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This review is from: Linksys EA9200-4A Wireless AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router
Pros: Amazing and simple setup - No CD needed.
Plug in the CAT5 cable, plug the power cable in and you are ready to go.
Great user interface for the network map- Love the graphical design. Shows smartphones, tablets and devices for the actual images for the devices connected.
This Linksys EA9200-4 Wireless AC3200 runs cool and has little heat that is given off when the router is being under extreme use. Had 12 devices connected under 2.4 and 5GHZ with streaming, file transfers and downloading/uploading large files.
Love the Priority for media devices. Allows for 3 devices to be prioritized for the best experience.
High quality plastic, yes this is possible, has a premium feel to the device.
Device looks great when setup with the clean LED device is lit.
Great USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 for large attached storage to take advantage of the high speed port for USB 3,0.
USB ports are spaced far enough apart to fit two high capacity USB thumb-drives.
Great range! Way better than my ISP provided WIFI router. I now have range and speeds that were not possible before. My signal is broadcast outside the home so I can connect in the driveway and surf the internet while in the backyard ---- couldn't do this before with the ISP provided WIFI router.
This router is truly amazing and has fast speeds.
Before I had 8MBPS download and 5MBPS upload on the ISP router. Now I have 50MBPS download and 23MBPS at the same location for the laptop speed tests on the Linksys EA9200-4A router.
FIRMWARE was updated right out of the box. A+ support.
CD has the manual- no printed manual- Love this idea as it is easy to store and duplicate a file.
Cons: Not one con for this router.
Other Thoughts: Great router and has extreme range. Great purchase if you plan on having a router last 5 years. Router will be compatible with the future devices as AC is just starting to be more available.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The lights are very bright.
Lights are decent quality build and feel like a premium bulb that will last years.
Easy on and off button that changes colors, Green is on! Amber means the app is communicating with the devices to set to the user defined command. Grey means it is off.
The light dimming feature is really cool. You can slide the fader bar left for less light and right for more light. Love this feature! The response is fast, no lag.
The app has a great sleep timer. This allows you to set the timer for the bulbs to be turned off.
I am very fond of the ability to not only select the radio button for the timer, 1min 10min & 30min but the ability to enter a custom time as well.
The two bulbs allow for grouping. Makes it easier to turn off the light fixture at one time if the fixture has two lights instead of one.
Firmware was updated right out of the box, this ensures the best product support I have seen in many years.
Very Promising feature to future proof the devices and create unity with the home automation system Belkin has - IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement: if this, then that. IFTTT works with the WeMo collection of products to connect your home electronics to a whole world of online apps. Get a text or email when the front door opens, turn the lights on when the sun sets - the possibilities are countless.
Cons: The app needs some polishing.
The grouping of the lights took me about 5 minutes to research as the instructions were not clear. Lots of going back to the instructions and trying to find what was meant from the instructions to the app settings. This can really be streamlined and simplified. Should have a setting for creat group and then select the devices you want and that is it. The dragging and dropping is simple for one device but have many it is time consuming.
The first initial setup took me about 15 minutes. The wall plug, the WeMo Link, took a while to update and get in sync with the bulbs. This may have been the device being slow due to an update, it did say update but never restarted. I had to force this again and still took a separate 5 minutes.
Other Thoughts: Overall the bulbs are great once you get past the long 15 minute setup. Other than the setup and struggle grouping the bulbs, the app being updated can really increase the overall user experience.
Belkin does great on everything the do and this is no exception. This is new and they are rapidly working to correct the issues. I have seen improvements on the app over the last update. Keep this up Belkin!
If you plan on making the home on a complete automation process this is the one that will do that. This has the ability to have multiple devices and expand throughout the home. Set your coffee pot to a schedule or your lights, it doesn't matter. This is all about you and the efficiency of the products in your home.
This review is from: D-Link DSP-W110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Control/Schedule Your Devices From Anywhere
Pros: The plug is small and compact compared to some other smart plugs I have had. This plug does the job and is simple to set up.
No need to type in small numbers on a card, when you can scan them.
Save money by setting up a schedule for the plug.
Set the on and off timer.
WI-FI connection was solid and the plug was a bit away from the router.
The best part of this is that the APP actually works on Android 5.0 Lollipop. No force closes and works great.
Cons: The plug can not rotate to fit the wall outlet better. The plug needs to be with the heavy part facing down at all times to ensure the best fit and avoid electric arching.
Having a plug that can rotate to fit any wall outlet would be the best way to maximize this plugs ability. No eggs have been removed as this wasn't an issue but more a personal want to see on the next model.
Display Name: Nicholas A.
Date Joined: 12/23/08
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