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NETGEAR GS324 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop / Rackmount Switch
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5 out of 5 eggs Quiet Unmanaged switch 07/28/2016

This review is from: NETGEAR GS324 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Desktop / Rackmount Switch

Pros: The Netgear 24-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch is a pretty simple device that can be deployed by even the most basic user. This is literally a plug-and-play device with 24 auto-sensing ports. Included in the package is the switch, a quick install guide, a power cord, and rack mounting hardware.

I would recommend this for a home office or small office type environment and for users that do not have the need for a managed switch or the knowledge of how to setup a managed switch. This switch has no fan and is silent. Connectivity and speeds are comparable to other gigabit business switches I have used.

Cons: The only thing that made me cringe about this switch was Step 1 of the install guide. They show your Computer, Server, WiFi router, and internet being plugged into this device. From a security stand point you really shouldn't have your computer/server directly exposed to the internet as depicted. A better depiction would be to show the link going to a firewall prior to the internet. That is just my perspective though.

Other Thoughts: The Netgear 24-port switch, although rack-mountable is narrower than a standard switch rack you would find in a server room. This unit measures 10” wide. With the Rack adapters it will still fit a standard rack it just seems small.

TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network
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2 out of 5 eggs Ok router. Find a better model if you want quality. 07/20/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: The TP-Link Archer C2 AC750 setup was a breeze and comparable to other routers in the TP-Link family. You can configure this router via the web interface or use the included CD (Mini CD). You can install using the Easy Setup Assistant or go into the more advanced settings. Overall the look and feel of this router is nice.

Cons: This router seems to drop connections often. I'm not sure if it is interference as there is really no other WiFi in the area I am testing. It also has a poor range. I would suggest looking for a different model if you want to have a more stable connection or just don't use the WiFi and hard wire your devices.

Other Thoughts: Included in the box is the router, 2 antenna, 1 3' 11 1/2" CAT5.E network cable (measured end to end), 1 AC adapter, a mini CD, Quick install guide, and a GNU public license notice.

Silicon Power 32GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP032GBUF3B05V1K)
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5 out of 5 eggs Great cheap flash drive 07/20/2016

This review is from: Silicon Power 32GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP032GBUF3B05V1K)

Pros: Cost. The Blaze B05 is pretty much a steal when it is sub 10.00 as is the case at the moment. Read/Write speeds are average but I wouldn't pick this model if I was worried about speed.

Cons: I really don't have any at the moment. Based on price I'm worried about reliability but so far it is working and survived a burn-in test. I will report later if something fails.

Other Thoughts: Included on the drive is the Silicon Power secure backup & security software. I did not install nor test this software.


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