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First of all, no NFC, like other reviewers commented. Second, this battery will cause the phone to shut off when USB power is supplied, so it becomes a fancy paperweight every time it's charged. This does not happen with the original battery is installed. I am mulling whether it's worth my time pursuing a replacement. As it stands, this particular battery was a waste of time and money. This seems increasingly common with crappy Chinese batteries lately.
Edit: Just wanted to clarify that this one was shipped from "Bargainwireless".
Granted, I've only used the product a week so far, but even with the most recent firmware installed (v.260) it retains enough deficiencies to deduct a star. Buyers remorse? Not at all. I was looking for speed, power, and stability. I got all of that with this router. What pleasantly surprised me were the features on this thing that make it somewhat of a media hub if you want it to be.
The good: Great range, awesome speeds. I wasn't expecting much of a difference over my trusty old Linksys WRT-54GL (with DD-WRT firmware), but my goodness, what a difference. I already had my network on gigabit switches behind the router, so there wasn't a boost in LAN speeds, but what I didn't expect was the boost in internet download speeds. Speeds have doubled. So far, it's been stable, with no drops. Range on wireless 2.4ghz is roughly double what I had with my old router. Built-in Bit-Torrent app that can be accessed remotely. Can serve media without a computer - even to my smartphone!
The not-so-good: (as-of 12/4/2012, YMMV) Port-forwarding won't automatically set when using Windows Home Server. When it is manually configured, WHS will report failure, but it will actually work. USB Printer service doesn't work (Samsung SCX-4016). Range on 5ghz is poor if the signal has to pass through walls or floors; This is not the router's fault, but a technological limitation.
Bottom-line: It's expensive. It's got muscle. It's faster than any router I've ever seen! If I suffer instability with this thing, you'll see an update below.
Update: After using this product for over 3 months, I will stand by my earlier statements: It's been solid, powerful, and fast, but the firmware isn't fully baked yet. Still residual issues with getting upnp, which is probably a narrow limitation. It seems to be more an issue with the built-in dns service trying to intercept requests meant for other devices downstream. I still have my old Linksys WRT-54GL, and I recently switched it out with the Asus router when I was troubleshooting my upnp configuration issues. I swear, the difference in speed over wireless is easily double. Still wish there were more options for wireless AC receivers. Bottom line: I recommend the Asus RT-AC66U.
Unfortunately, this book is out of print. I just got back from a few days in the "Porkies", and had the fortune to borrow this book for a short while. If you're looking for a one-stop source of info for planning a visit to or within the Porcupine Mountains area, then try to get your hands on a copy of this book. Until the fifth edition comes out (hopefully soon), then this is it. Some minor changes in trails and campsites, but the basics are still there....Read more
The biggest killer of hard drives is heat. If there is no air flow around the drive, the drive risks certain failure. That said, I have 2 of these running 24/7 in a home-theater PC in a raid-0 array. They are fast and quiet. They have been running continuously for over a year, and no hiccups. 160GB is small by today's standards, but the beauty of this design is that the drive is spinning just one single platter. If you were to go to the 320 GB or larger drive, then you will have multiple platters spinning inside the enclosure, resulting in higher heat and noise....Read more