What I liked about this product... + Solid construction (heavy duty steel, nice, durable powder coat finish) + Easily adjustable rack depth + All adjustments have convenient numbered marks for alignment (including numbered positions for equipment) + Arrived pre-assembled + Had to completely disassemble in order to get through the door of the room it needed to be in, however this was actually quite easy to do because of the simple construction. The only problems... - Side-panel door latches are poor-quality plastic. One broke straight away, and the "lock" on them offers almost no security. I'm sure I could break the lock easily by inserting a screwdriver and twisting because of the plastic construction. - Depth could have been a little deeper to accomodate more 0U PDUs. (I believe a deeper model is available)
I have my TV mounted above my fireplace, and didn't want wires from my cable box and other components sticking out all over the place (and didn't feel like investing in a mantle to hold them!). These work perfectly. Granted, the components are only about 6 feet away, but the picture is crystal clear in HD. The only thing I'm struggling with is the IR so that the remote signal carries to the components when my media cabinet is closed, but it's not the end of the world. It seems a bit finicky, but I'll either figure it out, or keep the door open when I'm lounging.
Had this router/switch combo for about 1 month now. First step (as always) was to update the firmware. Downloaded the file, uploaded to the RV325, reset it: done. Next set up the network itself - set up everything including the DMZ in about 10 minutes. One thing you do need to be aware of with this machine, is you need to reset it after you have made changes or they are not being executed. As a more industrial grade router that is to be expected but it is not obvious if you have been using the more consumer grade which nags about performing a reset. The switch component is fast and also no effort to set up. I am quite impressed with the set and forget functionality of the RV325 and would highly recommend it if you want a non-wireless router.
I needed a rack for my home office but didn't have the space for a full 42U height rack. I looked at serveral options but this one stood out for its adjustable depth, optional casters and TrippLite's reputation for quality. This rack certainly did not disappoint us in any way. It was easy to assemble, easy to adjust to the depth we wanted and most important was easy to move even when loaded. We keep it in a corner due to space concerns so the ability to easily pull it forward to get to the back of the servers was very important for us. All our equipment went in easily and the rack was adjusted to the depth of our longest server. This rack with servers and all network equipment is about the same depth as a 25" desk so it flows well with the rest of the office. The clearly printed U numbers on the front and back made it really easy to line equipment. There are plenty of cage nuts included as well but most of our equipment rails just snapped in. Did I mention how overbuilt this thing is. The nuts and bolts are huge! There is no wobble and I am sure it could easily handle much more than the rated weight. We are very happy with this rack and when we expand we are definitely going with another one of these.
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