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ASUS GX-D1241 Unmanaged 24-Port Gigabit Switch
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Ok for light use 12/17/2012

This review is from: ASUS GX-D1241 Unmanaged 24-Port Gigabit Switch

Pros: Works great when it works.

Cons: Well I have two of these switches and they both suffer from the same problem. If you do light use it is fine. However, this is a 24 port switch and if you put 24 devices on it you will probably have the same problem I am having. I am getting work done on my house so I setup a wireless webcam outside my house. I have a small atom laptop I connected to one of these switches which monitors the cam in real time and takes a still every 5 seconds. This seems too much for either one of these switches. They simply stop working and all the lights go out. Unplug them for a little while and they work again. Problem is, the second switch started doing this and all my telecommunication is on that switch. With no warning I lost my land line, cell service, internet connectivity to my home security dvr, wifi, and internet control of both of my heat pumps. I dont feel that this is hard enough use to cause this.

Other Thoughts: I wish there was some more documentation on this. I am wondering if there is a chip or something inside the unit that is overheating. There are no fans on these things that I can see. Is this a safety feature?

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Wi-Ex zBoost YX510 PCS/CEL White Dual-Band cell phone signal booster extends
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs There are better options. 08/20/2010

This review is from: Wi-Ex zBoost YX510 PCS/CEL White Dual-Band cell phone signal booster extends

Pros: Works well if you have a good signal where you are placing the external antenna and a small area you want service. Example, a basement or something.

Cons: It really is not that powerfull, and it will not Boost the signal. Only 1/8th of a watt which is about if not less powerful than most cell phones. The best way to explain it would be to say it moves the signal through hard to penetrate walls and floors. There is no difference in using your phone in the area you put the unit and the spot in the house you put the unit's antenna.

Other Thoughts: I had one of these and it really did not work for me. I had 2 bars on the roof and none in my house. I tried this unit and could only get the 2 bars in my house next to the couch near where it was sitting. Since I have sold my zboost unit and purchased a 3 watt wilson. I installed a directional antenna on the roof and an antenna in the ceiling in my living room. There is a big difference. I get 5 bars in my living room plus 3 in the ajoining rooms. The system is just better and only costs a little more.

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BUFFALO LS-XH1.0TL 1TB LinkStation Pro Network Attached Storage
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Good while it worked 02/25/2010

This review is from: BUFFALO LS-XH1.0TL 1TB LinkStation Pro Network Attached Storage

Pros: Fast (when it worked right) Easy to upgrade. No networking hastle. Plenty of storage.

Cons: Stopped working right after a year. Lack of fan failure alarm. If power fails it reorders the numbers of the USB disks. If the internal hard drive has an issue it shuts the other two down. When the temp issues are resolved it doesnt reset itself. It just keeps beeping until you turn it off and then back on.

Other Thoughts: I have a little older model and for the first year the thing worked great. It has an internal 500gb drive and I plugged in 2 1gb drives to it. I have photos, video, and downloads split up to their respective drives. After over a year of use I started getting this random alarm that disabled the disk. It was not descriptive. Through trial and error I found a fan had gone bad in it. The thing would turn on, eventually overheat, then start beeping. I opened the thing up and have not been able to get a new fan yet. However, for the last 4 months it ran at an acceptable temp just being open. Now suddenly it has started throwing the alarm again. The temp near the device is a max of 86 deg. I have a dedicated air intake that pulls the hot air out of the top of the large closet it is in. Ever since the fan went out this product has been slow. I dont mean the internal drive but also the external drives that should not be effected when the internal one overheats.

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Display Name: Matthew G.

Date Joined: 04/15/04

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  • Last Review: 12/17/12
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