"Good Router for Serious Buyers"4.5 starson by rottrog
Pros: Excellent Coverage, Range, and Speed...LIFETIME WARRANTY
Cons: Steep Price, Admin Interface
Summary: I am a hard core geek, this is probably the 10th router I have bought in the past 18 months. I live on the internet, work on a wireless connection 8+ hours a day, and have a home network that consists of 3 wireless computers, 1 wireless xbox 360, 1 wired 360 and 2 wired desktops. Bottom line, my router gets used heavily.
I would have liked to pay in the $60-80 range, but honestly having a solid performer is worth the $150 to me.
Btw, I am not using a pre-N card on any device, all the devices have their own network card, from internal, to pci cards, to an xbox card. I use this device in a 4K sqft building, crossing levels, rooms, blah blah blah. I have never have received the throughput, distance or coverage I get with this router. I get a solid 54MB connection from furthest point and yes, it holds all day long.
I also have 8 wireless networks broadcasting into my space, so lots of interference. I have had routers drop do to 2.4ghz phones, speed reduced due to all the networks in my area, and routers not able to perform with so many devices connected...but not with this baby.
The interface is-as dummy proof as it gets.
Make sure you update your firmware when you buy this device and you will be good to go. It also appears that when the N spec is finialized (mid 2007) belkin will release a firmware update so it conforms to the new standards.
I would give this product a 10 if it was less expensive. However, I still get a smile on my face anytime I think about my network.
Most of the routers I have owned before have been made by linksys, dlink and netgear. Linksys was good, then bad, then good again (thanks cisco). Dlink, solid performer though each new release of technology. Netgear, you guys get great performance...for awhile. Netgear is not neighbor friendly, but more importantly has problems down the line. If you are like me, you want to setup your wireless network then just use it...kinda like your fridge.