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TP-LINK TL-PA6010KIT AV600 Powerline Adapter Starter Kit, Up to 600Mbps, Gigabit Ports, Plug and Play, Power Saving
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Faster, more reliable wired Ethernet connectivity. My stepson got spotty wireless coverage from his room, even with the new 802.11ac router I just installed. After installing this Powerline Ethernet kit, he has no more complaints about his Internet connection.

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: Newegg coupons and shipping - great as always!

NETGEAR R7800 Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi MU-MIMO Gigabit Router with additional 5 GHz DFS channels
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs A big upgrade over my 7-year old Linksys 12/09/2016

This review is from: NETGEAR R7800 Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi MU-MIMO Gigabit Router with additional 5 GHz DFS channels

Pros: The things I was looking for in a current router:
- eSATA and USB ports for sharing disks
- Works with Dynamic DNS services to allow for serving out VPN and FTP access
- 802.11ac / n /g support
- Better wireless range than my old router
- Guest wireless network separated from the "internal" network

This router met all these needs at less than $200 (at the time I bought it).

Cons: The one problem I have had with this router is the Attached Devices page. I lock down security to the point that I only allow known MAC addresses to connect. It seems like every other day, the page that shows what devices are attached to the network is blank, and doesn't list any devices at all. This wouldn't be too horrible, except that the Access Control page goes blank along with it. The home page shows that there are devices attached, so I don't know what the problem is.

This means that until it comes back and starts reporting correctly, I can't allow any new devices onto the network. This was a very big deal when I was initially setting up the Access Control list, not so much now. At the moment, only guests are inconvenienced by this.

This has been a problem with Netgear routers for a number of years according to the Netgear community forums, so I can tell you this hasn't been fixed yet.

Other Thoughts: One of the quirks of the Access Control feature is that you need to list both wired and wireless devices. The Linksys and Asus routers I've dealt with only needed the wireless devices added to their version of Access Control (usually called MAC filtering). I suppose it's more secure this way, but it's the first time I've seen a router do that.

This leads to another quirk. Devices trying to access the guest wireless network also need to be registered in the Access Control before they are allowed to connect.

Third quirk: If you allow shared disk access across the Internet via HTTP, FTP, or ReadyCloud, you either get anonymous (read-only) access, or you'll need the Admin password for read/write access. No facility to add other usernames, though if you wanted real FTP capability, you should be running something like FileZilla anyway.

Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Memory Model BLS2K4G3D169DS1J
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It's compatible, and it works. Just what you want in memory, plug it in and forget about it.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Great, fast Newegg shipping!


Kenneth W.'s Profile

Display Name: Kenneth W.

Date Joined: 01/21/05

  • Reviews: 29
  • Helpfulness: 15
  • First Review: 08/28/06
  • Last Review: 12/09/16
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