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Netgear C6300 AC1750 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router 2 in 1
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great modem/router combo 01/11/2015

This review is from: Netgear C6300 AC1750 Wi-Fi DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Router 2 in 1

Pros: This unit was very easy to set up and get up and running. It was a little slow on the initial boot-up but once that's done I don't deal with it again. I really like the looks of the unit. It is very well put together and came with a nice long network cable. The interface is very well put together and organized for easy setup with a lot of options and each one has a help screen in case you're not sure what you're setting and whether changing it is a good idea or not. My favorite thing about this modem/router is it's ability to see my existing access points I have set up in my house. I've updated my router a couple time before and they refused to see the access points...I assume it's because they weren't the same brand name. This unit found them easily using the access point scan option. It picked them up without a hitch and they weren't Netgear, they were Asus so I'm super happy about that. This was the difference between boxing this thing back up and going back to my old stuff and keeping it running. As far as the wi-fi portion I'm happy with that as well. The range of the 802.11 b/g/n was actually better than my old router but the 802.11 a/n/ac wasn't near as good. I can't fault the router considering ALL the previous 5G routers have had the same problem with the 5Ghz signal in my house.

Over all this is a keeper. No problems with it at all except for the one minor con.

Cons: The minor con I had with this was more the fault of my ISP then Netgear. This unit isn't listed on the compatible modem list and so the first person I talked to told me I couldn't use it until it was certified. Researching the C6300 on the internet came up with the same issue with other people using Cox. Finally I posted on the Cox internet forums and the moderator said the C6300 isn't on the compatible list but is on their computers so I explained this to the tech support person and "Woohoo!" it was up and running with not problems.

Only other concern is that I went to Netgears website to check for firmware updates and the site isn't very simple to navigate and I assume there isn't an update because I couldn't fine anything. There isn't a "Check Firmware" section in the router interface which should be a standard feature.

Other Thoughts: Seems kind of pricey for a modem/router but considering this has the latest features/technology I really can't complain. I'm very happy with this unit.

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TP-LINK TL-SG108E 8-Port Gigabit Easy Smart Switch, 8 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 Ports, MTU/Port/Tag-Based VLAN, QoS and IGMP
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This thing is very well built from what I can see on the outside. Steel box construction, quality ports, etc. I use this in my multi-media room so I have the network cable coming out of the wall plugged into this switch which then is used to connect a wi-fi repeater, television, blu-ray player, surround sound receiver, desktop computer, and xbox. It has worked flawlessly and download/upload speeds have been fine. The unit stays completely cool so that tells me it's efficient. (it's predecessor was hot to the touch and billed itself as "green")

This is what I would consider to be a consumer product only, It comes with software that needs to be installed on a PC and is used to manage the switches settings. I'd say 99% of the purchasers would find this utility useless since it just works out of the box for consumer uses and setting it up isn't necessary.

Cons: I really can't think of any con for this unit. If I had to come up with something, I'd say the software is a con simply because it seems to be worthless to most people who would use this and installing it just confuses things for the target user.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended switch in my opinion for the selling price. Quality built, cool running, and works out of the box without needing any software installation or setup.

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TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs TP-Link is getting better and better 10/27/2014

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2 AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network

Pros: I user interface on this router is such a big improvement from previous routers I've use. I've always been a big asus router user because of the interface so I was pleasantly surprised how well laid out this was.

I was also very happy with the range of connection and I love the dual band feature. When I'd received this I saw some pretty bad reviews talking about loosing connections and reboots but I haven't had any problems at all. This has been a rock solid router since the day I set it up. I can see this router taking over as my main router in the future.

Another feature I like, which might be common among routers nowadays, is the ability to shut the wi-fi off with a simple button switch in the back of the unit. This is a great feature if I just simply want to shut off access except for wired computers of which I have a few.

The USB connection in the back of the unit is a great feature as well. I have a central printer attached to the router and it's worked very well for that purpose.

Cons: I really haven't had anything that I didn't like about the router. I haven't had the best of luck with TP-Link products in the past but they seem to be getting better and better as the newer models come out. I have to wait and see how this router holds up over time but for now I'm happy with it.

Other Thoughts: For the price I think it's a pretty good deal. Solid performance but I'll just have to wait and see how long it lasts.

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