Silver - Networking
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Fri Oct 11 00:00:00 MDT 2013rubensano Rating:4.0
Super easy to use network switch. Nearly instant installation.
Fri Nov 18 00:00:00 MST 2011ajrjr Rating:4.0
Simple to set up, WEP2 set up was a snap great signal aids in three computer network at 150Mb, 130Mb in back bedroom.
Fri Jul 05 00:00:00 MDT 2013davidftw Rating:1.0
I was able to connect my computer to a public wireless network but when I turned on any of the security protocols my computer could not connect. I sent emails to customer service and they only responded after 24 hours and their response was not helpful at all. I have finally sent it back for a replacement. I am not happy with their customer service at all.
Fri Oct 28 00:00:00 MDT 2011altfabrication Rating:4.0
This router is fantastic, I have 5 others that are running other remote offices and they work like a champ. The reason we chose this one is because of the total VPN bandwidth it has. Other models will only have like 2Mb or 8Mb or something, this one has 25Mb throughput over VPN. For all your non-network guys the reason VPN bandwidth is more difficult is because every packet has to be encrypted on one side and then decrypted on the other side, and routers only have so much processing power (just like any network routing/switching device). I knocked it down one star because the one I got from Overstock wasn't new, it was totally used and people had wrote in the manual little notes about their network. It didn't come with a power supply at all, thankfully I had one laying around from another unit but ultimatly it ended up crashing on me about 5 minutes after I plugged it in. Overstock was very courteous about the return though, it just sucked becuase most people use these for REMOTE networks so having them when you need them is critical.
Mon Sep 27 00:00:00 MDT 2010roaddog2740 Rating:4.0
I have owned and been using this router for a little over a month now on a cable 10 Meg ISP. I have 2 hardwired 1 Gig network feeds and multiple b, g and n wireless running on this router. I do a pretty good bit of pc repairs / builds and have pushed this router pretty hard for update and set up feeds while I'm still surfing the net or streaming netflix vids. I have tried PS3 gaming online a few times on wireless with no problems. The router has a lot of advanced options. Set up of router, guest account, remote URL and security features was easy for me, Moderate knowledge of networks and pc's. I have never had to reset this router for any reason even with 3 pc's using large bandwidth down and up feeds. The USB 2.0 is awesome for a network drive, mine works great. Signal strength I have not really messed with much, I pull great signal but I'm pretty much on top of the router so I can not comment much on the distance subject.
Sun Dec 23 00:00:00 MST 2012s005 Rating:1.0
Worked great for about 4 months then quit working. Put old network card back in, connected to my trusty Netgear router just fine. I am writing review with my OLD card now. My advice buy something else more expensive with a better warranty, you get what you pay for.
Tue Apr 24 00:00:00 MDT 2012darthtim Rating:4.0
Works fine for what I need it for. I plugged it into a secondary desktop of mine to connect to my music/movies network. It streams fine. If you want to stream Hi-Definition you may want to go with a faster wireless connection like wireless N. Other than that I installed Ralink drivers on XP (which connects to my windows 7 desktop) and plugged in my network settings and worked right away. It's also in another room, but not that far away from my wireless router, so I can't really test how far away it can be or how fast it is. As I said it works for what I need it for. If you just need something to hook another computer to wi-fi but don't need high speed this should work fine for you.
Sat May 24 00:00:00 MDT 2014cdwitt Rating:3.0
While it's true this router is fast as can be, it is still pretty expensive for what it is. I'm not sure if my home network needed this much power. It is really really easy to set up out of the box and I commend them for that. It's also a fairly attractive router (despite the antennae). My one gripe is that one of the Antennae was cracked upon arrival. I'm sure it's an easy fix and it's more of a cosmetic thing, but you would think for the price they would be able to condense the antennae system into the body (cellphones can do it/other routers can do it for 200 bucks why can't you?!). Either way my network is solid, easy to connect to and reliable so I can't gripe too much/just angry at myself that I paid this much for something I probably don't need.
Sat Mar 12 00:00:00 MST 2011ha076 Rating:1.0
I'm a guy working in IT. Have replaced my wireless router from B TO ABGN. Wanted to change the wireless adapter too. So, on a bad day of my life, I decided to order this piece of junk. As my earlier adapter was already going smooth, this piece rested in my drawer for more than a month. Then one day, I decided to plug this in. Installed the driver provided with the product. Did exactly what I was told too..No network detected. Tried again.. same result. Troubleshooting . Same result. It damn refuses to identify a router sitting 8 feet away from it. By old linksys adapter ( which is at least 4 years old ) identifies networks which are 70-100 feet away. I live in an appartment community, so with that adapter I see at least 12-15 different networks. With this piece of junk, I cant even look out of my room. BTW, this one has a "made in china" tag :-) In short : PROS : NONE CONS : YES THESE MANUFACTURERS ARE BIG CONS... GAINS: NONE LOSSES: $$ DOLLARS AND 5 HOURS OF MY LIFE ( AND COUNTING). As the window for returning item to overstock has already passed, I've asked overstock to help me get some sort of support or refund from the manufacturer. Waiting on the response.
Thu Dec 01 00:00:00 MST 2011rmcmillian Rating:5.0
In researching the various options I had with wireless range extenders I liked the simple setup that the Netgear WN300RP offered. It really is as simple as plug (into a wall socket) and play (with the internet). In my case I was looking to boost the signal in my home from my wireless router in my office, which is located approximately 100 feet away in a separate building. Prior to using the wireless range extender the signal I received in my home was "poor/low." After plugging the extender in I have excellent signal strength and can stream movies and media from the internet with no problem. I would recommend this product to anyone needing a simple and effective way to extend the range of their wireless network- a big thumbs up!
Fri Sep 23 00:00:00 MDT 2011jcp15963 Rating:2.0
Pros: Easy setup. The router's settings were very easy to customize. Good advanced settings. Cons: Poor range (worse than the 40 dollar router that it almost replaced.) Would not hold a signal to my wireless, network HP printer, nor would the WPS button work with the HP printer. Found similar problems on other reviews AFTER I bought the router. The USB share port kept dropping connection to my Hitachi external hard drive when I tried to transfer large files. For the money: Not very impressed. I really wanted it to work, but no luck. Oh yeah, this thing is huge. Check the physical dimensions before you buy to make sure it will fit.
Mon Aug 11 00:00:00 MDT 2014flljr Rating:4.0
Dose what it says its supposed to do.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Wed Sep 04 00:00:00 MDT 2013shopper2013ca Rating:1.0
Poor quality! Do not ever try your luck! It does not work!
Wed Jul 23 00:00:00 MDT 2014brentdarby1950 Rating:5.0
very happy with this product and i would recommed to a friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sat Nov 17 00:00:00 MST 2012ladyruth77 Rating:1.0
This item does not work it is not a good buy I would not recommend this product
Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 MST 2013beckyc2010 Rating:4.0
Arrived in a timely manner. Worked as expected. Would repeat purchase.
Sun Aug 24 00:00:00 MDT 2014hikingmom Rating:1.0
This was easy to set up, but coverage was constantly turning off and on. Did not work.
Fri Dec 30 00:00:00 MST 2011kfulhu Rating:4.0
Great product at a good price, great return policy.
Sat Oct 29 00:00:00 MDT 2011psal33 Rating:5.0
Just plug it in and follow the screen prompts (exactly) and you are there.
Wed Apr 24 00:00:00 MDT 2013maintianmen Rating:5.0
a very great product and I will tell my family and friends
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