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This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-817DTR AC750 Wireless Travel Router
Pros: -Portable, small footprint, looks like a larger power adapter on the wall when plugged in
-Comes with its own network cable
-Comes with various power adapters for overseas travel
-There is a button on the back to press to switch out the various power adapters, good design on that
-Supports WiFi "N" and "AC" protocols
-Supports 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz channels
-There is a switch on the bottom to switch OFF - WISP - WIFI
-This unit comes with pre-set SSID for WiFi, pre-set WiFi password and management login - great because I don't have to set those up and can simply use their settings to start
-built in WPS button for easy wireless connectivity
-Illuminating "blue" LED for power is not too bright, even at night..which is good for sleeping
-Trendnet offers 24/7 technical support
Cons: -Admin software is clunky and slow
-Could NOT get into management software via Android phone, had to use laptop (luckily I brought it) to get into admin settings to change wifi passwords, etc.
-using WISP feature is a nightmare. It took forever to log on to the hotel's network and the speeds after connecting was terrible.
-I know the reset button is a security feature, but when you cannot find a pin to reset it because you've forgotten the custom password..it gets tough!
-the speeds do not match those at my house whether it's on "N" or "AC", or either 2.4Ghz vs 5Ghz...does not get 433Mbps on "AC" or 300 Mbps with "N"
-I noticed a huge lag when 3 or more devices were connected to it, even if only 1 device was surfing the internet while the other 2 devices were not doing anything
-NOT really a con but could be useful if it came with at least a USB 2.0 port so I can plug a portable HDD into it for sharing movies.
Other Thoughts: Luckily, when I got this unit...we were planning a family vacation to Pismo too. Anyways, there was a lot to like about this unit but it did give me some trouble in the beginning and while using it.
We stayed at a hotel where there was an ethernet plug in the room so I was able to utilize the ethernet connection and use this unit as a router just like home.
I had to allow my kids to bring their electronics so we can test this unit out (2 Android tablets, 3 Android smart phones and a laptop).
The hotel's WiFi was pretty good already with most devices getting 3 bars of WiFi throughout the room but I didn't test how fast it was (didn't think about it until after we got home). After plugging this TEW-817DTR AC750 Wireless Travel Router, the WiFi signals went to full bars, except the only problem was that internet was super slow. The hotel's WiFi speed wasn't much better but when I had my laptop, my smart phone and my son's tablet connected, only the tablet was able to surf the internet with decent speed. When he played a YouTube video, my internet on the laptop was struggling and pages were not being loaded at all, even simple pages like Google.com were not loading.
At the end of the day, I connected only 2 devices (Android Tablet and Android Phone) for my kids to watch YouTube while the rest of the devices connected to the hotel's WiFi. The Android tablet and Android phone (Note 3) had decent speeds while the rest of the devices struggled with the hotel's slow WiFi connection.
Overall, a good experience. At least my son and my daughter had their YouTube fix for the time we spent inside the hotel room. My oldest son (using the tablet) couldn't get YouTube to stop stuttering so he just played games instead on it.
The unit did help out in this case because the wired connection from the room to TEW-817DTR AC750 Wireless Travel Router was much faster than the hotel's own WiFi connection. I didn't get to use the other country's adapters but I'm sure they work fine.
I'd recommend it to those that will use maybe 3 or less devices connected at the same time. Just make sure the hotel room where you'll be staying at has a connected ethernet port to use because the WISP feature was just terrible and it depended on the hotel's WiFi speed and signal strength.
Pros: 6GB/s SSD drive
Very economical SSD - got it on a great sale too
Superfast loading Windows 7
Good quality build for its price point
Easy to use, plug and play
Good read and write speeds
Cons: Slower than other SSD's but for its price..it's good enough...also does NOT come with an adapter to fit the 3.25" or 5.25" bays.
Other Thoughts: I was a little hesitant to purchase this unit...thinking it would fail on me during my first month but to my surprise, it's worked out very well. This was the cheapest SSD anywhere when I purchased it. I've seen PNY products but never in the SSD department so I'd thought to give it a try.
After using it for over 2 months now, I'd have to say that this SSD is reliable yet very economical...well worth every penny. Windows 7 boots up super fast (though I didn't clock it..but noticeably faster than a traditional HDD).
I would highly recommend this SSD as a main drive to anyone because it's okay quality and its price point. Plus it's not a "no-name" product....it's PNY.
Pros: Solid feeling PSU, does not feel cheap like some other cheaper PSU's I've had...this one is sturdy, heavy and the finish coat is nice.
Comes with long enough cables and plenty of connectors to reach their designated area.
80 PLUS Bronze Certified
Built in fan is super quiet
I'm not running anything big but just an 85W CPU and 670GT graphics card so 500W is more than enough power!
Lastly, it's a Corsair...quality and reliability!
Cons: None so far after 2 months of usage! I use my main PC almost 24 hours a day and sometimes I have to leave it on for more than 5 days straight!
Other Thoughts: I got this PSU for my main PC build and it works well...what else can I say other than it's a Corsair...it means quality and reliability! If you got one that doesn't work, it's a manufacturing issue which NOT even Apple an control...so just return it and get another one.
I've had nothing but positive experiences with all of my Corsair PSU's.
Highly recommend this PSU unit at 500W for one graphics card...if you're doing SLI or CrossFire (2x graphics cards), you might want to get something with more wattage.
Display Name: VANA M.
Date Joined: 09/28/04
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