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Travis M.

Travis M.

Joined on 08/09/06

Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Great little mouse

Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 - Slate
Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 - Slate

Pros: Very simple, easy. Plug-n-play just worked in WinXP, Vista, 7, (I think it triggered a driver download in Windows) and Linux Mint. Goes into power save mode when "idle" but picks right up immediately when used again. Only need to use occasionally, and still on my original battery after 7 months, even when uncradled all day a few times.

Cons: Range is not great, but I didn't buy it to use across the room.

Overall Review: Took a minute to figure out how to open the battery compartment. Own two, have not been disappointed.

Works alright, tricky Linux setup

Rosewill RNX-N150PC Wireless Adapter (1T1R) IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI 2.2 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128 bits WEP WPA (TKIP with IEEE802.1x) WPA2 (AES with IEEE802.1x) XP/ Vista/ Win7
Rosewill RNX-N150PC Wireless Adapter (1T1R) IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI 2.2 Up to 150Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128 bits WEP WPA (TKIP with IEEE802.1x) WPA2 (AES with IEEE802.1x) XP/ Vista/ Win7

Pros: Was inexpensive, bought 2 to grow my home network without running wires. Potential "n" Wifi, if I get a new router. Manufacturer supports Linux with compilable source.

Cons: The card bracket is poorly designed making it hard to get it seated well in the PCI slot and screw in the bracket securely. Setup in Linux was tricky. Had to blacklist the default rt2800(?) module, compile the downloadable source (a hassle to download something when you're setting up your Wireless NIC!), and insmod/modprobe it into the kernel. Old school, but works. Search the Ubuntu forums.

Overall Review: I'm not using 802.11n or advanced features. Windows software was workable and seemed like the only way to access advanced features -- dunno, haven't used it in months.