Pros Transform a Normal External USB HD into a NAS
Able to interface an share media with an LG Blue-ray via LAN
Easy to setup
Motel mode / Dual Wireless access Point / Dual Band
Belkin's Web Interface has improved over the year
Cons Flaw with the Wireless security / Guest WiFi setup
Reboot Sequence Take close to a Minute
Summary This Router was a great buy in the end, but I had some issues with the device at first!
**** ISSUE FOUND ****
At first I setup the guest WIFI to a hotel style setup, then I decided not to use the guest WiFi setup so I disabled it. Once I did that the Main WIFI access point did not work at all???? SO I was changing the WPA2 setup to various different config and password to try to get *** to work. After server reboot (1 Minute each)Nothing work, but then I disable the security on the Main WiFi access point and everything worked????
Updated the Firmware, checked all
*** RESOLUTION ***
If you disable the Guest WiFi access on the router it breaks the security function on the Main WiFi, and if you drop you connection you can't reconnect to the Main WiFi access point.
TO the WPA2 working on the main access point I created the following setup:
Enabled the Main Connection for G/N connections only (I have to B WiFi device in the house)
Called it (Example: Mainwifi)
Enabled the guest Connection for B connections only (In the event somone or some device only has that type of connection capabilities - Guest / Old device to test)
Enable WPA2 on the guest Access Point (Different Password)
Called it (Example: Guestwifi)
And I disable the SSID broadcast for the guest one, to keep things clean. And if someone requires B access and the connection can't be added manual, I just re-enable the SSID broadcasts on the Guest Access point
I hope this helps because I could not find this on the web, and it would of saved me a lot of trouble
The guest WIFI gets enable automatically once you configure the Main Access Point, make sure you don't turn the guest function off.
Pros Plug and play ease
Reliable connection, no matter how many devices. (so far so good)
Impressive media streaming
smart looking device
Cons None, there have been no issue for a week now. Finger crossed.
Summary As with a lot of other house-holds the addition of wireless devices has exploded exponentially. Google Smart TV, Apple TV, 4 laptops, 2 desktops, wireless printer, 3 cellphones, PS3, iPads, iPods has burdened the bandwidth of my old wireless router to the point non-function. Drops connections were a frequent occurrence for my old D-link router. The n600 DB has addressed those issues and more. No drop connections and lightning streaming. No buffering on HD content. WOW. Its like dial-up and broadband in comparison. Perfect stocking stuffer for me and the family. No more "Dad fix my iPad" :)
Pros RANGE-UPSTAIRS/DOWNSTAIRS SIGNAL STRENGTH AWESOME.
NOT BAD PRICE AT 69.99
Cons CONSIDERING I'M A NOVICE, NONE SO FAR BUT WOULD BELIEVE AN I.T. PROFESSIONAL COULD FIND PLENTY OF FLAWS. OTHERWISE, STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE MAXIMUM CAPABILITIES OF THIS UNIT.
Summary WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMEND FOR HOME USE. HAVE NOT USED FOR GAMING.
Pros USB connectivity for printers, HDD, thumb drives; dual-band; easy-to-navigate web interface; nice, simple software utility for application access.
Cons No gigabit ports; USB connection slow and sometimes inaccessible; USB only accessible from one network computer at a time; wireless range not the best; occasionally resets
Summary Great, low-cost router for home and small office networking. Dual-band wireless connectivity helps prevent traffic congestion. Easy-to-use interface great for novices; somewhat lacking in features for more advanced usage. Media Mover feature allows music streaming to other network devices, like smart TVs, set-top boxes, and other media equipment; however, the somewhat slow interface causes some breaks in the stream buffer. USB port a welcome option, especially on such a low-priced device. I would recommend this router to anyone new or inexperienced with home networking, and definitely worth the $70 price tag.
Pros Dual Band
USB Connectivity and DLNA Support
Heck, even the cables come connected already. EASY setup
Performance is OUTSTANDING!
Cons Only works for 5 minutes and then it seizes. I spent hours on the phone with technical support. Support is overseas and they speak poor English and can only work through a script. I had two defective units back to back. No software updates, I'm sure i
Summary Belkin may be on to something, but hold off until they run the bugs out. Unfortunately, I need my internet to run more than 5 minutes at a time.