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Rosewill RKV-2DVI KVM
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs No mouse support 08/28/2014

This review is from: Rosewill RKV-2DVI KVM

Pros: None

Cons: No mouse support, despite advertisements and manual. Plug in mouse and keyboard. Keyboard is only recognized, mouse is not. Tried many mice, still same issue, mice not recognized. This is a broken product, not test in any way.

Other Thoughts: I bought this at the local store, figured I got a bad one, so I exchanged it ... same issue, tried one more time, same deal. It turns out these NEVER work.

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TP-LINK SafeStream TL-ER604W Small Business Wireless Gigabit VPN Router, application control, Multi-SSID and guest network
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It looks pretty.

Cons: When you buy a gigabit router, that means that router can get up to 1Gbit from the LAN to the WAN, as well as all plugs (WAN and LAN) are 1Gbit. This router is not. It is capped to 125Mbit. This is roughly 10% of your available bandwidth. Tested on Cat6 cables. The firmware the router came with is the only one available for the router on the TP-Link website.

To warn anyone who is looking out for gigabit routers ... if the throughput/traffic between the WAN/LAN is not 1Gbit, then it's a fake gigabit router. Unfortunately, this weeds out the majority of the "gigabit" routers on the market,

Other Thoughts: I hate false advertising companies.

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TP-LINK TL-WDR4300 Dual Band Wireless N750 Router, Gigabit, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5GHz 450Mbps, 2 USB port, IP QoS, Wireless On/Off Switch
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Comes with proper Ethernet ports (gigabit). This has been a requirement for plug-n-play families for years.

The wireless actually works. Unfortunately, there are a lot of wireless routers where the wireless feature was an afterthought. This is NOT one of them.

This is one of the very few routers that provides a REAL solution to wireless security. With this router, it is impossible to turn on/off wireless features remotely. If you do not want to use wireless, simply flip the physical switch. I wish more companies were honest about wireless security.

Fairly simple for initial setup. This is HUGE for families who want products to just work. If a product doesn't just work, that product is useless.

This product provides the ability for you to plug in custom DNS servers. This is huge in this day in age of corrupt ISPs who inject advertisements while you are surfing the net.

Cons: The box came with the router, 3 antenna, a mini disc, and a plugin. Missing is the Ethernet cable, and user guide. On the back of the router is a warning to run CD before connecting cables..... Umm, it did not come with a CD, it came with a minidisc. There is a huge difference between the two. There have not been any minidisc players for over a decade. Sony simply stopped making them.

The user manual is missing! It can only be found online at http://www.tp-link.com/lk/products/details/?model=TL-WDR4300#down

All reputable electronics come with a 5 year warranty. All, including most appliances. This ensures the company stands behind their products. If the electronic does not come with a proper warranty, states with modern lemon laws covers the rest. However, that is a HUGE red flag...

Like the other model I reviewed (Item#: N82E16833704177), this one is missing the media server. TP-Link still claims it comes with one, see their replies to the other product reviews. Evidently, the media server does NOT exist. Anyone with experience with media servers know they are for streaming + transcoding so target devices can play the videos, music, and pictures. This will not transcode. Unfortunately, that is not possible with this model either ... BUYER BEWARE. This is a 100% false advertising.

WPS feature AKA major security hole. It is perplexing why TP-Link included a major wireless security hole with the router ... makes no sense at all. WPS is easily defeated with-in an hour via brute force attack. Adding this security hole into the router means you are giving a finger to all your users. Bad ... very bad.

Does not come with any meaningful statistics. As with the referenced model, these are just packet counting, not statistics ... please have your firmware developers’ lookup statistics in Wikipedia or at the bare minimum, the tomato firmware.

Newest firmware does NOT provide missing features. Meaning this model and other of their routers have been abandoned. Yes, for those of you who are knew to electronics, if a product does not have current firmware, which means the product has been abandoned by its company. Be very careful.

Other Thoughts: As part of my day job, I work as a Network Administrator. At night, I am a programmer. It is always interesting reviewing certain routers....

The firmware is basically the same one used by all of TP-LINK's routers. While there are some nice colorful/glossy security features. They are a bit moot until basic quality control is implemented for the firmware.

I know this is the extreme low end model of the higher end model (#N82E16833704177). However, if you are to advertise features, you must make sure you actually provide those features...

A long talk with Management and Quality Control should fix ALL of the issues with this model.

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Date Joined: 01/25/06

  • Reviews: 30
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  • First Review: 04/10/08
  • Last Review: 08/28/14
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