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Jeffrey W.

Jeffrey W.

Joined on 04/16/04

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Most Favorable Review

Very Nice

ASUS RT-N56U Wireless Router Dual Band N600 Multimedia Ultra Slim Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n support USB Storage, Print and Media Server
ASUS RT-N56U Wireless Router Dual Band N600 Multimedia Ultra Slim Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n support USB Storage, Print and Media Server

Pros: Waited after buying it to see how it performed. Had it several months now, not one reset or dropped wireless signal. Laptop, iPod, Kindles all work well. USB drive addition was easy, all PC's have no problem seeing it (XP & Win7). The web interface is slick and nicely put together, I especially like the network map that shows all of the connections. I will say, even for myself, using some of the advanced features can be difficult if you don't know exactly what you are doing, but that can be said about all routers.

Cons: No screw-holes for hard mounting, the stress from having all cables plugged in can make it hard to find a good place to stand up. I knew this going in so no egg-reduction for it.

Overall Review: Attractive styling. LEDs are not too bright but easily seen. Diamond texture adds a nice flair. I was originally looking for something much cheaper, (50-75) this was ~120 when I bought it. Must say I am glad I dropped the extra coin.

Most Critical Review

Lasted not quite 3 yrs

ASUS RT-N56U Wireless Router Dual Band N600 Multimedia Ultra Slim Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n support USB Storage, Print and Media Server
ASUS RT-N56U Wireless Router Dual Band N600 Multimedia Ultra Slim Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n support USB Storage, Print and Media Server

Pros: Easy setup, fairly user freindly

Cons: purchased in Jan-2012 from Newegg, currently dieing in Dec 2014. Network switch portion is crapping out, have to remove power every few days to reset (cannot access web interface). Removed an egg because as a passive device (no moving parts) there is no reason it should not last much longer than this. device is constantly warm indicating poor design regarding power usage/dissipation.

Overall Review: About 6 months ago I began experimenting with blocking internett access to certain IP addresses. Worked the first couple of times but then stopped working. Said it was blocked but was not actually.

11/29/2014

Initial impression

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit

Pros: Paid for two-day delivery, got two-day delivery. Sale price was reasonable

Cons: will update after installation

Overall Review: Why do we buy from Newegg? Me, it's price and service. While you can still find decent prices, something is wrong with the service. After reading the reviews and hearing about packaging issues, I paid for two-day delivery expecting to not have those same issues. What I got was my product in a shipping envelope, not a box. I recognize the product is small, but an envelope is minimal protection when dropped and easily stepped on. I think management will find that the bean counter who informed them this was a money saving idea was not knowledgeable about your customers. You saved a few pennies on packaging that will pale when tallied against returned, damaged merchandise and unhappy customers that go elsewhere. others still ships in boxes.

Good Product

ASUS RT-N56U Wireless Router Dual Band N600 Multimedia Ultra Slim Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n support USB Storage, Print and Media Server
ASUS RT-N56U Wireless Router Dual Band N600 Multimedia Ultra Slim Gigabit 802.11a/b/g/n support USB Storage, Print and Media Server

Pros: It is fairly compact for all that it does. I have had it about three weeks yet and haven't had to reset once-no drops. All the range I need. User interface has a lot of information and is fairly well laid out. Firmware updates are a breeze

Cons: Cannot seem to get the port forwarding to work for Starcraft. It won't allow me to host a game or even connect to most games (why I knocked of an egg) even though I updated the firmware.

Overall Review: Wall-mount slots on the back would have been a definite plus. Would have been nice to free up the desk space.

Very Nice

CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series CP1500AVRLCD 1500 VA 900 Watts 12 Outlets UPS
CyberPower Intelligent LCD Series CP1500AVRLCD 1500 VA 900 Watts 12 Outlets UPS

Pros: Bought 3 of these, currently powering 14 PC Linux cluster. Mainly bought for the AVR and display since they were not attached to a windows system for monitoring. Display is a very helpful tool. with 4 systems on each at max processor usage they average 15 minutes battery runtime but only 35% load. No more brown-outs kiiling my process, YAY!

Cons: Software is of NO use on a Linux PC and fairly little use on a Win PC, the display actually shows more info.

Overall Review: Would be nice to be able to disable the screen timeout. Planning on buying more when we add to the cluster.