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Edimax EW-7438RPn V2 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, Wireless Bridge, Access Point, Wall Plug design, Smart LED Signal Indicator, Easy iQSetup by Smart Phone (No CD Required)
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Pros: Very small, a lot smaller then you think. Great one piece design with no cords or clutter. Ability to disable WPS and avoid another WiFi security hole. Easy to setup. Helps fill spotty coverage just where I need it. Pairs flawlessly with my Linksys WRT54G (ver.6) where others have failed or were incompatible.

Cons: Plug is 90 degrees off of how most wall outlets are installed, which means once plugged in it’s actually on its side. But this is only cosmetic. Signal from EW-7438RPn is only fair at best when set at 100% TX power but I suspect this is due to its overall size and relation to the internal antenna.

Other Thoughts: Know what you’re buying before complaining about throughput. You will see a 20 to 50 percent decrease in speed connecting wirelessly to any repeater/extender, yet still have plenty downstream for most any type of media, gaming, surfing, etc. Don’t let online speed tests be the ultimate judge. Revisit your home Wifi setup. Make sure you’re not using a crowded channel. Experiment with antenna placement or position. Lower fragmentation thresholds.


4 out of 5 eggs Above average but not spectacular 12/28/2011

This review is from: Sangean FM-Stereo RBDS/AM Digital Tuning Portable Stereo Radio (Black) PR-D5

Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I’ve probably owned nearly 100 radios in my lifetime ranging from Sony, Panasonic, Zenith, Sangean, Drake and Grundig. All of them have had their strengths and weaknesses in terms of AM performance. The problem with supposed ‘great” radios of today is a lot of newcomers don’t have anything to compare it to, other than maybe another cheap Chinese radio. The PR-D5 is an excellent choice for hard-core AM/FM listeners. I’d say it’s very close to any high performance radio made in the 1980’s and I’d certainly give it consideration if you’re looking for a more affordable option over Tivoli or CCrane.


5 out of 5 eggs Rosewill HDMI Cable 12/27/2011

This review is from: Rosewill RC-6-HDM-MM-BK-3 6 ft. Black High Speed HDMI Cable Male to Male

Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Wait a second, I don't feel "that" bad. I could've been one of the doofuses who paid $50 or more for the same type cable at Best Squad Geek Buy.


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Display Name: Eric A.

Date Joined: 11/01/02

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