"After changing the wireless channel...works perfect!"5.0 starson by cjjr72984
Pros: 1.) Great range (after figuring out I needed to switch to another wireless channel)
2.) Speed is alot better than my previous Linksys.
3.) Cool looking router that doesn't take up much space.
Cons: 1.) Tough to figure out why my connection was dropping in and out and the lack of speed.
Summary: First off...to all the reviewers who have complained about this router's speed and constant dropping...read this:
# 6 on that list did wonders for me. Once I switched to Channel 3 on the Belkin router page, I instantly saw an upgrade in the speed of my internet. Even though they recommend you leave the router channel to 1, 6, or 11...everyone else in my neighborhood had their routers on these channels also! When you have 4 or 5 networks trying to cling to one channel, it causes interference...hence the dropped signal and slow browsing speeds.
Now that I've had a chance to play around with this router's settings and get it right, I now see what Cnet's review was talking about. This router has very good range, is pretty simple to setup, and doesn't disappoint with the speed transfers on my xbox 360 and laptop(s).
To anyone that's a potential buyer reading this: Please be wary of some of these negative reviews of ppl who purchase the router, have a problem with it after a couple days, don't play around with the settings, then bash it.
P.S. For Windows 7 users, I would also recommend upgrading to the latest firmware.