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ASUS RT-AC68W Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Stay Away! 09/07/2014

This review is from: ASUS RT-AC68W Dual-Band Wireless-AC1900 Gigabit Router

Pros: I work in IT in a bank so I know how to operate routes. I bought this when it went on sale on newegg figuring it would be an awesome router. Well I set it up and it was awesome. Great range, able to setup time limits on devices for the kids, and traffic monitoring and much more. Plus I figured if the new iPhone has AC I would be set.

Cons: Problems started the next day to my son yelling the wifi isn't working. I brought up the routers page and everything looked ok. My computers internet was fine and still had a strong signal. So I fire up my trusty speedtest on my iPhone. Ping 700...barely any bandwidth. I'm like what the heck. Figured it was a fluke. Power cycled the router and all was fine until the next day. Same thing. Then I started reading the reviews on the RT-AC68U router which is the same but black version and see the bad reviews talking about wifi problems. I'm like oh no....Maybe brand new firmware will solve the problems. So I get the newest firmware and still no love. So I tried Merlins 3rd party firmware which is suppose to be top notice. Same thing next day. Repeat and repeat. Ok back goes this $200 paperweight. I will stay clear of ASUS routers from now on. They have a problem that they haven't been able to solve. Putting back up my old trusty d-link till I find an actual good brand next gen router. This isn't it!!

Other Thoughts: Some people don't report this issue but there are far to many that do. Or the issue crops up a few months later. If you want to take a gamble this is an awesome router when it works. But I think ASUS should stick to Motherboards.

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LG 27EA83-D Black 27
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Large, Lite, Cool

Cons: Only 1 year warranty

Other Thoughts: When I first set this up I used my old HDMI cable. Mistake..All the text was garble. I then used the supplied, much heavier duty, HDMI cable and problem solved. Next the colors were amazing...But they seemed to have way to much pop. I started playing with the menus and read up on the different modes. I tried the Adobe RGB mode that the monitor was calibrated with. At first it seemed weird but then I started liking it and can see that the colors are actually correct and the colors we see on most other monitors aren't as accurate...they may pop...but if you want accurate colors this monitor can do it in this mode. Plus I tried some games with this monitor and my Geforce 460 GTX set to 2560 x 1440 and AMAZING!!!! I tried Bioshock Infinite and let me tell you...you though 1080P was awesome with games...Not even close!! This is as close to a 4K monitor that you can get. If you want an amazing upgrade and can get this one sale..Don't wait..Buy it now!

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Cisco Small Business SD2008 Gigabit Switch
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs JUNK 06/10/2008

This review is from: Cisco Small Business SD2008 Gigabit Switch

Pros: workes ok till they dies

Cons: We bought over 10 of these. Out of 10 we bought for our company...all of them died within 1 year. I can't believe cisco and linksys put there name on this obvious junk. What a waste of money.

Other Thoughts: Cisco and Linksys should test products before selling and pull them when they don't pass at least a working standard. These should be off the market!

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Jim M.'s Profile

Display Name: Jim M.

Date Joined: 11/29/03

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 01/03/08
  • Last Review: 09/07/14
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