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 more control
Summary: very easy to setup, I didn't feel any I didn't feel any difference between this router and my G-band router, maybe due to my Internet speed limitation, the usb share port didn't work for me, but other than that good router for the money.
Summary: Bought this item for $35 incl. s&h. Worked fine right out of the box, I was able to change/adjust all settings as desired through both the setup software provided and direct access. The only detail I am not happy with is the QoS function - really not much there. Per the advertised description I had assumed that I would be able to define priorities between the different clients I have connected to the router, but there is no option to do so.
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 drive to \\192.168.2.1\<drive_label> replacing drive label with whatever the disk drive is called. This also works if you have a hard drive with more than 1 partition or a US...
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 cosmetic if you like to see when your network is under high load, however this may have been fixed in the v3 version. Guest network feature is useless. I have had instances where th...
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: The set up was not straight forward. It required two calls to the Belkin technical support. They were very courteous and knowledgeable. Several parameters needed to be configured for the router to enable the Internet connection (cable modem). The most important one was to "clone" the MAC address. This was not mentioned anywhere on the set up disk.
Summary: I brought this router to extend my wireless cover area. This refurbished router came with a small piece of paper telling how to begin with the default IP address and password of this router (no CD). That is all I needed to start. The first time setup was painless to me. When I have done all my setup and tested for the coverage area. The result was a little dissapointed.
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. If you want a 4-port gigabit wireless N router with strong signal coverages and be able to share a hard drive and a printer at the same time, I strongly recommend the Asus RT-N16 router.
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-N (Pre-N was a G router). 2. USB port for sharing a hard drive.
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.