Upgrade A Netgear AC1450 Router to AC1750 (R6300V2)

I recently bought a refurbished AC1450 router. I heard these router were identical to the AC1750 it is just that they use different firmware. A lot of these were refurbished because of the crippled firmware. What most people do is flash the AC1450 with DD-WRT or the AC1750 R6300v2 firmware. What I did was just flashed it with DD-WRT since it was easier and you get DD-WRT of course.

 

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 Here’s the directions I followed that worked for me that I got from a slickdeal post. Please flash at your own discretion because I do not provide any warranties 😀 :

  1. Do a router reset.
  2. Flash the router with this DD-WRT firmware made by Kong: Link
  3. Do a router reset again.
  4. Flashed it with this firmware: Link
  5. Do a final router reset.

So far the router is really stable and functioning fine. Great range and speed too!

Logitech Z906 and Wall Mounts

I remember one time my cousin bought Logitech Z5500 speakers from eBay. I was blown away by the sound quality. So when Black Friday came and I saw the Z906 on sale. I went ahead and bought it! To my surprise the Logitech Z906 did not come with any stands to mount to the wall. Luckily Amazon.com has a set of 5 wall mounts called VideoSecu 5 Black Deluxe Speaker Mount Brackets for Walls and Ceilings 1XZ” for a reasonable price.

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The Almighty Logitech Z906

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VideoSecu 5 Black Deluxe Speaker Mount Brackets for Walls and Ceilings 1XZ

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The mounts come in a package of 5.

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Each comes individually packaged like this. The wall mounts are made from really sturdy plastic.

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It comes with all the screws and mounts you would need.

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Here is what it looks like mounted on the wall. Some might think the speakers come out too much but you always have the option of shortening it by removing the center piece.

Overall I love the Z906 speakers, clear and crisp sounds. The VideoSecu wall mounts were great too. They feel really sturdy, came with everything I needed and did its job.

Disable Sending Text Through Google Voice Number

Did you somehow get a surprise text from someone asking why you are using a different number? If you have Google Voice then most likely it somehow merged with your hangout and it’ll use the Google Voice number by default. This will show you how to disable sending text messages through your Google Voice number and use your default mobile number. First go to settings and then follow these pictures:

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Then you should be all set!