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Lenovo IdeaPad A1 (2228XB4) TI OMAP3622 512MB Memory 16GB eMMC 7.0
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Low price, high resolution. Almost like new! Cannot understand why the average rating for it is so low here!!

Cons: Not ultra-fast but can't complain at this price! User guide is not much useful: it did not tell me there is a screen rotate lock on the side panel. Viewing angle is somewhat limited.

Other Thoughts: I bought it last week, when it was on sale. If the rebate holds, it would come out at $50. It did not come in the fancy package, and came only with the USB charger. Had to struggle a bit understand some of the features/limitations. Initially the screen would not rotate with the holding position. I looked up in the Android settings and the "Auto-rotate screen" option was greyed out. So I googled to find why! There was a link on Lenovo servers that mentioned to manually release the little screen lock on the side panel. Somewhow there is no mention of this lock slider in the user guide (again there was no hard copy that came in the box, but there was a softcopy on the tablet) . Another thing I noticed was that it could not play any HD videos in the YouTube app. It would simply keep buffering or give an error message: "There was a problem while playing. Touch to retry". The same videos would play in the web browser though. Updating the system and YouTube app did not help. Then I found on the web that it was not an issue specific to this tablet, rather a YouTube app bug. The trick is to disable the HD option by tapping a small icon on the left bottom corner of video. However this needs to be done for each video and there is no general app option to disable the HD mode. Initial boot was long, but subsequent boots were not bad.

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ZyXEL NBG318S Wireless Powerline Router Up to 200Mbps
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs both units lost HomePlug within 3 months 01/18/2011

This review is from: ZyXEL NBG318S Wireless Powerline Router Up to 200Mbps

Pros: Still work as basic router

Cons: Purchased two of these to pair as HomePlug network because I needed to hook up my TV to network (modem is in other room). They worked fine for couple of months. Then one lost the Homeplug within two months. It started showing HomePlug firmware version and MAC address as unknown. Contacted Warranty and they asked to ship back the defective unit at my cost. Spent some ten bucks for returning it. They shipped me another unit, but by the time I got it, the other one also lost the HomePlug (started showing unknown firmware version). So the basic purpose of HomePlug networking still remains un-served.

Other Thoughts: Learnt the hard way -- it is better to spend money on some reliable wireless dongle. Just wasted some seventy bucks on these two units and lots of time figuring out the issues!!

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TRENDnet TEW-652BRP 802.11b/g/n Wireless N Home Router up to 300Mbps/ 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port x4
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Cheap... works OK as wired router

Cons: I have been unable to setup this router for 802.11 n mode, since I bought it couple of months ago. No matter whether I select b/g mixed, b/g/n mixed or n only, the hardware remains in the b/g only mode. Only the configuration software switches to different option. I have verified this using b/g only client, which can connect in the n only mode also. On the other hand, my b/g/n capable laptop just sees the AP as b/g router (while I have configured it to b/g/n mixed or n only mode) - as a sidenote my laptop can see some neighbors' AP as b/g/n . I have already set the Channel width to "Auto 20/40 MHz". I also upgraded the router to latest FW version 2.00.36, but nothing helped. Other problem with the router is that WLAN turns off every couple of days (the WLAN LED is off, and clients can no more see the router). Then it comes up after power cycling.

Other Thoughts: The setup wizard software is not intelligent. Unlike Netgear/ DLink utilities I have tried earlier, this one did not set up WAN properly to connect using cable modem. I had to clone my laptop MAC address in order to connect with the cable modem.

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Display Name: Sanjeev S.

Date Joined: 07/05/10

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  • First Review: 07/21/10
  • Last Review: 07/25/13
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