"DO NOT BUY"on by ferricoxide
Pros Good price point
Cons DHCP server does not allow you to change subnet from default (192.168.2.0/24).
Breaks ability to connect to remote VPN servers
Summary I am a telecommuter. Previously, I'd been using the excellent Linksys WRT-54G. Unfortunately, it died. I picked this up as a higher-speed replacement. Since putting it on my network, I have been unable to telecommute. First, it was a conflict between the default DHCP range (192.168.2.0/24) and the inability to change the subnet it allocates from. Once I disabled this and changed to a different network device (my NAS) for DHCP service, I still found myself unable to connect to my corporate VPN. Googling around, I discovered this was a common/known problem with this and many other Belkin devices.
Support has been utterly useless on either the DHCP server configuration issue or the VPN issue.
"Would not work"on by jdcarr369
Pros Wireless N
Cons A router is totally worthless if it does not work.
Summary I purchased this to replace a D-Link that is a little unreliable. Attempted to put in the same settings as with the D-Link and it would not connect to the internet. I called the overseas tech support and after more than an hour they figure out that the Belkin had problems with the DNS servers from the ISP. They suggested that I manually configure the DNS on all of my computers even though the exact same servers work fine with the D-Link or I could just configure it as an access point. They said the yellow blinking light on the front indicated it was working correctly even though the manual said all lights on the front should be blue. Typical poor outsourced tech support. I returned to store for refund.
Pros Nice user interface with lots of "advanced" options
Cons Drops wireless connections frequently, even with an "excellent" connection.
Will only act as remote AP when using another Belkin as the base router unit.
Summary This router was dropping my wireless connection with such frequency that I've gone back to my Linksys G model for now. It seems to recover the connection in a few seconds and carry on okay, but when I was connected via a VPN, it kept making me restart the whole connection... not okay.
It also looks to me like you can't see the PCs that are wired to it from laptops that are wireless... that may just be a setting, but I couldn't find it... I turned off it's firewall, but to no avail.
Also, could not use as a remote AP to the Linksys router.... only a wired AP to a non-Belkin router, which is kind of pointless.
Pros Very easy to set-up and install. Replaced an old, tempermental Netgear router and am veryy satisfied. Within 10 minutes my new network was set-up and I had the desktop and two laptops connected.
Cons None to mention.
Summary Good price for those on a budget and no need to be a big techie here. The included software does all the heavy lifting.
Pros PRO: The price was right. PRO: It was easy and quick to set up. PRO: Now that it died, I can buy a new one that allows USB network storage for my pictures and music.
Cons CON: I've got to go spend more money now on another brand. Done with D-Link, done with Belkin. Gonna try Netgear. Is this what these manufacturers really want? No brand loyalty? Just a rotating pool of techies that eventually come back around?
Summary This thing worked great for about a year. Now it dies in the middle of downloads. Everything looks fine on the router, but it just stops downloading. I tried the wired port, same thing. I reloaded the firmware, same thing. It loses my password and locks me out whenever it feels like it. Nothing on the FAQ, or forums. Tech support says turn off the firewall. Thanks, but no thanks. Changing brands, and recycling this thing.