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Silicon Power 128GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP128GBUF3B05V1D)
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5 out of 5 eggs I like it because it's 3.0 01/22/2017

This review is from: Silicon Power 128GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP128GBUF3B05V1D)

Pros: Today I will be reviewing this little 16GB thumb drive. It is of the sliding type "in and out" and had a 3.0 interface. One of things I like the most about this little USB drive is that right in the root of the device there was an .EXE that took me right to the product warranty registration page. I really wish more manufactures would do this it was a very nice touch. So I started by using this USB drive as just that extra storage. It's fast like you would expect from a 3.0 interface and was stable, I did not lose any data in any of my transfers. Then I put a slim OS on the drive and run it as a boot up disk. I had no issues with this not even lag boot up's. Now I am currently using this as boot tool device. So far so good. Over the short time I have had this USB drive I have put a lifetime of use on it and it's still kicking. I would recommend this USB drive for anyone who is looking for a quick and reliable USB drive at a low price point.

Cons: I have none so far

Other Thoughts: Thank you for taking the time to read my review, I hope you found it helpful. This was kind of a short review but when I have no issues and a low price point and it works there is most likely not going have any cons or real after thoughts other than for me to say YES buy it.

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Linksys EA7300 MAX-STREAM AC1750 Next Gen MU-MIMO Smart Wi-Fi Router with Seamless Roaming
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Pros: Today I will be reviewing the Linksys MAX-Stream AC1750. Right off the bat I have to be honest and say that I currently have a Linksys router and this is upgrading my current setup. That being out of the way let's dive right in, shall we? So I am going to start with the most odd thing I have ever said in a review: I really like the antennas. They lock into place and are not floppy or weak by any measure. They must have a small spring in them that holds them in place upright angled or even horizontal. This is a huge upgrade compared to my current router where the antennas are floppy and weak and will not stay in place if I open the door. Ok so they don't fall down when I open the door, but most of you out there know what I am saying lol. The router has a very nice add-on, the refresh button. It's blue and easy to reach on the back next to the reset button. I found this helpful when I was working with some of my old Samsung tablets while adding them to the devise list. While I am talking about the buttons on the rear of the router the power button is nice too. It has a positive click when you switch it and it's almost easy to get to. I will cover this more in the "thoughts" part of my review. I am now going to move onto the interface of the router. Already having a Linksys router I was familiar with the excellent interface but if you're a new to this brand you will have no issues finding what you're looking for. I personally run twenty character password as well as MAC filtering. The router makes this super easy as well as gives you a device table that is super easy to find and a router password that is super easy to setup and change. There is a built in speed test as well as some other tools to allow you to setup and manage the router. Depending on how in depth you go into the security settings for a home router this will cover you. Now I am going ask you all to please change the default routing from 192.168.1.1 - this is super easy to do and there are many tutorials on YouTube, it just adds an extra layer of protection to your environment at no cost.
The range is as expected and I have had no problems with performance or any kind of glitches. I have been using the router for two weeks now and wanted to break it in before I wrote my review. I am running no less than six devices on it at any given time and up to twelve. I am not getting any kind of packet collision or packet fading and am very satisfied with it.
Overall I really love this router. From box to full use it only took me twenty minutes to setup.

Cons: My only real con with this and every other router out there is why do you keep making the foot print larger and larger? I mean come on we are in the age of shrinking everything but all routers seem to be going in the opposite direction. Can someone please explain this to me?

Other Thoughts: The power button is easy to get to but it's super close to the antenna. There is a huge amount of free space on the back of this router, they could have moved it a bit to make it a little easier to get to. Just a thought. I have always liked Linksys and the routing environment they provide. I know they work hard to make a nice interface and it shows while you're setting up your router.
For my final question how much are we paying for the USB port on the back of the router that most people don't use? I have even stopped mentioning it in my reviews, I feel that most users just look at it and say that is nice, I mean there are people out there who do use it and I do use a USB on my home router but over all I just don't think it caught on and I wonder how long it will live on before fading away?
Thank you for reading my review. I hope this helps you with your selection.
William

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TP-LINK TC-W7960 N300 DOCSIS 3.0 (8x4) Wireless Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router
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5 out of 5 eggs It's a good router and does what it says it will do 10/14/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK TC-W7960 N300 DOCSIS 3.0 (8x4) Wireless Wi-Fi Cable Modem Router

Pros: Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my review. Today I will be talking about my TP-Link TC-W7960 cable modem. This is kind of a hard item to review seeing as how it does not have any real software to cover or anything of that nature. I am using Xfinity internet and this will be my ISP basis.
Installation was super easy, I unboxed the unit and plugged it and called Xfinity, gave them the address numbers they requested and I was off and surfing the internet. It has four Ethernet ports on the rear with a USB storage port. I will cover the USB port in more detail later on. The wireless routing part was easy as always to setup. I use Mac filtering on all my routing devices and this device was easy to setup. I did also add my wireless router to one of the LAN ports to extend my rang and use it like a repeater, it worked great just a few tweaks to the router settings.
Router "Linksys EA6900"
Now let's touch on the USB port on the rear. So I was reading that TP-Link says you can add a printer to this USB port and share out over the router - I would not recommend this. If you're going to add a printer to your network environment you really should do it via a static IP address this is a far better way to network a printer. I have added a small drive to this USB port and found that I did have some access issues at first but was able to iron them out over time. Once again I don't recommend this for long term use, there are lots of options out there for NAS or SAN storage.

Cons: This is more about the ISP "Internet Service Provider" than the router. I really hate having to call in so I can give them the new information so they will enable my internet connection. I wish they would just make these things plug and play all the way. How hard would it be to add a small software package that contacted the ISP and just sent all the info over the connection and made the process more automated?

Other Thoughts: It's a good router and does what it says it will do. I am not sure you can ask for much more?
Thank you for reading my review I hope you find it helpful.

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Date Joined: 03/22/08

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