@RiotDemon@ryanalexander4@Stallion Nicer in some ways. Snark from people who participate on a regular basis is one thing, especially if there is humor involved. Snark from someone who has been on here less than a month and their first two comment are rude is something else.
@Kidsandliz@RiotDemon@Stallion Hey, buddy. I could have joined 28 seconds ago and I would still call you out. Do you walk into Target and just yell, “no thanks, my shampoo is fine” or “no thanks, my TV is fine” at the employees? You’re weird. This is very weird behavior.
@RiotDemon@ryanalexander4@Stallion If you had been on here long enough you would have seen lots of people make comments like this or similar on the product threads. But of course you have decided you are the forum censor. Ok. Fine. Have fun. So done with you.
If you have a good router already, this probably won’t be better, but if you’re using whatever garbage your ISP gave you, or haven’t upgraded in a few years, this is likely to be a big step up at a decent price. You’ll pay double for lower performance if you walk into a Best Buy/Staples/Walmart/whatever looking for a new router.
It checks off all of the boxes, but cheap wireless routers are usually not worth it.
I don’t know about this one in particular, but previous cheap routers I’ve used had problems like tiny NAT tables that would crash if you had too many connections open. Or crash if too many devices connected (like more than 10). Or crash if certain devices connected (it just hated Intel wireless cards). Or flake out and start a packet storm with itself (spewing out duplicate packets as fast as it could) until you rebooted it. Or the firmware has a bug where it allows anybody to connect to your network and the company doesn’t believe in firmware updates for devices more than 6 days old.
What you save in money you’re going to lose in aspirin for your headaches trying to keep the stupid thing working.
@yeppers I picked up an “Amped” extender from goodwill once for a couple bux. It worked but was not an improvement over my existing router. I got an upgrade to a newer router from my isp (Comcast) and my range went to hell. They then, of course, recommended their proprietary mesh system. I bought a Netgear Nighthawk mesh capable extender for about $150. That thing rules! Super fast!! I have it centrally located and I plug my computer directly into it when I’m at my desk. It also has USB for a network share or ftp. It also provides a separate visitor network in both 5 and 2.4GHz. It has been well worth the money.
@GeckoD higher frequency = lower range and coverage. You are almost always better on 2.4Ghz which is plenty faster than most people’s internet. Unless it’s saturated. wifi “6” offers some other improvements especially for large number of devices used simultaneously. IF you have a super fast connection to back it. Most of the US has shit internet. And your devices might not support it anyway
@GeckoD@unksol It has become glaringly obvious during the cower-in-fear order that most ISPs oversold subscriptions and the demand far exceeds their network bandwidth capabilities. Of course they won’t admit this or else they would have to give refunds because they aren’t meeting their obligations.
Appears to have the design of a Securifi Almond, which was a kickstarter several years ago, although they’ve stuck an extra antenna on it. The screen and back design with the Ethernet ports looks identical to one I have that I don’t use any more
@jbartus if you had actually read my post, I said it looked like the Kickstarter version, from 2013, which I own. Being sarcastically superior only works if you actually know what you’re talking about.
It doesn’t look anything like the latest version. The 2013 version sits at an angle, has ports part-way up the back that are covered by the stand, and a touch screen. It’s so odd looking that Amp, whoever they are, had to have taken the design from the old kickstarter version. Seems very unlikely that they would independently arrive at the same design decisions.
@blueyed510 First of all, let’s get the 800 pound gorilla out of the way. I would like to offer you my most abject apologies. I am deeply sorry for reading what you said and not what you meant. Clearly, I should have known that when you said Securifi Almond, what you really meant was the Securifi Almond+, an entirely different device. If there is anything I can do to make up for this horrendous oversight on my part, please let me know.
Golly, am I sure ashamed of that oversight on my part. Thank you for setting me straight. For those playing from home who’d like to follow along, here’s a link to the Kickstarter page for the device in question.
I think you’ll find if you look around that angling displays on devices (your device is angled in its entirety because the screen is integral to their simplistic industrial design) is a standard practice across the electronics industry.
Some nonsense about making their devices more user friendly by providing a more natural viewing angle in their expected application.
Crazy, right? I thought for sure it was just an artistic decision.
They even do it with interfaces that people need to interact with using things other than their eyes, like their fingers.
Similarly, it’s quite common for devices that are wall mountable to have ports located in an orientation such that the cords emerging from them will not come into conflict with the wall with regard to who has a right to exist in a given bit of space. Sure, they could just recess them deeply within the body of the device, but that has inconvenient consequences for the low profile design they wanted to make. You’d no doubt be surprised to hear that these same ports are often set back any number of inches from the edge of the device, where they would often be far easier to work with from a manufacturing and assembly point of view, to facilitate the concealment of the aforementioned cables behind the device when wall mounted. Don’t believe me? Go check out a modern television when you get a chance.
@blueyed510@jbartus I had an Almond+ for many years and I immediately thought of that device when I saw today’s offering. On closer look it is not a rebadge but definitely shares several design elements.
So, this is not a Motorola, Tp Link, Netgear, Linksys, etc. Easy pass. What the f#<% brand is Amped? Really what the fuck? Sounds like its a router that ampland developed just before they sold the site. Garbage and whom ever is guilty of buying this shit should be fined for such punishable offense. If you can’t afford a real Archer or TP-LINK AC1750 new item buy a open box or used one anywhere but meh. By if for some reason you still can’t afford it ask for a friend’s and family cash fund. What broke as fuck friend’s sorry can’t help; pick new friends.
Why is it almost everything this site so far has tried to sell me is something its really not? Not but one thing Jaba maybe just one was a replicable brand that I might’ve bought if I was in the need of such weird or strange stuff.
No Samsung. LG, Shark, Glade, Lysol, Nature Valley, Kind, Folgers, Pete’s or such.
@whomeyesu Most of the stuff from the higher-end brands is easily liquidated via clearance sales because of that ready brand name recognition. Sites like Meh get items for liquidation that often come from more generic brands that don’t sell as well or whose shelf space is more valuable than its margins once at clearance prices, or from companies that are going out of business (for example, Palm Coolers (great cooler BTW) was a YETI wannabe brand that went out of business). For some products it’s not a big deal to be a generic or B-brand item, but for electronics it’s obviously a much more significant thing.
@KMakato Does that not mean me want. Well must mean Me Enter Here. Really to be honest I have no freaking idea what it means and at one time i did want to know. Than I said fuck it and for some stupid reason keep checking the daily pick in hopes I could get something cheap to flip. So, far not so good. My sister loved her 20 lbs of Pasta so that was a plus. Yet I guess it not being already cooked wasca good thing. I just thought it was going to be a few pounds of cooked pasta with sauce. Anyway back to this site I stumbled upon here lurking years back now im a member of what society? I kinda feel its just not for me. Ive been checking for over a month still nothing of even decent quality caught my eye. As a replicable small business seller I just don’t see my customer base wanting something they never heard of nor do I if its gotta be googled prior to buying. Likely from a company not known likely sinking.
@tweezak so an IRK is something like a random box of shit usually just broken or dust collected items. I stopped buying them from other sites like dealbutter and woot. Im running out of space and l understand $ stimulates the economy in purchasing then donating. Its just likely a waste of time and effort with little reward. I might buy one during mid July from here and see if Meh will change my mind about its random junk box. I won’t have high expectations since Im used to them just being filled with knock offs or seasonal items months out.
@KMakato@whomeyesu this definitely doesn’t sound like the place for you if you’re really looking for stuff to flip for a profit. They will have the occasional gem that might do well for you, but for the time investment you’ll have to put in, you’re going to eat up your profits rather quickly. You might want to check https://mehstalker.com/search.php and see if the kind of stuff Meh sells is really what you’re looking for.
@jbartus Yes, I already bought items from one or both of those web pages. Although, I really didn’t see anything different than what was previously or upcoming onto here. Yes wootstalker “new item found.”
@whomeyesu The majority of people here are probably like me…checking for the occasional gem, as someone put it, the humorous (sometimes) write ups, polls/discussion, forum banter (which you also seem to enjoy) and so forth. I don’t expect to find anything life-changing or outstanding deals but for entertainment value, it’s just kind of fun. Something quick to do before I head off to bed.
On the plus side, I’ve found some things my wife really likes: a power bank that dangles from her purse, a purse that she really likes (this is a woman who takes great pride in her collection of Dooney Burke purses - so kind of surprising there), some actually nice pearl strings (she had none so it was a nice addition). Anyway, she was also a meh naysayer but she’s coming around and enjoying the landfiller that I’ve been buying here for her.
Oh…and my first and only IRK did have some decent stuff in it that made it worth way more than the $5 price (mainly a pretty decent power bank). Suffice it to say, I don’t depend on meh but I find a few items now and then that are worth the gamble.
@tweezak Understood thanks for the advice. I might try my gamble on a Irresistible Random Quality box. In mid june i did try but had Pasta Drop address defaulted and once changed. Entered new address it was sold out lucky me.
@whomeyesu I feel like you’re not looking around much on those sites. Yes, you will see items that have or will later appear on this site, but the selection is far wider than ‘sloppy seconds’ from a site that only offers a single deal per day can account for.
@hchavers Indications from Amazon seem to be to the negative. Honestly, based on price point and brand, it’s a router designed for people who probably don’t even know what MIMO is and was built to a budget accordingly.
@hchavers Just buy a TPlink product whos saying is “The reliable source” Ive had other brands of routers and modems prior to switching to TPlink. The once a week or if frequently used upload and download bandwidth every few days reseting them to refresh the signal was annoying to say the least. Since ive been upgrading every few years with newer versions I’ve not but maybe a handful of times had to cold cycle it. Very reliable products.
Im not being provided a kickback of any kind in recommending such TPlink company nor do i work for them. Thats just my honest customer opinion about a product I stumbled upon on Amazon years ago. Ever since I dropped my pay monthly to rent a fucking modem/router from ISP. Also, from experience its best to get stand alone units rather than 2 in 1 devices even if you decide to buy another brand.
Funny enough, I actually am still using an N300 Router that they specifically say that they deliver “6X more speed than”. And I’ve been having trouble with that one anyway dropping everything from my wifi (too many devices, maybe?). I’ll bite, if anything to have an extender to lighten the load off my 10 year old router.
I had one of their Access Points until a couple of years ago. (Still do, actually - it’s in the closet somewhere in case my current WAP ever craps out.) Their gear was pretty well spec’ed in comparison with what was available at the time, well built, and trouble-free. That said, this device is probably six years old now, and the latest firmware update just had its fifth birthday, too. https://www.ampedwireless.com/tap-r3.html