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Good for the price
on 10 January 2011
First of all, I have to emphasise misleading marketing on the part of Belkin. Where this product is described as an N150 router, you would expect speeds of 150mbps, however the router only goes slightly above Wireless g speed, at 65mbps maximum speed.
The router is not 802.11n certified, but in practice, the range and speed are more than satisfactory for a standard ADSL broadband connection. It is certainly a fair bit faster than our old D-Link DSL-G624T router, which reached only g speeds, and began to seem painfully slow at the end of it's useful life.
Yes, it can be temperamental at times, but this doesn't mean you shouldn't buy it. It drops out occasionally but usually reconnects without needing a restart, and for little more than £20, you're not really paying for luxury, it's just a low shelf bargain!
For a basic internet connection, the speed you get most of the time is brilliant, the range is good and the level of security on the router almost reaches overkill, with the ability to make your network almost completely invisible by hiding the SSID (network name), MAC Address filtering so that only the devices you specify can access your network, even if someone else has entered the correct password. On top of all this there is a strong firewall, external ping blocking, WPA password protection and a temporary security log. Basically, it creates a "brick wall" between your network and unwanted intruders - extremely secure!
Overall, for the low price, you get a myriad of security features, dual-band wifi for higher bandwidth devices (you'll only be interested in this if you're a more advanced user), and something else equally technical - the ability to permanently lease IP addresses to wireless devices. This basically means that the space set on the router for wired/wireless devices is less likely to run out, as only a single IP address is leased once to each device.
For the fairly advanced features on the router, it is definitely worth it's weight in gold. I'd struggle to find something else that is equally advanced for the same price. Buy it now and you won't be disappointed, especially for the money you're spending.