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This review is from: EnGenius EAP600 High-Powered Dual-Band Indoor Wireless-N AP
Pros: Installed two of these devices in a large home built around 1900. The home has been remodeled and added on to several times throughout the past 100+ years. We're talking old school construction meets modern. The home has everything from re-bar in the floors to 12" thick concrete walls. Initially I thought we might need 3 AP's but two is working out just perfect. (One just about did it, but the signal was a bit shady in the far corners of the home.) Not only is the entire inside of the home covered, but both outdoor patios and garage are also good to go. I have the two APs running in a meshed topology and could not be happier. The 5GHz signal attenuates much faster than the 2.4GHz, but this is to be expected.
Cons: They aren't made in the USA, but when it comes to electronics what is?
Other Thoughts: Pre-sales technical support told me that these will support a meshed topology before I bought them. However, there is a catch, you can only have up to 3 of these in a true mesh if you plan to use the 2.4GHz band. This is due to the fact that each AP must be at least 5 channels apart from each other. Do the math, that means 3 AP's in the 2.4GHz band (channels 1 - 11).READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Meraki Dual-Radio 600 Mbps Cloud-Managed Wireless 802.11n Access Point (MR16)
Pros: When it comes to an enterprise solution that won't go stale, this is the way to go. Cisco purchased Meraki and is turning them into the center piece of an entirely new division. It's amazingly easy to configure a Guest SSID with complete isolation from your corporate network. Built in content filtering and the ability to customize a landing or splash page makes this a real no brainer. They are constantly enhancing the cloud controller functionality.
Cons: Retail is a bit pricey, but if you find the right reseller you can really score on quantity discounts.
Other Thoughts: When you have worked with these you're done shopping around for an enterprise solution.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SIIG Model JU-CB1S12-S3 6 ft. USB to Serial Adapter
Pros: This cable is perfect if you're looking to use a standard console cable. I've used this cable to connect a console cable to Cisco switches and routers, HP switches, Nortel Routers and SonicWALL security appliances. I like the length because some manufactures provide shorter console cables than others. With this 6 footer I never have to be concerned about working in tight spaces.
Cons: They don't give them away.
Other Thoughts: Don't be dumb.READ FULL REVIEW