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ZyXEL 1100 Series ES1100-8HP-240W Unmanaged 8-port 240W PoE+ Switch
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Switch is fast
All ports are POE with plenty of power
Front panel connections
Built-in power supply

Cons: Not Rack Mountable
Only 10/100

Other Thoughts: I have search hard for a reasonably priced POE switch that was fool proof for business applications. I use these switches for remote offices where users start unplugging things when something doesnt work.

Most budget switches only provide POE on half of the ports and / or only low voltage on the ports. This switch has proven reliable to power IP conference Phones, and High power webcams...with no worries as to which port the end user plugs into.

GIGABYTE GA-78LMT-S2P(rev 5.1) AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good Price for a good Stable board that works well with Linux. Decent onboard video for price.

Cons: None really. If a new board boots with, and recognizes all the hardware in Linux system...I'm pretty happy.

Other Thoughts: I have bought 2 of these running Fedora 15_64, the other running windows 7. The Win7 machine uses on-board video and is actually better than expected playing Nexuiz. the fedora box uses a geforce 9600gt and also plays well. Both machines are running 8 gigs 1333 sniper ram and Athlon x4's This is a good all-around board for the price.

ASUS RT-N16 Wireless Router 802.11b/g/n up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works well with both stock firmware and DD-WRT
Price is Excellent for a router with N, Gb ports, and as much memory as this has.
This router actually makes a very professional and powerful solution.

Cons: none I have found
I have not tested the USB function yet, which is not a con but a note.

Other Thoughts: I have set up about 7 of these things so far and have decided that this is our "remote site router"....goodbye Cisco 871. A disclaimer: I have loaded DD-WRT on the majority of these units, and my comments are based on that use. I typically use these to set up a PPPoE connection, WAP, OpenVPN tunnel to concentrator, and port pass to resources on the internal network.

Thats right, we have remote sites with a minimum of 2 computers and IP phones connected via openVPN to the main office with THESE running DD-WRT. We used to use Cisco 871 routers for this purpose.


Mark B.'s Profile

Display Name: Mark B.

Date Joined: 06/13/03

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 02/28/10
  • Last Review: 03/12/14
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