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TP-LINK TL-WPA4530 KIT  AV500 Powerline ac Wi-Fi Kit
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4 out of 5 eggs Simple setup 01/05/2017

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4530 KIT AV500 Powerline ac Wi-Fi Kit

Pros: Setup is very simple: pair the devices via button presses on each device in the same room before moving the extender to a different part in your home.

The TP-Link Windows utility and the mobile app both function the same, although the layouts are very different for each interface and the mobile app being much easier to navigate. The app/utility will show the data rate between the devices and for me it bounces between 107-128 Mbps.

Cons: No power outlet pass-through on the extender unit.It is very large and will prevent another 3-pronged plug from going into the top outlet.

I wanted to access the wireless settings manually via web interface and the only information I was able to find is to use the CD that came with my device (which is not the case with this model). The only other option in the manual is to install some TP-Link software on your mobile. There are two other ways to get to the device settings and one of them is rather perplexing that it was not mentioned in the manual: there is a utility for Windows available that does the same thing as the mobile app. The manual only mentions that the device can be accessed by a web interface but there was no mention as to how that is done.
Another simpler way to access the device settings without downloading anything is to look at the connected devices on your router and find the one that reads TP-Link and type that assigned ip address into a browser window.


Other Thoughts: My main usage for this device was to replace a secondary router that I had bridged around 40 feet away that connected to a switch with my various home entertainment items. The biggest issue I had with the bridged router was that when someone would be in the kitchen I would then lose my connection or suffer connection degradation: Netflix would pause and buffer for example.

The access point is not really worth the extra cost unless it is something you really need, so I would look into just getting the TP-Link AV200 or AV500 powerline units instead for half the price of this kit. Having the access point included also makes for a much larger footprint on the device and it pretty much will hog an entire outlet. Plus it is recommended that you do not use a power strip with the adapter so that option is out the window. If you do need an access point then it would likely be better to buy one separately so that it can potentially be placed in a better location than you can with this unit.

Overall, the powerline tech works surprisingly and the TP-Link version is very simple to setup. I hope this review is helpful in your decision.

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TOSHIBA PH3200U-1I72 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: Worked fine when it worked.

Cons: Drive lost its partition after 7 months. I managed to recover the partition with TestDisk.

Other Thoughts: When I punched in the serial number on the Toshiba hdd rma website, it tells me that my warranty expires next year but on the box it says there is a 3-year warranty.

I'm going back with WD Blacks, 5 year warranty and none of this runaround. I've had WD Blacks that were still ticking at 6+ years of power on hours and my only reason for replacing them was that I needed more space. This Toshiba drive can't even give me 7 months and the warranty time is questionable. Is it 1 year according to the website, or 3 years as indicated on the box.

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5 out of 5 eggs The MX518 Successor 03/23/2016

This review is from: Corsair Gaming M65 RGB Laser Gaming Mouse - White

Pros: 23g of weights if you want a heavier mouse. I've never found these to be useful.
Sniper button: I do not play many FPS anymore, but I decided to load up Battlefield and give it a while, it is nice. I would normally just lower my dpi on my mouse with a few clicks, now I only need one click!
5 DPI settings.
Sniper button is in a perfect spot. I don't play sniper class much, so this could also be used to toggle a very high dpi if you are in a vehicle and want some on-the-fly speed.
Corsair Utility Engine is very easy to use and set the DPI, colors, macros, and more.

Cons: The two side buttons are too thin, and the second button ends up getting pressed in much easier than the first button.
Mouse is a tad on the heavy side at 117g, and this is with all of the weights taken out. I definitely notice more strain on my pinky when I constantly re-position the mouse since the right side of the mouse is much heavier than the left side.
No container or foam for unused weights.

Other Thoughts: My MX518 is going on 10 years old (I purchased it from NewEgg back in 2006). I play a wide range of games that involve intense clicking, and the MX518 has never let me down. I tried the G500 and G602 mice with more buttons and options, but I really hate the oversized mouse wheel on the G500, and the side buttons were painful on the G602. I am letting you know this in case you disliked those mice in the past for the same reasons.

The Corsair M65 definitely seems to be well built and it feels solid. I can only hope that I would get 10 years of life out of this mouse. The oversized mouse-wheel is not as bad as the other mice I have tried with regards to the wheel scrolling when I want to middle click. I would still prefer the mouse-wheel to be receded and possibly less force required for a middle click to register. The Corsair M65 RGB does seem to be a nice upgrade from the Mx518 for the most part, if the side buttons were a lot larger and the scroll wheel was not oversized, then this very well could have been a perfect mouse.

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