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TRENDnet TEW-824DRU AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router with StreamBoost Technology
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5 out of 5 eggs Solid router right from the start! 01/10/2016

This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-824DRU AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router with StreamBoost Technology

Pros: This router is set to be protected for the user that is not a pro at setting the routers up. Having a pre-encrypted WI-FI password is a great idea, as many only have general settings, this takes the complications away from being secure with no setup knowledge.

4- Gigabit ports is a huge plus. Allows for great connected devices that need high bandwidth without requiring a switch.

Intelligent Traffic shaping allows for a great way to have traffic move through the network and being prioritized for little to no latency while playing online games.

The StreamBoost does a great way of prioritizing so you do not have any buffering for YouTube. My son was happy that there was no starting and stopping while streaming HD content while the rest of the house was doing the same.

The graphical user interface (GUI) is really friendly and gives you all the details at a glance without the need to have any knowledge of a network background. The real time traffic monitoring is a nice feature and I would love to see this in all devices, TRENDnet has this one down pat. Props to them!

Setup was simple and easy right from unboxing. In under 5 minutes you are good to go for a custom Wi-Fi SSID and custom password.

AC is really nice and fast if you have devices that take advantage of this technology.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this for anyone that is looking for a solid router with the latest technology to prevent lag on devices that need HD streaming or gaming with low latency. This is priced to move and will sell fast as this device meets the strong demand of streaming and file transfers for multiple devices. The only thing I wish was that this router had 2 USB ports.

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TRENDnet TV-IP320PI 1280 x 960 MAX Resolution Outdoor 1.3 MP HD PoE Bullet IR Network Camera
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4 out of 5 eggs Great camera but killed the user experience with terrible software 12/09/2015

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP320PI 1280 x 960 MAX Resolution Outdoor 1.3 MP HD PoE Bullet IR Network Camera

Pros: The camera is built with good quality. The feel of the camera is that this camera can last when outdoors.

The resolution is pretty decent for the price.

The camera is reasonably small for the size and easy to hide, yet get a decent camera view of the area.

After the software is installed, the camera functions really well.

Cons: The software to set this camera up is absolutely in desperate need to be sent back to the drawing board. The software has no easy to use wizard to set this up. It actually takes some time and knowledge to configure.

The amount of time to configure the software to get this to work was a big pain. When you get this, make sure you have a good 30 minutes to work with the software to set this up properly.

Other Thoughts: Would I buy this again, knowing the software has improved- YES! Until the software is improved upon, I would not recommend this product. But since this review is on the camera itself, and not the software. Even though the software is used with the camera, I did not knock off any more than one egg for frustration as it was able to be setup properly and function.

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TP-Link Archer CR700 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router
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5 out of 5 eggs 22% download increase & 80% upload increase of speed ** Factors may be different depending on setup ** See my notes* 10/31/2015

This review is from: TP-Link Archer CR700 AC1750 Wireless Dual Band DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router

Pros: I have got to give props to TP-Link for using high quality components inside this modem. I love this unit!

Besides being high quality on the inside, the outside lights are easily identified with a distinct icon. The icons appear different colors as the modem responds to the type of connections. Great idea.

I pay for 75MBps download and on this modem I was able to get 92MBps on a regular basis.
My upload speed is set for 10MBps and I was able to get 18MBps. This 80% increase is nice.

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Yes I understand that cable can fluctuate, but I never had these speeds on my older modem. The test results are pretty consistent. It can't be a coincidence that every time I tested these, no one in my area is online, so I credit this to the modem and the high quality parts that are used. My older modem was also DOCSIS 3.0, but never had these kinds of speeds. But to give insight, my old modem only had 8 channels for the download, not 16 so this does make a difference. Just wanted to clarify these facts. Speed increase is not always guaranteed. Speed will fluctuate on any modem with cable internet as this is a large community on one large bandwidth to be shared with all connected users for that node.

Another Factor that I need to disclose is that all my cables are CAT7. So this may or may not have played a factor in the speeds being increased.
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The Wi-Fi has great range and options to allow easy to use configurations. NO high tech knowledge is needed for setting the Wi-Fi configurations.

Nice features that show how many channels are in use by the modem and show the detail for them. This is for both the upload and download channels. Great insight.

The parental controls are a nice feature if you have kids or wish to block certain words. This is easy to configure. The nicest part about this is the ability to do this by time and also by MAC address.

The ability to have 4 gigabit ports on the back is really nice. This allows me to not use a switch or Wi-Fi for devices within reach of the modem. This helped contribute to better Wi-Fi reliability as the Xbox, TV, Blu-ray player did not need to have the Wi-Fi on and were able to use the cable for better reliability and less interference for other devices that could not use a cabled connection, such as a smartphone and tablet.

I recommend this modem with confidence. TP-link is known for high quality of products and never under delivers. Pick yours up today and start saving money by not paying the monthly modem rental fee for something that you can NEVER keep!!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Other than Comcast taking forever to activate this modem, setup was a breeze. Comcast took 12 minutes to recognize this modem and prompt me to enter my credentials to activate this for my account. I could have just called and read them the numbers, but I wanted to do this without any phone interaction. If you choose to do this by online activation, then please plug it in as it says and then give it some time (7-10 minutes) to register on the comcast/xfinity network.


*DISCLAIMER*

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Yes I understand that cable can fluctuate, but I never had these speeds on my older modem. The test results are pretty consistent. It can't be a coincidence that every time I tested these, no one in my area is online, so I credit this to the modem and the high quality parts that are used. My older modem was also DOCSIS 3.0, but never had these kinds of speeds. But to give insight, my old modem only had 8 channels for the download, not 16 so this does make a difference. Just wanted to clarify these facts. Speed increase is not always guaranteed. Speed will fluctuate on any modem with cable internet as this is a large community on one large bandwidth to be shared with all connected users for that node.

Another Factor that I need to disclose is that all my cables are CAT7. So this may or may not have played a factor in the speeds being increased.

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