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TP-LINK Archer C20i AC750 Dual Band Wireless AC Router, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5Ghz 433Mbps, Stand Design, 1 USB Port, IPv6, Guest Network
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -Low price for an AC router
-Quick and easy set up
-Simple and normal interface
-Signal Strength is good for the price

Cons: -First I must mention that I had stability issues with this router. I wouldn't have to restart it but would sometime have hiccups where pages wouldn't load for a about 10 seconds.
-low throughput (you get what you pay for)
-Non-gigabit ports
-Front is a dust and fingerprint magnet
-tips over easily (physically unstable too it seems)

Other Thoughts: If you are in the market for a router simply to get WiFi in a single person apt, I think this is an appropriate product. May be wise to look elsewhere until this has had a firmware update though since I and a few others have had stability problems.

DEEPCOOL N6000 Laptop Cooling Pad 17
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Works but not impressed 09/05/2014

This review is from: DEEPCOOL N6000 Laptop Cooling Pad 17" Metal Mesh Panel 200mm Fan with Blue LED

Pros: -simple design
-very little noise
-variable speed fan
-Has 2 usb ports. This allows you to power it and have a pass through so that you don't lose a port on your laptop.
-LED can be turned off
-there is a slot to store the usb power cord on the back

Cons: -The fan provides little airflow. I would think since the fan is variable speed one would design it to go very fast and let the end user decide at what point it is too much noise.
-LED's are pointless
-the fan is small for the size of the unit
-not at all mobile

Other Thoughts: It is inexpensive but I can't help noticing DEEPCOOL's other products that appear to be better buys.
-1st there is the N180 for $10 less. You give up the variable fan speed and storge for the usb cord and the fan is a little smaller but it has a much higher rpm giving it greater airflow. The N180 also has 2 tilt positions.
-In the other direction for $5 more you can get a N25 or N9. Both offer all the features of N6000 and more along with greater airflow.

Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless AC Dual Band Router AC1900, Open Source ready, eSATA/ USB 3.0 Ports
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Like the title says, this router is big in every way. Big performance, Big range. This is the 4th high end AC router I have had and it is on par overall with the others. Some aspects it is better and some aspects it is worse.

This router does have good range. Relative to the other brands’ top AC routers I found this had relatively better 5GHz range and slightly worse 2.4GHz range. One thing that was interesting is when I was in the same room as the router, the WRT1900AC had the weakest signal. However, when I started putting walls in between me and the router, the WRT1900AC had the strongest signal. Given that I have to say this is the best one I have tested.

The throughput was also very strong which you should expect on a high end AC router. The NAS speed is also good thanks to the USB 3.0 port.

Set up is a breeze: few steps and little time.

Interface wise there are plenty of pros but they have corresponding cons. The menus are well made, simple and you can manage and change things easily (once you get the hang of them). One thing I like is the network map and the ability to change setting for devices from the map. For power users Open WRT will be a big plus… when it happens.

I have been using it for a month and have not noticed any hiccups. Devices have not dropped connecting and had to reconnect and I have not needed to reboot it.

Cons: Again, this router is BIG in every way and that turns into cons as well.

The big performance means big form factor for keeping things cool. It also means big power usage. Yes it can be wall mounted but big is big. If you don’t have lots of space you are going to have to find a place to put it. I currently have it on the floor.

Another big aspect of this router is the price. It is higher than that of equal performance competition.

No when it comes to the software, the simplicity means that lots of things power users will look for will be missing. Heck even for non-power users that know something about networking there will be stuff missing. For example, The 5GHz can’t be set to AC only. Linksys will say they do that because few things are AC but actually, I have quite a few things that are AC now so I would be able to take advantage of this. I say, go ahead and make default Mixed but allow me to change it to AC only.

Another big con with the menus is that they are organized very strangely compared to any other router. For example Port Forwarding is under Security -> Apps and Gaming. It took me a while to find that. If you buy this, I recommend click through every menu when you first get it just to get a sense of where everything is.

Other Thoughts: While it does have a cooling fan in it, I have yet to see it kick on so I am not worried about a short life span due to running too hot.

Don’t be fooled by the 4 antennas. It only uses 3 at a time. It selects the best 3 and turns the 4th off.


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Display Name: R S.

Date Joined: 12/28/07

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  • Last Review: 12/04/14
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