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Pros: : TP-link TL-WN881ND Wireless PCI_E1 adapter. IEEE 802.1b/g/n 64/128bit.
Includes optional Low Profile Bracket.
WEP, WPA/WPA2, WPS.
Inexpensive and well-made along with TP-link support.
Very easy install an understanding of the software.
Cons: I'm getting good results so maybe it's not really a con but..
I think the antennas could be just a little bit longer. With all USB and other cables hanging back there, I wonder about interference and strapped my USB cables to be cleaner around the antennas, wondering if they create interference. If the antennas were just an inch maybe two longer, than they would easily stick out longer than the USB cables. Most of my USB cables were draping out longer than the antennas.
I don't know if a second hinge like possibly on these extra few inches. Using a program that shows me my reception readings, I played around the antennas until I can get the best results out of them. I did get good results, so again this might not be a con.
Other Thoughts: My main use and test is with an HTPC. It is a full-size PC case computer that is my home theater System, along with a triple cable card tuner and the use of Windows media Center. I also use the computer with an available second monitor as an option to be online even while watching TV or playing some video games such as world of tanks.
I had already been using the TP-link N600 (TL-WDN3200) wireless dual band USB adapter off of pigtail able to receive a signal and moving it where I want next to the PC, as compared to the installed TP-link PCI_E1 wireless N express adapter, that I'm writing this review about.
The dual band adapter gave me the option of using the 5 GHz band of my router and I was. It just seemed that my connectivity was better using the 5 GHz over the 2.4. Now I have an installed 2.4 GHz wireless receiver and I have no complaint about how it works in comparison to the USB adapter. I like the cleanliness of the installed unit versus having a receiver out on a tabletop. The only fault that I found with the express adapter has been some delay when first starting Windows media Center and having a good connectivity to my tuner for channel. Weird enough if I changed to one channel away and then switched back to the channel I wanted to watch it would start working. Now am talking about when I take my computer out of sleep or when it's first turned on. It doesn't do it every time and I've noticed no delay in browser connectivity or any reduction in connectivity speed over the USB wireless adapter. Even with the intermittent delay once connected not even a bleep, a perfect, consistent connection.
Using a program that shows wireless connectivity I was able to discover that if I move my stereo speaker just a little further away from the wall and the line of sight between the antennas in my router that my signal improved a lot. The point I'm trying to make is when we have wireless we have to take into consideration the line of sight and interference that could happen. 2.4 GHz signal does do a better job of getting through walls than the 5 GHz signal and better distance. I do believe that I'll be keeping the express adapter installed and no longer use the USB wireless adapter. On disabled in my HTPC is on many hours a day and with the improvement of today’s wireless this even allows me to do online gaming and have a good FPS. Hard-core gamers know that hard wired is the best, but his wireless I’ve had no problem choosing to play the game on my big-screen and wireless.
Most of today’s computers have the smaller PCI_E1 slot on our boards and it’s a very easy install. Every time I start up the TP-link wireless control software is always open and I’m not sure why? It doesn’t hurt anything, I can just leave it alone or I can ‘X’ out of it. Not really a big deal and I definitely recommend this express adapter. It’s a very inexpensive adapter but it gives big stable performance.
This review is from: Motorola HK250 Universal Bluetooth Headset (Black) - Retail
Pros: This headset actually surprised me because of my phone was sitting on the coffee table I was actually able to walk around the house, my last one couldn't do that.
It's small and lightweight and with the three level volume adjustment I can hear crystal clear.
Once on it's very comfortable to wear and great for someone who wears it a lot.
On-off switch and a redial feature along with answer and hang up.
Cons: It's a very small headset. So might not be a con but yes it's a very small Bluetooth headset.
Other Thoughts: I'm, disappointed that I'm returning mine. The volume and controls are great, and once on the ear I like this headset. I hear people clear on this headset than I ever did on the headset on replacing. I asked and I was told they didn't even know I was on the headset. My problem is my big hands I don't want to wear hundred percent of the time and I want to build the put it on and off with one hand. I did figure out how to do that using my finger to help the plastic earpiece go behind my ear. I'm sure with practice I would've gotten very good at it. A couple of times when I got a phone call and went to put the headset on I hung up on them. The button is right there needs you to push and I find that I click it basically every time I put it on my ear unless I use two hands. In the car that doesn't work for me unless am putting it on to make a phone call or listen to music.
This is a great headset for somebody who's been aware a lot. This thing is comfortable and light. Now may be just my phone which is a galaxy I I I but when the headsets connected it turns the ringer off on the phone and you only hear it through the earpiece. Also all surprised that one because I noticed my first phone call with the Bluetooth connected because I saw the screen of my phone and then put answered with the headset. This headset is better than a lot of the higher dollar headsets available. I wish it wasn't so challenging for me to figure out how to put about with one hand and always never hang up on the person but I want a more simple in the car, one I can just slip on.
I'm now bitmap to spend more money on a different headset and it might not even be as good as this one. So if you leave your headset on your phone at home and the other calling go to put it on because you know you'll avoid clicking and hanging up on people. The distance surprised me, a whole different world compared to my last headset. My phone was on the coffee table I was walking all over the house not even thinking about it while on a phone call and then I realized I just had crystal-clear reception through the walls and all. This is a recommend to buy. Don't let my return stop you, again it's just my big hands.
Pros: TP-LINK has put together an extremely nice router. It’s small, good-looking, twin antenna, desk or wall mountable. It’s small in size and huge and performance. It’s a very good-looking router that’s a great choice for home or business.
Set up was extremely easy; install with the CD first then follow the directions for connecting all your cables and you’re up and running. I connected quite a few routers in my day they don’t come any easier. I was skeptical about the wall penetrating, 4X range and twice the speed of an average router. So I tested the router two ways, one of my home and also at my daughter’s home. Wireless connectivity at my house is usually not an issue but my daughters it’s always been a problem for her. Especially since their fire pit is way out in the backyard. At my home I love the results and at my daughter’s home, she wants to buy one.
I didn’t have any issues with port forwarding or assigning a static IP address. This is very handy for those of us with many items connected to a network such as a camera a NAS and other goodies that the market continues to offer.
Cons: I’ve read cons about no gigabit LAN interface. Yes, there are a lot of high speed high-end equipment users, but I believe there are even more average household users. I have an Internet service of 60/6, this is the next to highest offered by my cable company. With my original router I was 61.52mbps and 5.07mbps. With the TP-LINK my speed results were even better 68.53mbps and 5.87mbps. This is with a hardwired connection, so for a router with no gigabit LAN interface as a home user it’s having no effect just improvement. I did the speed tests several times to be sure I was giving a fair answer.
But the daily use of our computers, laptops, tablets and even our cell phones we most often use a lot less than the abilities of speeds that the equipment offers. So I’m debating a con that without the gigabit LAN interface it’s missing something? My results say this is not a con, but for the high expectation high speed user possibly it is. One day gigabit might be the standard but I see it is just a feature for the few that need it.
Other Thoughts: This TP-LINK router outperforms for wireless consistency better than my $200 router. Yes my other router is bolted 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz band router, but 2.4 GHz is the most commonly used in the market. For the average home user this is a definite recommend to buy. I usually don’t do this but a second time I’m going to say this is a recommend to buy. On sale it’s an inexpensive tremendous performing router and even at its retail price it’s worth it.
A lot of the reviews already have technical test information that is handy for those that want the specs. I use both a wired and wireless connectivity in my home. My HTPC is run wireless and is on a lot. Between watching HDTV and playing some wireless games, this router is very impressive. I am getting FPS just like my wired connection, or should I say so close that I can play a wireless game with no lag in no reason to switch over to my wired PC. I get a clear consistent result again better than my $200 router.
This is an excellent choice and an excellent replacement to the router that’s frustrating you and just not making it through walls well were covering your home. Yes sometimes it’s a good idea to add a Wi-Fi extender but with this router you probably won’t find that necessary. The same set up in the same home I have tried several routers over the years trying to not only get good results but also have everybody else who’s connected able to have a good experience. When I invited some friends over and told them bring your tablets, laptops and your cell phones I want you to help me with the test. While three friends came over and we had 9 different connected items and all of them connected beautifully. I had one friend who went for a walk with his tablet, came back and told me that he was just passed my neighbor’s house and still was connected. He said a little more than that and he lost connectivity but still were talking over 100 feet away going through the walls in my house and possibly some from my neighbor’s house and he was connected.
If I were to put you to the challenge and say give this router a try, see the extra distance and high power that this offers and the odds are you will not return this router. I’m glad that I was able to put this through the paces and write a review that has not one bad thing say. Even the fact that this does not have a wired gigabit LAN interface, the average homeowner doesn’t need it. There is not a lot of users out there that take full advantage of that connection. I hope you enjoy this router as much as I am.