Summary: This router did not work well for my system. Using this router to receive a signal from a HughesNet Modem. We have two computers running from this. One is a Desktop and the other is a laptop. Both are running on Windows 7. It appears this router is not the best choice for Windows 7. Didn't install real easy and kept losing the signal. I returned it and purchased a Belkin 600-N which seems to be working much better at this time.
Summary: I also had a few issues where I would make a configuration change in the router, and it would take the 60 seconds to save and reboot, and the setting wouldn't have saved. So i would refresh, and power cycle, and it still didn't save, so I would have to do it again. Nothing more frustrating than bad software that feels "temperamental".
Pros: Seemed to do a good job of dealing with network congestion.
Cons: Caused very odd issues with a lot of my devices due to issues with the firewall. Now it's certainly possible that the issues were just MY device, but then again, that's all I have to judge my experience with. I have the Logitech Revue, and this router caused connection issues for several applications. As soon as I removed this Belkin from my network, all of my issues were resolved. I attempted turning off the firewall, adding DMZ to the affected device, adding Google'...
Summary: If you are not too picky and you use your Wifi only for web browsing is ok. As soon as you start streaming, just give up. Also don't use if you have Apple computers. The issue with bridging multicast/broadcast is basically making everything so unreliable.
Pros: Simple to use, a lot of configurable options, neat looking. Range is not too bad.
Cons: This model have several flows: 1. keep dropping wifi connection. Tried to change all possible settings, move channel, frequency, disable N, G... no luck. The kernel just stop routing packets 2. most of the time it doesn't bridge broadcast & multicast packets between LAN & Wifi. I know it's strange, but sometimes it works and some other times (*MOST* Of the times), it doesn't work. 3. support is horrible. I tried to explain the issues, and they came out with the typica...
Summary: I'm really surprised that Belkin has essentially dropped the ball on this router. To make matters worse they have not informed the technical support people about known issues. One had me update the firmware to cure wireless distance limitations. When it didn't work she told me that I needed to wait for the new firmware to "synchronize". Needless to say I'm still waiting months later.
Pros: The wired connections work well. The firmware seems stable, doesn't often need to be rebooted.
Cons: -Wireless range is poor (as reported by PC Magazine review). -The USB drive, if you can get it to work at all, is very slow. Belkin says that it won't work on anything as large as 1TByte, and they have no current plans to do anything about it. I've had it working intermittently, but for practical purposes it's useless. -The user's manual and help file are too sparse and don't begin to explain many of the features/options.
Summary: With a sterling firmware upgrade this could be one of the best routers you can by in terms of value and features. Until then it has been demoted to a Wireless access point for my Blu-Ray player and I have gone back to using a Linksys router and a 3rd of the price.
Pros: Impressive feature list Looks nice
Cons: Well, not sure where to start, but the main issue is that it loses the internet connection daily. The internal network will stay up, but no net access. This only affects wireless though, my wired hardware is unaffected. Other times you will lose the SSID altogether. On either occasion you have to hard-boot the router. The USB external drive option doesn't work with my drives...... SLOW - this thing takes my 30mb connection down to 22mb, and thats the wired connection....
Summary: I kind of bought this on a whim at a major retailer. It was my fault I didn't read up on this before making a purchase. I would not recommend this router to anyone.
Pros: Pretty cheap for an N+ router with these features. I found the settings pages to be fairly easy to navigate and with enough options to suit me.
Cons: Connection reliability is very low. Every 15-45 minutes, the router will disconnect itself from the modem for 5-10 seconds. If your goal is web browsing or LAN connectivity, this isn't really a noticeable problem. However, for any application (i.e. online gaming, voip, video chat) that consistently is in communication across the internet, this is a poor router. I ended up hooking up my older, slower router because I much prefer a reliable connection to the internet ra...
Summary: Day one with this router and I'm sorry to say, it is going back. My current router Linksys wrt54g - common entry level router 3 years ago started failing. When I bought this router I stepped up to the wireless N rated for gaming and HD streaming since I do a lot of that in my house. I tried to play one game last night and had horrible delay. I had to walk around and shut off all other devices just to get a passable experience.
Summary: 2 hours to set it up because of the badly written PDF, 1 hours with the support staff who gave me some wrong infos because they read the same bad PDF manual as you did... I would have to reinstall the old router , reconfigure 6 computers, pack that box again and wait for Newegg to replace it with another one while not being sure if the next one will be any better. A bit of a nightmare.
Pros: High speed, G network speed greatly improved, Lan speed more responsive, better coverage than my older D-link. Rather easy to figure out the settings without getting help from this very far away country or help with the messed up PDF manual.
Cons: Terrible support in a very far away country... The PDF manual is wrong on many points with the facts about the lights on the router being mixed up so you can't find out which light does what because the manual is not written properly.The belkin support staff told me that it's fine if the security light flash AMBER, when in fact,it should be solid green. They've confused me more than they help me. In the choice of countries for the setup, Canada is not in there, but ma...
Summary: I would put my money into something else of equal value because this router drops my internet more than 4 to 5 times a day and it sucks! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED. I assure you this one. Check user reviews on this one. See how many complaints show that this is a common problem. Go with a cisco router or tendnet.
Pros: The router is good for multiple downloads. If you are downloading more than a gigabyte of something then your router will work at it's best.
Cons: The router drops my internet more than 4-5 times per day. I have tried updating the firmware and have recieved countless upgrade failure windows. I have RMA the router twice now and still the same problems. If you are not using this router for high downloads and just basic internet use and a little bit of online video gaming then this router isn't for you.