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This review is from: Rosewill RNX-N300RT (RNWB-11001) Wireless Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft 2, DD-WRT Open Source Support, Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 1 x 10/100M WAN; 4 x 10/100 LAN
Pros: Cheap price. Look for it to go on sale.
This router works great with DD-WRT. I had a Linksys E1200, E1500, and a Netgear WNDR3300 all running DD-WRT and all 3 game me problems.
I managed to eventually brick my first one by loading the wrong firmware on the device (I was multitasking and ran the netgear one on it by accident). Since the performance had been so great up to that point, I bought 3 new ones so that I'd have on model throughout my house. I have one in my basement acting as the router with Wi-Fi turned off. I have two others on either end of my house to give me Wi-Fi coverage across the whole thing. Now it works great.
If you'd like to install DD-WRT on it, just download the "webflash for first installation" firmware from the DD-WRT website. Search their Router Database for "N300RT" to find it. From a brand new unit, just connect to it via the web console (192.168.1.1), then load the firmware. From there, use it like any other DD-WRT device.
Cons: Doesn't support 802.11ac or have any USB ports. he router is a great value, but it can't do things above what it is specified to do.
Other Thoughts: I haven't tried this device with its stock firmware, just DD-WRT. This device has been so great for the money, that I have bought a total of 4 of them.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield Quad-Core 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor BX80562Q6600
Pros: This has been running in a home built Ubuntu server running Virtualbox with 6+ VM's for years. The VM's running on it still run their services just fine (HTTP, FTP, MySQL, SAMBA, Apt-Cacher, Minecraft, MythTV).
Other Thoughts: Obviously I wouldn't buy this CPU now, as Intel has faster chips at a lower cost that use less power. However, for a 6+ year old CPU it is still running strong.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Camera works well for what it costs. I'm sure more expensive cameras are clearer or offer more features, but for the price this was perfect.
Cons: The one issue I encountered was getting Wi-Fi to work. It might have been something I did, but it took a while for the camera to connect to my AP. I kept bouncing back and forth between submitting the setting over a wired connection and waiting for the the device to connect over Wi-Fi. Eventually it did.
Other Thoughts: Wi-Fi only works when you disconnect the Ethernet cable. For me it took a few minutes for it to connect. I recommend you unplug the network cable, and then wait a few minutes to see if it connects to your AP.READ FULL REVIEW