I Hate Belkin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by wmmk, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. wmmk macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2006
    The Library.
    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
    our stupid network is finally back up after 3 hours of messing with our stupid belkin router and windows machine which always screws up the network!
    this has happened twice in the past 5 days!
    moral of story:
    belkin routers suck, and so does windows (love my usb hub!). im getting an airport
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I do have to say that, for all it cost, my AEBS has been bomb-proof. I think I had to reset it once outside of moving it from one place to another or upgrading it, in the past three and a half years.
  3. medea macrumors 68030


    Aug 4, 2002
    Madison, Wi
    Don't know about their routers but I have several Belkin products and have never had any issues with them.
  4. iShane macrumors 6502a

    Jan 7, 2006
    New York -> SF
    I have no experience with Belkin routers either. I do however have a Linksys one and it works great.

    As for Belkin I'm not too impressed with the stuff I do have from them. I have an iPod car adapter that is horrible it makes songs sound pretty bad.
  5. sjpetry macrumors 65816


    Oct 28, 2004
    Tamarindo, Costa Rica
  6. SeRgIo_42 macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2004
    I want to add a small story.

    I am using a Belkin router at home for the last two years.
    My wife has used just for checking email and minor surfing
    and she complained about its connection. I must have checked it
    more than 5 times and I could not detect any bottleneck or
    odd behavior, if there was one (Belkin support atributted the
    bottleneck to my DSL provider).

    At that time I had the newest drivers but, just for the sake of
    looking for eventual new ones, I decided to check it again.
    I found a minor note at Belkin homepage.
    They assumed that this router could not sustain its range as it
    should therefore they were replacing all units ! Of course
    this note was not very easy to find without proper care.
    Since I had lost their deadline, I could not send mine back so
    this piece of garbage will have its final destiny soon, when I
    get another router.

    Since then my router own the nickname "I Hate Belkin".

    I hope there is something better out there.

  7. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    You pay premium for a Mac, pay premium for the modem and router as well. Linksys is very reliable...

    EDIT: wow three posts at the same time!
  8. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2006
    The Library.
    possible, yes. my mom, not the most computer savvy person on the face of the earth, is on the windows box downstairs that always screws things up. still, these problems have existed when her HP is off. if you mean to say that I am the one causing errors, i doubt it. the router randomly stops giving a wireless signal, turns itself off, and changes local IPs, even though i've set it on multiple occasiopns not to. beyond that, it's not able to forward port 80, no matter what I try.
  9. TDM21 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2004
    I have a Belkin wireless -B routers and have problems out of it. For surfing the web and reading email everything is fine. The problem occurs when I need to use it for constant data transfer. If I try to play WOW, usually my connection will die. The same happens when I want to play CoD. Downloads aren't so bad, but I watch my transfer rates with MenuMeters and constantly see the transfer bottom out a 0 for a seocond or two. I've tried all I can think of to fix this problem but still have it.

    I've borrowed a friends Linksys WAP for the summer and so far I haven't had this issue so clearly its the router.
  10. macEfan macrumors 65816


    Apr 7, 2005
    Forbidden, you do not have access to that server
    belkin is ok, but not the greatest.. I have a belkin surge protectors and a belkin KVM switch and they seem fine... then again, these things were bought 5 years ago, so maybe their products got worse over time :p
  11. Yvan256 macrumors 603


    Jul 5, 2004
    Never had any real problem with my Netgear router either. Although Animal Crossing: Wild World does disconnects from time to time, but no idea if it's on my side or not.

    No problems with Tetris DS, Metroid Prime Hunters, ThinkPad 760XL/PCMCCIA NetGear card or 12" PowerBook.

    I'm hoping it'll work fine with the Wii, too.
  12. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2005
    Only their routers - I have a Belkin router at home (well, actually, 2, since one of them is acting as a bridge) and they randomly drop the connection all the time. There isn't any interference or anything, it just randomly stops. Sometimes you can't get into the router configuration page, but you can get onto the Internet, and vice versa. Even after resetting them like 328498123948 times they continue to do this. Too bad I have no money. :(

    They make the best surge protectors and USB hubs, though.
  13. wmmk thread starter macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2006
    The Library.
    very true. love my usb hub!
  14. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    My Belkin wireless router has been up non-stop, 24/7 for the last 18 months with absolutely 0 problems. Great piece of equipment, and it only cost me $20 new-in-box on eBay. :cool:

    If you're having trouble and have another router (DSL/cable modem/router), you can try setting it to Access Point mode, which disables some features that could cause problems.
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    I have my $10 (after rebate) Belkin wireless router. I have never turned it off in over 13 months. No complaints and no firmware updates. :rolleyes:
  16. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    I also have Belkin Wireless router 54G (F5D7230-4) more than a year. Absolutely no problem. I only had to reboot is only several times (partly because the cable company's high speed modem needed reboot). This Belkin runs 24/7 with "no broadcast" setting with the security password to fend off free-loaders in my surroundings.

    Except for my 15" AL PB, all of my machines are using WiFi. I set this up this way because I thought it would be good to have the "solid connection" with one machine with the router at all times (just in case).
  17. Mord macrumors G4


    Aug 24, 2003
    i have a WAG354G and it's like a rock bar the fact that it seems to hate my xbox 360 and i have terrible NAT woes on some games.
  18. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Really? The only Belkin product I own is a USB2 hub that I bought because it was compact, looked great, and had all the specs I wanted.

    The thing is a flakey piece of junk--something like 30% of the time when I sleep my tower and wake it the hub will fail to "wake up" from whatever sleep state it goes into. The only way to get it to kick back in is to unplug the external power source and reconnect it--this seems to reset it somehow.

    The piece-of-junk USB1 RadioShack hub that it replaced NEVER had this problem, and in fact is still working perfectly two years after I gave it to my dad.

    Maybe I just got unlucky, but I wasn't happy with the product, and I use Airport or Linksys for home-scale routers. The ABS is pricey, but man, it sure seems to work solidly--neither my own nor the one I installed for an aquaintance have ever had the slightest issue, even under HEAVY bidirectional network traffic.

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