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TRENDnet TEW-812DRU V2 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router - 4 Gigabit port, DD-WRT Open Source support
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Dual band, very fast, decent range ( I can go down two flights of stairs and off the property to smoke, and still be connected to my router) and plenty of configuration options for those who are savvy enough to know how to work them. Looks sleek, fits on a bookshelf, and doesn't have dozens of antennas sticking out from it, which is something I definitely like.

Cons: I came back from an extended vacation and work trip, and hadn't used the router in a good 5 months. I plugged it back in after being boxed up, got it up and running, and started to notice that it would not stay connected to the internet. It constantly required a reboot. I would renew the IP address and that would work for a bit, but after about 10 times, it required a reboot to start working again. After the 20th reboot, I was no longer even able to access the routers page.

I checked to see if there might have been a firmware update, and there was, so I downloaded it. After several failed attempts to update the firmware, I was able to finally get the firmware updated without the router shutting off. Unfortunately, the update did nothing to solve the problem of connectivity. After some discussion with the help desk online, they told me to send it in for "possible" warranty replacement. I have to pay for the shipping, as well as providing everything that came in the box, otherwise they will not even consider replacing, and finally I decided to just buy a new router and take this one as a loss.

Other Thoughts: I really liked this router. It fit well on my bookshelf, hidden from sight, and gave me a good 6 months of lighting fast internet. Unfortunately, after what I went through with the warranty and the issue with updating the firmware, I feel horrible for recommending this product to all of my friends.

TRENDnet TEW-812DRU V2 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router - 4 Gigabit port, DD-WRT Open Source support
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The best of the best. By far the last router I will ever have to buy. The dual band works great, set up is a breeze with the software provided, and the signal strength is pretty solid.

Cons: I would really like a couple more ports on the back. I have it set up in my livingroom with a PS3, PS4, Roku and a PC Media center connected to it, and I also have my PC in my bedroom hardline connected in.

Other Thoughts: I really like the design a lot. I don't like seeing antennae sticking out of the side or the back, or too many crazy lights on the front. Now if only ISP's would get with the program and actually give us the speeds these units can work at, that would be great.

DIYPC MiniQ1-W White SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Mediocre 03/07/2014

This review is from: DIYPC MiniQ1-W White SECC MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

Pros: Sleek, slim, solid contruction. Very nice outer coating, and the power button looks pretty cool.

Cons: The entire design is poor, from the Mobo mounts being off, to the card slots on the back not fitting properly or allowing cards to fit properly. Stripped a few too many screws trying to get stuff to fit in right. Disk drive didn't sit right and I had to rig it and drill a few of my own holes to get it in. Putting anything into the USB slots on the front of the case causes the front to bend in and hit the open button for the disk drive. I've done a few builds now, and have a good working knowledge of what to do, so instructions are usually just thrown away, but even these instructions were poor at best.

Other Thoughts: But really, it was cheap and did exactly what I needed it to do, and that was replace my older, bulkier case that my Gateway came in, and look sleek and cool in my livingroom next to my TV Entertainment Center. The blue lights with the gloss white finish looked very cool.


Clinton D.'s Profile

Display Name: Clinton D.

Date Joined: 04/17/12

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 04/20/12
  • Last Review: 11/07/14
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