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This review is from: Rosewill RC-406 Switch
Pros: Worked, cheap, small, able to handle some pretty high data transfers
Cons: Only lasted 8 years. Ordered in 2008, died in 2016, almost to the day. Switch now drops all connections to 10MB/Half Duplex and won't broadcast DHCP traffic, I assume others as well.
Other Thoughts: I'm trying to be somewhat funny about the 8 years thing. My sale price was $15 in 2008 and this unit has been connected to a network 24x7 since 2008. Not just connected but is actually the uplink switch for a webserver, Minecraft server as well as the network AP so it has pushed a ton of data over it's life. During one month it handled over 100GB of Netflix through the AP.
So it has died in that it has to be rebooted every two weeks and the sign that it's the switch is the dropping of DHCP packets coming from the AP and as soon as I check the connections on the switch I will see they are all 10MB/Half. Reboot the switch and all is good for a week or so.
Oh well, 8 years for $15 so that's what .005 per day?
This review is from: D-Link DCS-932L Day & Night Wi-Fi Camera
Pros: Wireless and works with TinyCAM Android app. With the added Newegg promo code I'll keep it simply because trying to return would cost me more time and money than it's worth.
Cons: Image quality is no better than my Intel cams from 1990. Looks like your looking through Saran Wrap. Motion Detection just doesn't work at all. I have lowered the settings down to 50 and checked a single monitoring area yet it still sends email alerts of a closed door. I can go walk to that door, take a minute to open and exit and I will get an alert, of a closed door, no capture of me in the door at all. Probably worse than how useless detection is, is the fact I CANNOT TURN IT OFF! I have checked Disable and yet I still get emails on Motion that not even there. Reboots do nothing to address this.
Other Thoughts: No way would I buy or keep this at full price. With promo code knowing what I know now I would not have bought it. There are other CAMS with better image quality for around the same price. Ability to work with TinyCAM was about the only perk as that setup was a breeze and can't say enough about that App.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS RT-N10P Wireless N150 Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Pros: Cheap, easy setup, steady and strong signal, basic router (NAT) functions are ok.
Cons: Right off the bat my IPSec client to remote router VPN is now broken. No matter what settings I try it is not passing the VPN client through NAT correctly breaking my remote support requirements I have. Other Firewall Forwarding/Port Forwarding works but I won't go any further. I have had trouble getting certain services that worked on my DLink to work with this ASUS, traffic is just not passing and logging is minimal so no way to diagnose. Any change to Port Forwarding requires a long and slow update which disabled Internet access for around a minute.
Apparantly there is no timed logout of the router so if you leave your desktop logged into the unit and then need to access it from your notebook you can't. You have to go to your desktop, logout and then another client can log in. I see no way to set a limit on how long a login will last, no auto logout.
My biggest issue is with the VPN Passthrough not working. This is a show stopper as I have to be able to establish a VPN to my remote clients firewalls to manage their networks.
Other Thoughts: Lots of features for a low end router. Very stable over a month use, no reboots other than when making changes which many times reboots the unit (Port Forwarding changes reboot). Guest wifi, some access rules and wifi schedules.
For what I paid for it, ok its great. Considering my what 8 year old DIR-635 was able to pass traffic better and easier, ok well. Granted the DLink had it's issues with natting but I could work around those, this unit I don't seem to be able to.