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TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good range, Three Detachable Antennas, Easy Set-up

Cons: Would not work correctly, "Excellent Signal Strength but Limited or No Connectivity", Poor support,

Other Thoughts: I reviewed this product about a month ago as a good product because I was able to get some "bugs" out of it originally. I was getting a "Excellent Signal Strength but Limited Connectivity" message when I tried to connect certain wireless devices to my network. The router would not assign a network/IP address to my devices. After re-installing the router, I thought all the problems were worked out, but after a few days, it was right back to the same thing. I e-mailed TP Link's support, which responded with some suggestions that ended up not helping. Next I moved on to TP Link's support call center (which was a huge mistake). It was headquartered in China, and I could not understand a word either of the people I talked to said...and, they had the same problem with me. With a couple hours invested trying everything they said with no improvements or explanations, I just hung up the phone. I eventually called my ISP and they did a service call. They messed around with some of the settings and had the router working correctly for about a day, like I did, but, then, after a day or two, right back to the same problems. I decided to just cut my losses and return the product. Although it had some features that were really nice, I could never get it to work correctly. It did have good range, and, the main reason I had bought it was because of the three detachable antennas. However, I could not manage not being able to use my Laptop or my Xbox 360. Not to mention, occasionally, it would not even let my phone connect. I went ahead and ordered a different router (Engenius). I set it up, and, within 30 minutes, everything was working correctly. Now I am just waiting for my return to go through Newegg so I can get my money back on this TP Link. It was a big waste of time. I would not recommend it.

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TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND Ultimate Wireless N300 Router, Gigabit, 300Mbps, USB port, 3 Detachable Antennas / IP QoS/ QSS Button
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good design, Detachable antennas, Good ratings, Great price

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I ordered this from Newegg due to the fact that I had tried to order the same product from Wal-Mart.com twice and did not receieve the item. The item was cheaper through Newegg, and I received the item in a timely manner. I should have ordered from Newegg in the beginning.

As far as the product, it is really good. I wanted the detachable antennas due to the fact that I have a large antenna to increase my signal that attaches in place of one of the stock antennas. It worked as expected.

This router took the place of the junky router our ISP came and installed in place of an old one the other day. The old one would not even pick up full signal in our downstairs. Once I installed the Tp Link, signal is great. Even without my external antenna, signal was much better than the router installed by my ISP.

Set up was easy. I popped in the disk that came with it, and it walked me through it. It helped with all the options. It was less than a 10 minute process. However, I did have an issue with it giving an "excellent signal strength but limited or no connectivity" message on my laptop and xbox 360, but I think that had something to do with my ISP. And once I re-installed the router, it started working correctly and sent out the correct ip address information.

I would recommend this product. Price is good, set-up was easy. The 3 detachable antennas are nice, especially is you have an additonal high-powered antenna like I do.

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Wireless Controller For Microsoft Xbox 360 White
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Low price, Decent Quality 01/08/2013

This review is from: Wireless Controller For Microsoft Xbox 360 White

Pros: It's a controller
Low price

Cons: Cheaper product
Lower quality than actual Microsoft controller

Other Thoughts: I purchased this controller basically just wanting an additional controller for my Xbox 360. I read the reviews and really wasn't impressed; however, I decided to give it a try anyway. The price was the main selling point. At almost $20 off of the Microsoft product, I figured it was worth a try. The product is honestly not that bad. I had to actually study the product when I unwrapped it to tell a huge difference between it and the Microsoft controller. It may be a little bit smaller, and the emblems and stickers differ. Other than that, just by looking, it is hard to tell a difference. When actually using the controller, you can definitely tell a difference. First off all, the battery compartment is a little snug. I had to push hard to get the batteries in, but, once in, it connected fine and there were no problems. It also wirelessly connected easily to my Xbox360 and I did not have any problems with it shutting off or not working while I was playing. The actual buttons and pads are where I found the main difference. The D pad and other pad move a lot differently than the Microsoft controller. I am not sure if I would call it loose or stiff, but there is a big difference with the pads. LB and RB seem the same, and the actual buttons may be a bit stiff, but they are pretty similar to the Microsoft controller. Basically, I am fairly happy with this product. It is about what I was expecting to get for the price. If you did not have a controller at all and used this first thing, it would not be an issue. However, if you have already used a Microsoft controller and then switch to this, you would be able to tell. If this were only going to be a back-up controller, or you were only going to use it for certain games, I would definitely recommend it. However, if you are using it for a first person shooter or a game that takes precision, you may want to think about it. I think, more than anything, it will just take some getting used to. I would much rather have this than a wired controller that cost the same amount. Overall, I would recommend this product. For the price, I don't think it's that bad. It will be worth getting used to.

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Display Name: Casey W.

Date Joined: 11/21/11

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 11/28/11
  • Last Review: 05/15/13
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