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Linksys RE3000W N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender
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1 out of 5 eggs Range Extenders and Bridges never seem to work 08/23/2016

This review is from: Linksys RE3000W N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender

Pros: Nice neutral design/aesthetic

Cons: Like most range extenders and bridges, the configuration and setup is extremely hit or miss, judging from other reviewers' success.

I've literally NEVER had a bridge, access point, repeater, or range extender that wasn't wired into the primary router ever work properly regardless of Wizard Setup or manual trouble shooting.

It's possible (but not probable) that by mixing brands, I've done this to myself, but at every home and place of business where I have set up networks (both LAN and WAN) they've been fine.

That being said, every single place I've ever tried to set up a range extender, bridge, or repeater, it's been totally fruitless.

Other Thoughts: sad, frustrated, and disappointed

DELL Notebook (B Grade: Scratch and Dent) Latitude E6400 (NBDEE64M22MECBG) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.20 GHz 2 GB Memory 80 GB HDD 14.1
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Pros: It kind of works, I guess
Comes with a Windows 7 License

Cons: Small hard drive
Backlight pretty severely damaged
No option to buy extended warranty for Accidental Damage from Handling, and I don't recommend you buy the "extended warranty plan" because it says specifically "does not cover damage due to accidents," which this being a scratch and dent would probably void that warranty all together.
LOTS of bloatware

In order to be productive at all on this machine, you need to uninstall all of the bloatware like VLC player, LibreOffice, etc. They slow the system down to a crawl.

Even after uninstalling the bloatware, I still had to add 2 more GB of RAM to get this system to run at a somewhat reasonable speed for the year 2015.

System runs EXTREMELY hot.

Does not come with an original A/C adapter. It is a $10 replacement adapter off of one of the bid sites or something. It fits and does charge the computer, but the power brick part of the charger gets EXTREMELY hot to the point where you almost can't touch it safely.

Other Thoughts: Spend the extra $70-$100 and get a modern, decent new ASUS or something for around $220 or $230 on sale. This machine is absolutely not worth the hassle.

ASUS Laptop K553MA-DB01TQ Intel Celeron N2930 (1.83 GHz) 4 GB Memory 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 15.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Price

Cons: Cheap Carbon Fiber Construction
Shows fingerprints really prominently
Lacks key drivers for Windows 7
Does not come with items needed for reinstallation of Windows 8

Other Thoughts: Really disappointed in ASUS products across the board, but especially with this purchase. Their tech support was also unhelpful.

They could have given me some options to provide me with the reinstallation software like Dell *ALWAYS* offers me free of charge, OR they could have offered me to return it to the manufacturer and issue me a refurbished replacement. They did neither.


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Display Name: Michael S.

Date Joined: 01/20/09

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  • First Review: 02/06/09
  • Last Review: 09/27/16
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