home : hot deals & information involving: computer networking Thursday, August 14, 2014
- Asus RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wifi Router for $90
Asus RT-AC56U Dual-Band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wifi AC1200 Router with 4-port gigabit switch for $110 with free shipping.
applies $20 off in the cart.
The reviews on Newegg and Amazon are a bit mixed.
Some people loved it, some people had poor experiences.
There appear to be more people who loved it than hated it, and at Newegg's price of about $20 less than what most other stores sell it for, this looks like a good deal.
The 2.4GHz wifi frequency works with all wifi devices, but can be a bit crowded if you live in an apartment/condo complex.
The 5GHz frequency is usually less crowded, and can give higher bandwidth to your mobile devices.
All new Apple devices like iPhones & iPads support 5GHz, as well as most laptop computers made within the last 5 years.
- Deals on some Computer Components and Accessories
Amazon.com has put up a one-day sale on a lot of computer parts & accessories, including Corsair power supplies (our favorite brand of power supply), EVGA video cards (our favorite brand of video cards), Sandisk solid state drives, Intel CPUs, and Asus motherboards.
Also, they are offering a Kingston HyperX 1TB USB3.0 Flash Drive for $830 (about $200 off).
It is incredibly expensive for most people, but could be useful for anyone who wants a small, fast, and personal backup storage device that they can keep in their pocket (as opposed to a portable hard drive which is bigger).
Back again is another deal on a Zyxel 24-Port Rackmountable Gigabit Switch for $70 with coupon code EMCPDWC53 .
If you have a fully networked home or office, this switch provides full gigabit connectivity for all your computers and devices.
24-port switches like this usually sell for at least $100, and the quality of the Zyxel is very good.
Runs cool and has no fans, so it runs silent.
For anyone interested in computer/Internet networking, beware that cheap gigabit switches usually cannot actually do full gigabit performance.
The Zyxel can.
Ours achieved file transfer sppeds around 114 MBytes/sec between two computers.