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BELKIN F9K1116 AC 750 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

  • IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Up to 300+433Mbps Wireless Data Rates

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2 out of 5 eggsDecent wireless router though wouldn't recommend.

Pros: Right out of the box there is a "guest" account setup for use. Makes the router available to use before taking the time to setup the available software options.
The software's GUI is fairly simple for a quick setup though the more advanced features may take some digging or googling for some users to understand.
Unit has the option to choose a pre-configured DMZ setting. This will enable the user to choose what the device will be mainly used for and have settings available best suited for that function; gaming, online file sharing host, or a personalized server, etc.
Unit includes a "parental control" feature to block adult-themed content from children.
Includes a built-in option for network speed tests.
You can choose certain times of the day for wi-fi availability.
Has an option for controlling the LEDs. You have different settings to choose from regarding brightness, etc.
Has available 802.11 and AC mode.
Also includes a Beamforming feature to help reduce lackluster wi-fi zones.

Cons: The biggest con I would say is the "cheap" feel of the product and the flimsy material used. Very light-weight plastic. Feels like it would break if I looked at it too hard.
Included ethernet cable is as cheap as they come. Secure tab on male end snapped off the first time I inserted. Is not a cat5 cable.
Unit is not very stable with heavier ethernet cables attached.
No way to lay it down horizontally. No option for wall mounting.
10/100 options, not gigabit.
Very poor wireless range compared to other cheaper options. In our 3 bedroom, 2 family room, 1 story house; master bedroom with the router and the adjacent bedroom get decent quality connection. All other rooms in the house randomly lose connectivity and get a poor signal. Average through the house is 2/5 bars on my laptops wi-fi, while the 2 closest bedrooms get between 4-5 bars. Outside in our backyard there is no connection available.
I have a $35 4 square inch wireless AC device that offers better connectivity twice the distance away than this Belkin.

Other Thoughts: Claiming that this offers a speed of 750mbps is just bad business. This is not available on a single connection, rather both the 2.4GHz & 5GHz connections combined. So you will never actually get 750mbps with any device no matter which connection.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, Marcus,

We appreciate your taking the time in posting this review, and we feel sad to hear your story about the product. We'll take note of your feedback about the hardware and relay it to the team. We would also like to help in improving the performance of your device with the assistance of our second level support team. We may need to tweak some settings to match up with your current network setup. Should you want to proceed, please reach out to us via email at BelkinCares@belkin.com along with your contact details and the link to this post for reference.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards,


Linksys Support
www.linksys.com/us/support

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1 out of 5 eggsMove along, there are much better and less expensive options

Pros: Setup was simple, and this has a pre-configured guest network. Making changes in the router’s main page was fairly intuitive, though some more advanced functions like port forwarding were a little difficult. The speeds within the operating range were also as advertised.

Cons: There aren’t many reviews where I start by writing about the cons… Everything about this device screams “cheap,” and “we’re trying to get rid of as many old parts as we can.” From how flimsy and fragile the chassis feels, to how flimsy the included ethernet cable feels (note, I didn’t specify “cat5” cable). The chassis has two “fins” which extend about an inch behind it to protect/hide the ports, but it felt as if I would not need to apply much pressure at all to make those fins break or the entire side of the chassis pop off.

The signal strength also left much to be desired. There were a decent amount of low strength / dead spots for a single family home. This device would likely be much better suited for a 2 or maybe 3 bedroom apartment.

Other Thoughts: Let’s do a quick exercise: Go get an ethernet cable from *any other device* which included one and compare it to the one included with the F9K1116; I’m sure it feels different. Also, if you look at the wire sheeting of the real cat5 cable, you’ll see a bunch of words/letters/numbers/alphanumeric coding. You’ll see somewhere on the wire sheeting you’ll see something like “CAT5” or “CAT.5”, indicating that said cable is, indeed, a category 5 cable. Now, look at the wire sheeting for the cable that came with the F9K1116. You’ll see “cable to be used only with wireless router. Now, compare the actual jacks at the ends of the cables. You’ll see that the cat5 cable has 8 wires using all 8 slots in the RJ45 port, and that the other cable only has 4. Now, the product advertises that the RJ45 ports are base 10/100, and only 4 wires are necessary to get the theoretical maximum speed of 100 mb/s, but this still strikes me as an effort to get rid of aging parts. This mindset is reinforced by the fact that this router is being advertised as a wireless router, trying to draw as much attention away from the 10/100 ports as possible, and focusing it on the 2.4 and 5.0 ghz capabilities, claiming to be “next generation” in “wi-fi technologies”.

Seriously, there are 2.4 / 5.0 ghz options out there that are both less expensive and generally better. I can’t recommend this product for any application.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Geoffrey,

We greatly appreciate the time you spent in sharing your feedback on the Belkin F9K1116. We understand how you feel about your experience with the router and we would be grateful for an opportunity to make things right for you. Please email us your contact details and network information so that we can get in touch with you and assist you accordingly. You can reach us at BelkinCares@belkin.com anytime.

Regards,

Belkin Support
www.belkin.com/support

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3 out of 5 eggsSimple Router

Pros: This is a very simple little router. Sleek styling with very non-invasive status lights. Unit supports media streaming from a USB port, which is a nice feature for a basic router. The USB storage feature actually works pretty well once you get past setting it up. The interface on the unit's dashboard is fairly thorough. The firewall features are easy to understand for a standard user. The unit appears to have been very stable so far, testing for about 3 weeks. The unit comes with a small card on the bottom that contains the unit's default password and some other information. Setup was easy and painless. Some of the included apps may seem useful to some users. The unit has a guest network option that can be used out of the box.

Cons: The unit feels a bit cheap. The ports on the unit are 10/100 not gigabit, so if you have a small network with modern computers and the internal switch on this unit is your backbone it will bottleneck your network. There could use to be some more status lights on the unit ( mostly for the network ports ). There is no option to lay the unit flat, it has to stand on the permanently affixed pedestal. The Ethernet jacks on the back of the unit re-inforce the budget construction factor by only including 4 of the 8 pins found in a normal rj-45 jack ( yes it works because you only need 4, but it seems more like it's an unnecessary cut corner ). The Ethernet cord the unit comes with is as cheap as the ports on the back of the unit. There could be more DDNS provider options, or the option to choose your own. Some things are hard to configure, such as the usb mass storage device when the unit is in AP mode. The wireless connection could be a bit stronger, it's fairly average and for most that is ok, though others may find it to be lack-luster and annoying.

Other Thoughts: I was a bit more critical of this unit, because I normally enjoy Belkin products, but this one made me feel a bit luke-warm. The lack of gigabit and cheap construction is a real turnoff for me, especially with a unit claims 300 / 433 mbps data rates. Some other reviewers knocked the unit for not having USB 3.0, however, unless the unit has a gigabit connection, there is no point in having USB 3.0 given USB 2.0 can move data at 480mbps which is FASTER than any interface on the unit. This unit is a good little starter router for someone who is looking for something that is easy to setup and just works, however a power user might find the unit rather disappointing.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Joshua,

Thank you for taking the time in sharing your detailed review on the Belkin F9K1116. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we will use this as an opportunity to improve our products. We took note of all the points you raised and we will relay this to our engineering team.

If you have questions, suggestions, or anything else that you want to share to the team, feel free to email us at LinksysCares@Linksys.com anytime.

Regards,

Linksys Support
http://www.linksys.com

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3 out of 5 eggsWorks but could have been so much better

Pros: Easy setup, Sleek looking, works without much fuss.

Cons: Loses connection too often, poor range, price is too high considering what you really get.

Other Thoughts: I've really tried to give this router a chance to impress. I game a lot and have multiple wireless devices connected at all times including a xbox360, xbox one, several smart phones, several tablets and in all cases (wireless) my connection strength was lower than what I'm used to. I compare every router to my trusted Cisco E3000. I admit it is not the fastest out there but it performs well for me and is built like a tank. The E3000 never loses connection and just works 24/7 and has been doing so for a long time now.

I'd like to add that I have a small 3 bedroom single level craftsman house. That said the Belkin barely gives me a connection in some parts of my home and most importantly none at all in my back yard. This is a huge disappointment to me as we like to use our Wi-Fi in the back yard.

All in all this router is not something I can use as it just fails in the range department and the random disconnects kill any online gaming I might be doing. If I can't trust it to keep me connected then I can't use it.

I'm giving this router 3 eggs only because it does work and would be fine for say an apartment where range isn't a huge factor, it is easy to set up and connection speeds are fair. Not what Belkin claim but more than good enough. If you mainly depend on hardwire to the router with just wireless being used for your phone or tablet I think you will mostly be happy with this router. If you have a family with multiple wireless devices including gaming consoles then you might want to look elsewhere. I know I would.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Charles,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feedback with this router. We understand you are experiencing intermittent connection with the device. This might have been caused by wireless interference not only because of the networks around your house but also due other objects in your house. Have you tried adjusting the wireless channel of the router? Is the firmware of the router up to date?

Email us your response at BelkinCares@belkin.com together with your full name, phone number, location, and the link to this post. We'd be happy to hear from you.


Sincerely,

Belkin Support
www.belkin.com/support

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4 out of 5 eggs$75 is a fair price but not a penny more

Pros: The Linksys E3000 and EA6700 (I own both) were some of the last true Linksys/Cisco routers before development was completely taken over by Belkin during acquisition. Since then I have had the opportunity to review the Linksys E8350 and Linksys EA9200 for newegg, with my reviews accessible via their respective product pages. I will not delve into the specifics but in both case I was not impressed by what Linksys under Belkin leadership had achieved because the user interface and features of the E8350 and EA9200 were almost exactly the same as the E3000/EA6700 WITHOUT dd-wrt support to sweeten the bitter hardware. As such I was willing to review the Belkin F9K1116 because I felt maybe Belkin was allowing Linksys product development to languish to bolster the Belkin brand and that, perhaps, I have been too hard on Belkin as a company. Admittedly the Belkin F9K1116 is not a top tier piece of hardware, priced at almost half (MSRP $150) as much as the E8350 and EA9200 (MSRP $250-$300) but given the F9K1116 advertises AC capability one should expect the F9K1116 to at least deliver solid performance given it has the talent from Linksys R&D. I’m always willing to give a company another chance.

The onboard USB 2.0 port is about as fast as all other routers on the market today. For those reviewers who have criticized the lack of USB 3.0 you are forgetting that most router USB 3.0 implementations from all brands, including top tier brands, are between 10-25% faster than USB 2.0 which is nowhere near normal USB 3.0 speeds. This is an industry practice and you cannot fault Belkin for sticking with USB 2.0 which is much easier to implement in the firmware.

At the time of this writing the F9K1116 has been reduced from $150 to $75 and given the functionality delivered by Belkin in this product I feel $75 is fair. However the reason that the F9K1116 has received such bad reviews on many retail sites (and thus had its price reduced to more more product) is that the original $150 price tag left people angry. This happened because what your product delivered is not comparable for how much was initially charged. As such the only reason this product is getting 4 eggs from me is that $75 is reasonable, but not a penny more for the reasons below.

Cons: The Belkin F9K1116 is a dual band router advertised with a speed of 750mbps. However this is deceptive advertising as this isn’t per band, rather its additive. What does that mean? You can only obtain 300mbps on the 2.4Ghz band whereas the 5Ghz band is 433MHz…..SLOWER THAN WIRELESS N which is rated at 450mbps. This is an important factor because Belkin clearly sought to attract customers who want to get into the 802.11AC market without investing in the expensive hardware. Given that it is 2015 one should expect any piece of networking hardware to come with gigabit which the F9K1116 does not nor is the GUI in the admin console all that intuitive (annoyingly set to 192.168.2.1). The range is mediocre given there are no external antennas but this is to be expected as this is obvious on the box.

As other reviews have noted the firmware for the F9K1116 has not received an update in years and as someone astutely put it the F9K1116 was “abandoned” by the company. I’m sure that Belkin thinks that just putting together the right sort of networking hardware in a single package is the hardest part of making a product but it is the firmware which matters most. More specifically firmware is the operating system (OS) of a product and the reason I champion the use of open source firmware, such as DD-WRT, is that DD-WRT updates a core build for each new product and as such patches bugs and implements new functions. This means that the firmware is updated, perpetually maintained, and becomes more robust per year it’s in service. My Linksys E3000 with Tomato is still running strong after all these years.

Other Thoughts: So should you buy this product?


If you need an inexpensive dual band router with a small foot print:
Yes this product isn’t shabby for beginners because it is now priced $75 but don’t expect true 802.11 AC performance.

If you need feature rich network monitoring, signal strength controls, etc:
No there are many better options on the market but you’ll be paying more

If you want a true 802.11AC product and/or gigabit LAN:
No, you can buy an old Linksys EA6700 which has far faster AC throughput than the F9K1116 at the same price, flash it with a trial build of DD-WRT and have moe features…however this takes a bit of time, patience, and experiance


As a conclusion I’d like to address Belkin’s response to a negative review from “Joe” below my review which went like this:

“We appreciate your taking time to share your comprehensive feedback with regard to the F9K1116 router. It has been our practice to observe and listen to people, using their experiences to make products that make life easier and more fulfilling. We understand that the unit failed to meet your expectations, and we're sorry to hear about it. Your take about it's functionality and design is noted, and we'll pass this along to the development team. If there's anything else that you'd like to discuss with us regarding this matter, feel free to contact us at BelkinCares@belkin.com with your contact details.”

Joe perhaps did not use the best language to express his disappointment with the Belkin F9K1116 but his frustration CERTAINLY comes through in his review and hopefully you can sense the frustration in my review. Although you, Belkin, say it’s your practice to observe and listen to people then why am I seeing the same problems every year with your company’s wireless products? When I look at my reviews of your products over the years (which I know you’re reading) I highlight the same faults which come down to lack of standard functionality available in the firmware. These could be addressed either by investing more in development of firmware initially, or spreading development costs over time with rolling upgrades, or officially supporting dd-wrt projects by releasing development kits rather than advertising compatibility on the box but never actually working with the community (which was your strategy with the E8350 AND EA9200). In any case if you want to make low end products you should price them accordingly because there are many consumers who can’t afford better equipment or just want something that works without much fuss. However if you continue to overprice and under deliver you will drive away customers like me who won’t even consider your products in the future even if you make improvements. Consistent performance, even if it isn’t at the edge of technological progress, is more valuable to your brand than flashy features…especially when the features/hardware you do implement are obsolete compared to your competitors.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Lawrence,

We truly appreciate the time and effort you've spent in giving us this comprehensive

review and great feedback. We've taken note of all the things you said right through the end and we'd like us to talk more about them via email so we can properly address everything and assist accordingly. Please send us your contact details at BelkinCares@belkin.com and kindly include the link to this post for our reference.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Belkin Support
www.belkin.com/support

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3 out of 5 eggsEasy set up but not much else

Pros: I give this 4 eggs as this is an easy router to set up. Belkin really makes this simple for non-tech savy people.

NO CD SETUP- Huge plus.

Instructions are nice and easy to find----They are on the unit- on the bottom pullout card of the stand itself.

Speeds are decent and the device has some nice features that are built in to the web interface, such as:
*Built in Speed test inside the router settings page
*Time limit for WIFI to be enabled/disabled.
*Simple to navigate for setup.
*Lots of resources available for reference if you get confused.
*The option to control the LED light on the unit.

Cons: One egg was taken away because you do not have the option to control the power of the radio. I get many do not play with this feature, but I do and expect this as I love to have full strength. Some are set at less than 100% so I always max them out for best distance and penetration through walls.

Another big egg was taken for the letdown this router had no update to the firmware. The firmware that was installed showed this was from 2013. I received this in 9/2015. Long time for no upgrade. This makes me believe that the product was a flop and just put on the market to gain a buck even though this unit was never meant to be supported after the launch.

Other Thoughts: Overall this unit does broadcast a signal in 2.5 and 5 GHz so this does do its job as a router. It does hold a solid connection and the speeds are decent between transferring files over the SOHO network.

I had higher hopes for this router when I received it. This may have been a mistake on my part. Belkin is a strong product name and has a great reputation so I expected the WOW factor, but did not have that with this Belkin router.

If you are looking for a simple to user router, this is it. It really is simple to set up and will do the job for simple Wi-Fi connections with many devices simultaneously.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, Nicholas A.,

Thank you for taking the time to tell us why the F9K1116 router

failed to meet your expectations. We are interested in our client's

feedback, and we thoughtfully consider each one, and make the

best ideas, like yours, part of how we do business. Just the same, your take about the product's limitiation is noted, and we'll pass this along to the development team. If you have any questions, or if you need to discuss more details about this matter, please don't hesitate to contact us at BelkinCares@belkin.com with your contact details along with the link to this post.

Regards,

Belkin Support
http://www.belkin.com/support

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2 out of 5 eggsI don't feel Belkin tried to set this router apart from it's competition. Overpriced, period.

Pros: - USB 2.0 port (not knocking this being 2.0 versus 3.0 because most manufacturers don't offer 3.0 just yet)

- 2 year warranty

Cons: See 'Other thoughts' regarding the cons or overall review of this device.

Other Thoughts: Let me start with the fact I don't have anything terrible to say about this router. Unfortunately, I don't have much to say in regards to the pros of this device.

First. The router performed as expected. The transfer speeds were fine internally via wired and wireless devices. However, that is no longer a pro. That has become an expectation. A USB 2.0 port was present, which to me is a standard or expectation nowadays. The router was easy to connect and setup and took 5-10 minutes before I began testing it.

But...

This isn't a bad router but it's not really a good one either. I feel Belkin tried to create options or tiers with their devices on this route. The problem there is innovation or true separation with the devices. You shouldn't create a full featured router and then gut it down to create "affordable options". Start with the Ferrari and then work your way up.

This router has been called mid-range by some reviewers on newegg. This router is entry level at best regarding features. Sorry, it is just a very basic, overpriced router. Don't get me wrong. This isn't a bad router. It's just priced in a tier that it should not be in. The lack of features and functionality versus the price tag kill this thing. Until the price drops dramatically, steer clear from this router.

Manufacturer Response:

Hi Chad P.,

Thank you for taking your time to share with us your comprehensive review for the Belkin F9K1116. We truly appreciate it as we always take into consideration our customers' feedback when making some advancement of our products. We'll definitely share this with our development team.

Should you have other suggestions or recommendations, feel free to email it to us at BelkinCares@belkin.com. We'd be glad to hear from you.

Regards,

Belkin Support
http://www.belkin.com/support

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1 out of 5 eggsBELKIN F9K1116 AC 750 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Router

Pros: Before I begin my review on this product, let me set the record straight on something. NewEgg DOES NOT PAY their Eggxpert Reviewers ANY MONEY for a review (GOOD OR BAD - ON ANY PRODUCT)!!! When they 1st asked me to become a reviewer, they told me that I could post ANY TYPE of review that I wanted to, either GOOD OR BAD! The only thing that they asked me to do was to be honest in my review, which I try to be. Now that this is finished, let's start…

I've got to admit that I set my expectations level kind of high (or higher than I should have) on this Router. From the list of Spec's on the box I thought it was going to be a pretty decent Router. One that would make a GOOD STARTER Router for people who were either “NEW” to PC's or even a dependable “FALLBACK” Router for those whose “MAIN” Router had finally “Bit The Dust”.

The Router has some fairly good Spec's listed. They include the following: It has Guest Network and supports both 802.11a, b, g, n, and AC Modes. It is easy to setup, once you figure out it's IP Address. It also includes 1 USB 2.0 Port (although 1 OR 2 USB 3.0 Ports would have been much better) which can be hooked up to either a Printer, Hard Drive and even used as a DLNA Server. For parents (with children) it includes Parental Control so you can keep the little kiddies safe from predators and undesirable sites although kids now-a-days know much more then we did at their ages. They probably even know HOW to defeat this feature…

Once you log in to the Router itself using it's IP Address (which is 192.168.2.1) the configuration is pretty much straightforward and easy, which some users will like. You can easily configure this Router to best suit your needs either as a Torrent Host or as a DLNA Server if you chose to do so. Granted that there are some nice features on this Router, the main problem I have is that they are poorly designed and carried through. While I found that the range of this Router while pretty good in an average sized house, it is hampered by it's total lack of Gigabyte Ports and a more comprehensive firmware.

Cons: There were a number of things I didn't like about this Router, Among the issues I found were these main points.

1. NO Disk Software (neither the Drivers NOR anything else). Dumb move on your part.
2. Terrible Firmware. WHAT were you thinking???
3. Internal Antenna only! No option for External Antennas?
4. NO Gigabyte Ports. In this day and age they DIDN'T include them? Shameful...
5. ONLY 1 USB 2.0 Port – NO USB 3.0 Ports?
6. NO DD-WRT Support. This alone is a HUGE mistake… In my mind a game changer.
7. A Retail Price of $136.99? Are you serious? It's definitely not worth that amount…

Other Thoughts: In my opinion, this Router is what I would call a “VANILLA” Router. This is what you would expect to see in the home of someone who is a “NEWBIE” or “JAFR” to the PC World. Something fairly EASY to setup and (more importantly) CHEAP to buy. Now granted that there are users like this out there (in the REAL world), luckily I am not one of them. I prefer my equipment to operate at it's peak performance regardless of anything else. While I do not buy the MOST EXPENSIVE equipment on the market place, I do buy GOOD equipment that does work.

Would I purchase this Router for myself? NO – NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM!

Would I recommend this Router to others to buy? While it has some nice features, I would NOT recommend this Routers to others. There are other Routers out there for about the same price that have better features than this one.

Sorry Belkin… It's back to the drawing board for you...

Manufacturer Response:

Hi, Joe S.

We appreciate your taking time to share your comprehensive feedback with regard to the F9K1116 router. It has been our practice to observe and listen to people, using their experiences to make products that make life easier and more fulfilling. We understand that the unit failed to meet your expectations, and we're sorry to hear about it. Your take about it's functionality and design is noted, and we'll pass this along to the development team. If there's anything else that you'd like to discuss with us regarding this matter, feel free to contact us at BelkinCares@belkin.com with your contact details.

Yours in service,

Belkin Support
http://www.belkin.com/support

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5 out of 5 eggsGood Mid-Range home router

Pros: Packaging was very nice and informative. The setup was very simple for the average consumer and can be altered after setup for advanced users. The power supply and the Ethernet cord to connect to you modem were both already connected for you. That was a first for me, it really is designed to just pull out of the box and use. Bandwidth was acceptable for a mid-grade home router. Price is decent for AC/N dual band and 5GHz.

Cons: I really could not find one. It’s priced in the middle tier for home routers and offers plenty of features. I had no issues with range in a 2000 sqft house. For the price and features, I could not really find any issues.

Other Thoughts: For the average household consumer this is a great router. It comes right out of the box pretty much set up. Out of the box it has both bands setup and guest access already pre-configured. After you connect to it via a cable or wireless, when you open your browser it auto redirects you to the setup page and in 3 steps you’re done. Really could not imagine anything easier for the people that just want to get an easy to setup home wireless router. I do always recommend that you go in and set your own passwords for the local admin access and to change the wireless passwords.
I tested the bandwidth with a PC connected in via a wire and a laptop on wireless. On the AC 5 GHz band I was getting a max of 89 Mbps while receiving one way and I was getting a max of 150 Mbps when transmitting and receiving on an AC connection. Using the 2.4 GHz band and an N connection I was getting 75 Mbps receiving one way and a max of 90 Mbps when transmitting and receiving. With more devices you will come closer to their suggested max bandwidth but it’s pretty respectable and more than enough for the average consumer. It’s not a $300 router and I don’t expect it to be, for the price and what it offers it’s more than enough to satisfy most home needs. With its good looks and range I would personally recommend this to anyone looking for a good home router for sure.

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  • Austin K.
  • 7/6/2015 10:56:03 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsEasy to use, reasonably powerful.

Pros: Easy to set up, and tweak from within a browser. (I use chrome).
Router IP is 192.168.2.1
Has configurable DMZ for a gaming system, torrent host, or personal server.
LAN ports work great.
UPnP is well implemented.
Beamforming works, signal on a device that just logged in from a different room will increase as the beam adjusts. Beautiful feature for avoiding wifi shadows.
Has Guest network. (that brings to total unique networks to 3)
Channels are configurable. It also allows for backup channels to be used.

Cons: Some 'Features' very badly implemented. (Intellistream in particular, it's a simple bandwidth cap that pretends to reduce network latency)
So, a new user will need to be rather tech savvy and proficient at googling to get the most out of this router.

Other Thoughts: Overall a very good purchase for a budget wifi network for an apartment. Might not be powerful enough for a house, and doesn't allow third party firmware to be uploaded.

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