Reviews and Problems with Belkin N1 Wireless Desktop Card
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Very Good router, some flaws *Update: Firmware issues on Version 1000*
J. Gutierrez "Jeff", Amazon
3 October 2010
Summary: Well, I have been testing the N1 for a couple of weeks and I can say that is a very good wireless router with good performance, also nice looking. I have found the LCD display very useful, as many others. You can see information regarding connected devices, upload/download speed, bandwidth spent and even a digital clock. Also you can configure some settings from this screen.
Summary: My Netgear MIMO router with lots of blinking blue lights got me hypnotized one evening and made me wonder if a company would ever make a router with a LCD display to show if someone has somehow logged onto my LAN without permission. The next night my Netgear router died and I discovered the N1 Vision. It was a sign from the wireless G heavens. It is beautiful, it was packaged as if made by angels, and only twice what I wanted to spend on a router.
Summary: Doesn't seem to do transparent ipsec tunneling over UDP either with Cisco Windows Vista Client or Cisco WinXP client. Switching back to a Linksys router, I get a VPN connection no sweat. Belkin tech support says I have to create a virtual server with an open port to match my work VPN server (IT says no go - it's security violation to reveal the ports they use).
Excerpt: Purchased the N1 as I needed a larger range, and this certainly does deliver on that. I have even configure my friends who lives 4 doors down and her laptop picks up my signal. The only thing I can fault is the fact that they have 3 aerials, it does just seem a tad unnecessary in my opinion. It was fairly easy to configure, however I did have some teethign problems at first, which did turn out to be my ISP who were at fault.
Belkin Desktop Card: Just good, nothing more, nothing less
21 February 2009
Excerpt: After using a laptop for many years I turned to a desktop but I wanted to maintain my wireless capabilities. So I opted to go for a decent desktop card so I went for the reputable belkin brand. In all this is a good card and antenna set. It took me moments to set up and no installation disks or driver was needed, simply plug and play. The range on the antenna is very good, I pick up 3/4 wireless networks from my home all with decent signal.
Pros: Good range, reliable
Cons: Short antenna cable + strange connection between card + antenna