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TP-Link RE590T AC1900 Touch Screen Wi-Fi Range Extender
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4 out of 5 eggs Great Range 09/05/2016

This review is from: TP-Link RE590T AC1900 Touch Screen Wi-Fi Range Extender

Pros: This is a review of a TP-LINK RE590T.
The extender is quite large in size and requires a strategic location to be placed unless you don’t mind it being seen out in the open.
I have this one placed behind a couple of 8x10 picture frames on a shelf.
Follow the directions to determine where the optimal location positioning should be for this device
The extender is quite easily configurable by following the set-up prompts on the nice and large touch screen display.
There are settings for searching an existing network to assigning a password, setting up parental control, and various other settings.
Once the device is connected to your wireless network and if properly functioning and based on your current Wi-Fi extender equipment you should see a increase in your wireless connectivity range and also in download Mbps speeds.
I was using a Netgear WN3500RP as an extender and this TP-Link RE590T has increased my range and speeds.
The RE590T also has built in Ethernet ports for connecting older devices that use an Ethernet connection instead of built in Wi-Fi. I Just plug a LAN cable from the Extender to my 5 year old 46" SmartTV.

Cons: The device has a big foorprint and needs to be placed in a strategic location if you want this device to be out of site.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this device, but it may be somewhat overpriced compared to similar alternatives.

SAMSUNG T3 Portable 500GB USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive
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5 out of 5 eggs Small foorprint with large and quick access speeds 06/11/2016

This review is from: SAMSUNG T3 Portable 500GB USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive

Pros: This is a review of a Samsung 500GB T3 Portable Solid State Drive I’ve been using for the past month.
The device is only a quarter inch thick and 2.25 inches wide and 3 inches in length. It is extremely light and is very shock resistant durable. Hence, with its small profile you can easily carry it with you to have access to large storage for data.
The device is accessed thru a USB 3.1 cable which allows for read speeds of up to 450 MB/s.

I benchmarked the read and write speeds with 3 software utilities.

With Crystal Mark 5.12 I averaged over 10 runs the following Read/Write speeds.

Seq Q32T1 431.1 MB/s and 284.5 MB/s
4KQ32T1 139.4 MB/s and 37.67 MB/s
Seq 437.2 MB/s and 219.3 MB/s
4K 22.51 MB/s and 2.48 MB/s

With HDTune Pro 5.60 my benchmark speed was 265.2 MB/s

With ATTO Disk Benchmark my speeds were 460.8 MB/s and 281.4 MB/s

Cons: There really are no Cons

Other Thoughts: I believe the device has a 3 year warranty

TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Support Windows 10 with New Driver Update
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1 out of 5 eggs Quite slow and TP-Link Utility S/W is not compatible with Win 8.1 or 10 03/26/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter Support Windows 10 with New Driver Update

Pros: I experienced none, that may be a liittle to harsh, but that's my personal experience based on upload and download speed tests at Speakeasy. I have many TP-Link wireless adapters that connect into USB ports and they are considerably faster than this piece of hardware

Cons: Cons are the speeds this device measures when performing upload and download speeds tests on Speakeasy.
Comparing this item to a TP-Link TL-WN822N you can see the considerable sluggishness.

TP-Link Archer T8E TL-WN822N (usb connected)
Seattle 11.46Mbps/18.40 Mbps (up/download) 41.96Mbps/21.43 Mbps (up/download)
L.A. 13.13Mbps/23.02 Mbps (up/download) 32.87Mbps/23.88 Mbps (up/download)
N.Y. 11.04Mbps/19.70 Mbps (up/download) 42.09Mbps/24.14 Mbps (up/download)
Dallas 12.74Mbps/16.59 Mbps (up/download) 41.85Mbps/24.03 Mbps (up/download)
Chicago 11.66Mbps/20.26 Mbps (up/download) 43.47Mbps/24.54 Mbps (up/download)
Wash DC 12.02Mbps/20.37 Mbps (up/download) 47.95Mbps/20.69 Mbps (up/download)

These are the averages after 10 runs. I reset the router and modem a few times during these runs hoping the device would perform better than the dismal results I was getting.

Other Thoughts: Maybe a another driver update is what this device requires. These results were conducted on my desktop which is on the second floor of my home and where the modem and router are in the basement approx 16 feet underneath me.


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Display Name: Alan K.

Date Joined: 06/06/05

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