Well I bought one of these after reading the reviews. Have used Belkin before and I have previously been very happy with them.
This time things are different though.
I have installed the device exactly as directed and connected a HP multi function printer along with an external hard disk. I have one computer directly connected to the router, and a second laptop which connects wirelessly.
The printer seems to work fine, and the hard disk works fine on the computer directly connected to the router. But whenever I try to use the laptop it just freezes half way through any disk operations and causes windows explorer to stop responding. the only way to recover is to turn the disk off whereupon I get a warning that I didn't shut it down properly! I have tried and tried but it is refusing to work.
Things got even more frustrating when I tried to contact Belkin customer support web-chat. It took me over half an hour to get the message across to the representative what exactly the problem was, whereupon he copied and pasted the FAQ from the support site (which I had already read) and said that the device did not support all USB devices because of the difference in speed between USB and the network connection. (Surely the fact that it works fine on the wired connection shows that this is not correct?)
I have now officially given up and will be returning the device tomorrow. It promised so much and failed to deliver. And the customer support has also failed to deliver!
Anyone know where I could get one that actually works?