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My TP-Link wi-fi router crapped out after about 4 years of work.

So, I went to the store and purchased Belkin N150 router.
It worked for a month, then broke. I went and got a replacement.
A replacement router was broken out of the box.
I went and got a third replacement. It was broken out of the box too.

So, yeah... Not buying that crap for the 4th time.
 
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Ive had days like that :wtf:
 
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Yeah they should probably stick to keyboards and mice and what not.
 

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Netgear continues to shine
 
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Cheap routers are cheap. This model might be extra bad, but I can't say I'm not surprised. How much more expensive, relative to the market at the time, was your 4 year router versus the new one?
 

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Cheap routers are cheap. This model might be extra bad, but I can't say I'm not surprised. How much more expensive, relative to the market at the time, was your 4 year router versus the new one?
Yes, that Belkin model was the cheapest model that I could find in Best Buy, but it was still more expensive than I would have liked to pay. ($30, they are a lot cheaper on eBay but this was an emergency)

My old router was TL-WR841N. Don't remember the price.
 
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Never buy anything, it may break and you might have to buy more! :p
 
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My sis had a belkin and it barely lasted a day
 
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If your gonna buy cheap you have to buy cheap right...
Try something like a Tenda...They sell N150 routers for $15 and are fairly reliable...

Belkin makes decent mid level models but suck ass at low end stuff...its sorta like when buying a cheap low end motherboard...You buy ASrock or Gigabyte and not MSI
 

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im actually a big fan of TP link.


they're always cheap, with good features. sometimes reliability is an issue (they'll restart/lock up in 35c+ aussie summers), but hey. they're cheap.
 

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You bought a $30 router at best buy and expected a quality product?!

Any $30 router at best buy is crap.

And how did they break or not work? For 3 of them to break I start to look at other causes of the problem.
 
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And how did they break or not work? For 3 of them to break I start to look at other causes of the problem.
At first they start to have >1000ms ping, then random disconnects and loss of signal, and after a few minutes not a single ping request will be successful.
 
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At first they start to have >1000ms ping, then random disconnects and loss of signal, and after a few minutes not a single ping request will be successful.
if thats to the router, is that not a form of DDoS protection?


all my routers have crap ping til they finish booting, and that may be when it stops responding to ICMP requests depending on its default setup.
 
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I use an Amped Wireless R20000G and it's very powerful and very reliable. I get HARDCORE COVERAGE! LOL.

I have an Asrock MB it's a good bang-for-the-buck mobo. But really MSI has bad entry-t-mid mobos? really how was your experience with them?
 
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Never had MSI board, but I had one of the cheapest boards out there from ECS.
I was lucky and the board lasted for a couple of years until I upgraded.
 

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I had a Belkin router for 4 years, never a problem or issue, having said that I have a TP Link now and it is very good.
 
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Buy TP-Link instead. They're cheap, reliable and very generous with their router's features.
 
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Hope my dlink lasts longer then 4 years ... :-\
'Cause I have no idea about a decent replacement...
 
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My Zyxel 4Mbps router from 2005 still work, now located at my parents house :D
Probably best router I ever saw.
 

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My TP-Link wi-fi router crapped out after about 4 years of work.

So, I went to the store and purchased Belkin N150 router.
It worked for a month, then broke. I went and got a replacement.
A replacement router was broken out of the box.
I went and got a third replacement. It was broken out of the box too.

So, yeah... Not buying that crap for the 4th time.
Belkin has never looked like a very good brand to me, so I'm not surprised at this. On the other hand, TP-Link is that "cheap little brand that could". I've had several friends say just good their stuff is and with decent features, despite the low price. They will certainly be on my shopping list when I next buy networking gear.

Netgear are one of the top brands, if you want to get more of a premium router.

Oh, by the way...

Dun dun dunnnn: Belkin buys Linksys
Linksys weren't that great when owned by Cisco and it can only go downhill from here. We really don't need more mediocrity in the marketplace.
 

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belkin bwaad
 

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