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Linksys CM3016 16x4 686 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem
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5 out of 5 eggs It DOES have a Status Page 01/26/2017

This review is from: Linksys CM3016 16x4 686 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem

Pros: I am just posting this to point out that you CAN access the Status Page at http://192.168.100.1/, just like most cable modems. And it is quite nice too; simple to understand, but providing plenty of detail. It shows that my ISP has 24 channels down, for example, even though I am only needing 8 channels for my 25/5 Mpbs service.

Cons: I haven't had it long enough to find any cons.

Other Thoughts: I just hooked it up today. All it took was a phone call to my ISP to give them the MAC address, and then I hooked it up. After about 10 minutes of blinking lights, it was all systems go. I got my usual speed, as noted above.

But I can't give long-term reliability info, though I like the large box fine. I do not like hot cable modems (or anything else) at all. I think a lot of the problems are when people stack equipment, and Linksys is trying to guard against that.

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Crucial BX100 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Inexpensive and fast

Cons: I have had this for about a year, and it has started to drop out. I get errors of this sort:

Source: iaStorA
Event ID: 129
Description: Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued.

Source: Disk
Event ID: 51
Description: An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk2\DR2 during a paging operation.

Source: Ntfs
Event ID: 57
Description: The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.

To fix it, I have to shut down the PC completely, with power off for 30 seconds, and reboot.

Other Thoughts: I use this only for daily backup of files, so very little is written to it. It should last forever.

I have had problems with two MX100 drives also, which are somewhat similar. The MX200 series is better, thus far.

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Rosewill RNX-N600PCE_v2.0, Dual Band Wireless N600 Wi-Fi Adapter, IEEE 802.11 a/b/11g/11n, Up to 300 Mbps (5.0 GHz) + 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) Wireless Data Rates, PCI-Express Interface
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have had this in use 24/7 for about 3 months, and like it a lot. In comparing it with a Rosewill RNWD-N9003PCE (3 antennas, PCIe card) in another PC that is the same distance from the access point, I find that the signal strengths are the same (3 bars), and the speed on both is always 130 Mpbs. So they are very similar operationally, but this one costs less.

Cons: none, except that I would like the longer 3 dB gain antennas on this card that are on the previous version of this card.

Other Thoughts: Both this card and the Rosewill RNWD-N9003PCE use an Atheros AR938x chip, and the only difference seems to be the number of antennas. It doesn't seem to make much difference in practice, so I would just get this one.

On the other hand, I also have an earlier version (not V2.0) of the Rosewill RNX-N600PCE, and it used a Ralink chip, apparently the RT2860. The performance of that one was at lower speed, usually around 39 Mpbs in my situation, so I think the V2.0 is clearly better.

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Display Name: James F.

Date Joined: 07/08/04

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