Reviews and Problems with Belkin N1 Wireless Desktop Card
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Beautiful design, poor software
R. Stump, Amazon
19 November 2007
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: I have used this modem for a while now. It does the job....just. As a previous reviewer has said, and I agree, range is not very impressive. I have 300Mb wireless adapter in my machine and I'm only getting 3 bars out of 5. My 54Mb modem was giving me 4. It was easy enough to set up. I had no problem like other reviewers. Another problem I have though is that I get more drop outs than I had on my O2 wirelees modem.
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.
Summary: The product set up guide was easy to use and new wireless router was up and running within minutes. Router copes well with multi-users, but range of wireless signal not as good as anticipated, signal loses strength in parts of the house.
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
Summary: I got this after a review in Macworld, that said, apart from it being a great modem/router it was a rarity because it had mac-friendly setup. My last one of these was a Netgear, and it took me two days talking to India to get it set up... Sure enough, there was a setup wizard to prevent the need to configure it manually, but it hung just at the end of the setup procedure....'crikey' I though (feel free to add your own expletives here).
Summary: I bought it thinking it will have better coverage and speed than my G D-Link, This set up was very easy and was up running within 5 minutes but the coverage is worse than my G D-Link and connections breaks up now and again. Do not go for glossy diagrams showing the coverage flowing out of your house , this one sometimes do not give signals next room.