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D-Link Cloud Router (DIR-600L), Wireless N150, mydlink Cloud Services
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs Not for power users 08/24/2013

This review is from: D-Link Cloud Router (DIR-600L), Wireless N150, mydlink Cloud Services

Pros: Connected to the Internet (PPPoE)
Seemed stable.
Basic port forwarding worked.

2 eggs for being somewhat stable in at least connecting me to the Internet.

Did not use wireless capability so I can't comment on that.

Cons: This thing is useless for users that need more than the absolute basics and useless to those that need some slightly more advanced functionality that should be "basic".

Dynamic DNS registration did not work. Neither their own system nor dyndns (existing account). Tried updating firmware. No improvement.

Their remote management/status software uses Java ... and is NOT compatible with OSX (at the moment anyway). I was able to use it in Windows, but what a total pain. The sign up procedures to use it were totally broken, too. Told me that the e-mail address I used to sign up wasn't valid, or some such nonsense, and then proceeded to work despite telling me it wouldn't.

DLINK actually *disabled* LAN static routing. Apparently because they want you to buy more expensive routers to get this feature. They admit as much in forums, but for me that was way too late. What good is a router that can't route, you ask? Absolutely useless, at least to me.

Also of note, the outside packaging says absolutely nothing about the lack of LAN routing. I checked.

Other Thoughts: I did not buy this from newegg, but I will be returning this thing to the store where I did buy it immediately. I wanted to write a review here to warn other users that might think, as I did, that a router should ... you know ... actually route packets. Big disappointment in any company that disables basic functionality in this way. I will never buy another DLINK product as long as I live because of this.

The DDNS is mostly just an annoyance, but add it all up and this thing is wildly overpriced given the quality of it's functionality. Avoid this at all costs. Sorry.

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Nippon Labs Black 6 ft. Pro A/V Premium Toslink Digital Optical SPDIF Audio Cable Male/ Male in Black Color  Model PT-6
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Used for sound output from HTPC directly off spif motherboard connector. Sounds amazing.

Cons: If I hadn't read other reviews here, and I'd never seen an optical cable before, I might have missed the protective end caps. They do need to be removed and there is no indication that this might be the case (no docs).
However, anyone that has seen an optical cable before should notice and remove even without a warning.
I can believe damage to cable or equipment might ensue if the caps are missed.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I was very careful about installation. No kinks. Didn't try to run it under carpet or anything. It seems stable after more than a month installed. Hard to beat the price ...

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ZALMAN ZM500-RS 500 Watts ATX12V / EPS12V SLI 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Used in HTPC. Fan is nearly silent.
No heat issues, although I'm not stressing it much.
Tons of connectors (though I didn't need many of them).
Professional cable protection mesh.

Cons: All mounting holes didn't line up (sideways mount), but that was likely a case issue. Seems stable with only two screws holding it.

Other Thoughts: Totally satisfied with this power supply, especially noise level. Bought specifically for quiet operation and has not disappointed.

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Display Name: Paul T.

Date Joined: 06/01/09

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 04/15/10
  • Last Review: 08/24/13
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