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BELKIN F9L1001 N150 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Super low price
It worked immediately after installing the driver.
Connected right away to my Aris modem/router combo that is located in the basement while both my laptop/desktop that I used to test the adapter on are on the second story.

Cons: Bulky - covered adjacent usb port on my Asus laptop
Speeds aren't stellar, but I didn't expect warp speed for the price.
Neither my desktop running Windows 7 Pro or my laptop running Windows 7 Home Prem. had a preloaded driver for the adapter. This required either going to the Belkin website or using the included CD.

Other Thoughts: Purchased this to keep as a spare in my technician bag since it was almost free!
testmy dot net 25mb download speed tests:
Belkin vs i5 based Asus laptop's Atheros ar9285
----------Run 1 Run 2 Run 3
Belkin 4.9mbps 5.7mbps 4.3mbps
built-in 15.7mbps 16.4mbps 17.3mbps

I have a 60mbps ISP and N based WLAN two stories away from router for all tests.

TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 Dual Band Wireless N750 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 450Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Got it at a good sale price luckily.
The web management interface has a lot of granularity and features. Especially compared to the 8 year old Buffalo it replaced.

Cons: Just unreliable. The 5ghz network just disappears sometimes; the concurrent feature is a joke. Just recently the router basically STOPPED working entirely until I upgraded the firmware. Would not route outside my internal network. The new firmware increased the range of the wireless just a little bit. And brought back the 5ghz SSID which again, vanished for no reason. Constantly logging into it to reboot it because the internet is slow and it always seems to get better after the reboot. I think it has some internal memory issues. Memory overflow or not clearing/allocating properly. Just a guess, but would explain some of my issues.
Sad I have to consider flashing third party software on it after only 5 months.

Overall, not a simple/reliable purchase.

Other Thoughts: I'm a certified IT personnel, so I understand all the features in the web interface and how to set them up. I wish this router was a reliable option, because it has a good feature set for the price and would be nice to recommend to clients.
Certainly won't be recommending this. Infact if it decides to outright STOP working again I'm going to contact TP-LINK. Or experiment with flashing OpenWRT on it and see if I can save it from being a paperweight.

Rosewill RC-505 - 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Card
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Never worked 01/29/2014

This review is from: Rosewill RC-505 - 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Express Card

Pros: None, never worked. Can't wait to upgrade mobo for native 3.0!

Cons: It never worked when I got it. I gave up on it and just settled for native 2.0 ports for my WD 2tb backup drive. Recently tried to get this card to work again because I want to redo my entire back up (~800GB!!!), but still worthless. Thought maybe they would have released new drivers/firmware by now. Tried their drivers along with the automatic Windows Driver installation, multiple clean installs. No change.

Tried firmware update, error with "Could not find device".

Other Thoughts: EVGA x58 Triple SLi main, Windows 7 Pro 64bit


Vincent Z.'s Profile

Display Name: Vincent Z.

Date Joined: 01/29/07

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 07/19/11
  • Last Review: 02/23/15
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