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Linksys WRT1900ACS Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router, Open Source ready, eSATA / USB 3.0 Ports
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Linksys Customer Service was very professional as we tried to work through the problem(s) with this router.

Cons: Wasn't quite "DOA". Received router evening of Nov. 4. Unpacked and set it up connected only to my laptop, and powered it on. Noted on another network device that the SSID was being broadcast, but did not attempt to configure at this time as I had to leave for a few hours. On return 3 hours later I sat down to manually configure the router, through wired connection to LAN port, but could not access through the IP address, through the "linksyssmartwifi.com" URL, nor through "myrouter.local". Now, no other device in home showed the SSID. Attached router to cable modem via WAN port and laptop via LAN port and tried to configure again; still could not access, although I could reach out onto the internet. Tried resetting, multiple times, to factory defaults; reset would not reset, i.e., there was no visible variation in the LEDs on the front of the unit as there should have been on reset, and, obviously, I still could not access the router. Multiple On/Off cycling, etc.; no change. Noted that on powering on, both power and eSATA LEDs would near-instantly (much less than 1 second) illuminate solidly and stay that way; nothing was nor ever had been attached to the eSATA port.
The next day, 11/5, I contacted Linksys Customer Service via online chat, hoping there was some unpublicized secret handshake steps to go through to bring this router back from the dead. After going through all the preliminaries with them, and trying the secret handshake, in the end everyone decided it was defective and should be returned.
Somewhere in its first 3 hours under power something failed internally.

Other Thoughts: I'd like to thank Linksys Customer Service (Jeselle, Angela D., and Analyn T.) for their time and professionalism trying to help me out with this router. And I'd like to thank Newegg for making return so easy so quickly.
Linksys WRT1900ACS was shipped back today, 11/6, for refund. I've ordered a ZyXel Armor Z1 to replace it, and will provide a review on it later.

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HP DC7900 Small Form Factor Desktop PC with Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, DVDROM, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Significantly smaller than the old Athlon K7 desktop machine it was bought to replace, and significantly faster as well.

Cons: Heavier than expected. Was received with a NEMA 6-15 power cord (250 volt) vice a 5-15 (125 volt), but as I had several spares this was not an issue. Chintzy, but functional, mouse and keyboard.

Other Thoughts: Will serve as a replacement for an old Compaq SR1365 my 80-year old mother has been using for web browsing and e-mail. 1 Gb hard drive is massive overkill for her requirements, so I may clone the volume and swap for a 100 or 200 GB.

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Cuisinart CHW-12 Black/Stainless Coffee Plus 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker plus Hot Water System
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Makes good coffee and is attractive; hot water system is a plus, but haven't used it much in the summer months since purchase. Previously had a Cuisinart DCC-1200, for nearly a decade, and on lifting the fill door condensed water would run down the door and drip onto the countertop; this has been addressed in the CHW-12 with a curved lower (rear?) fill door contour which redirects the condensate into the reservoir.

Cons: As other reviewers have noted, it can be somewhat tricky to fill the coffee maker reservoir as the opening is on the small side and in the center rear of the unit. Replacement water filters are expensive.

Other Thoughts: I don't see much point to the overpriced water filters, and, as with the DCC-1200, once those included with the unit get too grungie I'll throw them out without replacement. This may make it easier to fill the reservoir as the wand the filter is on fits in the small opening on the left rear; if I throw it out that will increase the effective size of that opening.

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Display Name: John T.

Date Joined: 10/20/08

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 08/10/10
  • Last Review: 11/06/15
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