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NETGEAR EX2700 N300 WiFi Range Extender Essentials Edition
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Additional Comments to Earlier Review 10/01/2014

This review is from: NETGEAR EX2700 N300 WiFi Range Extender Essentials Edition

Pros: Please consider these additional comments pertaining to my 9/15/2014 Newegg Eggxpert Review by "Michael S."
Over a period of about two weeks Netgear Technical Support communicated via email (at my request) with numerous corrective steps for me to attempt, and I did all of them. It is important to note that Tech Support was prompt, courteous and clearly knowledgeable.

Cons: Not everything attempted was successful, or even easy to do. At one point I managed to inadvertently change the IP of my main router, causing all kinds of problems for me. This was probably my mistake, but it was still disconcerting, to say the least.

And at several places Netgear follow up instructions were a little confusing and difficult to replicate. However, I followed the steps indicated, and was able to complete all instructions.

The Netgear Genie Smart Setup web page is difficult to access. The web page finally came up ONLY after I started up a totally separate PC. And one step, near the end after the hard Reset, that is not mentioned is a request for the User ID and Password. It's confusing, but I finally figured out that it wanted "admin" for the User ID, BUT it wanted my RESET (changed) password.

The hard reset and the complete re-setup seems to have improved - marginally - some of the things noted in my original Newegg Eggxpert Review. I've also discovered that the best distance (for my house) between my Router and the Extender is about 25 feet, about half the distance originally attempted.

Internet speed reductions between my router and the extender are now in the 30% range, all with Windows 7 only. Probably to be expected, but still disconcerting because from ALL the extended distances in my house I CAN still reach my main router, so it begs the question (for me), "Why use the extender at all?" Nevertheless, I have raised my original rating from two eggs to three eggs based primarily upon the quality of Tech Support and the slight improvement in Internet speed reductions.

Other Thoughts: The signal range and power of the extender is not noticeably different from what was discussed in my first Review.

NETGEAR EX2700 N300 WiFi Range Extender Essentials Edition
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs Works, But Don't Expect Too Much 09/18/2014

This review is from: NETGEAR EX2700 N300 WiFi Range Extender Essentials Edition

Pros: Compact size, easy to set up with clear instructions, modest price, & packaged well. It WILL extend a Wi--Fi network, but barely and as shown in the advertising picture, i.e., only in the same direction as from your router to your extender and on in that same direction for a few feet. Was also able to extend my signal to the basement/storm shelter, located at one corner of my house the maximum distance from my router. A couple minutes boot time and only marginally slower connecting than my router.

Cons: Very disappointed with Internet speed reductions of 40-75% in Mbps, across seven different PCs running Windows 7 and a couple with Windows XP; speed loss was worse with XP. And as touched upon in the Pros, my Wi-Fi signal was still stronger than the extender in all directions except directly along the same line as from my router TO the extender and slightly beyond in that same, narrow band. In other words, if you are expecting to see your extended coverage being a circle, or even a half circle, that was not in any way my experience. Couple the narrow extended coverage with significant Mbps loss and you've got an item that works best for specialized, even isolated, cases.

Other Thoughts: Was paired with my ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router, 802.11n (2.4 GHz & 5 GHz) up to 450Mbps; 802.11a/g up to 54Mbps; 802.11b up to 11Mbps, five desktops and two laptops, in a one story ranch with partial basement/storm shelter.

CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 32GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-32GB-NA
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs A Device With a Good Future 05/17/2014

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 32GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-32GB-NA

Pros: This little device shows lotsa promise for the future, but some disappointments right now, some - systemic issues - are not the fault of the device but the current state of tablet and Android offerings. Love the VERY tiny size, and the idea of both Micro and regular USB on the SAME flash drive is really unique . . . the regular USB connector is not all that obvious, and I actually overlooked it at first. :-) The package is clearly marked for all three USB offerings.

Cons: USB 3.0 speeds I found were no where near what I expected; best reads in the 100 MBps range, best writes less than 20 MBps; in other words at the best speeds it would take about 5 minutes to read the entire drive, 30 minutes to write it (full). (Yes, I tried several of my USB 3.0 connectors to be sure - they regularly deliver 600-800 MBps speeds with my SSDs.) Currently priced at about twice regular USB flash drives.

Other Thoughts: Due to no fault of the drive, I found using it with Google Nexus 7 tablets to be a major disappointment, i.e., there just are NOT suitably easy to use methods of accessing/reading/writing the flash drive on a tablet without jumping through several 3rd party software hoops.


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Date Joined: 01/15/04

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