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ENCORE ENUWI-1XN42 Wireless N150 Adapter, 2dBi IEEE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: For the times I used it, It was nice and I liked that it had an adjustable antenna

Cons: It would overheat and after heavy usage and it would just stop working until it cooled down. I had a smaller one from a different brand that did the same thing. I ended up having to buy an expensive Linksys adapter but I stopped having connection issues.

ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs It just WORKS. 01/15/2014

This review is from: ARRIS SURFboard SB6141 8x4 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

Pros: It just WORKS. I called Time Warner support when I set up my internet and just gave them the MAC address of this modem and my internet was set up instantly. No extra fees, no waiting for them to schedule an install. No one had to come and intrude into my apartment and I was able to sit around and start surfing the internet! I never really lose a connection of the time I had it... I think it's only disconnected me about 2 times, but I live in apartments so it could be anything that causes that.

Cons: Like all other modems and routers, the leds are BRIGHT. I always end up taping them. But on this one, since it has so many holes, it just lights up a whole room. I do not keep this where I sleep, otherwise the constant blinking would have driven me insane.

Other Thoughts: I bought this because I didn't want to have to pay that lame extra fee to time warner when I know I am going to be using their service for years, paying that fee will eventually have cost me more than just buying my own and getting it over with. It cuts a few dollars off my bill every month.

NETGEAR WNDR3800-100NAS N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Open Source Router - IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I use dd wrt on this router and I love that I can mess around with settings and not have any worries about bricking it since dd wrt is still buggy. I can easily recover it in failsafe mode. With an old linksys (the purple WRT54G) I once had to short circuit pins on a chip to resurrect it from bricking-- and I never want to do that again!

Speaking of dd wrt, the original netgear firmware that comes with this router is actually beautiful and modern, and pretty customizable. I think there's also an easy setup version. I should have stuck to that, but I have been using dd wrt for years so I went with it.

I didn't really buy it for the dual band and I totally forgot about the 5ghz dual band broadcasting until I got a new phone and hooked up a roku player and I saw the name I had set up a while ago! 5ghz is nice and fast even though I live in a wifi congested area. I guess it's great for now since no one else has 5ghz.

Cons: I dont know if it's my computers or ddWRT but I always have problems with DHCP, even on my other netgear router and on my older linksys routers. I just set the gaming computer towers with static IPs and wired to the router and my wireless printer is also set to a static ip-- and I dont have any disconnecting.

Other Thoughts: I love these! I have this version, the WNDR3800, and the WNDR3500. The wndr3500 has been running for years and still going strong, and this version, that I have now had for a while, still up and running!

This is probably a dumb reason, but I stopped buying linksys routers when they started making them into weird rounded shapes. I like that these netgear routers are box shaped and the stands are detachable so I can stack things on top of them. I have my modem stacked on mine currently, and the other one I own had a skull put on top for weight since all the cables attached to it were pulling it off the shelf


Crystal G.'s Profile

Display Name: Crystal G.

Date Joined: 10/29/08

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 02/04/10
  • Last Review: 11/04/14
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