Reviews and Problems with Belkin N1 Wireless Notebook Card
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Fits Our Needs
21 January 2011
Summary: Took longer than expected to arrive, but within the time frame published, so can't complain. Can't tell which version of hardware, but came with latest version of firmware available from Belkin.
Summary: This is a great card. If you are having trouble running it with Win7, then unistall software & re-install. Make sure you have the latest firmware update which is available from Belkin. This should fix any issues. I actually paid $12.00 for mine with free shipping.
Pros: Card works excellent. I am running it in a 5 year old dell laptop. I run all windows OS including Win7. I have downloaded at speeds up to 400kbs. This thing rocks.
Cons: It sticks out a little far & also gets a little hot. Not really problems though, especially if you have a laptop cooler. They're really cheap at NEWEGG, by the way!
Summary: The "N" aspect of this card seems to be a bit misleading. If you look closely, it actually says N1 and "draft" in the description. I'll leave it to you to explore those variants and what they mean, and will simply relate my own experience.
Pros: 1. The price, if purchased on sale for twelve bucks. 2. Once you've got it working it's fairly stable.
Cons: 1. Included wireless manager software has lots of features, but doesn't seem to like this card and will continually disconnect it. You'll want to use the Windows wireless controls, and be sure to set the Belkin manager to let Windows handle things, and not to show in the system tray (this will co...
Summary: I have an N router and one of my laptops has built in G, this was on sale for about 10 bucks so I figured why not give it a try. Worked fine but I saw no increase in speed transferring files to my server.
Summary: -My card is v3 if you were wondering. -I give more credit of my positive experience to my D-link DIR-655 router than to this adapter but honestly for the price I paid (newegg rocks!
Pros: Quickly able to install on Windows XP and achieve full the 300mbps. Don't install the bundled software, you don't need it. It seems to be idling at 270mbps but during speed tests it would pump it up to 300mbps. I recommend setting your network for "WPA2 only" and turning off any wireless "B" broa...
Cons: Belkin's website is terrible. Ok, I have been buying computer hardware for at over 8 years, but in all my experience I have never seen such terrible download support on a company's website. **Belkin has absolutely no downloads available for this network card on their website?! (the manual doesn't...
Summary: I've messed around with various advanced settings on the router and finally found that my reception is best when the router is on channel 4. It's a bit silly to worry about this when the router is a room away, but hey, it works. I haven't tested this with a real N router.
Pros: Cheap and stable, connects within 2 seconds after my computer is booted or wakes up from hibernation. I haven't seen it drop a connection yet.
Cons: The signal is surprisingly weak. One room away from my otherwise strong G router, its signal is somewhere between Low and Good. Two rooms away and it sometimes doesn't even see the signal.
Summary: And I thought I had experienced the worst software of all times when I ordered my Netgear wireless G! This Belkin software takes the cake of the all time nastiest software for wireless adapter. This my friends is why is lost one egg.
Pros: Sleek Look (Black is always a plus; and not that glossy piano black that attracts fingerprints either) Solid construction Hardware functions properly
Cons: The software that comes bundled with the adapter is down right awful. Even after an update I ended up uninstalling the tool all together and using Windows XP Zero instead
Belkin N1 Vision Wireless Router for Cable Connections
Amazon Customer, Amazon
23 July 2009
Summary: I have had this for a month now, when its running ok its great, I get 19mb+ through it. It has crashed and locked up about 6 times now and when it does it is not usually just a case of rebooting the modem by disconnecting the power.