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James D.

James D.

Joined on 01/08/07

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Most Favorable Review

does not support 5Ghz

ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express 150/300Mbps Transfer/Receive Rate 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2
ASUS PCE-N13 Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express 150/300Mbps Transfer/Receive Rate 64-bit/128-bit WEP, TKIP, and AES WI-Fi alliance WPA, WPA2

Pros: Card installed an operated with no problems

Cons: Doesn't support 5Ghz

Overall Review: Don't make the same mistake I did! Can't blame the card - it worked as advertised. It boosted my signal strength a bit over the old USB adapter I had been using. But then I spent $160 to get a better (dual band) Wireless router and got excited about 5GHz. After installing the router - I noticed it could only connect to the 2.4 GHz band. I get about 7 Mbps. On my laptop (which supports 5GHz) in the same room I get 23Mbps (I'm using speedtest.net and testing internet download - so the actual through put on the network is probably higher) So now I'm looking at the LINKSYS WMP600N... I can't really justify sending it back to newegg - it was my error.

Most Critical Review

mixed bag

NETGEAR WNDR3700-100NAS V.5 Wireless Gigabit Open Source Router/ USB port Rangemax 2.4/5 GHz Simultaneous N600 Dual Band IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab
NETGEAR WNDR3700-100NAS V.5 Wireless Gigabit Open Source Router/ USB port Rangemax 2.4/5 GHz Simultaneous N600 Dual Band IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, IEEE 802.3/3u/3ab

Pros: Easy to set up Is faster than my 2.4 GHz G router

Cons: Not as much improvement in speed as I had hoped.

Overall Review: I was getting a 'good' signal in my office about 100' away from my G router downstairs. Thought moving to 5 GHz dual band would improve things significantly. While it is better, I don't really notice it. I get "Excellent" signal at 2.4 GHz now - but I use the 5GHz band. Even though the signal strength is barely there ("poor") testing shows it is twice as fast as the 2.4GHz band. But I'm talking an increase from 15Mps to 30Mps (internet access - not file throughput) Nice but I don't really notice the difference. I wonder if it is possible to get some kind of signal booster - I am wondering whether it would make any difference?

You get what you pay for

SCEPTRE X20WG-NagaII Black 20.1" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1,000:1, US Warranty
SCEPTRE X20WG-NagaII Black 20.1" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1,000:1, US Warranty

Pros: Cheap, bright monitor

Cons: Might just die after 18 months like mine did. Note: while I didn't buy this exact model, these models seem to be discontinued after a few months. This model is equivilent to the model I bought - the only 20.1 LCD offered by Sceptre through Newegg at the moment.

Overall Review: I bought the now discontinued SCEPTRE X20WG-Naga Black 20.1" 18 months ago. 4 months ago, I bought a SCEPTRE X20WG-1080P Black 20.1" -(which is also now discontinued) to have a (kind of) matching pair. Today - the first one just died. It flickers weakly for a moment when you connect it - then it goes black. I have to buy a new monitor.