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TP-Link TL-WA500G eXtended Range IEEE 802.11b/g 54Mbps Wireless G Access Point
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4 out of 5 eggs Excellent product for a range of uses 01/23/2011

This review is from: TP-Link TL-WA500G eXtended Range IEEE 802.11b/g 54Mbps Wireless G Access Point

Pros: Fast setup. Device reboots quickly between major settings changes. Supports all modes I needed (bridging and client modes), also supports bridging with simultaneous AP mode. Included Power over Ethernet adapter work great and lets me run just one cable for network connectivity and power to wherever I place the AP. SMA connector for easy antenna upgrades if I ever need it.

Cons: Doesn't allow wireless MAC modification.
No screws included for bolting down the PoE adapter even though it has screw holes for this purpose. But really, who doesn't have a couple screws laying around?

Other Thoughts: Contrary to other reviews, WEP and WPA work just fine. The settings page is a bit confusing. With WEP, you have to enable one of the key spaces by choosing the bit width of the key you're entering, then enter the key. Otherwise you won't be able to click the text field or type anything in it to enter the key. This is the non-problem problem that other reviewers were having. Just follow the instructions and you'll be fine.
I got what I paid for and would definitely recommend this product. If it had MAC switching, it'd get 5/5.

IN WIN BM639 Black / Silver Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 120W Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs They thought of everything 08/17/2008

This review is from: IN WIN BM639 Black / Silver Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 120W Power Supply

Pros: Extremely well thought-out case! It's hard to emphasize this enough.
Very quiet PSU considering the size and output.
Everything is made in such a way that it's possible to disassemble and reassemble without permanent alteration. For example, the top and bottom of the case are removable as well as the sides. Even the front panel can be removed, all its parts detached, and reassembled again. This would be very important if you wanted to repaint or otherwise mod the case.
Cooling is also well-designed. Sturdy gratings on the top and back provide excellent flow. Even the built-in 80mm fan is nice and quiet.

Cons: Removing ODD tray requires removal of both side panels.
Installing an Intel D945GCLF requires removal of power supply... though you wouldn't think it would at first.
I think they should have put the power supply pigtail cable through the securement on the case at the factory. Why leave that hanging out to get caught in a fan?
A tad expensive when you compare it to some other similar offerings.

Other Thoughts: ODD tray has a removable insert for installing a slim optical drive and 3.5" device. The insert is removable (by screws so you can put it back again!) so that you can install a single full-size 5.25" device.
HDD caddy is built to install drive upside down. Caddy has tabs that slide into bottom edge of case on one side and into tabs on motherboard tray side. A single screw secures the HDD caddy, but with the side panel on, it is impossible to drop the caddy out of its internal tabs.
Power supply secures with a single screw and is aligned with two metal tabs that slide into the motherboard tray.

P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good built quality. Solid and seems durable. Measures power in all the ways I can think of. kWh measurement is awesome.

Cons: W/A measurement isn't instantaneous from power-on. It takes a few seconds. This is hardly an issue though.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this item to measure efficiency of computer systems. Now I'm measuring cents per mile costs of running an electric wheelchair. There are many uses for this device. I think it's something every household or business should have.


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Display Name: Michael C.

Date Joined: 05/25/05

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  • Last Review: 01/23/11
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