Summary: I have always used Belkin products but these wireless notebook cards are a great disappointment. I ordered 2 of them just to be on the safe side and I have tried to load both of them into my laptop and neither of them will work. So I will be sending them back and checking out other wireless notebook cards.
Summary: I read a lot of reviews and lean on them when I buy something, so if you are like me then listen up. I have had few bad belkin products and this is one of them. I could never connect it to the laptop and it took 99% of the resources, so it basically locked it up. It worked great for about a month but then it took a nose dive. I tried to update the drivers from belkin but it locked up my computer and I had to reinstall windows and all my other programs.
This product doesn't work well with windows XP... buyer beware
Jerry L. Harris, Amazon
9 March 2010
Summary: I read mixed reviews about this product and decided to purchase it anyway becuase the price was really cheap $10. I guess I got what i paid for, which was a cheap piece of crap. The thing is there is something wrong with either the drivers for this device or the model. I noticed i was given the earlier model which apparently has lots of issues. My plan is to contact belkin support to see if they can provide me with a replacement since there is a lifetime warranty.
Summary: Over the years I have had several wireless notebook cards. The Belkin N1 card is the worst I have ever had. With my laptop on my lap in the living room about 15 feet from my Belkin N1 wireless router it gets only a fair signal and can't connect at full speed. 50 feet away in my home office it gets no signal at all. My older pre-N notebook card gets a very good signal in my office so this the one I use even though it can't take advantage of full N1 connection speeds.
Summary: The installation was a snap. But when I was done, the adapter would connect to an existing N network at only the slower 54 Mbps Wireless G speed. There is some confusion as to what model I have as well. One sticker says N, one says N1. I tried the drivers for both, neither got me up to the speed my Linksys WUSB300N gets. I had wanted something smaller which fit the express slot, but this is not the one. I have received an RMA to return it.
Summary: This product has major bugs and Belkin knows it. If you are upgrading from another card or Belkin product, it will not work. An attempted upgrade from a Belkin Pre-N card cut my throughput in half (from 108mbps to 54). The N1 will not uninstall and Belkin customer service cannot fix the problem without an engineer going into the System Registry on my computer. I've spent hours on this and am worse off than before the "upgrade.
Summary: I got this notebook card on a good sale and thought myself very fortunate, but nothing could have been further from the truth. The first computer that I try to use this card in was a five-year-old Toshiba laptop running Windows XP. After about four hours of trying to get this card to work, I finally gave up and called the Belkin Tech support. They were a very typical tech support, and pass the buck on to my Internet provider.