Summary: I use streaming TV and researched around to find the best router to replace a Linksys that finally gave up working properly after years of use. I found that Netgear and Belkin products were positively reviewed and seemed to be the best product for the money (Linksys is a little more in $ but a good product nonetheless). The Netgear N300 and Belkin N450 seemed to be good choices. However after some trial and error i found that both these buffered in media streaming.
Excerpt: As both Linksys and Netgear change their user interface to I guess what is suppose to be something "easier", they have actually become very annoying. The router offers what it advertises. I am not a fan of today's routers auto-configuring all the wireless options for me. Coverage area is adequate for a 2 story home or small office . I would recommend this over the Linksys or Belkin routers.
At least i have not had to constantly reboot this router like I have had to do with many of the ...
C. C. Nienhaus, Amazon
7 July 2014
Summary: The web gui is limited in features. there is no single quick way to add MAC address filters without writing down the MAC address first and entering manually. Some routers have a feature where you can go to attached wireless devices click the mac and add to mac filter list. not this one. QOS does not seem to really work. I have set my sons macbook to low priority in an attempt to prevent it from sucking all the bandwidth, but it does not seem to help.
Summary: I can't imagine that setting up a router could be easier. In that sense, this is as good as you can get. I would rate the signal strength as average; if there are lots of walls between you and the router, you may find a reduced signal is the norm. For more open spaces, it's fine. Also, needless to say, the closer you are the better. And of course, the signal will go through sheetrock more reliably than concrete or brick.
Excerpt: I've had this for over 3 weeks now. Installation was easy and signal strength was good, even at the other end of my house...60+ feet away , where I usually sit with my tablet/laptop. One evening I was using my tablet. I set it down for a while and when I picked it back I had no WiFi. Setup said it was out of range. I walked 10 feet into the next room and I had a "very good" signal! Back to the other room and no signal. Tried my laptop and no signal there either.
Excerpt: I live in a one level 1900 SF condo. The router is near the center in an in-wall communications box. It barely sends a signal to the bedrooms at the far ends of the place. I don't believe the built in antennae is as good as the external versions. Perhaps I should have not let price influence my purchase so much.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Fast, Fast Connection Speed, Secure Connection
Summary: first n300 i bought lasted 2 yrs. and went bad, no data transmission, bought a new one to replace thinking with Lifetime Warranty i would get it repaired. called tech support, got run around with let's test this. i did as asked to do, then got this spill i need to buy some tech support. well question, person had me undo the modem cable so they could check it, no internet connection now. but it needed updates and i needed to buy support. ya'll get this?