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TRENDnet TEW-690AP Wireless AP/Bridge
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Password is not blank its admin 03/21/2011

This review is from: TRENDnet TEW-690AP Wireless AP/Bridge

Pros: Easy to connect, software works great, easy to configure. (Minus one problem) Good range with a strong signal. Replacing a D-Link DIR-655v1 with Netgear ProSafe FVS336G VPN (For dual WAN) and 2 TEW-690AP. DIR-655 would not cover the whole house but that was not the DIR-655 fault. Really long house (135') and the builder put foil lined insulation in all the walls of the house including the interior walls.

Cons: Ok for the Minus one problem, using the software wizard it says just hit connect as there is no password. That is wrong, you hit connect and it comes back cannot connect. They need to change the wizard. In the manual on the CD it is correct in that the default password is admin. So with the setup wizard use the password admin. Ok there is one other I see but not a big one. The setup is a 2 part. The first gets wireless online and basic configures. I think newbies would stop at that point as the router is working. You then have to remember or look at the saved file sheet for the routers new address and login to configure password and wireless security. I think they should do it as one step but that’s just me. Not taking an egg off for that.

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ICY DOCK MB876SK-B Aluminum 3.5
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: It would have worked with all of the other Icy Dock hardware. I have 1 computer with an ICY DOCK MB455SPF 5 bay and 3 computers with ICY DOCK MB453SPF 3 bay and a few ICY DOCK MB559 external drive enclosures. I bought this to install on another computer without a blu-ray burner so I could just move files from it to a computer with a blu burner.

Cons: I installed a drive from my ICY DOCK MB559US turned on the computer and nothing. It had a power light but no hard drive light. Took the drive out and put it back into the 559 and nothing. Moved the drive to a computer and nothing. Drive is dead. I thought OK drive may have just failed. Installed another drive and green light but no hard drive light and nothing. Removed hard drive and put it into another computer and nothing. Put it into the 559 and nothing. Drives dont even spin up. So this puppy killed 2 drives. Not a happy camper. Pulled it out of the computer and sending it back. Didn't work and I ended up less than Zero. See above if you don't understand

Other Thoughts: I’m sure I just got a "bad egg" but be careful and use an old drive to start with. I'll get to buy some new hard drives from New egg. Now I can get some 1TB to replace my 750GB's I lost.

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Display Name: Rhonda S.

Date Joined: 11/12/03

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  • Last Review: 03/21/11
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