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Netis WF2419 Wireless N300 AP Router Repeater Client All in One with 5dBi High Gain Antenna
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs cannot trust, backdoor in firmware 01/22/2015

This review is from: Netis WF2419 Wireless N300 AP Router Repeater Client All in One with 5dBi High Gain Antenna

Pros: good range

Cons: security breach via backdoor in firmware. Trend Micro says that the backdoor has NOT been properly fixed, only lamely patched.

Cannot trust a company that has backdoor in firmware, then takes very little effort in making a patch.

Other Thoughts: Cannot trust it, so will not use it. Wasted purchase.

TP-LINK TD-8616 ADSL2+ Modem Up to 24Mbps downstream  ADSL/ADSL2/ADSL2+ Standards 1 x RJ11 Port, 1 x RJ45
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Works well (with good caps), easy to install, no configuration necessary, works immediately with Verizon DSL.

Cons: Purchased May 21, 2012 here at Newegg. Received version 6. Less than 2 years later, performance become erratic, then completely unusable.

Defect is same as many modern electronic devices -- bad caps. 6 of the 7 caps were defective (most developed high ESR, low capacitance, and one went completely open). Replacing them fixed the modem.

Other Thoughts: I understand the need to keep manufacturing prices low, and I don't expect Nichicon or Panasonic caps for the low price of the product, but honestly they should use at least a decent respectable "middle-of-the-road" capacitor manufacturer.

The modem did fail during warranty (although close to end of the warranty), but repair was easier than dealing with TP-Link and the extended downtime. That probably makes TP-Link happy that they "got a free one" by not having to honor the warranty, but considering the poor quality caps that they used, I probably will no longer buy TP-Link, which means they lost a customer (and I buy a lot of high-tech products).

TP-LINK TL-WR841ND Wireless N300 Home Router, 300Mbps, IP QoS, WPS Button, 2 detachable antennas
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: price

Cons: Summary: I received version 8.2, and my router is junk. It requires a reboot every day or two. Unit freezes and is completely unresponsive. Web UI is unresponsive. Power cycle corrects problem. No firmware updates.

More detail: I have 5 devices connecting to the unit via Wi-Fi, and 1 wired Qnap NAS. I have been doing a lot of transfers of data from the pc's to the NAS (pc's connecting to router via wi-fi, NAS connected to router via wire). Ever since I started making these large data transfers inside my LAN, the router has started to freeze every day or two. Apparently it cannot handle the transfers, either due to firmware bug or hardware defect.

Other Thoughts: I contacted Tp-Link support, who was friendly and promises to call me back within 1 day for a replacement. I will expect Tp-Link to cover the shipping costs for the return/exchange. If they handle the situation professionally and I receive a replacement that is not buggy, I will be happy to post a new review. For now, I suggest that you avoid this one. Recent reviews of this model have shown MANY low-ratings due to defective routers.


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Display Name: Robert P.

Date Joined: 06/24/03

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 12/06/08
  • Last Review: 01/22/15
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