Pros I can't really find anything good about this product really.
Cons The software bundle is bad, It doesn't work well at all on Win 7 and the Router Monitor keeps on screwing up my WLAN setting & Networks, I have no idea why you would need the router monitor software installed anyway, It has basically no functionality
Summary It can't do anything promised, Belkin support don't even know this product and how it works.
And why would you need a software like Vuze to manage torrents, it should be built in to the router
Please don't do the same mistake as I did.
Pros Advertised Features are great - Print server, media server, torrent genie, 3 separate wireless channels etc etc
Cons Crappy firmware keeps on resetting and built in ADSL modem stops responding. And then once a month, it crashes so badly that i have to take it to tech customer service and get it replaced. They have replaced my hardware 2 times in last 4 months.
Summary Extremeny crappy firmware, which crashes and then the router goes dead and has to be replaced. Thanks to the 3 year guarantee in India. Belkin should do a product recall if they have any respect for their customers
Pros Nothing! It is worthless!
Cons I have to reset the router every time I go to use it. I have called their customer support 5 times and they can not fix any of the problems with it!
Summary My network is very slow when I get on my computer a lot. Everytime I want to get online I have to pull the power on the back of the router, and then plug it back in. After it reboots my internet speed and signal are fine. I bought this unit because it has the "wireless print feature" built in it. I have tried using this to print wirelessly and it does not work. After 3 tech support calls, they tell me that my new Lexmark all in one printer is not compatible. The other 2 tech support calls were because my signal was low from the router even if I was in the same room, and my internet was slow. The tell me that the problem was THE BELKIN SOFTWARE that came with my router! I had to uninstall the program from my laptop. This made the signal level higher, but did not fix the problem where I constantly have to reset the unit .I have reinstalled my linksys router since and had no more problems.
Pros I only need one box instead of my old N Wireless Router and seperate ADSL2+ modem
Cons Poor signal strength
Resets to wrong settings by itself
Not user friendly
Backup feature pops up every 2 minutes asking if i want to delete the old files
Doesn't like connecting to another wireless router so blocks the internet connection on both
Summary I have had no end of issues with the entire package which are:
1. The software locked me out of using my works wireless
2. The Router keeps reverting back to a different ISP's setting so I cant connect ot the internet and it takes 20 minutes to re-configure.
3. My first one completely died when it tried to update the hardware as it requested
4. For some reason it does not like my Outlook and causes connection issues that means I continuously send the same email from my Outbox but it does not think it has sent so resends.
5. Cant add another external wirelss router as it blocks internat connection
6.The connection to the inteernet says its faster than my ISP's modem but it runs very slow.
Pros If it made sense to hate an inanimate object, then the Belkin Play router is the one to hate. It give you something to focus your hostilities on, possibly promoting world peace.
Cons This router has cost me countless hours of frustration in trying to get it to work consistently. My son has yet to be able to log into the internet with it, and none of our gaming devices will work.
Summary Bottom line: it comes loaded with non-functional features, and is needlessly complicated to set up. I've set up many a wireless router and network, and this router has me completely stumped. It just does not work.