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I bought the R6300 router to upgrade my home network to the 802.11 AC standard. My old router was the Netgear WNDR4000. Within a couple days use I notice the power signal (range) is better with the R6300, the throughput is about the same as my old router for 802.11n on the 5 GHz band, the firmware still has those great Netgear features (wireless repeating, traffic meter, and parental control), the case takes time to get use to, and no connection issue with my gadgets ( PS3, Boxee, tablets, laptop)
Range (Signal Level):
I live in an apartment and range is not as important to me. But I decided to compare it with the WNDR4000. I used my Xoom tablet (802.11n) as a wifi analyzer and compared the signal strength between the two routers. I was standing 15 feet away from the router with a wall in between and noticed the R6300's 2.4 & 5 GHz band tends to be 6 to 12 dBm higher then it's counterparts on the WNDR4000 (15% to 29% stronger signal). I also tested this 60 feet away from the router with two interior walls and one exterior stucco wall in the way and the R6300 was 15% higher. At 60 feet, the WNDR4000 5GHz band dropped out a few times and the R6300 stayed solid (see charts I added in Customer Images).
I measured the throughput of the 5 GHz band on the WNDR4000 and R6300 router with my trusty "LAN Speed Test" application (wifi on laptop to server on the router's Ethernet port). My Windows 7 laptop (dual core 2.2 GHz) has the Intel 6300 wifi card which supports the 3 data stream (450 Mbps max). For the 802.11n portion of the router, the WNDR4000 showed 134 Mbps up and 140 Mbps down and the R6300 showed 143 Mbps up and 130 Mbps down. The speed is roughly the same for both routers; I was hoping the R6300's faster processor would make a difference. Once, an 802.11AC network adapters is release, I plan to test the 802.11 AC portion of the router.
The router is designed to face towards you, looking like a small black LCD monitor with the words Netgear in the middle glowing at you. It is 8" x 10" and does take up more room then the routers I am used to. So if you are tight on space, like I am, you may have to find a new place for it. I guess the size and orientation of this router is due to its antenna (just a guess).
This router is great for improving range, but the speed for the 802.11n portion is the same as last year models. I am not a fan of the case design, but as long as it is dependable and works with my gadgets I am OK with it.
WNDR4000 - (480 MHz MIPS 74K CPU) Dual band gigabit router with 300 Mbps max on 2.4 GHz & 450 Mbps max on the 5 GHz band for the 802.11n standard.
WNDR4500 - (600 MHz MIPS32 74K CPU) Dual band gigabit router with 450 Mbps max on 2.4 GHz & 450 Mbps max on the 5 GHz band for the 802.11n standard.
R6300 - (600 MHz MIPS32 74K CPU) Dual band gigabit router with 450 Mbps max on 2.4 GHz & 450 Mbps max on the 5 GHz band for the 802.11n standard. With 1350 Mbps max on the 5 GHz band for the 802.11 AC standard.
I bought the 1/2" strain relief connector for use with a Coleman Cable 09615 14/3 Bulk Wire, 18-Amp 14-Gauge 15-Feet cable and it works as expected. If you need to drill a hole in an enclosure for the connector, a 7/8" spade bit will work. I originally tried a 3/4" bit and it was slightly too small....Read more
I bought this heat sink for a Crydom D2425 SSR and it fits perfect. The heat sink has a lot of scuff marks, so I am not sure if it is new or used. As the other reviewer said, there are no screws provided to mount the SSR. The holes for the mounting of the SSR to the heat sink is threaded and (#8-32 x 3/8") machine screws will do the job....Read more
Before I start my review, let me provide some background information. I am an embedded C programmer who decided to learn how to program the IPhone with the IOS 5. After reading some of Apple's documentation, I realized there are four areas that I need to become very familiar with; Objective C (it's syntax is just different from C and Java), design patterns, Cocoa, and the IOS SDK (Xcode, Interface Builder, and the test tools). From reading the first four chapters and skimming through the rest of the chapter, this book touches all of those topics.
The author does a good job explaining the topic. She is very detailed and does not skim through the subjects assuming you have some prior knowledge. The downside is if you want to start development right away, the book does not start with a project example until chapter 3 and 4 (page 126 & 192, the book is 743 pages long). If you are looking for a reference type book, this book is great. If you want a quick "how-to", try looking at the "Heads First" series when they update their book with IOS 5 (2012?). Also, is it true the book contains a few typos, but not enough to detract from the topic.
If you choose not to buy this one, make sure you choose a book that is updated with IOS 5. The project examples in the IOS 4 books I found to be outdated and hard to follow with Xcode 4.2 (the IDE for IPhone development). Xcode added two new features, storyboarding and ARC, which is only discussed in books dealing with IOS 5.
Here's the chapter layout of the book:
1) Introducing the IOS SDK - Overview of the IPhone/IPad hardware, SDK, and it's programming paradigm
2) Objective-C Boot Camp - Discuss `Objective C' from a `C' perspective and the new Objective 2.0 features (ARC, etc)
3) Building Your First Project -Guides your through a simple project showing you Xcode, the debugger, and other tools
4) Designing Interfaces - Discuss IOS's library of visual classes and shows how to create an app with the new storyboard feature and by hand
5) Working With View Controllers - "Discover the various view controller classes" (Quotes are straight from the book)
6) Assembling View and Animation - "Introduces IOS views"
7) Working with Images - "Introduces images, specifically the UIImage class"
8) Gestures and Touches - "Introduces direct manipulation interfaces, multitouch, and more"
9) Building and Using Controls - "Introduces controls and their use" (buttons, sliders, and switches)
10) Working with Text -"Introduces everything you need to know to work with IOS text" (text fields, text views, Core Text abilities)
11) Creating and Managing Table Views - "shows how IPhone tables work, what kind of tables are available"
12) A Taste of Core Data
13) Alerting the User - "shows how to build these indications" (pop-up dialogs, progress bars, local notifications, popovers, and audio pings)
14) Device Capabilities - "looks at the device from its build configuration to its active onboard sensors"
15) Networking - "Surveys common techniques for network computing and offers recipes that simplify day-to-day tasks"
I used these command clips to hang Christmas light (icicles) on the inside window sill and it is the best fit for the job. The clip is 1/2" W and 3/4" L, crystal clear, and able to hold two and maybe three 22 AWG cables (my icicles lights have 3 wire intertwined together). Before hanging the clips up, I followed the instruction of cleaning the area with isopropyl rubbing alcohol (not household cleaners), attaching the strips to the clips, applying 30 seconds of pressure to the clip against the wall, and waiting 1 hour before hanging the lights. So far, the lights are hanging up with no issues.
Here are some warnings and notes on the back of package:
1) Do not use with wallpaper
2) May not adhere well to vinyl surfaces. Some window cases are made of vinyl.
3) Do not use for antiques, heirlooms, or other valuable or irreplaceable items
3) Do not hangs things over beds [There goes my idea of hanging a chandelier over the bed with these :) ]
4) Use only one hook per item hung
5) Apply to surfaces above 50F (10C)
6) Adhesive could lose adhesion above 105F (40C)
I bought these earrings for my wife's birthday and she loves them. When the earrings arrived, I was surprised on how small they are. The diamond is 1/8" x 1/8" and free of any visible defects. The great thing about buying from Amazon is the high probability you are getting a good value for your money. The earrings come in dark blue formal paper box with the earrings in a fabric bag, just wrap the box and the gift is ready to go....Read more
If you every wanted to create that creepy effect of low lying fog, this is the contraption you need. This chiller will take the hot fog from a fog machine, chill it with the ice you place in the chiller, and output low lying fog. I bought the chiller for a Halloween party in the backyard and obtained great results, except for the area where the wind picked up the fog and blew it away. The fog really comes out like "pea-soup thick fog" and stays low to the ground. The only main issue I have with the chiller is just the price; functional it works as expected. It can be built for cheap (do a search for 'cat litter fog chiller').
Some things to take into account with the chiller; it requires a fog machine that outputs a maximum of 7200 CFM, takes 20 pounds of ice to fill up ($5 bag of ice at the grocery store), and another 7 to 10 pounds to refill it through the night (you may need more depending on your usage).
- Fog comes out very thick and low lying
- Quality parts and craftsmanship
- Drain port in the back with fitting for a hose to empty the water
- Expensive! Can be home built for under 50 bucks
- $25 bucks more for the black version of the chiller (original is white)
- Black paint will chip off the plastic pipes attached to bucket
- Fogger -Chauvet Hurricane 1100 is the lowest price fog machine that outputs 8,000cfm Chauvet Hurricane 1100 Fog Machine, be sure to get the remote control timer Chauvet Fogger Timer Remote
- Fog Juice - Be sure to use fog juice specifically made for low lying. I used this one with good results Freezin Fog Outdoor Low Lying Ground Fog Juice Machine Fluid - Gallon