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This review is from: Rosewill RNX-N250UBE (RNWD-11006) Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 2T2R / 2x 5 dBi External Antenna / Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP (Hex & ASCII), WPA/WPA2, WPA(TKIP with IEEE 802.1x)/WPA2(AES with IEEE 802.1x)
Pros: You can plug this right into a USB port, but the antennae are a bit big for that. Better is using the wire it comes with to plug in and then place the unit nearby for improving reception. That makes it a lot more suited to a desktop than a laptop or netbook. Plugged it into Linux Mint and had it working right away.
Cons: Not dual-band, so you have to keep your wireless router broadcasting at 2.4GHz even if it can also do 5.0GHz.
Other Thoughts: For $10, this was a good deal.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-751DR N600 Dual Band Wireless Router IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u
Pros: Ease of use, security, customizability, dual band, guest zone, power button, broadcast power.
Cons: No gig ethernet. Not really a con, just another feature you can pay more for if you want, or not if you don't.
Other Thoughts: The two big things for me about this router are the lack of a default password and the power button. There is no reason for me to be broadcasting my wireless network all day while I'm at work and all night while I'm sleeping, and I like the lessened power consumption. With no one default password for this model (you have to read the default password on the sticker that comes on the device, or in the paperwork), this router is more secure right out of the box.
I'm currently using this router in my basement and typing on my main office computer on the other side of the house on the main floor. The wireless signal is set to 25%, and I've had zero drops.
Pros: I think you can break down to essentially three reasons to buy this case:
1) It has lots of features. 2x USB 3.0 slots and another 4x USB 2.0 slots, plus hot-swappable HDD bay on top. Mic/headphone connectors on top (thank goodness I don't need to plug these into the back of my machine anymore). Lots of internal drive bays.
2) It is a great case for cooling. Mesh plus lots of fans and it still runs very quietly. Lots of room inside for airflow.
3) It looks kewl with blue LED fans.
Personally I bought it for reasons 1 and 2, and in spite of reason 3. I'd actually like to swap out those fans because the lights are a distraction while watching movies, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
Cons: The one case I've ever found that advertises LED fans that has no option to turn off the lights.
Other Thoughts: Would be the perfect case if it included the ability to turn off the fan lights, or an option to get the case with non-LED fans.READ FULL REVIEW