"Inconsistent- maddening"1.0 starson by A_Foolish_Mortal
Pros: It looks pretty.
Cons: Everything else.
Summary: Set up went smoothly. After plugging in a scanner, printer, and 2 hard drives, I was happy to see that they all showed up, and tests showed that they were successfully installed. Scanning, printing, and accessing the drives went smoothly. Then, I turned off the computer and went to bed.
It's never been the same since. One hard drive shows up in the drive list under "My computer" in XP, the other does not, even though it does show up in the Belkin control center. No program can find the printer, even though it shows up in the control center as well. No amount of rebooting, or resetting the wireless router, the Belkin device, computer, peripherals, etc., works.
Working with my second computer was worse. It was a brand new computer with a clean XP install. I figured that I would at least try to make sure that it wasn't the first XP system that was the problem. It was not. The second system became unstable to the point of having to power-cycle it when it froze.
I updated the firmware and downloaded the latest drivers from Belkin, to see if that was the issue. The same issues were evident, and in the case of the first system, worse. I'm now taking an old laptop and using it as a print/storage server, as I intended in the beginning, before finding this gem.
I will still buy products manufactured by Belkin, as this is the only lemon that I have stumbled upon after many years of buying their innovative products, but this one's going back to where I purchased it.