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NETGEAR WNDR3700-100NAS Wireless Gigabit Open Source Router/ USB port Rangemax 2.4/5GHz Simultaneous N600 Dual Band IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I've got the WNDR3700v4. Great router, good features, setup was simple. I've got a 15 megabit connection through TWC and it tested out at 16mb, same as direct from the modem so no issues with throughput. Having dual band capability is nice. It's like having 2 wireless networks in your house.

Cons: The 2.4 GHz band is great, gives a strong, steady signal. The 5 GHz leaves much to be desired. I don't know if it's the transmitter but I get a better signal from three of my neighbors houses than I do with the Netgear 5 GHz band (while sitting 10 feet away from the router). With all the talk of bad radios in previous versions of this router it makes me kind of nervous about long term reliability of this unit.

Other Thoughts: I've still got a D-Link DGL-4300 that works flawlessly. I only upgraded because it's outdated and doesn't support DD-WRT. The 5 GHz issue is concerning in a product that's less than 2 months old. The signal hasn't deteriorated, so I don't know if it's really a problem or if that's how it's supposed to be. I've got a desktop PC, laptop, a Xbox 360, a Xbox One and two smart phones connected to it (via wired and 2.4 GHz wireless) and it seems to be doing just fine. I've relegated the 5 GHz to guest WiFi only. I also love the fact that the lights are not overly bright (like my old Dlink).

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBSR
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Built a new system back in March but only installed 4GB of memory (2 x 2GB, also G.Skill) since my budget at the time was stretched to it's limit. Decent, but not as quick as I liked and have always had delays using some programs due to limited memory. I saw this on sale for $29.99 ($39.99, promo code for $10 off and free shipping) and decided I couldn't pass it up. Glad I didn't. Only been installed for 3 days now, but the response time is greatly improved. Memory intensive apps/functions are much quicker (to be expected when tripling the amount of available memory). This is the second time I've used G.Skill and both have been positive experiences.

Cons: Not really a con because I will never see it inside my Antec 300 case and beauty is a subjective thing, but the styling of the heat spreader could be better. I understand they were going for the "rifle" theme, but did they really need to add iron sights to ends of the heat spreaders? i also own these: I think they are much better looking without a nice, subtle styling. I'm a "less is more" type of guy. It's a minor complaint, merely a matter of personal taste.

Other Thoughts: No problems. Took all of five minutes to install. Shut down PC, switch power supply switch to "off", remove side panel, add memory to empty slots, then power on and test to see if computer works and recognizes new memory. Fired up the first time and has been running 3 days since. I'll keep these in my wishlist. If they go on sale again I may upgrade again for 16Gb total.

YAMAHA YST-SW216BL Front Firing 100W Powered Subwoofer Each
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Good sub for the price 11/08/2011

This review is from: YAMAHA YST-SW216BL Front Firing 100W Powered Subwoofer Each

Pros: Needed a replacement for a Onkyo HTIB sub that died. This sub easily outperforms the original unit. Sound quality is about 90% of the Klipsch sub in the man cave and cost less than a third of the price.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: FYI for those trying to find the right spot for you subwoofer: You don't have to move the sub into different positions around the room to find the sweet spot. Place the sub in your listening position (where you sit) then move to different spots around the room until you get the best sound.


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Display Name: Anthony S.

Date Joined: 05/23/08

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  • First Review: 03/01/11
  • Last Review: 05/05/14
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