13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
, December 15, 2011
This review is from: Belkin N300 Wireless N Router (Latest Generation) (Personal Computers)
This is hands-down one of the worst pieces of computer equipment I have ever purchased. I was feeling cheap and needed to replace a old dead router so I ended up with this. Bad decision. Aside from the lack of features that I was used to in even the most boring routers from other companies, the N300 is pretty bad at routing. After spending a few hours over the course of a week fiddling with advanced settings and trying to get it to do what I wanted (which is to say, broadcast a wireless network at speeds hopefully greater than dialup), I threw up my hands and decided that I would solve all its problems with a power cycle. Great. Now every time the internet stops working (which is alarmingly regular across the innumerable different configurations I've tried) I have to go over and toggle the power strip. It's the only thing that gets it to work properly again (aside from occasional factory resets that I do in the hope that doing the bare minimum configuration might work -- nope).
I'm sitting literally adjacent to the router right now, struggling to load up the Amazon page for it while I write this review. Aside from another laptop (whose owner gave up and decided to plug in with an ethernet cable -- at least those work, most of the time) there's no one using the router. Different channels? No dice. Obstacles in the way? None. It barely reaches two rooms over, and it's supposed to be N? You're kidding me.
The value of the time wasted trying to get this router to cooperate with even the simplest demand has far, far exceeded what I saved not buying a real router. Don't ever, ever buy this one.
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