on the device itself. No dim capability. Also, I use some very old Insteon modules (they need a hub unfortunately) and they are smart enough to work manually as well as automatically, plus they dim lights., in other words if I forget and just manually try to turn on a lamp, the device sees the on/off cycle, and will turn on the lamp. Not D-Link.

Other Thoughts: TP-Link HS100 works flawlessly with no hub required, and it's often on sale (although it doesn't respond to manual cycling either, nor dimming), but they work, are easy to setup, and the app is responsive. Forget D-Link. I'm even turning against their routers. Customer support is on the other side of the world and they read scripts. I used to think D-Link was a quality product. Oh well.

ASUS EA-N66R Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit 3-in-1 AP / Bridge / Range Extender IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port Up to 450+450 Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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Pros: I was looking for a wifi range extender for the other corner of my house in the basement, but I wanted to set it up as an independent AP (has it's own SSID). Well, this small, light weight device that looks cool and glows (you can dim or turn off the leds) did the trick. It can be used as a wireless to ethernet cable bridge (like you have a printer somewhere far from your router and it only has an ethernet cable connection), an AP (wifi hot spot with it's own SSID connected to your router by an ethernet cable), or just a wifi repeater (I did not try this mode).

This unit is working great in AP mode, and it was easy to setup. Comes with power supply and a short ethernet cable.

Cons: Only has instructions for ethernet cable extender mode (a wireless bridge). Also, you select 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz, you can only use one frequency. I failed to understand that and was a bit disappointed, but I'm fine with just using 2.4 GHz. Firmware not the newest version, but it was easy to update. Menu is very simple, but there is an advanced page, at least when you enter AP mode.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this (at the discounted price - I got it for $20), but I decided to write this review to warn people about the either/or of the 2.4/5 GHz selection. Just one or the other - not both.

PNY CS1311 2.5
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Pros: Seemed well built and well packaged (unlike a lot of cheaper SSDs I've purchased). Recognized without problem. Speedy enough for me.

Cons: None (so far). Little bit more expensive than some, but not much, and the build quality seems better as said before.

Other Thoughts: Using it for a Linux distribution and it works great. I trust this a bit more than my other bargain basement SSD purchases. Probably just physiological based on the nice box it came in. Oh, no screws though, but does have some kind of spacer included.


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Date Joined: 05/29/07

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