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This review is from: LINKSYS RE6500HG Dual Band Wireless AC Range Extender
Pros: See Cons.
Cons: I wanted to install the Linksys AC1200 with the intention of using a 'wired' IP camera as essentially, with the addition of the wireless extender, a 'wireless' camera. I needed a security camera in the front office. My router is located in the back office some distance away. Good quality wireless IP cameras are expensive. I already had a nice wired IP camera and did not want to run fifty feet of cable up the walls into the crawl space then out of the ceiling, down the walls and into the front office.
Linksys instructs to place the extender halfway between the router and the wireless device, plug the extender in, wait for a solid white light and the extender should be up and providing wireless connectivity. I found my Windows 7 notebook's wireless adapter had indeed 'found' the available Linksys Extender connection. When I used that connection, I was able to view my camera, but the wireless extender connection was totally unsecured. Also, the signal seemed to 'fade' in and out. What I was never able to accomplish was to install the extender in a configuration that worked or made any connection whatsoever to my 'wired' Windows 7 computer. My IP camera software is installed on my wired computer.
Here is a link to the online manual for the extender. No manual or direct link to this manual was provided by Linksys to the end user.
I followed every step listed in the manual multiple times in my attempt to configure my wired Windows 7 computer. I never was able to properly configure the extender to show up in my computer's 'Network'. Of course, I went into the router and attempted to make adjustments to aid in the detection of the extender. I could not make the extender present as a working device in my Computer's Network.
Here is I link provided by Linksys I found detailing setup on their extender. Again, I tried using this guide to set up my wired computer, but to no avail.
Installation instructions consist of a 3x5 card with 4 steps pointing to proper installation of the unit. One final suggestion on the card suggests if you have run into issues attempting to properly set up the Linksys extender is to go to linksys.com/support . In my estimation, the process of finding any feasible solution to a specific installation problem like I ran across could take hours, possibly days should I go that route.
At any rate, running 50ft. of cable is what I am left with to get my wired security IP camera working. I was disappointed in the extender and the difficulty I had with a properly functioning setup. I thought the 3x5 card set up instruction card with the link to Linksys support forum was terribly lacking. I put in a good four hours of my time trying unsuccessfully to properly set up this extender.
Unlike the picture provided in the product description, the unit I received was a retail box Linksys RE6500 AC1200 MAX Wi-Fi Range Extender
Pros: CORSAIR RMx Series RM1000X 1000W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
Two black soft cloth Velcro sealed storage bags imprinted with the Corsair logo are included. One for the unit and another for the cables. The storage bags are convenient for keeping the cables in one easy place to store away and find when needed. The unit is sturdily built with a black matte-like finish with the light grey Corsair logo and RM1000x displayed on each side. The fully modular design allows for minimum cable clutter and provides a modern as well as a clean, eye-pleasing look.
I installed the unit using a spare computer and ran some simple tests. The up time was idle, so the fan never came on.. I checked the BIOS utility for voltage outputs from the motherboard. +12v was steady at 12.192v. The +5v was also completely steady during the test at 5.040v in the BIOS voltage monitor utility. The +3.3v was 3.328v and showed minuscule fractional fluctuation at times during the test. After thirty minutes the unit accumulated no heat at all to touch. My test computer happened to be the only computer I had available, an ASUS H61 micro board I had been using recently to test out Windows 10.. Hardly the powerhouse system the RM1000x is capable of powering. My unit performed flawlessly during installation and during the tests I ran. At any rate, the RM1000x provides a single +12V line rated @t 83A . The +5v line provides 25A as well as the 3.3v line being rated at 25A.
Being 80 PLUS Gold certified means the unit will produce at minimum 90% efficiency under 50% load so very little energy is wasted using this power supply. In addition, the RM1000x's built in active PFC insures AC input voltages with 99% accuracy. To add to it's impressive capabilities, the unit is designed with Corsair's latest built in over/under voltage protection, over power protect and short circuit protection as well as over temp protection. Zero RPM Fan Mode is a great design feature providing silent operation up to 40% load. The RM1000x is backed by Corsair's great seven year limited parts and service warranty.
Other Thoughts: I maintain three security camera servers running 24/7 365 for many years. I have upgraded or rebuilt the systems many times over the years. In addition I have a computer set up as a network server to utilize our online digital x-ray equipment. This network server is an important part of our business network. It is vital to conducting day to day business. I use the highest quality power supply I can afford. Power like this is a bit overkill for our server needs, but with the RM1000x and all of it's built in power saving features at minimum we could save money on the electric bill should we install this in one of the full time business servers. I use high quality power supplies currently and would not hesitate to use the RMx 1000w in our specialized 'must have' servers. Also, with all the computers we have running in our business not hearing the annoying fan noise alone is worth the upgrade to me. My current power supplies are not noiseless, so it's a thought. The Corsair RM1000x would be an upgrade for our computers. I would mention this unit is 'fairly' large, not overly, but could possibly be a cramped-for-space fit in some of the micro cases I have.
Gold Certified, 1000w of power to work with. Outstanding efficiency ratings, sharp-looking cutting edge state-of-the-art technology goes into this PSU. Legendary Corsair performance and style. Seven year warranty. Power, looks and dependability. So much to like.
Pros: Benched or Bread Boarded using a Celeron 1820. Booted right into BIOS. BIOS version 2501 is installed from factory. A bit confusing because Ver. 2601 is listed as the latest BIOS with no mention of preinstalled Ver. 2501 on the ASUS support website. Also Z97-A support page lists no version 2501, but only up to Ver. 2401, with no newer versions available? A bit confusing. I hesitated to install the BIOS version 2601 available on the ASUS support page for the Z97-AR. I did not see BIOS version 2601 available from ASUS support for the Z97-A versions of this board.
Booted into BIOS first try with the Celeron 1820. Note there are no VGA or PCI ports on this board. A HDMI port is available on the back panel.
Professionally packaged and factory sealed. Install CD, SATA cables, SLI bridge, etc. included. ASUS product description says, 'Grade A'. Not sure what that means exactly, but I was pleased with the care taken to make everything in the box look like time was taken to make this board a pleasure to receive. Discounted price is great too. Great for a premium ASUS Z97 board.
Other Thoughts: Recommended and would buy again at the discounted price.READ FULL REVIEW