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Netgear XAVB5221-100PAS AV500 1-Port Essentials Edition Powerline Kit, up to 500Mbps
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Just plug both of them in and they work.

Follow the instructions as written on the installation card to setup "security" and you are done.

Status LEDs are easy to see in a dark room, but not so bright to distract you in the darkness.

Very small device. It does not have "polarized" AC contacts, and that is a "plus" since the device can be plugged in either way and still work which means it doesn't block an outlet.

Cons: No issues so far.

If you don't read the installation guide carefully, you will overlook what the various status LEDs mean. When the device is in "powersave" mode, such a the attached Ethernet device is unplugged or powered off, the Netgear device only turns on an "amber" LED that flashes intermittently. That "amber" LED might mislead you to think there is a problem with the devices.

No pass-through AC outlet.

Other Thoughts: I would consider buying these again if needed.

I could not find any software to monitor the status or Powerline speed of these devices unlike an older model of Netgear Powerline adapters. When the product description says "Essentials", they are being totally serious.

Since this is a "Powerline Ethernet" product, your network speeds can be unpredictable for any number of reasons: quality/condition of installed house wiring; distance between Powerline devices through the house wiring; corrosion on any contacts in the circuit breaker panel and AC outlets.

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Fractal Design  FD-FAN-SSR3-50-WT  50mm  Case Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Very Quiet 08/30/2015

This review is from: Fractal Design FD-FAN-SSR3-50-WT 50mm Case Fan

Pros: Very quiet.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Looking forward to seeing of this fan gets "noisy" or "loud" with age. The fan this one replaced is another well-known 50mm fan that you can find on Newegg, but the previous fan got "very noisy" with age.

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LaView LV-PB932F4 Advanced 2MP Full HD 4mm Fixed Lens 30 IR LEDs Outdoor Vandal-proof PoE IP Camera
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The camera powered up as soon as I enabled PoE on the Ethernet switch port.

Camera can be powered via PoE or via external 12V input.

Cons: This product has so many issues I don't know where to begin, and the list below is not even complete by my notes.

This camera is supposedly "vandal proof". I don't think standard Philips-head screws are "vandal proof" as you can buy the appropriate screwdriver almost anywhere.

Installation card inside box refers to a CD. There is no CD in the box and I bought these cameras "new" from Newegg.

You have to download the "discovery" tool and the UI from the vendor's web site. It's slightly less than 100MB download.

Product spec claims DHCP support. I never ever once have seen this camera contact my DHCP server. My DHCP server works flawlessly with every other DHCP-enabled device inside my house (Windows boxes, Linux boxes, network devices, embedded devices, you name it) so I am certain it is not a DHCP server issue.

You have to use the "discovery" tool to change the default IP address. In my case the default IPv4 address was 192.0.0.64. There was no place in the "discovery" GUI to enable of disable DHCP.

The vendor's manual for their UI is illustrated, but that does not make up for the useless UI that it is. Some windows title are in CHINESE. Most error messages are cryptic at best.

The actual downloaded manual (PDF format) was definitely written by someone with poor mastery of the English language as the grammar and wording are generally "awkward".

Once I configured a camera in the UI it was briefly reported that the UI was connected to a channel on the camera, then it quickly disconnected. This issue is constant.

The UI has a login and access control system that is definitely NOT documented. I am still guessing my way through those setups. When I figured out how to enable access to the camera for the account I used to log into the UI, the UI interface reflected I had access, (showed a checkmark) then quickly changed to showing I didn't have access (empty checkbox).

The claim of "plug and play easy setup" is completely misleading.

I am unable to prove at least 40 percent of the networking protocols claimed to be supported by this camera.

Other Thoughts: I have yet to get any video out of these cameras, much less something as simple as "live video". I bought 2 of them because I wanted IP cameras that could be powered by PoE.

I still have time to experiment with these cameras before I have to make the dreaded "keep it" or "return it" decision. Right now I am seriously considering returning BOTH cameras (same model) that I bought.

I think LaView may have "lost" this customer.

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