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As some of you have noticed I haven’t been posting as frequently in the past 3-4 weeks. Due to my main job being abnormally busy I haven’t had the time to get some posts put together and up. What I am going to do here is just re-cap any open posts (except for the Dropbox vs OwnCloud post) in this and update you on some previous posts.   Let’s move on to the reviews and updates on the TP-LINK I keep posting about.

The TP-LINK Archer C7

Lets talk about the TP-LINK Archer C7 router. I have made a few posts about new firmware that appeared to “fix” the instability with the wireless connections but then only to follow up a few weeks later with yet another firmware. The bottom line is that I can no longer recommend this router. It requires constant restarts to get it to even work for more than 4-5 days. I ended up selling it on eBay to try and re-coup my losses. I appreciate the support from the TP-LINK support staff but in the end I want a product that works and not something that needs to be babied. I replaced the TP-LINK with a NetGear R7000 AC1900 Router. It has an AP mode (kudos to this!) and it is VERY fast AND stable. It was twice the price of the TP-LINK but you get what you pay for.

 

HP ZR2740w Monitors

I have been eyeballing these on Woot.com for a year or two now every time they have the refurbished ones on there for $349 +shipping. I finally pulled the trigger and picked up 3 of them to run in a triple head setup on my main desktop. Overall if you can get them for the $349 price it is an absolute steal. They are perfectly fine for gaming and excellent for working on. I did have one that had issues out of the box but HP support overnighted me a NEW panel and a pre-paid label to send it back. Such service. Very speed. Wow. They are 2560×1440 monitors with built in USB 2.0 hubs. They are VERY basic (no OSD) but they are solid and do exactly what a monitor should.