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2.4 out of 5 stars
Belkin F7D1301 Wireless Router
Price:$12.49 + Free shipping
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on September 12, 2010
Please save your time and money; stay away from this router! I've used several routers over the years none have failed this bad. I've been on an older Cisco router for a while and thought it was time to upgrade to the newer N wireless standard, since my macbook supports it. I was looking for something cheap and found this. I thought it would be an upgrade over the older router, I was wrong! It dropped the connection every 15-20 minutes, something I never had an issue with before. I read that turning the WPS off might help in this regard. So I tried, it worked for an hour or so and then finally died, no signal, nothing. All this within 24 hours. Returned it and am now back on my old router. I figured I'll do the research before getting another new one. This is my first review on amazon; I just feel compelled to let others know how low the quality is on these.
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on February 10, 2011
Almost every time I want to connect to the internet I have to reset my router. It gets extremely frustration! I check quite often hoping that there will be a firmware update to rectify the matter, but no luck. I have tried calling the customer service number, but that gets almost as frustrating. They have not been very helpful when I have talked to them. I even had my boyfriend call since he knows more about these sorts of things, but after an hour on the phone he couldn't get anywhere either. When trying to watch a movie on netflix the signal almost always drops, even though the roku is literally two inches from the router. Yes, it is very easy to setup, but in hindsight I would be more than willing to go through a complicated setup process if the router actually worked consistently!
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on October 11, 2010
Belkin is never one to make good routers. I've owned one in the past before experiencing this one. They both have difficulty keeping a signal, to the point where they need to be reset at least 10 times a day, no exaggeration. They cannot make a router to save their lives, and I would advise anyone to stay away from this brand and go for TP-Link or Linksys.

The signal strength for this particular model is awful, mostly because there is no external antenna. This is a must, unless your router is on the top floor. The setup was easy, but that was they only plus about this router. I returned it to Best Buy and now have a TP-Link Lite N router that I found new online for only $16. No dropouts, superb signal strength, all around fantastic. Stick with them instead.
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on August 6, 2010
I picked this lil'gem up last night, from an electronics big box store -- after a similar tiered Netgear failed. It was as easy to setup as any other consumer router. Where this router really shines is in the organization of it's "setup/settings console" -- it was far easier to configure than my previous device: Netgear WGR614 Wireless-G Router.

My only qualm with the thing, is that at first installation the wifi had a longer range but has since settled into about a third of its initial coverage.After some research it seems this is a heating issue as when the router is cool it reaches further.

Overall this device does what its supposed to and the price isn't bad(even at MSRP).
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on December 29, 2010
This isn't the best wireless router around, in fact it could be one of the worst. Older laptop models have a more difficult time with this router. It has a terrible signal strength to the point where you have to be really close to it to receive a connection without having to constantly reset it or without using an Ethernet cable. (Which kind of defeats its purpose.) Even with a newer laptop, it's still a bad router. I find myself constantly resetting the connection because I keep losing it. From what I've heard Belkin doesn't make good wireless routers, so don't be surprised it this router doesn't reach your expectations.
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on October 11, 2010
wow, what a joke of a wireless router. first of all, setup was a pain. the password that came with the router didn't work, so i had to spend close to an hour on the phone with someone from a foreign land (reading from scripts, not actually speaking like a human)in order to make it function. then, when it was finally connected, i discovered that if i left the room the router was located in, the signal was dropped entirely! couldn't even go into the hallway! what is the point of a wireless router that doesn't even permit you to use it in your living room?! just get a netgear wireless-g. same price, MUCH better performance.
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on September 21, 2010
I took a chance on this router despite the negative reviews as a quick cheap replacement. I had no problems getting this router up and going but I really havent had this with any router I used. BUT this router would constantly lose connection, requiring a restart, I'd say a couple times every hour. I am a software engineer and an all round techie yet even I couldnt get this thing to behave. The $30 linksys (forgot the model) I replaced this with has been going strong for nearly a month now without a single problem.
So in short, DO NOT BUY THIS!
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on April 2, 2015
As a basic WiFi router, this model does the job. It's not the fastest, doesn't have a greatest feature set, and range is a bit limited by its lack of an external antenna, but for a home office or small apartment, it works fine. I used mine in a 1,375 sq ft single story house with adequate results. It was positioned in a bedroom and provided about 3/4 of full signal in the living room, 25 ft away, through one wall. Setup and configuration are easy and reliability has been good.
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on November 24, 2013
This is my first wireless router and works great for my needs. I have a PC, netbook, smart phone, tablet, wireless printer, and Wii using it in my (small) home. Is it the best router on the market? No, probably not, but I have had great luck with it, especially with the netbook (which is what I use primarily). It never drops a connection on the Wii, netbook, or smart phone. The tablet does drop occasionally while I'm streaming music and I can't connect with any other devices while I'm using the Wii, which is why I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5. I guess I'm the exception, but I love this router. (It's super easy to install, too.)
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on July 24, 2013
I sincerely regret buying this product. With all the trouble it has caused me, I should have just spent more money on a router that actually WORKS. It is CONSTANTLY dropping the signal, as in several times per day. Some days, it will drop the signal every 5 minutes. It is ridiculous. At first, I thought it was my internet service provider. However, after troubleshooting with them for over an hour, we confirmed that the problem is with the Belkin router. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS ROUTER!
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