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Pros: Card is very fast and was probably an order of magnitude above the Radeon HD 5770 I was using before. I use it to run Second Life, which is a very demanding application believe it or not. The 3GB helps for those creators who insist on using 1024x1024 textures for everything and there's a whole room full of them
Cons: So far only two:
1. If you are using Media Center, you need to change Desktop Color Settings --> Content Type reported to the display to Full-screen videos to solve a flicker issue
2. It doesn't seem to respond to Windows Magnifier hotkeys if I have an app in fullscreen mode. Most people won't care about this, though
Other Thoughts: I'm happy with the card so far. I haven't tried OCing it yet, because it's running just fine as it is for me but I'm told it OCs rather well.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Not a lot of tweaks here, just plug it in and go
Cons: The status pages aren't very helpful
Other Thoughts: I had been leasing one from my cable provide at $6 per month, so buying this is a no-brainer because I make the money back in < 2 years.
I plugged it in, then had to call my cable provider and give them the MAC address on the unit so they could provision it. That was about the extent of the setup.
The status pages give a lot of info about signal strength and such, but the numbers are meaningless to most of us. It would be nice if it gave a range of optimal values so a layman can easily tell, but fortunately you can google and get a good idea of what those numbers should be.
The page will also show it's using IPv4, even if it's passing through an IPv6 address because that's just talking about the device's management IP so don't let that throw you off thinking it's not working with IPv6.
This review is from: D-Link Xtreme Gigabit Router (DIR-655) Wireless N300, USB SharePort, Gigabit
Pros: a) Supports IPv6 (and has been tested by Comcast)
b) USB port (shareport)
c) Fairly large number of configuration options (I believe they even have a UI mockup you can try on their web site)
Cons: Mostly UI annoyances:
a) Changing ANY IPv6 setting requires a device reboot
b) It likes to do a performance sample, and will make you WAIT 20 seconds while it does it, instead of aborting its test and retrying later
c) Not able to assign a name to MAC addresses you configure
d) The IPv6 firewall settings are confusing and really picky, and every time you try a new setting you have to wait for it to reboot
Other Thoughts: I'm pretty happy with the router so far even if the UI annoys me. I'm replacing an old one I had for almost 10 years and wanted something that supported Gig and IPv6 so that hopefully I won't need to buy one for another 10 years.
The Sharepoint port doesn't support Linux as far as I'm aware, so be careful about that.
You need hardware version B1+ for IPv6 support, and Newegg doesn't guarantee versions unless it's in the description so be wary of that as well.
You can use DHCP to statically assign your LAN addresses for IPv4, but not for 6 as far as I can tell. I'm guessing support for v6 will improve as it becomes more prevalent. If you enable v6, it would be a good idea to at least use the "Simple Security" option for a basic firewall, otherwise you are relying only on the ones in your client OSes.