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Destiny - PlayStation 4
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2 out of 5 eggs Frequent Disconnection issues 10/17/2014

This review is from: Destiny - PlayStation 4

Pros: Big maps, co-op game play, tons of looting, good graphics.

Cons: Some challenges require you to play multiplayer maps. Good luck finishing a single round. You will be kicked out of the match before its over almost every time. There are several online forums full of people having this problems and in my case I ended up uninstalling the game after reaching level 25 and trust me, it wasn't easy.

Other Thoughts: I tried port forwarding, static ip on the PS4, already have an open NAT plus tried two different routers. It makes no difference. As for the rest of the game, it does play fine and you can still play strike missions with three players and it rarely disconnects. You will be kicked out of the tower very often also. I often encountered error code BEE but there are other several error codes like this. A quick search online will show you how bad it is. Just search for Destiny frequent disconnects or something like that.

Acer 17.3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This is is a quick follow up to my prior review. First I want to correct the hard drive size, it's a 1TB not a 750GB. Also I wanted to add that the 120GB SSD is a mSATA SSD.
I just installed an HGST 1TB bought from Newegg. The laptop does not I have a caddy but luckily I found one online for a good price and it fits perfectly. So at this point I have the 120GB SSD (mSATA), the 1TB 5400 RPM and the newly installed HGST 1TB 7200 RPM for a grand total of three hard drives.

Cons: No cons.

TRENDnet TEW-812DRU V2 AC1750 Dual Band Wireless Router - 4 Gigabit port, DD-WRT Open Source support
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: In this review, I will focus on two areas, mainly from a general user point of view, and two, online gaming performance. The Trendnet TEW-812DRU router performed very well during the time I tested the device before posting the final review. TRENDnet did a great job with this device and the average user should not have any major problems setting up this router. Upon inspection of the contents you’ll find the router, power cord, Ethernet cable, CD and manual. Please be advised that the CD doesn’t contain any other software other than the USB control center utility and in order to set up the router itself you will have the use the web page interface. This is accomplished by simply typing in your browser and then type the username and password provided in the manual. In my case, I had to view the page in compatibility mode or it wasn’t showing up under the internet explorer 9 on Windows 7. The web interface is simple and easy to understand, just follow the easy instructions and you will be up and running in no time.
Once you set up your wireless security or SSID and your internet service provider info you will be pleasantly surprised to find out that any settings that require you to restart the router are applied really fast. In other words, the router is very fast to reboot. I used the following devices for testing: two Windows 7 computers, a Windows 8 tablet, Xbox 360, PS3, Samsung HDTV, an Android Phone and a Windows phone. All the devices connected right away and the ones that support the 5GHz range had no problems connecting to the device as well as those that use the regular 2.4GHz range.
A pleasant surprise for me was also the fact that the 5GHz range appears to have a larger area of coverage as opposed to other routers I have tested in the past, and I have tested quite a few on my quest for the perfect router for gaming as I play games such as Call of Duty Black Ops II, Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield among others. Having a good router for gaming is essential and this Trendnet TEW-812DRU router did not disappoint me at all.
Online gaming went smooth; I didn’t have any noticeable lag and did not experience any disconnection issues. I played several sections of online multiplayer using primarily Black Ops II. My NAT was showing as open and any gamer knows how painful it can be to deal with routers that have “limited” NAT issues. From a gamer point of view, I have no problems recommending this router as it won’t disappoint. If you still want to set up a DMZ, port triggering or port forwarding, all these options are available and easy to configure in the web page interface.
When it comes to media streaming using Netflix, the router performed very well, I didn’t noticed any disconnection issues or interruptions while watching my favorite shows and movies in my Western Digital TV Live Plus multimedia device.
The USB control center utility performed very well once I connected the printer on the back USB port. I was able to use

Cons: I have no real cons, just a few notes. The lack of a power switch on the back (you have to plug the device to power up) might bother some people but I don’t think it will be an issue for most. Please be aware that there is no set up software included on the CD other than the USB control center utility for the printer, this shouldn’t be a major issue neither.

Other Thoughts: Once again, to have the router set up in no time just type the router’s web page address; on your browser and follow the instructions to have it up and running in no time. The router is also very light and non-glossy, so no more finger prints and marks on your device. As the router is set in a standing position you will have more space available and less clutter in your area. TRENDnet did a great job with this product, highly recommended.


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