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Nicholas K.

Nicholas K.

Joined on 09/16/06

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Most Favorable Review

Maxed out my iMac 27" 11,1 memory

Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1866 (PC3L 14900) Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT102464BF186D
Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1866 (PC3L 14900) Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT102464BF186D

Pros: Came neatly packaged Does what it should do Great Price

Cons: Is the packaging ESD safe? Packaging was clear plastic. The modules worked fine. They make you type something here..

Overall Review: I would recommend. I only use my iMac with Windows, for some reason it refuses to boot OS/X but I really don't mind. You will definitely need a 64 bit OS to see all of the memory.

12/28/2015

Rock solid. IPv6. Perminant Bridge Mode. Higher speeds than leased equipment & lower latency

ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 DOCSIS 3.0 Gigabit+ Cable Modem
ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 DOCSIS 3.0 Gigabit+ Cable Modem

Pros: Been running fine, works with Mediacom Cable. I didn't tell them what modem I was using, only the mac address Gained IPv6 connectevity ~6Mbps down and ~2Mbps upload faster than my plan No gateway functionality, "dumb" modem only. Perhaps because of this, it is also "stupid fast" :)

Cons: No gateway functionality, modem only. so expect bridge mode and "dumb" modem functionality only Limited information detail, nothing about external ip addresses, only mac addresses on user panel This is end-user equipment, no settings, basic status information, Keep in mind, I did actually want this, and used my own networking equipment for gateway, firewall, dhcp functionality. It will assign your external ip address to whatever you connect it to, ipv4 and ipv6.

Overall Review: If you want to save $10+ bucks a month with a bit of future support for quite a few bonded channels, this is your modem. I did expect the public IPs to be displayed on the user panel but whatever you connect to it will have that information. I shaved a good ~23ms of latency off of my internet connection with this connected to an ubiquiti ERlite-3, and regularly see ~50ms latency to gaming servers I previously saw ~68-80ms on.

12/28/2015

Used to install an LSI MEGARAID in a Dell R710

LSI LSI00402 1 meter internal cable SFF8643 to SFF8087 (mini SAS HD to mini SAS)--Avago Technologies
LSI LSI00402 1 meter internal cable SFF8643 to SFF8087 (mini SAS HD to mini SAS)--Avago Technologies

Pros: Connected to the raid card nicely, connected to the backplane nicely also good for 12Gb/s decent quality

Cons: I shouldn't have purchased the 1 Meter cable, that is quite a bit longer than required but that's my fault. I was in a hurry to get things operational and guessed!

12/28/2015

Great Internet gateway, insanely fast for the price

Ubiquiti ERLite-3-US Edgemax EdgeRouter Lite-3 3x Gigabit LAN Ports
Ubiquiti ERLite-3-US Edgemax EdgeRouter Lite-3 3x Gigabit LAN Ports

Pros: -Decreased internet first hop latency by ~23ms under standard leased cable internet gateway equipment with this and SB6190 on Mediacom -After a weekend evening of beers and learning the vyatta CLI interface, I finally had IPv6 connectivity for the first time! -Snappy, responsive web interface with nice looking interface bandwidth graphs, slightly less nice looking after firmware upgrade (from line graph to bar graph) after firmware update -after firmware update, got basic networking up with a login and 3 clicks using the wizard. Basic settings like port forwarding from there are a breeze! -more features than I care to fully investigate, although I am interested in testing out vpn. -sturdy metal enclosure with shielded ethernet connectors and a ground lug on the back. Construction was far superior to my expectation considering the price -searchable forum on Ubiquiti's website where most things have been done and documented really helps to get things connected the right way the first time.

Cons: - I'm still not exactly sure how I got IPv6 working, I'm pretty sure Mediacom uses a 6to4, my interface had a /128 with my internal devices on a /64 (!!? How many ip addresses could I possibly need? I don't run a datacenter in my closet..) It seemed each device in my network got one of the /64 via radvd. I'm pretty keen on IPv4 but not so much on IPv6. What ever happened took overnight to start working, and a call to ISP customer support asking questions about how they have their network configured so I could properly configure mine without guessing how theirs is configured got a reply with the non-free support hotline.. I was told I would receive a phone call but never did, perhaps someone did whatever was needed to "fix it" from their end instead.. I know ipv6 works out of the box when I plug my computer directly into the modem, but NAT is somewhat important to me so I'll need to research this further.

Overall Review: 3 ports is more than enough for all but the most extreme networking situations with really ocd technicians who believe ethernet traffic NEEDS to flow through different ports. In layer 3, that isn't always the case though, if you really had to, you can have each device in your network all plugged into the same switch and still not have the outside world connected to your internal network... If you are the ISP for 4 different companies, all with different subnets and port forwarding requirements, this would do fine, unless each of them needs to saturate a 1G pipe, in which case I would be leaning toward the 8 port pro, with BGP required also, I might start considering some legacy Cisco Catalyst stuff that requires a nuclear power plant in your building to keep running.. Food for thought.

12/28/2015