Pros Fast, super long range
Cons I haven't found one yet.
Summary Don't believe someone's biased opinion as stated above/below about stay away from all Belkins. This is the most user friendly equipment on the market. You must have the router and matching card. Don't try to mix and match your equipment here. I can walk down the street with this router and still surf the net at 200 yards!! I tried the cheaper G routers with three other companies and was very disappointed so I got this jewl here and I'm a Belkin fan for life!
Pros The product seems to work ok
Cons No technical support!
Summary I have contacted on three sepperate occasions tried to made contact with Belkin's technical support. Each attempt to contact Tech Support was worse than the previous to the point where I never was able to communicate with tech suport about my problem. I had been emailing them every day for a week with no response. Then I even emailed the sales group. Again no response! So in my view, they have no technical support!!
Pros I like the display on the front of it
Cons It doesn't work very well or at all
Summary I have a Belkin GPlus router at home and have been happy with that model, in spite of it losing sync with the cable modem everytime I make a change to it. I've also heard great things about the pre-N router, tho these seem to have gone out of channel.
Unfortunately, Testing on the N1 router has not gone well. It is slow to connect, has poor range. Only Intermittently connected via cisco VPN. The longer I left it on, the worse it got. In the end it started dropping my connection, now it won't hand off an IP address, although; I can still connect to it using a network cable. I'll be sending this one back, too bad...I thought Belkin had higher standards, the price is certainly higher.
Pros Easy to install
Cons But it doesn't work. I have tried three of these cards but they all fail to connect properly to a Belkin N1 Modem / Router.
Summary I have tried the cards in different laptops and typically the signal is 40 to 60 db worse than the built in wireless g adapters even at 5 foot with direct line of site.
I have not achieved any connectivity so can?t comment on the potential transfer rate. Technical support is very limited as they simply read from a knowledge-based script, which is fairly basic and fails to acknowledge the information you give them. I would list all the things I've tried but there isn't enough room.
Although the N1 Modem / Router is a nice product it doesn't seem to be supported with an appropriate wireless adapter. I see similar comments about the USB adapter to those posted here. For now I have achieved very good connections (all be limited to 54Mbps) by connecting my old DG834gt router to the N1 (two wireless access points) and using my built in wireless g cards. I have returned all N1 wireless cards and will wait until they sort the design out.
Pros Faster than cat5
Cons Doesn't always connect quite as well as expected (I said quite)
Summary I have this with the Belkin N1 Router and it flies! I recently downloaded at over 20Mps via DSL Reports speedtest (link to results below). The results were 20.14mbps down and 1936 kbps up. I have Cox broadband, and they recently boosted the speeds where I live. Just make sure you have the latest drivers and firmware and you will be happy with this. I got it for a very low price via a popular price search engine. Very low price indeed.