Great range, but disappointing throughput and reliability
E. Harrison "gidgesharry", Amazon
23 November 2008
Summary: I loved the Belkin at first but as I got to know it, I found this item wanting greatly. I read about similar bad experiences online -- just google search Belkin pre-N crashes -- with the Belkin Pre-N router and with the Linksys WRT54GX (essentially the same router, both with identical chipsets using...
Summary: Definitely has potential, but "N" technology isn't quite there yet. Installation and setup were a breeze, no problems whatsoever. In fact, the simpliest of the 3 routers I have ever owned. My problem was that I could not get my Belkin N1 wireless card to connect at any speed greater than 54Mbps.
Summary: I bought this in Feb of '07 due to the draft 802.11n specs as upgrade to my Pre-N router that was also from Belkin. That model though had almost perfect stability which is what my gripe with this is: intermittent connections.
Summary: When this router works, it works well. But it I've had numerous problems with it, and Belkin's tech support it worthless. When I've called them I simply got walked through a script that checked only the most obvious problems. When I e-mailed for support I got unhelpful responses. E.g.
Summary: This Belkin router is not the drop in wireless router that the marketing folks glamorize, but it does offer great coverage. Items of note: 1) Probably the single most important thing to know before you go to buy this router is that ICMP must be enabled on your ISP's network or you won't be able to...
Summary: This product was easy to initially install and get working. I never had a range problem with my older SMC router, but it eventually just stopped working, so decided to give the Belkin a try because of the good press reviews. Mistake! I experimented with both the 64 and 128 bit encyption.
Summary: I have to tell you that I have configured 5 of these in the last 2 months. One was dead on arrival, one had very weak signal strength, and a third had compatibility issues with it's own pre-N NIC security settings. In my opinion, this system is much on hype, but little on delivery.
OK for one or two devices, but really struggles and hangs if several demanding devices are connected
29 September 2010
Excerpt: For shared accommodation, and with a fairly speedy and high bandwidth broadband line, our house of friends collectively decided to get this router as we believed the advertised 300 Mbps wireless-N draft and 100Mbps "Fast Ethernet" wired technology would be capable of serving 6 wireless devices at...