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This review is from: EnGenius ESR1221N2 IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wireless N router up to 300Mbps
Pros: I've personally used and have installed these routers for clients in the past. I don't know why the bad reviews, but I've had no trouble with them in any way. The firmware on Engenius devices seems very reliable and flexible. Engenius has a quality website and has had good support each time I've called them, whether it be for sales information or tech support. Most Engenius routers (I've used a few models) support automatic channel selection based on time (so it finds an open channel every couple hours, etc). I've not seen that in most other routers, and it is a great feature for heavily congested wifi areas.
Cons: I sometimes feel that with Engenius' background in wireless telephony, that their wifi would be a bit stronger. It isn't bad though, and there are about 1000 settings you can chose from. The device is small and light weight. I wouldn't use it for any large commercial purposes... but for homes and small businesses, I feel it works very well. Also, one con is that the price seems to be going up on these products. I'm willing to pay more to use them... I know I'm getting something decent. I've become tired of having ports drop out on other brands I've used, etc. This model has just been reliable for me. I just ordered another one last week.
Other Thoughts: I don't know what people expect from an inexpensive router... or maybe if I've just been lucky in the 5-10 of these I've worked with. That said, as of today I'm not using any other routers, and have only considered one other brand due to cost savings alone (and the reliability I've had with that brand as well). This router has impressed me from the get go. Mostly, I can't believe how small it is. I'm using it right now to upload this review as well :) !READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This case is quite small for what it can hold, and has nice mounting options inside of it. It was a little tight for my motherboard selection, but I loved how the drives fit into the system and how the assembly worked
Cons: Nothing I can think of other than lack of space, which I'm happy to sacrifice for a lower profile. It has quite a bit of quality for the price and worked very well, and is only 3RU vs. 4RU I've seen in similar cases.
Other Thoughts: I've used this for a surveillance chassis and it worked quite well. I'd buy it again for future installations.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
Pros: Windows 7 is truly a great improvement over Vista, and I would argue over XP. It has been rather stable (except for an occasional freeze up when I try to use it as a file server or for surveillance purposes). The menus are easy, the features are easy, and it is not hard to find support for. Most software applications work on Windows 7 I've found.
Cons: Nothing I can think of except the occasional hang when using it for a server or client PC that needs to be on 24/7. I've found Ubuntu server to run smooth on all my hardware, so I am assuming it is a Windows 7 issue causing the system to hang (simple file sharing).
Other Thoughts: I've been glad each time I used Windows 7, and have used Vista more recently as well, and found many bugs in Vista that are just not in Windows 7. While the menus and screens have changed (for some reason Microsoft finds that valuable)... they are still someone similar to Windows XP, and navigation in the system is easy.READ FULL REVIEW