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This review is from: EDIMAX BR-6478AC V2 AC1200 Gigabit Dual-Band Wi-Fi Router with USB Port & VPN
Pros: Cost with features. Can be used as AP. Looks of the device. Dual band 2.4 & 5 GHz with AC. People (ole lady & 3 kids) are happy with the service.
Cons: Only desktop mount option. I was hoping that I could mount this to wall but not an option I noticed. I can't get the time set or to sync in AP mode. Shinny surface is magnet for "stuff".
Other Thoughts: UI is extremely basic and simple to use. Easy start up wizard for setup if needed. I picked this up for 40 with a rebate for another 10 off right before Christmas 2016 & our AP was failing after 5 years. Everyone seems happy and new devices with 5 GHz & AC seems to have increased online and network performance. Really basic device I only needed for the AP functions and doing that rather well. Wish a way to change the time but will do some digging to see but not a big deal.
Really a pleasant surprise. FYI it is set on 192.168.2.1.
Pros: I5, warranty if it holds up because it looks like every bit of it will be needed due to lack well NO QC.
Cons: Broken case when arrived, system board does not match slots like USB and NIC looks like it was pushed down.
Other Thoughts: Be sure to test quickly in case of return. First time ordering a refurb and I heard the horror stories and it appears I am another one with that. BROKEN case lid, system board appears to have been run over with something pushing down to where the slots dont match. Plan for weeks of shipping and returns. By the looks of it I might be lucky to get a good one but I have a feeling it will take several returns to get to that point.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ZyXEL GS1900-16 Fanless 16 Port Smart 10/100/1000Mbps L2 Web Managed Switch
Pros: Managed tools like LAGG support, fanless, rack, desktop, & wall mounting options. Uses standard power cable and size of switch.
Cons: Gets a bit warm. Not sure if a smart\managed switch thing being fanless but this unit can run a bit warm. This caused me to move from where I planned but worked out better cable routing anyway and wall mounting option made it okay for me and the better airflow helped some with the heat issue. Why only the one star on the heat since I was able to resolve easily in my case.
Other Thoughts: Only been in service a week now but so far I can say it I am really happy with the ZyXEL GS1900-16. Able to use the LAGG for the pfsense box for LAN, teamed the NAS box network ports then enough to give everyone a port. Perk for my use to monitor kids bandwidth usage with the sense box. The 16 port model has every mounting option one could need. Included rack mounting kit, rubber feet for desktop, and wall mounting option with included kit for that too. I got this with a "promo" code for 60 bucks when I was looking to upgrade and run cables throughout the house. Right inline with the dumb switches and all the features it was a win win for my situation.READ FULL REVIEW