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Dell U2913WM Black 29
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Wider than widescreen gaming without having to use more than one monitor.
- Great color reproduction (Although you may have to set it up, mine was almost perfect from the factory.)
- Fantastic panel with great viewing angles.

Cons: - First one I bought would not turn on. You had to unplug everything, and then only plug in the power cord, turn it on, and then plug in the DP cord.
- 2560 x 1080 support is sometimes lacking. Not really anything that the monitor does, but something to be aware of.
- Light bleeding from the bottom corners. This is a common problem with LCD screens and not something I even notice except when the screen goes completely blank, but it drives some people mad so I thought I would mention it.

Other Thoughts: - Diablo III - does not support 2560 x1080 in full screen. Developers made a big deal about it being cheating somehow. Laughably, you can simply select Full Screen Windowed and it works in 2560 x 1080.
- A LOT of games right now support this resolution in game, but the menus will be in 1920 x 1080, so you will get black bars on the side during the menu screens. Battlefield 4 cuts off the screen as soon as the round ends, blocking the chat box. Somewhat annoying.
- Guild Wars 2 and The Elder Scrolls online look AMAZING at this resolution. You have no idea what you miss off to the side of the screen until you are playing at a wider resolution than the default 1080p.

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Linksys WUMC710 Wi-Fi Wireless AC1300 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge Adapter 802.11ac with 4-Port Switch
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: When it works, it's fast.

Cons: - WPS - Good luck getting this to work. I tried on my work router, my home router, and the router of another business owner, and none of them would connect via WPS. The blue light blinks for a few minutes and then turns orange, signifying that it could not detect a compatible WS setup.
- Manual Setup - It could not detect either of the business routers. Their SSIDs just did not show up, and manually entering them did not allow it to find them either. It did detect my home router, and I was able to get it to connect, unfortunately...
- Disconnection issues - ...once it was connected it didn't want to stay connected. The longest I was able to keep it up was a day. The only way I could get it to reconnect was by powering it off (unplugging it, I believe is the technical term). It seemed to randomly lose connection every few hours. I understand that wireless communication is subject to interruptions, but it should be able to automatically reacquire the network without my help. Instead, it can't even see the network again until I reboot it.
- The shape - Who is this going to work for? It's not really mountable, and you can't lay it flat due to the shape. So you're forced to stand it on something. It's a bridge; I don't care what it looks like, it shouldn't be seen. Which means it should be shaped to hide it, not make it stand out.

Other Thoughts: I didn't update the firmware, since the average user of a product like this is going to want it to work out of the box. Perhaps the firmware addresses some of these issues (It doesn't, according to the research I did), but a lot of people will not even call support about such things. If they open it, set it up according to instructions and it doesn't work, your average user is going to return it.

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D-Link GO-SW-8GE Smart 10/100/1000Mbps 8-Port Gigabit Metal Desktop Switch
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Small - This 8 port switch is only slightly bigger than the 4 port switch it replaced. And by slightly I mean about half an inch in one dimension. Thickness and width are the same.
- Speed indicative lights - Green for 1GB and amber for 10/100
- All metal construction - looks and feels solid.
- Plenty of room for expansion. I just added a PS4 to my living room, which is where this switch goes. I was not happy with it running on wireless, so now I have the extra ports to run it wired.

Cons: Nothing. I mean, it's a switch. I could make things up, but that's all I'd be doing. Gee, I really wish this came in metallic flake orange.

Other Thoughts: -Tested with [Giant online retailer which cannot be named here] Video and online games on a PS4 and You Tube/STEAM/pretty much everything on a PC.
- No speed loss going to this switch from my previous switch. Much more stable than using the wireless on a console.

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Jeremy S.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeremy S.

Date Joined: 04/09/04

  • Reviews: 21
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 12/11/05
  • Last Review: 04/09/14
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