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Tek Republic TUE-300 Aluminum Brash 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fairly durable and simple nice looking design. Not Rugged, but strong enough. Tested with a 750GB Samsung 2.5" Drive. Works very well.

Cons: The inner rectangular plastic ring which divides the two halves of the case may seem a little flimsy, but not that bad.

Other Thoughts: Just try to brace each half as you pull the case apart. Nice case that is simple and pretty durable.

GELID Solutions FN-PX12-15 120mm Case cooler
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Literally THE quietest fan I've ever purchased 03/16/2015

This review is from: GELID Solutions FN-PX12-15 120mm Case cooler

Pros: Connected to motherboard 3-pin fan header, this fan you can barely hear over your ambient room noise. It's so quiet that when I put the case cover on, and put my PC on the floor, I couldn't really hear it at all.

Has nice solid feel; white fan blade "look" and rubber mounts that pull thru the fan and out the outside of your case: further absorbing noise and damping vibration.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Other Thoughts: I will look for this brand and model fan again. I will buy it again when I need quietness. Also seems to move air well enough in a midrange-powered PC build.

HAWKING HWABN25 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Multi-Function Extender Pro - White
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Has cleared my skepticism of repeaters 03/15/2015

This review is from: HAWKING HWABN25 Hi-Gain Wireless-300N Multi-Function Extender Pro - White

Pros: Has great range when used as AP in conjunction with an ethernet cable plugged into your router/network. Still has great range ability and performance even when I hooked it up as a repeater to extend coverage in my client's house.

Has 6 modes of operation. Ideally you would run an ethernet cord to it and use it in AP mode for the best performance. I used it as a "Universal Repeater" and customized my settings and it works great! See other thoughts.

Use *either*, the included power plug OR PoE to power it on with ethernet capability. Don't use both.

Includes mounting hardware to mount it to the wall or ceiling.

Ideally you will be able to quickly go thru setup if connected to it via an ethernet cable to your computer where you can open a browser and go to its default ip/username/pw.

Cons: The only con is I thought it wouldn't perform well as a repeater due to the nature of repeaters and lack of performance.

But I hooked it up as a repeater anyway for a customer and we were very pleased!

Other Thoughts: Setup was simple, just you need to experiment if not entirely experienced with wireless setup. For example, I set mine up as a stand-alone wifi repeater to my client's ISP-provided modem/router. I 1st tried the default settings which just copies the SSID and repeats the signal. Didn't work so well.

So I customized the settings and chose an SSID with a different name (so instead of "My Network" I entered "My Network Ext". Then input the CH. # and name of original network. Then chose my own custom IP, so if my original router/gateway's IP is like "" I chose the IP of my Hawking to be "" and made sure the subnet was the same. Finally, entered the security passphrase of the original network, and setup was done.

I did it this way and couldn't be happier with this repeater's performance. In fact, where I should be getting ~15Mbps download and ~5 upload, there was no slowdown using wifi as opposed to being connected directly thru ethernet, and this being at the other side of my customer's home with a decent wifi USB adapter.

This Hawking model outperforms the other repeaters I've used for sure!


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Display Name: David C.

Date Joined: 02/28/04

  • Reviews: 35
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  • First Review: 07/18/11
  • Last Review: 07/01/15
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