Joined on 12/30/04
Great Router, Great Performance!
Pros: In this review, I will focus on two areas, mainly from a general user point of view, and two, online gaming performance. The Trendnet TEW-812DRU router performed very well during the time I tested the device before posting the final review. TRENDnet did a great job with this device and the average user should not have any major problems setting up this router. Upon inspection of the contents you’ll find the router, power cord, Ethernet cable, CD and manual. Please be advised that the CD doesn’t contain any other software other than the USB control center utility and in order to set up the router itself you will have the use the web page interface. This is accomplished by simply typing 192.168.10.1 in your browser and then type the username and password provided in the manual. In my case, I had to view the page in compatibility mode or it wasn’t showing up under the internet explorer 9 on Windows 7. The web interface is simple and easy to understand, just follow the easy instructions and you will be up and running in no time. Once you set up your wireless security or SSID and your internet service provider info you will be pleasantly surprised to find out that any settings that require you to restart the router are applied really fast. In other words, the router is very fast to reboot. I used the following devices for testing: two Windows 7 computers, a Windows 8 tablet, Xbox 360, PS3, Samsung HDTV, an Android Phone and a Windows phone. All the devices connected right away and the ones that support the 5GHz range had no problems connecting to the device as well as those that use the regular 2.4GHz range. A pleasant surprise for me was also the fact that the 5GHz range appears to have a larger area of coverage as opposed to other routers I have tested in the past, and I have tested quite a few on my quest for the perfect router for gaming as I play games such as Call of Duty Black Ops II, Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield among others. Having a good router for gaming is essential and this Trendnet TEW-812DRU router did not disappoint me at all. Online gaming went smooth; I didn’t have any noticeable lag and did not experience any disconnection issues. I played several sections of online multiplayer using primarily Black Ops II. My NAT was showing as open and any gamer knows how painful it can be to deal with routers that have “limited” NAT issues. From a gamer point of view, I have no problems recommending this router as it won’t disappoint. If you still want to set up a DMZ, port triggering or port forwarding, all these options are available and easy to configure in the web page interface. When it comes to media streaming using Netflix, the router performed very well, I didn’t noticed any disconnection issues or interruptions while watching my favorite shows and movies in my Western Digital TV Live Plus multimedia device. The USB control center utility performed very well once I connected the printer on the back USB port. I was able to use
Cons: I have no real cons, just a few notes. The lack of a power switch on the back (you have to plug the device to power up) might bother some people but I don’t think it will be an issue for most. Please be aware that there is no set up software included on the CD other than the USB control center utility for the printer, this shouldn’t be a major issue neither.
Overall Review: Once again, to have the router set up in no time just type the router’s web page address; 192.168.10.1 on your browser and follow the instructions to have it up and running in no time. The router is also very light and non-glossy, so no more finger prints and marks on your device. As the router is set in a standing position you will have more space available and less clutter in your area. TRENDnet did a great job with this product, highly recommended.
Problems with PS4
Cons: I bought mine on July 2nd to upgrade the 1TB on the PS4 Pro. From the beginning I noticed something wasn't right. The PS4 was lagging a bit here and there. Then after a few days it started freezing. It gave me a software error blue screen twice also. At the end, this past Sunday (July 23rd) the PS4 asked to reinstall the system software, and wouldn't boot up at all. You read correctly, reinstall not update, so yes, I lost all my games plus updates. There are other reviews in here about problems with the PS4 but I decided to give it a chance since I've always like Seagate hard drives and never had a problem with their drives in my computers. I ended up re installing the 1TB the came with the PS4 from HGST.
Overall Review: Since I'm not the only one with this problem with the PS4 maybe Seagate should look at this issue.
Good flashlight for the money
Pros: Good battery life. Good brightness. USB charge (Dont need to remove batteries) Good price.
Overall Review: I'm very satisfied with this flashlight. I love the fact that I can just plug it using a micro USB cable, I dont need to take the batteries out to recharge them. It has a few levels of brightness and the battery life is pretty good too. I use it to walk my dog out when it's dark as we live out in the woods and I've been very happy with it. Highly recommended.
Pros: Great sound, good coverage. Worked fine with my wife's phone (Android) and she use them all the time. No random disconnection issues that I've have seen.
Cons: No cons.
Overall Review: Overall, highly recommended. I've use other products from this brand and they've always been excellent.
Good so far!
Pros: I've only used it for a few days but I have to say I'm very happy with the purchase. The headset is very countable and the cushion they use is soft and feels good in my ears. The sound is excellent. The Dolby Atmos feature works excellent in COD WW2 and Halo Guardians (the only two games I've tested so far). It has a code for Dolby access and you'll need that app to run the headset properly. If you push the power switch a bit farther when it's on it will tell you how much charge it has and if it's connected. You'll need to connect to one of your USB slots and don't need to connect anything into the optical out like other headsets do. Overall I'm very satisfied with the headset so far and will recommend it to any gamer looking to enhance his multiplayer experience!
Cons: None so far, will update if necessary.
Overall Review: Haven't tested the mic quality, can't comment on that.