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Pros: Nice management and feature set
Cons: Weak 802.11n signal.
Flaky. constantly stops working requiring a DHCP release/renew or reboot to get working again.
Doesn't seem to support multiple wireless devices well
No firmware updates in ages.
Other Thoughts: I've had this wireless router for well over a year. I purchased it to support the growing number of wireless devices in my household. Many of which are Apple products which my older wireless router wouldn't support. Initially, it worked well and I liked the management features of the router. The 802.11n feature was extremely disappointing as 15 feet away the signal was very, very weak, so we continued to use 802.11g. However, over the past few months, it has become highly un-reliable. It constantly stops all wireless traffic and I'm forced to release/renew the DHCP lease or reboot the router to get it working again. The "attached devices" feature has stopped working entirely. Either the number of devices accessing it has grown to be too many (~15) or something else is failing. To make matters worse, NetGear hasn't released a firmware update in ages, so its not likely to ever be fixed.
I wouldn't recommend this router. Look at newer routers designed to support large number of simultaneous devices and better traffic management. Also, determine if they're known for releasing constant bug fixes and updates.
Pros: Very high capacity per 204-pin SODIMM. Allows my 2-SODIMM slot laptop to run with 16 GB of RAM! Affordable price and Very fast. Scores 7.6 on my Windows Experience Index.
Cons: NewEgg is focing me to list a con, but in reality I don't see any cons. The price was very reasonable given how much high-performance RAM you're getting in such a small form factor.
Other Thoughts: I was upset when I realized my Dell XPS L702x only had 2-SODIMM slots. At the time, 2 x 4 GB sticks were all I could afford so I was limited to 8 GB of RAM. Thanks to the price coming down considerably, I can now run with 16 GB of RAM! This is important as I run multiple VMs simultaneously along with Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010 and other applications. The additional RAM will allow me to run more VMs at once.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Great price. Easy installation. Compatible with my ThinkPad T400. Excellent performance and reliability so far.
Cons: None so far.READ FULL REVIEW