Summary: Overall great router, but not for this price. (99.99 at time of review) Got one from my ISP a little ways back for cheap, and it's done well as a household router.
Pros: Built in USB 2.0 slot for moderate NAS is nice on small home networks Can forgo routing and firewall to use it as a pure access point User friendly UI (Ties in with a con though) Great for a home and most users, but...
Cons: Can't view current local DHCP assignments Can't filter or disable the log, and it only keeps something like 30 entries before it starts erasing impossible to customize QoS priorities Customization is watered down pretty hard. It's nice for novice users, but slightly irritating to those who want m...
Summary: Overall, this is a really good router despite some mishaps in the firmware. The excellent range and Gigabit ethernet ports had me sold on it. If your looking for a fast router that travels long distances, this would be the one.
Pros: This router stands out from many others I have tried. It has an excellent range in terms of distance-signal ratio. It has penetrated through steel walls that other weaker routers could not. I could not be happier with the performance. Connecting a flash drive or USB hard drive will auto-mount the...
Cons: USB network storage can be flaky depending on your needs. With the v1 and v2 version of this router, the speed was roughly 2-3MB which is rather slow. These are likely v3 models so perhaps this slow transfer speed is resolved. Download meter worked for about a week and quit. This is purely cosmet...
Pros: Able to use Home access and set Guest access w/o issues. Trouble free after figuring out issues.
Cons: Was trying to use with another router for guest use which gave issues. 2 Belkins don't work together unless changing their internal settings. With a Netgear was better but not perfect. Finally ditched both and runs great. Hardly need to reset at all and works great after 6 months
Summary: If you need an N router with a 4-port Gigabit switch and strong signal coverage in your house, you will not be dissappointed with this router. I was not able to get any strong signal coverage until the Belkin Pre-N router, and this one is as good as the Pre-N.
Pros: 1. strong radio signals. I was not able to get beyond 30 mbps with other wireless G routers in my house (100-year old house) until the Belkin Pre-N router. This router has the same kind of strong signal coverage as the Pre-N router. I was able to get 115 mbps with this router and 54 mbps with Pre...
Cons: 1. the USB port cannot share a printer (this is listed on the box by Belkin). 2. the USB port does not recognize some hard drives. 3. it does not support tomato-USB firmware.
Summary: I took this out of the box, I didn't run the cd that came with it, but it took me a couple minutes to research that the address to manually configure the router is 192.168.1.2, and NOT 188.8.131.52 like our old router. Once I got that issue fixed and put the password, network name, etc.
Pros: Fast Wireless N Networking, Gigabit Ethernet is blazing fast, USB port is great for sharing a networked external USB hard drive,
Summary: Found work around problems on System Setting page of firmware causing disconnect from Modem (& therefore internet)...Start in System Settings page of Router log-in (192.168.2.1) & work your way through the other pages BUT if you have to clone your MAC to work with your ISP, MAKE SURE that cloning...
Pros: See my prior 3 Egg review of 3/31/2010. After figuring out Belkin's problem for them I add an Egg to 4. After figuring out the NEW info in "Cons:", Wi-Fi (in G mode) & wired LAN are stable. Hasn't dropped Modem or Internet connection once since figuring out the below.
Cons: Firmware definitely has bugs! WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK security is not 100% compatible with all Wi-Fi devices that support these swecurity schemes, but as mentioned before - WEP 128 works without issues... Hope your good with understanding people whose native language is not american english, if so feel ...
Summary: I've owned this for 4 months, and it's never dropped my connection. I bought this after returning a Motorola modem/gateway that wasn't compatible/approved by Comcast. I would have preferred not to use wireless at all, but I needed to stream music to a stereo without a wire.
Pros: No dropped connections. Supports gigabit ethernet, which I've measured -- moving files between Intel SSD machine and striped Raptor server. Looks good compared to other budget equipment, e.g., D-Link.
Cons: Unable to control signal strength. Security log should be fielded and more extensive, e.g., can see less than a day's worth of port scans.
Summary: I read all the cons about using this router with Comcast but I had no problems, in fact the router asks what provider you use and Comcast is an option so maybe they have correct the problem.
Pros: Great speed, easy install on my Macbook Pro and Windows desktop.
Cons: I bought a WD 1.5 hard drive to take advantage of the USB port but after 2 hours of tech support they came to the conclusion that this drive is not supported by the router. I have 2 older external drives connect via a hub and they work great so be ware that newer drives may not work with the USB....
Pros: Fast Fast Fast (compared to my n Linksys). Hang in there through the connection/setup problems and it will be worth it.
Cons: Required to tech support calls to get it connected. I have Comcast, which was likely the problem. Had to do the cloning thing, then pressing and holding (for 40 seconds) the reset button with a paper clip.
Summary: Good value for the money. Have been using Belkin routers for several years and have not had any major issues. I've had more problems in the past with 3 other major brands than I've had with the Belkins
Pros: Easy set up. Doesn't need install CD. Works okay with Comcast. Running wired connection with Vonage after the router and haven't noticed any call quality issues. Roku box works okay as well
Cons: USB transfer rate to external hard drive is slow but that is to be expected. If you want fast transfer speed then you will need to hook up an external drive directly to you computer. Need to run storage manager software to use USB port with external drive.