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Linksys WRT1200AC Wireless AC1200 Dual-Band and Wi-Fi Wireless Router with Gigabit and USB 3.0 Ports and eSATA
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Cost is decent. Signal has been great so far for my house even through multiple walls. This router has been rock solid so far if that changes then I will write another review but I am hoping that wont be the case.

Let's face it most people are looking for a replacement for the legendary WRT54G/WRT54L series and Linksys is trying for it with this and the 1900 series.

Cons: I didn't care for the fact I had to use wireless in order to do the initial setup.

Even though everything went smooth on the initial wireless setup I tried to see if I could access it using wired method and it wouldn't let me in (maybe there is a way and I honestly didn't take time to check into it).

I never have been a fan of setting anything up when it comes to networking using wireless and this forced my hand. Once the initial setup was done I was able to access it using the standard web interface on a wired system to finish everything up as well as disable the wireless setup for security reasons.

The only reason I wont take a egg off for this is because I never bothered to check and see if it could be setup without wireless on the initial, if wireless is the only way then I really think it should be changed in order to get around this.

Other Thoughts: I have been running WRT54G's for a VERY long time and using DD-WRT on them, Heck I still have one as a gateway working off a point to point bridge tied to this router.

I have 17 devices running off of this, both wired through switches and wireless, and so for this hasn't given me any problems.

One of my favorite things I have found so far is the network mapping for devices so I can go in and change the icons and rename them so I can tell exactly what device is doing what really fast.

TRENDnet TEG-S50G Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch. Limited Life Time Warranty
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Cost and size, RJ45 connectors out the back.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this switch to install at a second location that I put a wireless point to point bridge to. Usually I prefer the ports in the front of a switch but in this case I was looking for one that had the ports in the rear and this one has done very well so far.

I only needed a small switch to handle a few devices and this is small and out of the way.

TP-LINK TL-SG108 Unmanaged 10/100/1000Mbps 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Metal Case, Power-Saving
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Obviously the cost is a Pro for this little switch. Simple plug in and go. I have all ports filled and everything is running just fine with it so far.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: I actually wish the switch was just a bit larger in size but I can see why they have made it so small so it can hide well.

I used some brackets and hung mine from the underside of a bench and it makes it hard to remove any RJ45 connectors I have plugged in since it is so small, I have to use a small screw driver to press the catch on the jack but that is my fault and I could always just turn the unit upside down to solve that if I wanted to, but I wouldn't take a egg off for that.

I will be getting it's bigger brother shortly to replace this one since I am already needing more ports, this one replaced a Dell 32 port 10/100 (Unmanaged) that was running fine but I wanted 10/100/1000 ability. I went with the smaller 8 port in order to try it out before spending the money on the larger switch and so far I see no reason not to get another TP-LINK.


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Display Name: joe s.

Date Joined: 01/30/09

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  • First Review: 02/08/09
  • Last Review: 09/27/15
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