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Tenda FH1206 High Power Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Router
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Room for improvement 02/03/2015

This review is from: Tenda FH1206 High Power Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Router

Pros: 1. DB
2. long antennas

Cons: 1. Only 3 wired ports, not the normal 4 I'm seen on every other wireless router I've owned [except for a pocket sized "travel router"].
2. wired ports are only 10/100. Would have been better if the port speed was made as gigabit.
3. Limited character choices for creating passwords.
Good IT Security practice stresses that you "Make your passwords hard to guess".
A lot of people, myself included, accomplish that by using "special characters". EXAMPLES: use the "$" dollar sign in place of the letter "S". Or the "!" exclamation sign in place of the letter "I" or number "1".
The special characters would not work when I was creating router login passwords WTH???

Other Thoughts: This could become a really nice wireless router if a few issues get fixed. I'm just glad I got it when it was on sale.
With return S&H and any restock fees, I did not want to return it. Luckily a friend needed one, so I gave them this Tenda.

I ended up giving this Tenda router away to a friend at Christmas time, as they really needed a new router. I bought myself a different one. I replaced the Tenda with a Rosewill RNX-AC750RT. The "Rosie" has DB, 4 Gigabit Wired ports, allows special characters in creating log-in passwords and more.
It was a Win-Win and made for a nicer Christmas season all around. [a friend solved their family's home routing problem, I could feel happy to have helped them out in some small way, plus I got a Rosewill router that much better fit my needs].

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Rosewill RNX-AC750RT - Dual Band Wireless AC750 Wi-Fi Router with Two (2) High Power Antennae - IEEE802.11AC, b/11g/11n - Wireless Data Rates Up to 433 Mbps (5.0GHz) + 300 Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: 1. Decent price
2. Gigabit LAN ports [Works well with my Silicondust Homerun Prime triple HDTV tuner. I experienced some screen breakup-blocks when using the old 10/100 wired router with my SiliconDust Homerun Prime]
3. DB
4. Easy to use interface
5. When creating the WPA2 password, everything seems fair game. Am able to use Upper case, Lower case, numbers, special characters

Cons: 1. Despite changing the "admin" user name and password to different values, "saving" my work then rebooting my entire computer, I am stiill able to login with the default ADMIN
username and default ADMIN password.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace a Tenda dual-band I bought like a month or more earlier. I was not watching the Tenda SPEC's closely and the Tenda FH1206 did not work out for me for two reasons:
1. specifically the allowed-characters for use in creating admin passwords on the Tenda did NOT allow "special characters"]. WTH?? [I like to make my passwords a bit difficult. Like throw in some "$ dollar signs" in place of the letter"S". Or some "!" exclamation marks in place of the letter "I" or the number "1"]
2. No 10/100 wired LAN ports [my oversight in not reviewing the SPECs closer before ordering].
I gave the Tenda FH1206 away to someone as a Christmas gift and bought this rosewill to replace it.

So far this Rosewill has been easy to setup and except for the ADMIN password change issue, everything has worked fine.
It's nice to see a "house-brand" product actually work as well as some of the better known "name-brand" products.

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TP-LINK TL-WR841N Wireless N300 Home Router, 300Mbps, IP QoS, WPS Button
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Good router, until P/S died 12/07/2014

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WR841N Wireless N300 Home Router, 300Mbps, IP QoS, WPS Button

Pros: - easy setup
- enough features to feel secure in using it
- fast speeds

Cons: - power supply died after about 1 year.
Strange in that I had boxed this one up as a "spare" unit and all was working fine at that time. (reason I boxed it up was I bought a bigger and better unit).
My main router died recently and when I went to install this one, NO LIGHTS came on. A voltmeter revealed that this unit's power supply was dead. No voltage output at all.
(yet it worked fine when I boxed it up a couple months back).
Luckily I have a "universal" power supply device, with multiple sized tips, that let me get it going again.

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Date Joined: 12/03/04

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