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Pros: Installation was easy; No drivers needed for a computer running Windows 10. I did have to install a Windows 7 driver for my old ThinkPad. Didn't take much time. I was able to find the 3 different wireless networks that I have and connected to each of them without trouble. I have one in my house and then two separate networks in different out buildings. The range seemed pretty good. Depending on how close I was to my access points, speed was good. I'd say right as advertised from the MFG. Moving away from my APs I was able to stay connected just fine, but with slower speed. Which is pretty typical depending on your environment. I did notice that this stick worked VERY well in my barn, which is all metal. I have an AP inside and it worked perfect everywhere. The internal wireless on my laptop is junk compared to this. The speed is so much better, I don't see drops anymore and there isn't any issues with buffering while watching video off NetFlix
Cons: This little device gets hot while using it hard, video streaming. Also, the size is sort of on the large side. If you are installing it in the back of a computer it isn't a big deal, but if you use it with a laptop it just might be one more item that could end up being broken when you forget to unplug it, or pack it away in a hurry.
Other Thoughts: Pretty rock solid device for the most part. I've installed it into my kids computer and he uses it quite a lot for YouTube and online games and never had an issue with it. Pretty good value and it is nice to have the AC speed if your AP supports it. Only time will tell how long this thing lasts. I'll be pretty happy if I don't need to replace it for a few years. The heat has me worried a little bit, but it is not getting flaming hot to the touch and I know that this thing has to process data, so it will get a little warm. I've usually had good luck with Linksys products and they also have great tech support should you have to use it. . I did notice that when I did see speed or distance issues, depending on the band, I would change the channel on my AP to keep things happy. If people have more than one AP around, make sure you are selecting the proper channels. I forget what I ended up using to make it happy with 2.4Ghz, but I do remember messing with it a little bit.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Zmodo Greet - Smart WiFi HD Video Doorbell
Pros: Good packaging. Very nice looking (I think) sleek and elegant. Build quality seems to be good, not super cheap feeling. Supplied documentation was decent enough. I had mine up and running in less than 10 minutes, no joke. MeShare app is pretty easy to use and looks good (that's about it though) Picture quality and audio quality was surprisingly good considering the price of device. I like the little silicon membrane that protects the wiring, I really think that this thing will last a while outside as long as it isn't in the direct elements. I was impressed at how I hooked it up to my doorbell wiring and within 5 seconds it started to power up and look for my wireless access point. The MeShare app was able to find the doorbell pretty quickly and all I needed to do was provide some security information and it was up and running. The process was VERY EASY! Video angle was very decent too, I didn't have any issues with being able to see my "subjects." At night the IR's are VERY good. It will light up a dark area with relative ease.
Cons: The MeShare app is VERY FLAKEY! Honestly, with most "cloud based" services, especially this one, since it's free, there are lock ups and random video hang ups. I also do not like the permissions that the app used on my Android phone. I mean, it's looking at EVERYTHING! Security minded folks are not going to like that. I really wish that there was an option where I can just open ports on my firewall and let the thing eat, without it having to touch the cloud based MeShare dudes. The cloud based component is what ruins this product. I understand that it makes it "easy" to get up and running, anywhere in the world, but you get what to you pay for with "free" and it just isn't reliable right now. If they can sort out this issues with the app, this thing will be an awesome product.
Other Thoughts: While I had no issues getting this thing installed and working, you are going to want to be a little familiar with working on exposed wires. If you don't know what you're doing, find someone that does. I made sure to check that my doorbell transformer was putting out the correct voltage and then it was just a matter of connecting two wires, waiting for the thing to get happy and then load the app. From that standpoint, everything was super easy and I bet most anyone could do it. Having said that, it would be GREAT if there was an advanced mode, where the device would be a little web server or something and that I could just open some ports on my firewall and bypass the MeShare application. I truly believe that the app is what is holding back this device. If they worked on making the app more reliable and less prone to having random lock ups and drops it would be great. When the thing worked, it was super cool. But when it locked up, I would have to close the app and sometimes flip on and off my data plan or wireless on my phone. I also made sure that this device was within 30ft of my access point, so that a local connection issue would not manifest. So, ultimately, I'm going to give this thing 3 eggs, since it's cool and works okay, but needs some serious refinement to the app, OR Zmodo just needs to make their own app that has some power user type stuff built in. This stuff is pretty neat and I think we will see refinements in the future. If you can deal with the little glitches and having to reset the app here and there, I'd say go for it. OR, wait a little bit to see if the problems get resolved or maybe look at a different product, but I know some may require a monthly subscription, which isn't fun. Good first try though Zmodo, send me some more of this gear, I'd like to test it out!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LINKSYS WUSB6100M Next-Gen AC AC600 Mu-Mimo USB Adapter
Pros: Fast little device! Nice to be able to upgrade older computers that are limited to 802.11b or 802.11g. Not every computer has "n" or "ac" in my house. So it was nice to slam this baby into a laptop and see faster speeds. The size is really small (don't lose it) and power draw seems to be quite minimal. I didn't notice a dip in battery time. Having said that, I made sure to disable my old on-board solution. Good range compared to my on-board wireless. Plug and Play, driver wasn't huge and loaded up fast. There is nothing worse than a bloated driver, I'm looking at you Broadcom and Intel!
Cons: None that I can think of. Maybe price, since there might be people out there that just need a replacement usb wireless adapter. I have seen others on the web for easily half the price, but I doubt you'll see the performance of this Linksys adapter. The old adage usually holds true for most stuff, that is, you get what you pay for.
Other Thoughts: I feel like with the MIMO tech, my range was a little better. This also might be attributed to the fact that it sticks out from the side of my laptop. Also after almost a month of use, I didn't have any issues or problems with the device. Linksys makes a solid product and I have purchased plenty of their products over time. No issues what so ever getting the driver installed. I was however connected with my old wireless card. If you are doing a fresh install or do not have something connected to the web, I would recommend that you download the latest driver from Linksys and toss it on the computer you'll be installing this product on (or you can use the cd that comes with included, it could be dated however). I'm more than happy with this device and it will be staying with my old Dell Latitude!READ FULL REVIEW