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TP-LINK TL-WPA4220KIT Advanced 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, AV500 Powerline Edition, Wi-Fi Clone Button, 2 LAN Ports
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The connection over power works fine and is fast enough for me.
The price was reasonable for the kit.

Cons: Setup was much more difficult than anticipated.
Pairing the devices wasn't bad, but I had to reset the device multiple times to get an IP.
The internet-based software was difficult to access at times.
Wifi is not easy. I primarily used (the wifi) it as a standalone access point, and was eventually able to get most of my devices connected (signal strength was reasonable), but couldn't get my phones and a few laptops to connect. We have all Moto G devices from various generations, but couldn't get any of them to establish a connection. Even with all security disabled, no luck. It sits at 'acquiring IP' -- maybe this is a problem with the phones, but it is the only trouble I've had with wifi and I have accessed tons of different ones.

Other Thoughts: If I wasn't willing to restart tons of times, start the setup process over from scratch, and didn't have a spare wireless access point I didn't mind using, I'd have sent this back. I was *that* close. Since I was able to work around the issues, I didn't want to go back to only weak wifi signal for my primary PC during the exchange time (since the wired connection over power worked relatively easily).

I'll try as a wifi clone/extender one more time (since that seems to be the focus with this device) and update this if that works and fixes my various device connection issues.

Maybe I got a lemon (good reviews, otherwise), but if not...I wouldn't recommend this. Go D-Link even if it is $20 more.

Mushkin Enhanced 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model 996647
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: cheap, good speed

Cons: didn't work for me

Other Thoughts: i think my laptop needs DDR3L 1.35v memory and this kinda seems to mess it up. it can still load Ubuntu, but a semi-recent Windows 10 install fails to boot. only knocked 1 because i should have used 1.35v, but thought mentioning this may help someone else.

PowerColor Radeon HD 7790 DirectX 11 AX7790 1GBD5-DH/OC 1GB 128-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great value. Nice to get the GCN 1.1 newer tech and hopefully the trueaudio will be enabled by firmware at some point. Mantle may eventually provide some value.

Tomb Raider was better than I expected and Bioshock Infinite looks promising.

Cons: Will be a little bummed if TrueAudio support s not added. Didn't care for FC3: Blood Dragon.

Other Thoughts: Upgrading from a 3850 (256MB) // This is a huge performance upgrade. I got a 1080p monitor when my old 1280x1024 went out and the (already old) Radeon 3850 just couldn't handle the few modern games I play (Alan Wake was the kicker). It served me well for 5 years.

This handled the task with no issues whatsoever, and should be a carryover into a new system when I finally get a new board.


Nick C.'s Profile

Display Name: Nick C.

Date Joined: 12/05/01

  • Reviews: 18
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 01/12/09
  • Last Review: 09/13/15
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