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ASUS RT-N66U Dual-Band Wireless-N900 Gigabit Router, DD-WRT Open Source support, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I love these wireless routers!

* Incredibly powerful
* Never need reset
* Great features, interface, and control
* Router, Access Point, or Bridge
* Dependable
* Decent support and tools

I use them as access points in my overall network to both get 100% coverage AND increase the number of wireless devices that can operate on my network.

They're so powerful. Today, I trust my wireless network to transfer important data as much as I do my wired network!

I would definitely recommend the ASUS RT-N66U. I've owned $1000 commercial wireless routers and I like these better for my home and small business.

The only reason I haven't upgrade to the new AC units is that these are still going strong and none of my wireless devices use AC technology.

Cons: None. Best wireless routers I've ever owned.

Other Thoughts: Like a lot of people, I've owned several wireless routers over the years as they have evolved. Some have been good but just became outdated and others were not so good or just broke.

I bought one of these ASUS RT-N66U wireless routers well over a year ago after a few recommendations and quite a bit of follow-up research. After I got it in home, I was immediately impressed - great features, interface, and performance. I love it and it's still running strong.

I was so impressed, that I quickly bought another one for my business partner and installed it for her. She loved it too, especially the Parental Control features.

After about a year, hers quit working - the Ethernet ports failed and although I could access the control panel wirelessly, it would update any changes - it was effectively broken and useless so I took it back home with me. Even though it was out of warranty by then, I liked the ASUS RT-N66U so much that I was determined to give it my best shot at fixing it.

The Happy Ending: This thing I did was go to the ASUS website and search support for update software/firmware. I found helpful instructions on how to "Rescue" a unit with failed software/firmware and downloaded the latest firmware. BINGO, 15 minutes later I had my great router back. I was so impressed and happy.

Now, I've got two again for myself!

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BUFFALO LinkStation Pro Duo 2-Bay Diskless Enclosure High Performance Network Attached Storage (NAS) - LS-WVL/E
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: * Duel Bay - Offers storage options

* RAID 0/1/JBOD - Flexible and helps keep my important data safe

* Up to 3TB drives - Enough redundant storage for backups and/or media (maybe 4TB now)

* Drive Flexibility - You choose the drives - capacity, brand, performance, warranty. It worked with the first two free drives I grabbed off the shelf but you can check the drive compatibility at: http://www.buffalotech.com/content/files/products/Supported_HDD_List_LS-WVL.pdf

* Gigabit network - Almost obligatory

* USB port - I don't use it yet, but nice to have for adding storage or peripherals

* Setup - Fairly easy to setup the basics

* iTunes Server - Works (Forget DLNA media serving - iTunes w/Apple TV is a far superior solution)

* Free Cloud Service - Buffalo offers free cloud service thru their website which works (I have static IPs from Comcast and I think I can go directly to the box)

* IOS iPhone/iPad remote access apps - They work

* Backup - Good, cheap solution everyone should have

* Decent Styling - Won't look bad in public

* Price - One of the cheapest duel bay NAS boxes

* Name Brand - Buffalo has a focus on NAS

* Overall Value - Price, Features, Performance

Cons: * RAID 1 - Only problem with using the RAID 1 is that it won't tell you which drive went bad if you lose one. I'm not sure if you take them out and install them in desktop that the Windows will be able to read the propriety file system. Perhaps a good use of the USB port is to back it up! That kind of data redundancy wouldn't be a bad idea anyway.

* Propietary File System - Won't backup my servers, but seems fine for Windows desktops/laptops.

* 1 Year Warranty - Just get good drives and use RAID 1

* Construction - Case seems a bit flimsy, but works fine

* Documentation - A little on the light side

Other Thoughts: Overall great, cheap, flexible NAS for the basics

* If you have enough basic networking experience to be considering a NAS unit in the first place, then you'll be able to set this one up and take advantage of most of the features people want - network storage, media, backup, even remote access.

* I haven't had to call techinical support so I can't comment. I haven't even had to goto the forums, just the manual and maybe some Youtube videos.

* Don't know about the DLNA problems people talk about because I've found iTunes/Apple TV to be the a far more refined superior solution. DLNA, while promising, does not offer a very good interface and is difficult to navigate a large media library.

* If you want a serious NAS for your home or small business, all you have to do is read the feedback on Newegg to find the one - everyone knows which brand I'm talking about - they're great I'm sure. Only problem is that you'll spend a fortune (before you even buy the drives)!. If you're smart enough to go that route, you'd be looking at a free open source solution to plop on an old PC. If you're rich enough to go that route, you'd probably be better off with a Windows Server 2012 Essentials setup (a combination of the old Windows Home Server and Small Business Server in an updated Windows Server 2012 foundation with a nice Windows 8 wrapper).

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BUFFALO LS-WV2.0TL/R1 2TB (2 x 1TB) LinkStation Pro Duo RAID 0/1 Network Storage
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Good choice for a basic, cheap NAS 06/04/2013

This review is from: BUFFALO LS-WV2.0TL/R1 2TB (2 x 1TB) LinkStation Pro Duo RAID 0/1 Network Storage

Pros: * Duel Bay - Offers storage options

* RAID 0/1/JBOD - Flexible and helps keep my important data safe

* Up to 3TB drives - Enough redundant storage for backups and/or media (maybe 4TB now)

* Gigabit network - Almost obligatory

* USB port - I don't use it yet, but nice to have for adding storage or peripherals

* Setup - Fairly easy to setup the basics

* iTunes Server - Works (Forget DLNA media serving - iTunes w/Apple TV is a far superior solution)

* Free Cloud Service - Buffalo offers free cloud service thru their website which works (I have static IPs from Comcast and I think I can go directly to the box)

* IOS iPhone/iPad remote access apps - They work

* Backup - Good, cheap solution everyone should have

* Decent Styling - Won't look bad in public

* Price - One of the cheapest duel bay NAS boxes

* Name Brand - Buffalo has a focus on NAS

* Overall Value - Price, Features, Performance

Cons: * RAID 1 - Only problem with using the RAID 1 is that it won't tell you which drive went bad if you lose one. I'm not sure if you take them out and install them in desktop that the Windows will be able to read the propriety file system. Perhaps a good use of the USB port is to back it up! That kind of data redundancy wouldn't be a bad idea anyway.

* Propietary File System - Won't backup my servers, but seems fine for Windows desktops/laptops.

* 1 Year Warranty - Just get good drives and use RAID 1

* Construction - Case seems a bit flimsy, but works fine

* Documentation - A little on the light side

Other Thoughts: * Overall great, cheap, flexible NAS for the basics

* If you have enough basic networking experience to be considering a NAS unit in the first place, then you'll be able to set this one up and take advantage of most of the features people want - network storage, media, backup, even remote access.

* I haven't had to call techinical support so I can't comment. I haven't even had to goto the forums, just the manual and maybe some Youtube videos.

* Don't know about the DLNA problems people talk about because I've found iTunes/Apple TV to be the a far more refined superior solution. DLNA, while promising, does not offer a very good interface and is difficult to navigate a large media library.

* If you want a serious NAS for your home or small business, all you have to do is read the feedback on Newegg to find the one - everyone knows which brand I'm talking about - they're great I'm sure. Only problem is that you'll spend a fortune (before you even buy the drives)!. If you're smart enough to go that route, you'd be looking at a free open source solution to plop on an old PC. If you're rich enough to go that route, you'd probably be better off with a Windows Server 2012 Essentials setup (a combination of the old Windows Home Server and Small Business Server in an updated Windows Server 2012 foundation with a nice Windows 8 wrapper).

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Display Name: Michael T.

Date Joined: 02/13/08

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  • Last Review: 06/12/14
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