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BUFFALO WXR-1900DHP AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Great Router for Advanced Networking 04/07/2015

This review is from: BUFFALO WXR-1900DHP AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router

Pros: -First thing I dove into was WAN/LAN/VPN Setup and Security over Ethernet, Wireless, and over the internet. I must say I am very impressed. For PPPoE I was able to test the abilities of how it handles it's list versus it's preferred connections and when I took one down on my network, it switched over almost as soon as it figured out there were no more replies. Once switched, it resumed connection traffic as normal. The Dynamic DNS functionality was like most routers so I didn't dive into it too much.
-I use VPN Servers a lot and was quite impressed. I set mine up with L2TP/IPSec and PPTP, and their setup was pretty easy and I was able to max out my IPs, as the functionality was a breeze.
-One thing I saw while setting up LAN connections was that it offered the ability to be a "pretend DC". I did set that up and did an "ipconfig /release", "ipconfig /renew" and it actually brought in it's domain name, once I disconnected it from a real DC of course.
-For IP Address Reservations, you had to finagle it. First, I found out you had to connect the device in order to get just a reservation. Once connected, you could then set the IP Address you prefer.
-I tested the routing capability of this device and it handled the traffic just as easily as my dedicated router, even VoIP routing.
-There were numerous Wireless for Dual SSIDs with different securities, 802.11ac runs simultaneously with 802.11n, and there is an option to provide 802.11n Protection, which is very handy in boggled WiFi environments.
-For the paranoid users out there, the IP Filtering, Web Content Filtering, and MAC Address Access Control is nice, especially for kids. If you want them to stop browsing the internet at 10pm, boom, access to the internet, denied.
-Port forwarding worked great for the VoIP Router, despite not being able to disable SIP-ALG
-I liked how the Disk Management and Sharing allowed you Web Access, as well as availability over a specified Domain. It made setting up a NAS quite easy through the router. I typically have it on a reserved IP address though. But the functionality served no different, inside, or outside a specified DC
-For Bit Torrent, I set my parameters in the PC to go to max and configured the Router to deny it more than 200KB/s and it halted the traffic quite well actually. And having a status for your BitTorrent was kind of handy, I won't lie.
-For the Qos, I really liked how you could utilize both a configured profile based on the traffic type, as well as by device priority. I always like to configure QoS by device, like having the DC and Storage Server with the highest priority and being able to set that worked nicely with overriding the profile. Props to that.
-I like the eco mode, only from a travelling standpoint. If I am not home, I usually would shut the network down, now I can just diminish it's power just enough for updating.
-WoL must be done through the easy peasy interface.

Cons: -I noticed during setup the device wanted to take a while to retrieve an IP Address from the DHCP. For some reason, it said it could not find the server and was asking for 4over6 parameters, which I do not use. Eventually, after rebooting the router several times, it retrieved a connection.
-I was unable to find an option to disable SIP-ALG to enhance VoIP routing/traffic to the VoIP Server.
-There were no options to set custom Firewall rules, so I did not consider it to have a "True Firewall".
-I am going to dock an egg ffor QoS, as their features could use some work. While it works great, it could use some enhancements like actually having an advanced settings page. For the life of me, I could not get that to populate. The rule of thumb is yeah, QoS works as designed, but all you can really do is setup the profiles and device priorities. It claims, if you set it to manual, you can edit the advanced settings. That is actually false.

Other Thoughts: CONTINUED PROS
-For my separate networks, I configured this to accept a route for secure traffic from one network to the other and the tunnel worked great. I would almost say this could work as a dedicated gateway if it had a "True Firewall".
-The system information section of the router was quite detailed and offered quick glances to see what finite configurations you had, such as Client Isolation, Lease Periods, Domain Names and Host Names, as well as what is being shared across the network/internet.
-If you suspect traffic issues, you can check out the packet logs for loss and even check your log reports to see when nodes come up or down, what configurations you last made and when, kind of like a miniature Event Viewer, but in two separate reports.

-In my experience, AOSS-like features work best with Console devices, of which I do not own, so I did not find any negative or positive thoughts to this test.
-QoS did not have any advanced settings. You must do this through the easy peasy interface.
-When setting this up as an AP, I didn't really find anything unique to report.
-Setting the device up as a bridge worked like a dream. I will admit I went through some issues unrelated to testing due to my ISP which took down one of my networks, but once I got it back up, I hooked it in as a bridge and the two networks were able to speak to each other.

GoPro HD Hero3+ Hero 3+ Black Edition (CHDHX302) with 16GB MicroSD, Battery, Charger, European Adapter, Action Grip Handle, Case, HDMI Cable, Floating Strap, Tripod Adapter Mount, Cleaning Kit
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: WOW! I don't think I will ever purchase another recorder, EVER! It came with everything I could ever possibly need for a Go-Pro. Came with plenty of batteries for a few hours of use (pending your settings). I have dropped this a few times and (luckily didn't scratch the lens case window) and it just doesn't get hurt.

My buddy had his swallowed by his horse. That was an interesting video!

Cons: None at all

Other Thoughts: We hooked this up to my truck on the road to the cabin. The brush guard was level with the mud and we were worried it would suck the go-pro off. We were not able to stop during this time, as the truck would get stuck and we would be stranded in the woods. So we kept going. When we got to our destination through a mile of sticky mud, the Go-Pro was there...and the video was amazing.

Corsair SABRE USB Wired RGB Laser Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Learning the Software is the Downfall. 02/04/2015

This review is from: Corsair SABRE USB Wired RGB Laser Gaming Mouse

Pros: Looks cool, you gotta give it that at least!
-Where the USB Cable connects to the mouse, the connection is protected by a flexible plastic or rubber grommet. Nice touch Corsair!!!
-It glides very well across the pad; has a well thought weight to it.
-For my hand, it fit snug, except it kind of agitated me that my middle finger would hang over the edge. But the Index Finger button was well "lengthened".
-The ergonomics of the sides fit elegantly into my hands, making it easy to pick up for those aircraft and helicopter moves that require long strides of the mouse.
-Plenty of buttons.
-The gazillions of colors is cool, and the fact you can save a plentitude of different profiles with different sequences in your colors.
-The profiles can activate the color sequences on demand or a special key if you want.
-The macros were easy to customize for me.

-I am disappointed with Corsair here; You know you can do better than this. The biggest claim to the egg drop is the utilization of the software. For me, it was literally a learn-as-you-go for simply configuring the lighting. The Macros were easy peasy, but it took me 3 days to fully learn how to set all the aspects of the lighting. I cannot recall how many times I just gave up and deleted all the profiles and started over!
-Mouse Wheel: To me, it was a little stiff to scroll. It also did not have the left right button on the wheel, just the MMB.
-The second middle button was just under the point where it was a reach for my hand.

Other Thoughts: Once you get the software tackled (took me forever!) you can truly have a unique color sequence. But, you will most likely spend a few hours like me if you want one that does different sequences at different button presses. I did not really look at the cable, except that its a gaming mouse cable.


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