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Amped Wireless RTA15 High Power 700mW Dual Band AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs I do not recommend that you purchase this router or AmpedWireless products 11/10/2014

This review is from: Amped Wireless RTA15 High Power 700mW Dual Band AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: None

Cons: Router locks up/freezes multiple times a week - requires reboot before it will work again
Over 18 months since released and still not even ONE firmware update!
AmpedWireless Tech Support can do nothing for you -- the customer

Other Thoughts: While this router from AmpedWireless had all the promise of fast performance, it lacks the reliability needed for ANY home router.
After purchasing the RTA15 wireless AC router last year, I started having problem with the router locking up and all network traffic would stop -- wired, wireless... DEAD.
The first time or two I chalked it up to maybe changing settings on the router and went through what would soon become a nearly daily ritual of unplugging the router from the electrical outlet and plugging it back in again -- just to get it working again.
After the first week, I began calling AmpedWireless' Technical Support personal and talked them through the problems. They stated how the router was still new and no firmware updates had been released yet, but "were not hearing of this complaint from other early adopters."
I then continued calling, begging for beta firmware updates, resetting the firmware to factory defaults, re-flashing the same firmware back onto the router over and over again.
None of these things worked. I sent the router back to be repaired/replaced -- surely this would resolve the problem of the router locking up! -- It did not.
And then, since I purchased this router directly from AmpedWireless I asked for a refund and they told me that I was out of the 30 day return period and there was nothing they could do for me any longer. I pointed out to them that I had at this point 20 or more calls into support, email correspondence too -- nope, can't help you.
Well, it's a year later and because the RTA15 or its replacement RTA15 router would never work for more than 3 days in a row before locking up I had to replace the nearly $200 router with another one -- one from a reliable and responsible company.
I purchased a "cheap" non-AC 1GB router from Netgear -- it was the best I could afford at the time, and never looked back. I have since saved up enough money to again purchase a new AC Router and upgraded to the Netgear R7000 and it rocks!
A year later and countless others have reported the same locking up/freezing issues and, like myself, have not been given a solution or fix.
In fact, AmpedWireless to this day 11-10-14 - 18 months since the RTA15 was released has not posted one updated firmware, no fixes, no updated feature list, no security updates --- NOTHING.
Before writing this negative review I contacted AmpedWireless again and they still have no updates, know of no upcoming updates, have no list for beta testers and still won't give me a refund.
At this point, nothing would give me more satisfaction than to steer potential customers away from a company with not only bad business practices and poor customer service.
but a company that doesn't take ownership for designing a flawed product.
There are alternatives, MANY ALTERNATIVES for 1GB wireless AC routers -- do yourself a favor and look elsewhere before you too get the short end of the stick from AmpedWireless.

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WD My Book 6TB USB 3.0 3.5'' Desktop External Hard Drive WDBFJK0060HBK-NESN
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs It Just Works (and that's good) 09/28/2014

This review is from: WD My Book 6TB USB 3.0 3.5'' Desktop External Hard Drive WDBFJK0060HBK-NESN

Pros: Simple to use and configure. When I say that this product "just works" I mean that as a compliment.
I'm not using any of the bundled backup software, I'm choosing to use the built-in Windows 8.1 services for that.

Cons: None

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MSI A88XM GAMING FM2+ / FM2 AMD A88X (Bolton D4) HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: All four slots are PCIe -- no wasted legacy PCI slots.

Cons: DisplayPort is useless. While I can get it to work with my LG Ultrawide monitor with certified DP cable, it ceases to operate once the screen "goes to sleep" and does not wake up.
This problem does not happen with the HDMI output which wakes the same display up properly.
I have had multiple calls into MSI tech support and no one there was able to assist me. They all say that DP on the motherboard is this way by design -- which is completely stupid because then why have a DP!?!??!!?? What computer built in in the last 15 years doesn't put the monitor to sleep??
Also, this does not appear to be an issue with other MSI boards which have DP outputs and is unique to the A88XM Gaming.

Other Thoughts: I swapped out a perfectly good Asus A88XM Plus motherboard for the MSI Gaming board so that I could benefit from the DisplayPort and all I did was get a headache and awful technical support.

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Display Name: John F.

Date Joined: 03/08/05

  • Reviews: 12
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 06/14/12
  • Last Review: 11/10/14
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