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TP-LINK TL-WDN4200 N900 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Solid Performance. Will not disappoint. 04/06/2014

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WDN4200 N900 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0

Pros: - Arrived very quickly from NewEgg.
- The adapter arrived very well packed in foam and double-box.
- IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band. Operates on both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.
- Easy setup as tested with Windows 8.1 and 7.
- Solid and stable performance.
- Decent real-life speeds.
- USB extender cable included.
- WPS protected setup (if you use it).

Cons: - Not IEEE 802.11 ac.
- Quite bulky. Make sure that will not be a problem.

Other Thoughts: - Once I received the item, I plugged it into Windows 8.1 Pro system, without installing the drivers first. I wanted to know if the windows update will be able to find and install a driver for quasi “plug and play” performance. Win 8.1 Pro found and installed the driver for this adapter. However, the adapter would not see any routers operating in 5 GHz band while operating on Windows 8.1-provided drivers. However, once the original drivers were installed, everything worked just fine. Windows 7 Ultimate system was unable to automatically add the driver (both machines were at that time connected by Ethernet cable so they could search through Microsoft Update).
- The good news is that the enclosed CD conations the newest drivers for the adapter. There is no need to search the internet for the newest drivers. The installation is really easy, for both Win 7 and Win 8 system. The software drivers a very “ lightweight” just under 3 MB.
- One of the greatest things about this adapter is that you can just install the drivers and manage your wireless connections through the windows’ own interface. The installation of TP-Link “utility” is optional. It is not required to have the “TP-Link utility” installed in order for this adapter to work.
- I have tested the connection speeds and reliability of this adapter for about 2 weeks around my 2 story house. I have a Home Media Server setup in the basement next to 2.4/5.0 n Access Point and another g router (used as Access Point) provided by Verizon. For my tests, I transferred 100 MB files to and from my laptop to a shared location on Home Media Server and measured transmission tests with LAN Speed Test Lite software.
- In my tests, the connection was always reliable and I have not experienced any dropped connections or connection errors.
- While I was not able to reproduce anywhere near the maximum possible speeds listed in specs; I was getting consistent and respectable speeds around the house. In the furthest away point from my router ( 2nd floor, perhaps about 45 feet in straight line) I was able to get the following readings:
• 9.30 Mbs (up)/9.23 Mbs (down) – on 5 GHz 802.11 n (dual channel)
• 9.23 Mbs (up)/9.06 Mbs (down) – on 2.4 GHz 802.11 n
• 1.36 Mbs (up)/ 1.62 Mbs (down) – on 2.4 GHz 802.11 g
- This adapter is probably very well suited for desktop computers, where connecting the computer to internet via Ethernet cable is impossible or impractical. The adapter comes with a long extender cable, which makes such setup much easier to accomplish.
- Tests utilizing speedtest.net reveal very good ping times. Surprisingly, the ping times are very similar to Ethernet-connected ping times.
- TL-WDN4200 is a solid performer. If for any reason you need a USB a/b/g/n wireless adapter, TL-WDN4200 will not disappoint you; if you don’t mind its a bit bigger size.

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LD © Brother Compatible TN350 Black Laser Toner Cartridge for use in Brother DCP 7020, HL 2030, HL 2040, HL 2070N, Intellifax 2820, 2920, MFC 7220, MFC 7225N, MFC 7420, & MFC 7820N
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Very fast shipping.
- Cartridge installed.
- Cartridge produces copies.
- No smudges

Cons: - None so far.

Other Thoughts: - I just installed it on HL-2040 and it works.
- I am not sure how many pages I will be able to print on the cartridge.
- I will update this review if there is something worthy to report.
- I had t delete and re install the HL-2040 printer in Win 8.1 as I was getting errors.
- I also had to manually reset page count for this new cartridge. This is not cartridges fault, rather, its software issue.

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TekNmotion Black Real Glass Screen Shield for iPhone 5 TM-GSP5B
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Glass protector.
- Easy to place on the iPhone.
- You can trick people to believe you have changed the color of your iPhone.
- Added protection

Cons: - You will need to turn up iPhone's brightens a notch or two.

Other Thoughts: I have lost multitude of screen protectors to dust specks before. Since then, I experimented and came up with a way not to trap any dust specks under the protector:
- setup your work area in a place that is as dust free as possible. I did my installation outdoors on the porch this time.
- Place your iPhone on a piece of printer paper taken out of the fresh rim.
- clean your iPhone with a piece of lint free cloth, like glass cleaning cloth.
- the set comes with a glass cleaning plastic that you place on the iPhone and the you lift the plastic up. The plastic will pick up the specks of dust off the iPhone.
- You need to invest in Police-grade flashlight. Using strong light source, inspect the screen and if you see any specks under the light, then:
- use compressed air to gently blow off the remaining dust. Do not blow hard. Otherwise, you will stir up more dust or push the phone off the table.
- take the screen protector and peel off the "sticky" part. –
- never, never, never flip it upside.
- ALWAYS keep the "sticky" part (the one that will attach to the screen) toward the ground.
- in a fluid deliberate motion, place the screen protector on the phone. Use the credit card to gently roll along the screen.
- Gently peel the top screen plastic.
- You are good to go
REMEMBER: Work fast once the screen is clean off dust. The dust specks will come back after a while. Use compressed air, that is your friend.

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