That's truly unfortunate. Despite what I've seen, even in these forums, Linksys has always been a solid brand for me with regards to networking, and I don't think I've ever had a Belkin device that was better suited to being anything other than a doorstop.
I'm actually genuinely wondering what router I should look at buying next. Perhaps D-link if they're still around?
I'm not sure if there is a line of consumer routers that I would recommend. Hopefully, whatever you end up with won't fail before the next standard is ratified. You really can't call any of them durable.
Anyone have an 802.11ac draft AP?
@JoshRoss:I remember Taiwan vendors said they target to finish settling the standard this year and hope they can bring it to production line by 2015.
I currently have an Asus BlackDiamond that (except for a couple of power outages that lasted longer than the UPS could handle) hasn't needed to be touched in about a year and a half since I got it.
I got so pissed off reading Newegg reviews that I ended up buying whatever was at the top of a review site's comparison list.
It is truly amazing to see the table turns.
@kettch: I'm planning to get the ac version of that device soon. Put Merlin on it, hopefully never touch it again
Why are routers so terrible? I think they're the only piece of hardware I know that always fail after 3-5 years of use.
Also, what's with the "No wifi - just pull out the power connector for ten seconds" thing? Hasn't science been able to crack the mystery of whatever causes that for the past decade or so?
Belkin produces a variety of consumer computer products, not just cheap cases. They can't do any worse with the Linksys brand than Cisco did. Last week I went through the painful process of attempting to install and configure a Linksys RE1000 extender. Complete crap product that I ended up having to return. I bought the Netgear equivalent and had it installed and working in 15 minutes.
It is important to get a real good router if you want to be a top gamer with a fast ping rate. Remember no cheevos, no chicks.
My old Linksys gear was pretty reliable ... until a series of power company surges fried it all. Linksys became a mess when Cisco took over, so Belkin could hardly do worse. Prices should go up by a factor of ten overnight if they follow the standard Belkin pricing, so nobody will buy the stuff anyway. I'm mostly using dlink stuff at the moment, which has been reasonable. The DIR655 is a pretty good wireless router. Options for consumer-grade network equipment have been pretty weak lately.
I got fed up with asking girls back to 127.0.0.1 - they just kept looking at me like I was some kind of nerd.
The problem is the ambiguity. Were they inferring that it was your 127.0.0.1 or their 127.0.0.1?
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