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This review is from: Asus - OnHub Wireless AC1900 Router with NAT Firewall
Pros: -Generally simple to setup using an apple iPhone or Android Phone
- designed for the non geek to easily setup and configure, just fill in the blanks
-coverage is more dynamic and self adjusting
-high end wireless router with great speed and range
-also makes a great access point for expanded coverage in a large house and/or office.
- the app gives you the ability to monitor overall bandwidth for your network and by individual devices to see what device and what time that device needs priority over others - ie, streaming TV, Gaming System.
- also using the app, you can specify what device has priority over the internet and for how long, this way you can optimize the device for priority over all other to get better internet speed to a specific device. (sorry if I lost you here)
- also allows you can to do a speed test and record the results within the device. (great to see when your isp is lacking)
- a truly smart device, keeps itself updated without interruption and will monitor the surrounding interference to optimize it's own coverage and signal.
Cons: - Must have an iPhone or Android phone you can download the app on to setup
- does not have the ability to use a computer for setup
- poor documentation for the tech geek in all of us
- only one internal port, if this is your main router and you need extra ports - you will need a switch for expansion - I recommend purchasing a gigabyte switch (don't go cheap and use an older hub, 5 port gigabyte switch is around $49)
Other Thoughts: - most review were written by people expecting something other than what this device was designed for
- I don't have either an iPhone or an android phone, but several android tablet - setup would only work on one of the tablets - but after the apps worked on all.
- this device is mostly design for home networks (can be used for work) - does not give you the option for port forwarding or adjustment of any kind. So, if you are looking for a device to act as a high end firewall with pass through for servers, camera, etc. you are out of luck.
Pros: system was in great shape, except...(see below)
Cons: - the keyboard was so warn that they had put 'stickers' on the keys and the upper right corner of keyboard did not work at all
- the 'after market' batter was not recognized by the system and showed an error code as soon as it was plugged in
- the 'after market' adapter worked but was very cheap, similar to the ones for $8 on another site that don't last to long
Other Thoughts: - over all with loading the OS and supplying the required COA
- replacing the keyboard, battery, and charger with a quality one
- this all said and done, would have doubled our cost of the system and make the 'over the counter' cost not worth the price
*** We sent it back the same day, Newegg is great in these cases ***
This review is from: Lenovo ThinkServer 70B7002TUX 5U Tower Server - Intel Xeon E5-2440 v2 1.90 GHz
Pros: Lenovo makes a great server, very easy to set up - even though not needed - they give you a setup disk to configure the RAID and create a script to install the operating system.
Cons: For all 'name brand' servers they require you to have drive carriers (extra) to install drives in the system. Most companies want you to buy their 'drive packages' which usually doubles, or triples the cost of normal drive. Even though you can install up to 8 drives, the installed RAID controller limits you to RAID 0,1, or 10. For better control they offer an additional RAID controller, extra.
Other Thoughts: In these cases where they manufacture requires additional parts, such as drive carriers or their drive packages, you need to factor them into your overall cost of the server. Keep in mind that later down the line you will need to get additional drive (maybe) due to failure or expansion. I choose to purchase the carrier's separately and save money by using the drives that I know will handle the load that the server is going to be used for. I usually go with supermicro, but in this case it fit the bill exactly. (I forgot about the carriers - which is on me) Supermicro usually includes all hardware and software needed for any install - their servers have the longevity and great quality - I have been using them since the early 90s. They sell them at Newegg!READ FULL REVIEW