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Bernard A.

Bernard A.

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Most Favorable Review

Faster than expected

WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0B
WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s M.2 2280 Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0B

Pros: Installation was easy, installed in an ASUS Vivobook Flip 15. Much faster than I expected. Crystal Disk faster than advertised. Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 555.961 MB/s, Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 531.742 MB/s.

Cons: Didn't include the screw for the M.2 socket. Gets warm\hot, install is under the keyboard palm rest so noticeable temp change.

Most Critical Review

Seems to be fast but..

ASUS EA-N66 Dual-Band Wireless-N900, 3 in 1 Access Point/Repeater/Gigabit Ethernet Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port Up to 450Mbps downlink + 450Mbps uplink Wireless
ASUS EA-N66 Dual-Band Wireless-N900, 3 in 1 Access Point/Repeater/Gigabit Ethernet Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port Up to 450Mbps downlink + 450Mbps uplink Wireless

Pros: It's fast! Doubled by file transfer speed versus my previous 802.11N 300Mbps. (Using Windows file copy)

Cons: Poor GUI (Interface). Doesn’t allow you to do a site survey after the setup, to switch to a different access point you have to do the setup all over again and for some reason that takes 4 to 6+ minutes to complete setup. Doesn’t show you signal strength or your connection speed. Can’t configure IP address of the device to a IP address on your network STATIC or DHCP. Poor support.

Overall Review: It is an Ethernet adapter so you can use it as a bridge, I’m successfully using it as a Wireless Bridge, it is connected to a gigabit switch and 4 devices are currently working perfectly fine, but don’t tell support that! I called in to try to get help configuring it to have an IP address on my network so I can remotely connect to it and configure it. Currently there is no option to configure the IP address via the interface and the utility downloaded from ASUS site to change the IP address doesn’t work. Once I told support that I was using it as a bridge my support ended, they said it couldn’t work as a bridge completely ignoring the reason I was calling in for was to get the IP address change from the default IP address of 10.0.1.1, frustrated I hung up. But I may return it as I believe that my double in speed was due to the 450 Mbps connection and not this device since there is no way I can tell if I’m getting a good signal or not, or even a good connection or not. I will look for something with a better firmware.

10/22/2012
LevelOne GSW-0807 Gigabit Switch
LevelOne GSW-0807 Gigabit Switch

Pros: Great price, 8 ports, small design, Jumbo Frames

Cons: No link LED for 10/100/1000 speed. No a big issue because I just plug in the CAT cables and forget about it.

10/22/2012