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Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Easy to setup

Cons: I own two of these and both drop connectivity to my Netgear R7000 routers. Previously I used a Trendnet router and had the same problems with this bridge so I'm fairly certain the issue is with this Linksys bridge. At first I thought it was just a range issue but I moved one to around 15 feet with a line of sight of one of the routers and it still looses it's connection. The only correlation I could find is the probability of the dropped connection seems to increase during idle times.

Dropping the connection should be expected with any wireless equipment on occasion but the bad thing with this bridge is that it never reconnects and requires either a power cycle or you have to locally reboot it through the web interface. I'm an engineer and have worked with a lot of networking equipment over the years and I have never been so frustrated by network problems as I have been with this product.

When this bridge works properly it's fairly quick. I have seen problems moving media streams through it with a high data rate but that happens infrequently.

Other Thoughts: Linksys updated the firmware revisions *once* and this product has been on the market for at least three years. The last (2nd) update was 8/29/2013 so I think you can consider this hardware abandoned so even thought the price is cheap I wouldn't expect them to offer you any support if you can't get the bridge to operate correctly either.

TRENDnet TEW-680MB N900 Dual Band Wireless Media Bridge
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Don't use with Samsung equipment 02/24/2014

This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-680MB N900 Dual Band Wireless Media Bridge

Pros: It has decent speed and range

Cons: It doesn't work with Samsung equipment like TVs and Bluray players (tried quite a few out). I captured the issue with wireshark to show the packets that the Samsung equipment sends to validate the network connection. These packets are not repeated to the gateway which causes the Samsung equipment to fail to connect to the network (unfortunately if they don't dial out properly then they won't talk on the network at all).

I don't know what the tech support rep did with all the data I gave him but he let my support ticket expire, then when I had him re-opened the ticket he claims that he passed the information on to engineering. They haven't updated the firmware in a long time so I doubt they'll ever fix this problem. While debugging this I came across other issues that sounded like the same problem affecting other brands, one in particular was a Japanese audio receiver unit, the name escapes me. So if you plan on buying a bunch of these I recommend getting one to start with and making sure it works with the rest of your gear.

LEPA G Series G1600-MA 1600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: When it worked I had no problems with it. It was nice and quiet under a somewhat heavy load (700-900W).

Cons: Mine just had a total failure to the point where it won't even turn on. Luckily when it died it didn't take out the rest of the computer with it so I'm glad about that.


Jarrod B.'s Profile

Display Name: Jarrod B.

Date Joined: 11/29/06

  • Reviews: 19
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  • First Review: 07/26/07
  • Last Review: 01/08/15
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