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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 2 October 2012
Like many others on here, i was swayed by the numerous positive reviews, so decided to get a decent wireless router after my old ISP freebie packed in the game.
Amazon were brilliant (as usual) with their 1-day delivery. Setup was pretty straightforward. Download speed (wired) came in at a consistent 11-12.5 Mbps down and 1.02 up (as much as I can expect on my line).
As noted in other reviews, this router is packed with features to give a detailed control over setup. Securing was easy and all the devices attached wirelessly with no bother. So far, so good.
Then the wireless started failing. Basically, it provided the same sort of connection speed as the wired for about 10 minutes before dropping to 2-3 Mbps. When reset, it was the same - 10 mins fine then nada. All the while, the wired connection is consistently providing the figures i mentioned earlier.
I got inSSIDer and checked what else was sharing the space. After changing the channel to a relatively free zone (8 neighbours were on channel 6, so i opted for 1 - shared with only one neighbour) there was no improvement.
Getting packed up and returned to Amazon. I guess it's just your luck. If you get a 'Friday' router, then your going to be very disappointed (like me) and think it's not remotely worth it's cash. Shame.
If it had worked well on wireless i could see the great potential of the abundant features. No replacement ordered - i don't want to risk the same thing again. TP-Link for me i think.