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This review is from: SAPPHIRE 100925 Active Mini Display Port (M) to Single-Link DVI (F) Cable
Pros: Depending on your use this is a great product for setting up additional monitors.
Crossfire / SLI Monitor Connectivity
Well made with a short, but sturdy cord..
Cons: Not a con but.. It would be nice if the cord was twice the length. They all have smaller cord tails. I use a cord strap and support the weight of it hanging where connected.
Other Thoughts: I replaced one because it broke a wire I guess right at the tip connection, if I wiggled it, it worked, so I have learned to support the weight. I'm talking over 5 years of ownership.
I bought this same exact active display port adapter because over 5 years of use and my Eyefinity 3 monitor array worked flawlessly with it.
Not a huge amount you can say or review about this, it's display port adapter.. simple to use. I own several Sapphire products and have for years, great products.
This will do a perfect job for your Display Port adapter needs.
This review is from: Netgear ProSAFE GSS116E-100NAS 16-Port Gigabit Click Switch
Pros: Need more LAN connection ports? Or an answer to your office or home/office needs, this switch is a fantastic choice.
A well designed durable case with mounting options, portability and even the option of the electrical plug being able to install in one of two ways for a nicer fit. Once in your hand and being setup you quickly realize that this is a switch for the long run. Either for the professional needs or simple home use the ProSafe Plus Utility has easy to use options and it does it all without and quality of signal loss. Compared to an unmanaged basic switch this has features such as QoS, VLAN, Monitoring, speed and on/off per LAN and even cable checking.
DHCP ability that makes this a ‘Plug and Play’ connect and startup, which means even a novice with the need for more connections can quickly use this. If you decide to use the IP for the control program instead of the ProSafe utility as listed in the book and the offered 192.168._.__ doesn’t work, you can get the IP address from the router or help from your ISP.
The 1-2-3-4 Click mounting design is flexible for the way you want to place or install this.
Cable management helps control the mess we normally get with multi connections.
LED lights easily turn on or off. Great for where you don’t want the distraction and there for a glimpse to see connectivity and active transmission.
Lifetime Hardware Warranty with quick ship replacement and optional coverages is great. Netgears site states next day replacement for Business customers and Netgear has always proven to give great products and support. The manual is very informative and easy to use. It’s easy to see the value and the support 24/7 in North America. It’s worth reading and visiting the Manufacturer Product page, so much to offer with great specs.
But.. the manual give and IP 192.168.0.239 I wish it explained better that using DHCP will be a different 192.168._.__. That information can seen thru the router program or calling your ISP. Only if not using the ProSafe Utility which has worked fine for me.Not a con.
Other Thoughts: I don’t usually get excited about things I review and put thru the trials, but I have to say it.. I love this product! If you have more connections than the router or have a professional need for a multi connection solution, this ProSAFE Gigabit Click Switch is the answer. For office, home/office, portable or any networking, multi connections solution this quality made switch offers a software control program that is easy to use and options not seen in a basic switch.
I have a home office with too many cables for my router. Running one cable from the router and I’m up and running, plug and play. The user guide is easy to understand and the Prosafe Plus Configuration Utility is easy to use. For the IT professional this is a smart switch(mid, not full managed) for networking at the office and for the average home user this is a better solution without quality of speed loss for all the connected network products. 2 PC’s, Laptop, NAS, Security Camera system, Network HDTV (cable connection), Printer and Cable Card tuner and occasional additional connections are what I had connected with a basic inexpensive 4 port switch is how I was arranged before this switch. Some in the router, the rest in the switch and still I needed more connections. I couldn’t be happier and so will you. It’s worth the investment to not only have a connection answer, but the ability to control Linked Speed, Flow Control, password protect entrance into the ProSAFE program, Mirror, DHCP or set IP, Firmware upgrades as they come along, VLAN, QoS, Lag MultiCast< monitoring and more. You can check cables for shorts you might not know of or other connectivity cable problems and turn off or slow down the kids room connectivity at bedtime.
My address to connect with 192.168._._ was different than the booklet, I looked my switches address in the router. Your ISP can help you if you need to learn yours using DHCP. Strapping to a table leg with the supplied straps is a nice mounting option. Netgear designed the mounting options very nicely and strapping the cables to the switch is a nice and clean looking. It’s easy to add or remove cable too. A very solid switch with options thru Netgear for coverage over the years so you know your investment will be an answer for a long time.
I didn’t jump and review, I like a few weeks of real-time use and trying different functions. Two of my PC’s even played games with no FPS change; it maintains a quality broadband signal. I have already recommended this to two businesses’ and a few home users. The shops are plugged into the router and a simple switch for all their connections and complain about lag. I’m sure this will improve the quality of their PC’s and keep in mind that Netgear also have an 8 port model with USB’s for charging or maintaining. A basic inexpensive switch just can’t compete with the value of this and what it ultimately offers. A definite recommend to anyone that needs more LAN connections.
Pros: As so many new receiver are including is 'Dual Band' 2.4Ghz & 5GHz signals. The 5GHz offers separation and a better connection (see other thoughts).
Option of a low profile bracket and pci-e interface makes this good for even small case installs.
Triple antennas for optimal connection with full swing adjustable direction connection.
Other Thoughts: I had been trying to get a better stable connection for a small case HTPC about 30' away from my router and thru 3 walls. I was using a TP-LINK N900 on an extended cable up the wall and on a shelf for a stable connection. Now I not only have no more wire showing, I have a very stable connection. I wanted time to see just how stable is the connection with the AC 1900 can be. I always would have a glitch or disconnect intermittently before this was installed. I tried the 5GHz and so you know how it works.. 2.4GHz has more distance coverage than the 5GHZ. Both are similar, but less distance but more separation from other signals.
I was able to connect 5GHz but drops. I switched to 2.4GHz and found that assigning a 'Channel' thru my router was my success! I used a separate channel with the N900 also, but not the same constant connection as the AC-1900. I used a few different channel selections before finding the one that kept the best signal connection.
My HTPC not only runs for hours each day, we were able to do gaming without any connection complaints. It's a cleaner look installed and the triple antennas make for a better connection by adjusting them for the strongest signal.
Sometimes we can't take the least expensive choice to get the true results we need. It's easy to see the value in installing the AC-1900. It's an easy install with the included disc and if you don't know how, your ISP can guide you thru assigned channel selections. Beautiful HD picture, stable gaming with good speeds (no jitter or stumble) and a definite suggest to buy.
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