My New Modem & Router

In August I started to notice my router would randomly kick me off the network and reset itself. Last month I finally had it, I decided to get a new router. Fortunately, I did buy an extended warranty (which I usually never do, but I just felt like the extra $8 could come in handy). So I went to squaretrade.com and filed a claim. Within two days of shipping the router out, I received my refund. It was a simple process.

Since I had to ship my router out, I decided to buy a router beforehand so I didn’t go without internet (it was the second to last of classes, so it was kind of essential). So I did some research and decided to go with the Linksys AC1750 MU-MIMO router. I also decided to get a new modem, since the one I was using was a router/modem combo, and I’m just not a fan of those. I feel that the performance isn’t as good as a dedicated modem,  so I purchased an Arris SB6183 surfboard modem.

The setup process for both the modem and the router was straightforward even after changing a lot of router settings.

The only part that took forever was when I had to call Spectrum. I had to call Spectrum so they could change my equipment serial number for me on my modem. This was the most lengthy part of the process. It nearly took an hour on the phone for my modem to final work.

Below is a quick little setup video I put together. Sorry, it’s not full screen 😦

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Received some Amazon boxes. What’s inside?!

Yesterday I received a couple of boxes in the mail from Amazon. I quickly got my box cutter, pulled out the iPhone and began to record to do an in boxing video. I received a Eufy genie smart speaker which works with Amazon Alexa (review coming soon), a smartphone stand for my desk, and a keyboard cover for my 15″ MBP. More to come on these products and an inviting video. Pictures of the items below.

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Bought an iPad Pro for $299!!

So I’ve been wanting an iPad for while now. I’ve been wanting one since the iPad airs came out. I never really could see myself buying one though because I have a laptop and an iPhone 7 plus. I figured those could do me justice and wouldn’t ever use it. I tried my brothers iPad out while I was with him for a week and I grew on it. It’s like having a computer and a phone in your hands. It’s a great piece of tech and definitely, makes it easier to do things on the bigger screen rather than my phone. So once I got back I started looking around and checking deals on websites. I was looking at the new 2017 iPad, the iPad mini, a refurbished iPad Air 2 and even iPad Pros. I didn’t know what I wanted but I liked the bigger screen on my brothers 9.7″ iPad Air 2. I liked how light it was too. It was a little heavier in a case but not by much.

I was in Wal-Mart the other day and was walking by electronics and saw an iPad Pro on clearance. So I walked over to it and looked at it and it was a gold 9.7″ 32GB iPad Pro, for $299. Yes, $299 for an iPad Pro that’s barely a year old. That’s cheaper than any iPad on the market. It was brand new in shrink wrap still and knew I couldn’t miss out on that deal. I knew I had to buy it. I quickly grabbed an electronics associate and purchased it. When I got home I quickly went on Amazon and ordered a smart case and a glass screen protector for it.

Two days later I received my smart case and glass screen protector. So it was time to open up the iPad and turn it on. I immediately put the smart case and screen protector on and then set it up. I did an unblocking video, which you can be found below or here.

 Update-2 days later

It’s been two days since I turned this bad boy on and I love it. I’ve been using it all the time. Granted I still have to get familiar with it, especially in regards to typing on it. The screen is gorgeous and it’s super fast. I think the next thing I’m going to buy for it is the Apple Pencil, it looks awesome, got great reviews, and will definitely be easier to take notes in class.

Let me know in the comments below what you think of the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, or anything else you want to say!