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Belkin F9K1113 AC1200 Dual Band Wireless AC+ Gigabit Router

  • Up to 2.8X faster than N Technology
  • New level of performance for reliability and coverage
  • Compatible with 'N' & 'G' technology
  • Dual-band for multiple device, multiple movie streaming

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Belkin AC 1200 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Router


The Belkin AC 1200 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Router offers a new level of reliability, speed and coverage for all your Wi-Fi devices. Now the whole family can watch shows and play games online with tablets, smartphones, or Smart TV – all at the same time.

AC is next-generation Wi-Fi, providing greatly improved coverage and speeds up to 2.8x faster than traditional N routers*. AC Wi-Fi signals travel faster and farther than the current standard and with Belkin's Simple Start installation is easy and quick - just use a smartphone, tablet or computer to set up your router. The Belkin AC 1200 also enhances mobile device performance, and works seamlessly with Wi-Fi ‘N’ and ‘G’ devices. Get the most out of all your wireless devices and take home networking to the next level with the Belkin AC 1200 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Router.

* Up to 2.8x faster physical data rate when compared to 802.11n Wi-Fi routers using two antennas to transmit and receive data. Actual speeds will vary depending on a number of factors. In order to achieve the best performance, router must be used with a compatible wireless device.



Up to 2.8x Faster Than N Technology*

Optimized performance for a new level of speed and reliable coverage to all your Wi-Fi devices.

Dual-Band Speed

Get the fastest dual-band speeds for video streaming and gaming—up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 867Mbps (5GHz)† for delivering maximum speed to multiple devices.

Simple Start

Easy setup in minutes. Browser-based window uses your smartphone, tablet or computer to install your router in just minutes.

Uninterrupted HD Movie Streaming

Belkin’s proprietary Intellistream QoS (Quality of Service) automatically prioritizes video and gaming.

High-Powered Signal

Exclusive MultiBeam antenna technology provides maximum coverage virtually anywhere in the home.

Parental Control

Blocks unsafe and inappropriate content automatically for all the devices on your network.

Backwards Compatible

Works seamlessly with ‘N’ and ‘G’ Wi-Fi devices.

Four Gigabit Ports

Connect multiple wired devices at gigabit speeds.

*Up to 2.8x faster physical data rate when compared to 802.11n Wi-Fi routers using two antennas to transmit and receive data. Actual speeds will vary depending on a number of factors. In order to achieve the best performance, router must be used with a compatible wireless device.
†The standard transmission rates—300Mbps or 867Mbps (for 5GHz), 300Mbps (for 2.4GHz), 54Mbps, and 11Mbps—are the physical data rates. Actual data throughput will be lower and may depend on the mix of wireless products used.



What's in the Box

  • AC1200 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Router
  • Power Supply
  • Networking Cable

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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3 out of 5 eggsSimple to setup

Pros: The router installed very quickly and setup was very fast. The Belkin came already setup with 3 wireless networks and a card with the passwords for each attached to the base. All of the included cords came already plugged in right out of the box to aid in its simplicity. Simple enough that someone without any expertise in networking could get it hooked up without too many troubles. I like the design of it as it has a small footprint and it's black so it blends in nicely wherever I decide to place it. The default settings work well for most things and it is pretty stable. Push button setup works well and the built in media server is a nice feature as well. As soon as you get it all hooked up and open a web browser it'll take you directly to the routers configuration page and the automatic setup worked perfectly from there to get everything setup and functioning. Comes with built in antivirus and other apps.

Cons: I feel the price is a bit high for this router. It does perform well but even at it's max it can be easily outpaced by a cheaper router. I couldn't get either one of my PS3 consoles to connect to it while on default settings but all my other devices had no trouble. Occasionally our phones would get kicked off the network only to reconnect automatically after a few seconds. The lack of external antennas cut down on the range quite a bit compared to others with them exposed and adjustable. The glossy black casing shows scratches and dust pretty bad.

Other Thoughts: I gave this router 3 eggs because of its high price, lack of external antennas, and comparable speed of competing models. This is a great choice of router for someone that knows very little about networking and I believe that they would be able to install it with the simple instructions provided and get a decent network running. I'd pay extra for an easy to setup router if I didn't have the ability to modify it on my own so this is a good choice for some of you out there. I had my brother hook it up just to test how easy I thought it was to install for someone that knows nothing about it, and he didn't have to ask me anything and was able to get the network running strong.

I compare this router to my TP-Link Archer C9 which is almost in a different league for less money. It has 3 very large antennas that move around and nearly double the transfer rates along with a power switch and a button to turn the radio on and off. If this Belkin was cheaper it'd be a great choice, but for the money I'd have to make a different choice assuming you know how to setup your network.

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4 out of 5 eggsOkay wifi router

Pros: This device is small but packed with features, it is black with internal antennas so it should blend into a lot of environments easily. The white routers tend to stand out like a sore thumb. This is the middle range device from Belkin

4 gig ports to connect your devices
A USB port its version 2.0, but it should work fine for most things you would use it for like a printer.
They include a decent length network cable. I have seen so many routers with like a 1 foot cable just barely long enough to plug It into a laptop and just thought, what a useless thing to include.

Setup was very easy, you can use a tablet or phone to connect to it wirelessly for the setup. I think it is well suited for most anyone to use.
The LED light brightness can be adjusted so you get to decide how bright you want them, this is really nice as some routers will blind you with how bright they are.

Power brick is well thought out it has a sideways orientation so it won't block both power ports if it is installed in the top

Cons: Can't be wall mounted, this may not be an issue for some, but be aware of it
Must stand up, can't lay it flat.
Price - I really feel they are asking too much money
And here is the real con and the reason I took a star away - limited range
I live in a 2 story house and this unit leaves dead zones where connectivity is intermittent, this could be because of other WiFi signals around me, but I have used other units that do not have this issue. I realize this is their midrange device, but the price I think warrants more power

Other Thoughts: In general this is a good device, but I think there are other wifi routers in the same price range that will have better range.

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4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Parental Control

Pros: As a mid range router, this Belkin AC1200 router has been a very pleasant surprise. It offers some features usually reserved for high end routers and another very useful feature I've never seen before.

This Belkin AC1200 is a dual band router with 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports and a single USB 2.0 port. It supports up to 867 Mb/sec on the 5 Ghz and 300 Mb/sec on the 2.4 Ghz.

The USB 2.0 port performs as well as you would expect. It's primary function is to offer network access to your home printer or your media library via external hard drive. The best you can expect from the USB 2.0 port is roughly 30 MB/sec sustained transfer speeds. Which is typically enough to stream nearly any type of media with uncompressed ultra HD 4K video being the sole exception.

Wireless performance is pretty good. As long as you're in range, signal stability is reliable. Even for multiple sources. There is also a guest network you can enable, which provides limited access to your network.

Router setup is quick and basic. Just plug In your router and connect to it via any device you've got on hand with the supplied credentials on the bottom of the router. It will automatically initiate basic router setup. Once you've chosen your routers name and password, you can leave settings at default, which will be good enough for most people, and get to streaming Netflix, YouTube or whatever is your hearts desire. Or, if you prefer, you can configure advanced router settings.

This router has a host of advanced features you wouldn't ordinarily expect to find on a mid range priced router. The Intellistream feature is mainly bandwidth prioritization for media. Your router will run a speed test to determine your networks capabilities, then when it detects a program or app associated with critical bandwidth requirement to maintain your streaming, it will prioritize your networks bandwidth so that the program will get enough bandwidth to continue smooth playback or maintain low latency.

You can also view any device connected to your network and deny access if you like. There is a remote access feature with which you can specify from where you will be able to remotely access your router and network. You can configure it for access from specific IPs or any location. There is a self healing feature where you can set a specific day and time for your router to automatically reset and refresh all your connections. You can also configure settings for your firewall, wireless bands, guest network and media storage like you would be able to with any ordinary router.

The media server feature works pretty much like it would with any router with that feature, where you can map network drives on any connected device. But there is also an app you can download to your smart phone that will allow you to access and play your connected media from anywhere. There is also a program you can download, there's a link in the routers setup page, to interact with your network printer. Although, there could possibly be an issue with their software. On the Belkin support page it states that the software only supports Win 8 and earlier. With Mac it's osX 10.8 and earlier.

Another neat feature allows you to adjust the brightness of the routers LED status lights by specific days and times.

The most useful and surprising thing about this router is the Norton Connect Safe Web Filter. I've never seen this feature with any previous router I've had any experience with and there have been many. It has the potential to be an extremely useful feature. It pretty much acts like an anti-virus and parental control combined. It has 3 different security levels. From low, which just watches for viruses and spyware. Medium, which has the same security as low but also blocks XXX content. The highest level does all that and blocks pretty much any type of mature content. From violence, cults, gambling and hate to illicit substances, alcohol and tobacco. The way it works is, each requested site is quickly checked against Norton's database for your selected filter. As a parent, I am extremely pleased with this feature. Every other router I have ever configured , that offered parental control, made you do all the work. You would have to input specific web pages that you would want blocked and it certainly didn't act as an anti-virus in addition to that basic service.

One simple thing that I was happy about was the orientation of the power adapter. Most companies don't put much thought into how their power adapter is laid out. In this case Belkin gives us a side ways facing power adapter. So the plug itself blocks as few outlets as possible on a power strip or wall outlet. Depending on the strip or outlet, it may not block any with this design.

This router has IPv6 support to safe guard against future problems.

Cons: This routers range leaves something to be desired, despite the "Ultimate Range" rating given to it by Belkin. There are no external antennas, which may limit the range in any particularly desired direction. As you can't aim your antennas where you want your signal to go.

I live in an area pretty much devoid of human life. The closest neighbor lives about 1/4 mile away. So overlapping wireless signals on any given channel isn't the cause of my range issues. Inside my house, the signal is strong from one end to the other. But the 2.4 Ghz band doesn't extend far beyond the walls of my home, which admittedly isn't very big. In defense of Belkin, the range of this router is on par with 90% of the routers I've tested over the years. Very few routers offer truly outstanding range. So this routers range may not be great, but it is average.

This routers cosmetic appearance isn't particularly appealing. It has a glossy finish, prone to finger prints and smudging. Although, if you have a narrow spot on a book shelf, this router will fit in perfectly and barely be visible.

Other Thoughts: All things considered, I am very pleased with this router. The price is a bit high for a router that doesn't have outstanding range, but all other aspects of this router have been excellent in my opinion. I previously had a very expensive high end router, but I intend to permanently replace it with this router because I am so fond of the Norton Connect Safe Web Filter. If you have kids and you're having trouble monitoring what they're getting into on the internet, then this router offers a one time purchase to help solve that problem. Just like it says on the box, this is really a great router for streaming media. I have Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, Xbox Live, Playstation Plus, Steam Network Streaming and more and more. Inside my home they all work flawlessly.

I am giving this router 4 Eggs. If it was a bit less expensive and if the wireless range was a bit better I would give it 5 Eggs. But as I was so satisfied with it, I can't see rating it any lower than 4.

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4 out of 5 eggsEasy to Set Up and Great for Home Users

Pros: *Setup is easy. I was up and running with just a few settings made within a couple of minutes.
*Coverage through the house is good and what I expected from previous using Belkin routers previously. No issues getting 3 bars on my smartphone behind 3 walls in my living room.
*Compared to my last router me and my wife have noticed the speed increase on our smartphones and tablest. It also works very well with our Chromecast and game consoles throughout the house. All in all, a very solid performance.
*2 Year Limited Warranty

Cons: *Only 90 days technical support
*It did restart once by itself within 2 weeks time span.

Other Thoughts: It's a good router and one that will meet the needs of most people. It's really easy to use and set up, so the average person will be up and running with it in under 5 minutes, but probably half that time. This isn't a cheap router, nor a top of the line, but it will be a very good option for most. The only reason I docked an egg is because I feel it should be priced a little less. The 2-Year Limited Warranty is a great piece of mind but it only comes with 90 days of live technical support. I would have been nice to see that extended to at least a year. That said the ease of set up and use along with great performance is enough to warrant your consideration as your next router purchase.

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2 out of 5 eggsNot ready for prime time.

Pros: I started to test it between two high end Windows 10 computers, not connected to the internet, transferring between two RAMdrives that can read and write over 9.4GB/sec. For wired, I used high quality 6' factory made Cat 6 (not Cat5/e) cables, and gigabit ports on the computer, latest drivers. No data was sent through any keystones, patch panels, or other house wiring was used. (thus I can assure you there is minimal bottleneck in system). AKA ***This is as fast as it gets.***

One large file = 118MB/sec (this is 945 mbits)
Thousands of Medium files = 93MB/sec (749 mbits)
Tens of thousands of Tiny files = 3.85 MB/sec (31 mbits)

WIRELESS AC Single point (“Connected” @ 867 mbits) Same Room.

Large single file = 12.0 MB/sec (this is 96mbits)
Medium files = 10.2 MB/sec (82mbits)
Tiny files = 1.28 MB/sec (10 mbits)

All you have to do is go to to set it up. No registration, etc. That’s nice. And they don’t force you to go through a wizard.

Cons: I had a lot of problems with this router. First of all, I couldn’t change the IP of the device without bricking it. Hard reset is the only thing that will “fix” it. After far too many emails, screenshots and and phone calls they came up with a workaround: In order to change the IP address, without it bricking, I had to factor reset it, go to, then go to Dashboard > Connection Type > and change it to “Local Pass-Through Only“ THEN I could change the IP address. I feel this was a workaround and not a fix. The firmware is a few years old, which strikes me as odd for such a problem filled router. Here are some of the other things I noted:

*The wireless speeds are pretty slow, probably the one of the slowest I’ve ever tested.

*Also, acting as a second routers, without the WAN port populated with a modem, the router always things “We think there's a wiring problem.“ even though internet is flowing right through it as normal.

*There is a USB port on the back for printers or USB storage. And indeed “belkin.760_Media Server” pops right up in Windows 10. however you can’t use the USB as a NAS. You can’t write to it and the only files you can see are music photos or videos. With other routers being able to write to the USB, I would fault this one. It also can’t seem to stream from the USB, it copies the entire file to your host computer then it will play it. What’s the point?

*You can’t use the following features unless it’s FIRST router in your system: “Optional software”, “Registration” “Please return here once this router is connected to the Internet.” Whopse. That’s a bug. Firmware updater page works fine, so I know the router knows it has internets.

*Could not seem to set the time past January 31, 1970,

*The router is set to automatically reboot every week at 3:30AM. This is probably a good idea for a non-reliable router.

Other Thoughts: With lackluster wifi speeds, weak USB capabilities, and lots of problems, I would not recommend this router. Go read on Wikipedia about Belkin’s practices about networking products. Kind of a shady. Linksys bought them, but they are still separate companies. Maybe at half the price, or if you could DDWRT on it, then it may be just fine.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Darrell,

The time you've spent in writing this review is greatly appreciated and your comments are valued. We appreciate the good points that you've seen on the router. However, we would like to address the challenges that you're experiencing with the product. Allow us to gather more details and to help you check the unit. You may send us an email at along with your contact details and the link to this review so we can further assist.

We'll wait for your response.


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3 out of 5 eggsBroadcom reliability, ease of administration

Pros: This is a device for the person who wants a media server built into a router, but does not want any sort of geeky administration tools or custom firmware. Given that, its Pros are that the web UI is simple, understandable, and limited in customization and in potential for failure.

Something that should be considered a Pro, but isn't currently bearing out, is that the hardware is Broadcom. Belkin now owns LinkSys, who owns the capital behind Broadcom development. If a better performance level comes through firmware updates, then it becomes a significant positive.

The built-in media server is a version of Twonky, and is particularly well-adapted for its usage scenario. In total, you just plug in your USB device with media files, and it appears as a DLNA server on all your compatible devices. You can also install a companion app on your phone or tablet, and you are good to go.

The Web UI has nothing that might be difficult to understand. Things that would be considered 'Advanced' are accessible by scrolling down below the default view into another panel labeled 'Advanced'. If you don't want to configure anything at all, you don't even have to open this UI - just plug it in and use the provided WPA key.

Wireless Beamforming, so the longer you use it with any stationary device, the more locked-in you become. Great for TVs! It actually works well.

Cons: Performance isn't really on par with other Broadcom-based devices I use or manage. Though this one is proprietary, I personally prefer Broadcom routers that support custom firmware, because it isn't unusual for a company to stop providing firmware updates as soon as a model iteration ceases. LinkSys has been better than most, and from what I've seen, Belkin has only lengthened the support window for consumer devices. Because of this, I will go ahead and leave half that egg in place in anticipation of better proprietary firmware coming soon. < -1/2 egg>

Single USB port is 2.0, which limits usage through the media server to a single client for video, and 2-3 at most for music. < -1/2 egg>

No external antennae, thus no manual tuning beyond positioning the device itself. < -1 egg>

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this for the person who wants AC wireless for media consuming devices plus media server capability. If you want raw performance, look elsewhere.

Bundled Norton software may lead some to think that this unit may be more secure by using it, and that it is value-added. Don't be deceived. It is garbage. There is no added value.

The disparity in pricing between the manufacturer website and here is noteworthy...

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Clayton,

Your detailed feedback on our product is appreciated and we always take our customers' feedback into consideration when improving our products. Feel free to contact us at for questions, suggestions, or Belkin assistance. Please include your contact details, location, and the link to this review for reference.


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3 out of 5 eggsSimple product, performance somewhat lacking

Pros: - Gigabit
- Small form factor
- Great packaging
- Easy to use interface

Cons: - Slower than other AC routers at a similar price point
- Even though my wifi adapter showed I was connected at over 800 mb, actual throughput was no better than a wireless N router with bonded 5 ghz channels. Large file transfers at close range were choppy at best with spikes of no higher than 12-15 mbps. On other AC routers from Cisco, Linksys, Xirrus, and Asus I never have had these same spikes. I was on the current firmware as of 1-4-15.
- Advanced options somewhat lacking

Other Thoughts: While not my favorite product ever, it really is simple and enough for most home users. At this price point, I would really rather have the Asus platform, however. To date it is by far my favorite interface with lots of advanced features.

Belkin in the past has put out some products I haven't been a fan of but I do admit that this one is better than most. Hopefully their acquisition of Linksys helps them develop more higher end products.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi David H.,

We appreciate you taking your time in sharing with us your detailed review for the Belkin F9K1113. We understand you've had some difficulty with this and we would like to assist you in having this unit to work as expected. Make sure its firmware is up to date. In case you haven't updated it yet, you may download the firmware from this link:

Email us at should you need further assistance. Kindly include the link to this review.


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3 out of 5 eggsOk, but for its price range it is outclassed by its competition

Pros: Menu is very simple to use, has lots of options, as any other advanced router, such as port forwarding, parental controls, Norton ConnectSafe, Media Center etc.

When testing speeds directly connected to the LAN port it worked just as good as any other router. Once we switched to WIFI there were some noticeable differences (refer to con section).

Belkin AC1200 (LAN)
Download 79.25
Upload 81.32

Belkin AC1200 (5Ghz)
Download 81.46
Upload 53.70

Belkin AC1200 (2.4Ghz)
Download 28.82
Upload 31.26

Download 80.10
Upload 79.17
WRT1200AC (5Ghz)
Download 83.36
Upload 77.99

WRT1200AC (2.4Ghz)
Download 50.59
Upload 30.23

All of my tests were on Verizon FIOS internet connection at 75Mbps Download/75Mbps Upload.

Cons: Under 5Ghz it could not keep up the supported speeds as well as other routers in its class.

Under 2.4Ghz speeds it could not keep the download nor upload up as fast as other routers in its class.

USB Port is only 2.0, which there are routers in its price range that now come with USB 3.0 ports for the extra speeds that are needed for a decent Media center.

No options for a VPN.

No FTP Server.

Other Thoughts: Router has a self-healing feature which reboots it on a schedule you select. Why would a router need to reboot itself unless there are issues? This feature seems odd to me!

For the price range I am a bit disappointed in the router. I think the menu design is original and makes it easy to get around but it seems like they were too busy adding features into it instead of making features work to standards or above standards.

The bottom line, the most important two features on any router using the WIFI is the Download and Upload speeds. Everything else outside of that is pure gravy!

Manufacturer Response:

Hi David M.,

The time you spent in making this comprehensive review for the Belkin F9K1113 is truly appreciated. We understand you have encountered some challenges with the router and we're here to help you in getting the router to properly work with your Internet Service Provider. We recommend that you update the firmware of your router to the latest version. You may download it here:

Let us know should you need further assistance. Email us at along with the link to this review.


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3 out of 5 eggsIt works well but has some strange issues.

Pros: Overall the setup and use of this router was extremely fast and simple. It looks great and getting it up and running was easy, as should just about any other router on the market. The speed is pretty good on this router when in range, and the wired switching is able to keep up with my busy home network.

The web UI is easy to work through, doesn't seem too cluttered and is fast to change basic settings.

Cons: As others have pointed out, it's strange seeing a device without SSL on the login. Not a major concern for most people but lacking encryption on web traffic to the management port is a huge negative for me.

The router also has somewhat of a problem with range, falling much shorter than my previous two routers and carrying only weak signals to the furthest reaches of the house. Speed was great up close to the router but it falls short rather quickly.

I also ran into issues with heat on this router, something that I haven't had an issue with in a while. I'm guessing it's intended to sit on a table or shelf on it's own and it was designed to have the most surface area touching circulating air, however it doesn't fit well into a networking closet because of it's shape. There's no way to wall mount or rack mount this router, and it MUST stand up on a table or shelf.

Strangely, the packaging and website say that there are two USB 2.0 ports, but my device only came with one. keep this in mind when planning to use printer or drive sharing through the router.

Other Thoughts: There are some really weird things that appear to have been left off of this device or were just never polished before shipping, but overall it works just fine. I definitely wouldn't pay the premium price that this router is currently priced at, but it gets the job done.

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3 out of 5 eggsCan't Recommend

Pros: Easy setup and configuration
Excellent Range
Excellent Speeds

Cons: NO SSL Security on the web interface.
WPS Stays on even when switched off.

Other Thoughts: I'm giving this router three stars for performance, but I'm knocking two stars off for security. Namely, there isn't any. You can't SSL secure the web interface of the router which means that it is wide open to basic attack types. In the age of Internet Of Things this is a pretty large omission.
I was also disappointed in the fact that upon accessing the router the web interface shows you the SSID as well as the first character of the WPA2 key. Even showing one character of the WPA2 key cuts down the time it takes to crack the password significantly.
I did like the fact that the router checks for a firmware update everytime you log into the interface. However this should really be something that the router is doing in the background at 2 or 3 in the morning by itself. I realize that you run the risk of bricking the device, however the risk of a security hole being exploited because of old software is just as large a problem. And let's face it, when was the last time your parents logged into their wireless router? Never. They had you set it up for them.

The good thing is that the performance of this device is really quite good. It throws signal all over my two story town house and it does a better job of getting signal to the garage which my previous router couldn't do. My speed stays up around 200 Mbps with only two bars of strength and the latency doesn't show a large jump.
I also liked the fact that the 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz bands can be active at the same time. I have a bridge setup for my entertainment system on the first floor and my NAS and Plex server are on the first floor. I'm now able to use the 5Ghz range for these higher bandwidth streaming devices, and reserve the 2.4Ghz band for phones, laptops and tablets which are just consuming web traffic.
I'm not sure how much of this improvement is from the beam forming technology. When You reset this router from a full router to a simple wireless access point (which is how I used it for about 75% of the time) you lose many of the options available in the interface. To be honest I prefer this as I like using another dedicated device for firewall duties.

So let's put this in perspective. On one hand this router is fast, easy to setup, and it tries to do firmware updates for you. On the other hand it leaves the web interface open to man in the middle attacks and credential sniffing, and WPS stays on even after you've turned it off. I just can't recommend this router as WPS is a huge vulnerability and allowing continued authentication even when it is explicitly disabled is less than optimal.

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