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Linksys WRT004ANT High-Gain Antenna 4-Pack
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs 11/01/2015

This review is from: Linksys WRT004ANT High-Gain Antenna 4-Pack

Pros: - Tests gave a great increase in range on router and even my wireless card.
- Extremely simple installation.
- Semi-Planar design (focuses on horizontal range improvement over vertical.)

Cons: Just the price.

Mine didn't come with any sort of manual or notes or any sort of instructions just 4 antennas in a plastic tray in a box, it is important to note that the antennas need to be straight up.
So i figure there should have been something since some people may not know that, this may be because of this being a review item but I'm unsure.

Other Thoughts: Its hard to say if this may save much $ over bridging multiple routers in larger homes but it certainly improves range greatly.

For best performance the antennas should be straight up, its important to understand these are meant for horizontal improvement not vertical.
If you have a second router not directly above you may need to point the antenna at it BUT keep in mind that may cause horizontal connection issues.
Since these have a focused vertical range, you would likely need to bridge a router directly above it in upper floor if its in a large home.

G.SKILL RIPJAWS MX780 USB Wired RGB Laser Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - All customization's are written to the mouses memory, once set you don't even need the mouse "drivers" at all, it can be used anywhere.

- Non intrusive "driver" package, i say drivers in quotes because this mouse has no and needs no drivers, gskill just has a software app used to dynamically manage the mouses onboard profile and do bios updates.

- Customizable DPI settings 100-8200DPI, 1 to 5 stages scrolled through with DPI button, can also adjust polling rate 125-1000hz.

- Customizable lighting, each lighted section in pictures can be set to any color imaginable, as for effects only the 4 behind the mouse keys can gradually change between custom sets of colors, others (wheel, sides & gskill logo) only support 'breathing' (slow gradual strobing), individual or all lights can be disabled.

- Customizable macros including record functions with the gskill software.

- Easy to switch between left/right handed.

- 2x 4.5g weights for adjusting weight (inserted behind side panels that magnetically attach) and a hex key to adjust height of the rear of the mouse (section with the gskill logo).

Cons: Not much mostly me being picky but anyway:

Gskill software uses up to 90mb of memory at times (you can just close it once setup though), the software must be downloaded and will do a mouse bios update right when it is finishing installation (i hate auto unavoidable bios updates there should be a warning just in case).

Mouse buttons are far to sensitive in my opinion if you have this issue id suggest doing what i did, use a toothpick to stuff very small pieces of foam filter material under the mouse buttons (its a very very soft foam very cheap and can help firm it up).

Overall very not ergonomic, its meant to be flashy though not ergonomic, i prefer better feeling mouses and this is just bad for me personally.

My ring finger keeps hitting the also overly sensitive buttons on right side, would take getting used to in order to avoid that.

DPI button is also sensitive and it being tall behind the mouse wheel makes it somewhat easy to hit also.

Mouse wheel is slightly more resistant to scroll than average mouse wheels and it has a very very smooth non grip texture that with its non stick coating makes it feel very slippery.

LOTS of open areas would be hard to clean, needs to be well taken care of because of the many access points for liquids etc, if your prone to spilling/clumsy id avoid this due to its cost.

Other Thoughts: Overall for what its made to be its great an excellent first mouse for gskill, FOR ME though obviously due to my preferences this mouse is not something i would buy, however i don't feel that i should rate this based on what this mouse isn't really made to be since id prefer a simple unfancy, ergonomic, high dpi mouse with similar functions without the flashy stuff. So if the pros seem good and the cons I've listed aren't a big deal to you you should probably get this mouse if its in the price range your looking for, its definitely great for showing off and its greatest capability is likely its portability and its no actual driver needed functionality.

TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b PCI Express
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Maintains a strong connection over longer distances than i personally have ever used before, it can connect to routers that are very very far away.

- Backward compatibility on nearly every type of router.

- Had no driver issues and the management tools aren't too complex.

- Very useful for heavy WiFi polluted areas where other adapters would get bad connections.

- Comes with a low profile bracket... I'm reaching there's not much to say it is just a wireless adapter.

Cons: As far as cons go there isn't really any with the device itself, it does what it is supposed to do, the settings utility isn't windows 8.1 ready yet the drivers are that's all that most people should need at the moment though.

This is again one of the strongest adapters Ive used and seeing as it can connect to a large amount of router models (ac/a/b/g/n) you may see a ton of available connections from your neighborhood which may or may not be a con.

The back of the box seems to play on peoples ignorance to computers and wireless technology companies still putting checkboxes next to stuff like emails and chats as if certain models couldn't do that is just weird if not confusing now.

Other Thoughts: There is alot of redundancies with high speed adapters and routers, an overwhelming majority of internet services providers and internet users are stuck with <30mbps connections in the USA.. meaning basic wireless G 54mbps speeds from 2001 are still more than required for most users.

Due to that fact there's a massive amount of wireless G pollution from many users using it resulting in bad signals in city areas, which is where adapters like this shine.

About the only usefulness in this is in a non city area is transferring data between computers inside your home using the same model/speed of adapter so you can transfer data as fast as the hard drive can write in most cases, speeds faster than 54mbps will not usually help with even streaming HD movies as even bluray movies only have peak 4K data rates of 50mbps so unless your sending terabytes of data to another pc regularly or streaming several 4K resolution movies through a single router to multiple HDTVs you probably won't need this speed.

Its probably important to note this is being used with a matching TP link AC router i cannot guarantee the performance mix matching this adapter with other brand ac routers.

Overall if its great but pricey and i only recommend getting it if your wifi pollution situation is bad in a city and you need a strong connection or you are in an area with fiber ISP that would need these WiFi rates.


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Display Name: Michael D.

Date Joined: 03/23/08

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