Crashes every 5 minutes. Most unreliable router I've ever used.
Mike K, Amazon
24 February 2016
Summary: DO NOT BUY THIS JUNK! There is nothing more embarassing than trying to do a remote screen sharing session with a client and your router crashes and needs to be restarted every 5 minutes. Humiliating. This is the most unreliable router I have ever used in 20+ years of IT work.
Summary: Even with the alternative firmware (Tomato or DD-WRT) recommended by LifeHacker, there are serious problems with this router, in particular the range. If you are standing over the router with your laptop/phone, the throughput is reasonable; however, even in a two-bedroom apartment, the throughput...
Summary: I upgraded to this router from a Belkin N+ router liking the 5GHZ and the torrent software. This router is JUNK! I locked up frequently, constantly dropped connection and way extremely slow. Belkin really went downhill with their routers.
Summary: These comments apply to using the Belkin Play Max Router with the Belkin Play Wireless dual band USB Adapter (F7D4101). After wasting 7-8 hours messing around with this router it still had absolutely no range on either 2.4 or 5Ghz bands. Both bands start dropping off at 20' even in an open room.
Summary: I also was excited about this router and it's features. I spent 2 hours on the phone with people in India and they could not get my home networking to work. I just wanted my Homegroup in windows 7 to work with my 3 PCs. They told me to contact my computer manufacturer.
Summary: I read the reviews, and I decided to give it a shot anyway since I've had good luck with connectivity in my house. In all honesty, the connectivity wasn't the issue with me. It was the configuration.
Summary: This was my first wireless router, and it worked well for about a day. Then, it started to drop connections. I had to reset the router 8 times a day. I thought it might have been my Internet connection, so I upgraded it - to no avail.
Summary: I regret not having listened to all the warnings in this section. Right now, I am suffering the consequences of my bad judgment and have no LED lights on, no communications and no internet at all. The Belkin Playmax unit is dead since the last actualization of firmware.
Summary: Never buy a Belkin product again. This is a time sapper. After countless hours getting it going, and it did work for quite awhile, Belkin asks for updates or product will not work. Updated the router and complete failure. Hours spent and was just the right combination of power off and restart.
Summary: I had to reset this many times during a couple hours of use and now after 6 months it died on me I can't get it to work. I e-mailed the company and said I will never ever buy another product of theres.