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This review is from: NETGEAR EX6100-100NAS WiFi Range Extender-802.11ac Dual Band Gigabit
Pros: This is an excellent little, near plug and play, range extender.The build quality is not bad at all and in the roughly six months I have had it in use it has held up just fine with out a single problem. The WPS set up button works just fine if you follow the proper sequence of pressing the button on your router, then on the extender within the required amount of time. It has lights on the front that will help you to determine the direction and quality of your connection that give you a good visible overview of what's going on. This is Dual Band, so you get your 2.4 and 5 GHz bands extended out with this single unit. I have the unit located at least a couple hundred feet from my main router located in my basement office. This extender provides the range necessary for my kids to connect through the house on the main floor without a problem. Without an extender it is impossible to receive a signal in the far bedrooms on the main floor of the house. With this Range Extender we have a 5 Bar signal everywhere! The unit has a Ethernet port on it and can be used as an access point if that's what you have a need for and is a nice added feature. The device plugs straight into the wall outlet so there is no block with cord to get lost or deal with which I think it nice.
Cons: The only real thing I can see that some may consider a con, is that because it plugs directly into the wall outlet, you may not be able to use both plugs on the outlet you use depending on it's location.
Other Thoughts: I would have no problem recommending this to anyone, it does a really excellent job, has a number of nice features, and the cost is reasonable for what you are getting.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-SG105 Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving
Pros: This is a solid 5 port desktop switch. It is a nice compact metal case with two mounting holes on the bottom so it can be securely mounted on a wall, or even a desktop for that matter so it does not slide around. It comes with a power supply and little cloth stickers you can put on the bottom to prevent it from scratching up your nice desk top. :-)
The unit has the standard lights on the front and are quite visible and there is a master power on light on the right side. This is a fanless unit so there is no concern for those of you who hate noise and I did not notice that the unit got terribly hot under load. I hooked 4 computers and a network printer to the device and did not notice and hiccups at all and file transfer of both small and large files were swift.
Cons: I have no complaints about this little switch at all! One can always argue about price, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for and I believe this is a good buy. I find no fault in it and have no problem recommending it to anyone!
Other Thoughts: If you want a sturdy, reliable 5 port switch, I say go for it! Buy this thing and be happy! LOLREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BUFFALO MiniStation 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HD-PCF500U3B Black
Pros: The drive is compact, lightweight, and powered by the USB port... Transfer speeds are smooth and quick and there is a small indicator light on the drive so you know it is powered up.. The thing makes no noise at all that I can hear during file transfer so it is very quiet. The drive comes with a USB cable so there is no need to purchase an additional one. Transfer speeds are excellent in both USB 2.0 as well as USB 3.0... While the drive is lightweight, the case seems well constructed and is sturdy. The back is smooth with small spots that stick up in each corner like little tiny feet and the front has a slightly course surface.and the corners are slightly rounded so there are no sharp edges.
Cons: While there is an indicator light that shows the drive is powered up, that seems to be the only purpose it serves. It slowly pulses on and off, but does not seem to indicate drive activity. It would be nice if it turned red and flickered during file transfers so you knew it was functioning..
Other Thoughts: I think this is a great drive and well worth the money... It's sturdy, well constructed, quiet and quick... It's also very compact so will take up little space in your computer bag and can be easily stored in a desk draw..READ FULL REVIEW