Belkin Play Max Wi-Fi Router Review

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ShadowDragoonFTW

I was looking into this router a bit earlier this week, mostly because of the programs Music Mover, Music Labeler, Daily DJ. The router didn't get as good of a review as I would have hoped, so I was wondering if someone could recommend software that will mimic these three programs, so I can instead get a better router.

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sean76

I "owned" this router, and was VERY UNPLEASED with it.   Besides having the first one replaced due to not rebooting after doing a update... Both units had the same issue of packet loss on websites.  It would sit and keep trying to connect to a website, it would come back saying website can't be found.  Put my old Dlink back on my network, and no issues.  Network is full speed.  During the time I was waiting for my RMA of this unit, my Dlink had no issues.  I know networks slow down due to useage during peak times, but this was all hours of the day. I live in a rural area, and know people aren't awake at 3am here.  Our cable company is not big, but does have a very good infustructure.  And considering I have not had any of the same issues since taking the Playmax out of service, it's pretty obvious what the issue was.  Rebooting the unit helped for a short pierod of time, but who wants to reboot their router 4 times a day?

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Caboose

 " The router didn't get as good of a review as I would have hoped,"

It's a Belkin router. They suck!

Don't buy a router based on an app that is bundled with it. You'll end up wasting your money.

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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ShadowDragoonFTW

That's why I want someone to recommend replacement apps.

 

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Caboose

 google?

 

-= I don't want to be dead, I want to be alive! Or... a cowboy! =-

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reutnes

I was at walmart last week and there were many versions of these.  The "Play" version has all the features, with three other versions (stream, surf, basic) IIRC.  The Basic version was around $40 and had a slower mbps rating listed on the box than all the others.  What sets the others apart are features like the bit torrent client and I think number of USB ports... I have the one that is one step down from the one reviewed here and it has just one USB port, which I am not at all utilizing at all at the moment but I might try and stick my printer in there later.  Note that it is not the standard flat one like your usb drive uses, it's the small square one.

 

Maybe that's not a usb port, I'm second-guessing myself now.

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ShadowDragoonFTW

I believe that's a USB B port. It's mostly used as a female interface on printers/scanners. Never saw one used anywhere else, though...

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