Reviews and Problems with Belkin N1 Wireless Notebook Card
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Nice router but has its problems
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I got this router around 4 years ago. It has pretty good internet speeds. The signal can go from downstairs where I have it connected to the modem all the way upstairs to the opposite side of the house with 3-4 bars out of 5. Media server speeds are pretty good for streaming HD movies and fairly fast transfer speeds although I haven't experienced the advertised 300mbps but about 100mbps on average. Over the years this router has been starting to deteriorate.
Summary: The router looks nice and is easy to configure, however it keeps overheating and drops connection if you try to transfer something big (about 2GB on LAN) from one PC to another. I have attached an external fan to keep it cool during online gaming. The display is only useful to show the time and date. The wireless seemed to be good, but some laptops (with Vista especially) kept loosing connection.
Summary: This router is pleasing to look at and works okay but doesn't appear to have the range advertised. I have two other routers connected (both g type) and these have the same wireless range as this N1 which is dissapointing since this was the reason I bought the item.
Summary: For those of you who have bought this product to take advantage of 802.11n speeds and have found that it will only connect at 54mb take a look at belkins site here [...] it explains how to connect faster than 54mb with the draft 802.11n I was almost ready to send this back to the supplier until I found this page, I now connect at 150mb every time.
Summary: I bought this router 13 months ago, and for the most part it has been OK. It does lose internet connectivity about every two weeks and needs resetting, but after my last Linksys router, which needed resetting once a day, it has been an improvement. It's a decent looking thing too and because it sits upright the footprint is quite small. Only the three aerial masts slightly detract from the looks, as they are a bit loose and never sit up straight.
Summary: I bought this Belkin N1 Vision in september, i had a brief try at installing it within the first 2 weeks then tried again a few weeks later, no luck then finally tried this week. The instructions look very simple but alas they were not working for me, I had to phone belkin and was on the phone for nearly 2 hours, the first technician got my internet connection completely cut off, so i had to phone virgin to get me set up again,back at Belkin i was put through to a level...
Excerpt: "This thing is perfect for everyday use in a laptop, i can anywhere in my space, including my garden and still get the strongest connection possible this is due to the fact that my wireless sender only sends 54m/s with this taken into consideration the range is fantastic and the speed is way higher than it really needs to be. being a bit of a perfectionist i couldn't settle for a basic connection, encryption was nessecary and this was made harder ...
Summary: Firstly let me say I am (or was) an avid supporter of Belkin Products, however I must admit this is quickly disappearing. I have had this Wireless Router for at least 6 months. The setup and functionality were good - Had no problems. Wireless connection also fine. However, I am really disappointed that I have to power off the unit at least 2 - 3 times a week as the Router seems to keep dropping the connection to my desktop (Connected via a cable), but the "Nice" looking...
Summary: I recieved this product 3 weeks ago as a replacement for my original wireless G system which worked tirelessly for 4 years. Hence going for a BELKIN again. Bit concerned about the packaging - with such a sensitive bit of equipment it concerns me. Set up quite straight forward- just replacing old cables. When working really good - like the guest feature. However the LCD display is very basic - but does the job.
Summary: Like D. Nunn my connection type isn't compatible with the Belkin Router. My isp is Tiscali, the connection type is PPPoA. Before buying this router all i can say is to make sure that your connection type is compatible; otherwise like me you may spend a large amount of your time scratching your head wondering why no connection is being made and trying Belkin's relatively useless help-line.