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This review is from: Wavlink Wireless Wifi Router / Range Extender AC750 w/ 5dBi High Performance Antennas Dual Band 2.4GHz 300Mbps + 5GHz 433Mbps Ethernet Signal Booster Repeater Access Piont for Guest Network - Black
Pros: I put it into Access Point mode and plugged it in. It was up and running in less than a minute. But I wanted to have it replace the default wireless of my FIOS router so I had to do more tinkering.
1. You can choose what channel you want to broadcast on for both 2.4 and 5 gHz. Handy if you're in a dense residential area. I downloaded an app for my phone that shows me what channel all the surrounding wifi signals are on and then just chose a free one.
2. The three antennas on top can be pointed to make a very nice array. Just remember to point them perpendicular to the the coverage area (not pointing toward it like everyone used to think was how it was supposed to go)
3. The LEDs are not bright enough to distract you from across the room, but can easily be read when up close.
4. much smaller than the photos make it look.
5. You don't have to worry about keeping the owners manual around, cause the ip address and default login information is printed on the rear of the unit. (192.168.10.1)
6. The physical switch to change the mode of operation is nice because it assures you that you are setting it up the way you meant to.
Cons: The owners manual uses small print? I mean... that is the only thing I didn't like about the product. EVERYTHING else is perfect with this.
Other Thoughts: If you are using it as a wireless access point, you plug the Ethernet cable from your router into the LAN port. The WLAN is for connecting straight to a modem.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WA850RE 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender. Wi-Fi Booster
Pros: 1. The setup wasn't too hard, but I am a little above average in tech skill.
2. it is rock steady in it's connection. Never once dropped a device.
3. You can name it whatever you like, and if you name it the same thing as your original network it will EXTEND YOUR CURRENT NETWORK.
4. iOS devices are pretty sketchy if you do the above. my samsung phone and asus laptop and HP printer never had a problem while my boyfriend's iphone and macbook air wouldn't voluntarily switch over to the extender from the router.
Cons: Slow... I mean lest than 5% the speed of the signal it receives. The original 2.4 gHz signal from the router allowed downloads at about 50 Mbps. When connected to the extender, it went down to barely over 2.5 Mbps.
Other Thoughts: I would not recommend it to anyone who does anything more than checking email on a patio. Ultimately I am replacing it with an actual wired Access Point; far more expensive but will do the job better. I'm giving this one to my boyfriend's father who has no wifi on his porch.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: VIZIO SB3820-C6 38-Inch 2.0 Channel Sound Bar W/ Bluetooth
Pros: - The bar connects to your bluetooth INSTANTLY when you turn it on, I mean before you have a chance to slide your thumb down the screen of your phone to manually connect.
- sound quality is pretty nice, it isn't up there with Klipsch or anything but it is certainly better than I expected for the price.
- The bass is fine, it won't shake the walls, but it isn't insignificant either.
- It gets pretty loud. I have it in my kitchen and while I'm doing the dishes I can hear it totally fine while it is only about half way up.
- The remote is small, but not flimsy feeling. I leave it in the fruit bowl on the kitchen table.
Cons: Nothing I can really think of. I'm pretty pleased, and that is saying something.READ FULL REVIEW