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38 of 38 humans found the following review helpful.
Great price for a outstanding router
By J. Maxon
The set up for this router was exceedingly simple. Plug the device into a power outlet and Modem, boot up your computer, toss the included disk in, follow a few instructions, and you’re set.
During the setup, a Router Monitoring program is installed. This gives you quick and easy access to choices must you wish to access more progressed setings. It is not necessary if you stick to the default.
I had antecedently attempted to installing a Buffalo WZR-HP-G300NH, which was highly commended to me by friends who have applied it successfully. After closely pulling out all my hair, I ended up returning the device. For numerous reason the wireless signal would not detect properly. I returned it as commended by Buffalo support and tried another. Same issue, so I sent the second back as well.
From there I went with a D-Link DIR-655. It took a lot of tweaking and manual channel switching before it would work, but at least it worked.
After hooking up the Belkin N150, I was amazed to see that, after following the setup instructions, it was up and running! I with great success connected my MyTouch 4G phone, iPad 2, and Gateway laptop. I didn’t have to tweak anything. Oddly sufficient it likewise had a more inviolable signal than my D-Link DIR-655 (which has three antennas). All the appliances gave me 4bars at the furthermost emplacement in the house, where the D-Link DIR-655 oftentimes moves down to three or lower.
Out of curiosity, I checked the internet speed amid the Belkin N150 and D-Link DIR-655. The D-Link DIR-655 gave me a download speed of 7414kbps with a 1417kbps upload speed. The Belkin N150 gave me a 8785kbps download speed with a 1140kbps upload speed (I employed the integra Telecom speed test and have Comcast as my internet provider). This tells me that their internet speed is gorgeous much the same, as the speed tests in ordinary tend to vacillate a bit.
One negative regarding the Belkin N150 is that the LAN ports on the back are only 10/100 whereas the D-Link DIR-655 is 10/100/1000. That said, for the price, I was exceedingly impressed with the Belkin N150 and will be recommending it to friends and family who are looking for a good buy.
16 of 16 persons found the following review helpful.
Not perfective for everyone, but surely posing no difficulty to install than most wireless routers
By Andrea L. Polk
I’ve been using this router: Cisco-Linksys WRT54G2 Wireless-G Broadband Router for the past five years, with a few difficultnesses relating to security settings, installation and reliability. Thus, I was nervous to mess with a home network that was ‘currently’ working well, but when the Amazon Vine program offered me the prospect to undertake out the Belkin N150 Wireless N Router I thought I’d give it a go. This router promised an easy installation, and as I have experience a great deal of difficult ones, I knew I’d know if it genuinely was ‘easy’ or not.
One of the negatives for this product was without delay apparent – poor setup directions. Yes, if you may look at a picture and figure things out, you’ll get the gist, but it’s not what I would call clear. The manual is on the included CD, but since that’s step 3 according to the minimal instructions, you’d not recognise that by just a glimpse.
Following the pictures it’s a plug things in; AC to the wall and into the back of the router, with 10/100 connections (4 of them) on the back of the router and one marked ‘modem’, being self explanitory. Since this is the low-end of the Belkin offerings, don’t suppose anything fancy, but in truth, that may be why this is as close to a plug n’ play router as any I’ve ever seen. That ease of use is it is biggest syndication point to me.
Once the router is plugged in, it’s time to put the enclosed CD in the computer’s drive. The set-up seems to finish speedily – 3 minutes or so – and then comes to a screen that says ‘Click to Get Connected’. From there the router attempts to connect with your modem. Mine is the Motorola SB6120 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 eXtreme Broadband Cable Modem, and apparently the two gadgets don’t commune well, at least at first.
After the software attempted assorted times to connect the router to the modem, supplying up solutions to undertake on the screen on my desktop, it was the resetting of the modem by unplugging it is AC power for 15 seconds and then powering it back up, that in the long run did the trick. Finally the prospect to enter the SSID (network name) and password – both are on the bottom of the router and likewise on a tag attached to it – came up. Advanced settings are also an option here, but if you are unfamiliar with networking, no need to mess with it. The router has a firewall and is set up with WPA/WPA2 security type settings.
Following the connection being made, the software wanted to update to the most recent firmware. I did that update, which took 3 minutes to finish on my Windows 7 machine.
The entire installation of software and connecting to the modem took me 30 minutes. That’s much more immediate than any of the other four routers I’ve installed in my home previously, and other than talking with the modem, things went off without a hitch. I then went to my laptop and inserted the CD, installing the necessary drivers and security on it within 3 minutes. Two Roku’s, an iTouch, a Nintendo DS an Android phone and a Wii, all accepted the network password, effortlessly networking my household.
Prior to adding this router I had internet speeds by way of cable of 19 to 15 mbps downloading. The addition of this router to the set up boosted the speed on my home network regarding 20 percent, loading web pages more quickly. Since all the gadgets are not ‘N’, it’s not at it is peak of performance, but it seems stable and quick following installation.
This is always an issue, and something in the ‘advanced’ settings that I in all likelihood will look into more in the coming days. For now I’m satisfied with the WPA/WPA2 security, and the way the Belkin router ships, you couldn’t ask for an having little impact way to get novices connected than by having the pre-set SSID Network name and password proprietary to each router. The idea simplified installation and setting up the connections with devices, but the short password is a minor concern for me.
This in truth is the easiest to set up wireless router I’ve ever encountered. I think it’s perfective for any individual with basic wireless needs (surfing, watching TV, emailing), but not ultra-fast internet speeds. Check out the other gimmicks in the Belkin line for the ones commended for heavier useage. It seems to have good range and offer good data transfer speeds. It’s as close to plug n’ play as you’ll get with such a device, and so the true test will be in it is durability and security strength.
Overall I’d commend it. The price is very inexpensive for a wireless router which is good, but keep in mind it’s simple in terms of features – which is good for some, and not right for others.
I’ve been running this router in my home for over a week now. Internet speeds (wired and wireless) are fast and reliable. Only one issue has come up with my wireless printer, which is a HP Officejet Pro 8500A Wireless e-All-in-One (CM755A#B1H). The printer which worked flawlessly prior to the addition of this wireless router on my network, now has ‘hic-ups’ in performance. Sometimes it doesn’t print, even with the proper network info installed. I have Windows search for a new printer, then install it again to get things running until the next time. This was irksome until I cleared out all the printers listed in the Control Panel of Windows 7, and then had the PC search for printers (I have 2). I freshly installed both, and at least for now… knock on wood… no issues printing. Hope it holds!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
By Heather Gonzalez
Amazing router, works great!! My internet provider is Time Warner Cable Road Runner and with this router i get 10mbps with no problem, the set up is very EASY just plug the yellow cable(ethernet) to your modem and that’s it belkin do the “magic”, i have a PS3, Wii, 2 iPhones, 1 Blackberry, 1 Notebook and 1 iMac connected in my network and this router do a GREAT job!, in truth actually buy this router, why remunerate 60 or 80Dlls for another router if this for 29.99 do a outstanding job.
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