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Old 30th July 2011, 10:01   #226
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I just picked up a Belkin Share router with "Better Coverage" that's what's written on the box.
Is it any better than my previous belkin. Yes the range is definately better. and so is the speed too. this being an N router. But only by a little bit.
Croma has some good offers going on Belkin Routers, that's where i picked mine up from too.
For my Parents place which is multi storied. We have bought one Wifi+ADSL router from Airtel. Which is located on the upper floor. and i gave them my old Belking G router which is located on the middle floor. Both routers are connected via ethernet cable. The Airtel one connects to the Internet and the Belkin one just relays the signal to the lower floors. So now no matter where you are at my Parents place ~ You always have a wifi signal withing range.
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Thanks Rohan. Yes i also read about Belkin issues. Will stick to D-link or linksys. Can i pick it up from any other shop other than SP road?
You can pick it up from any store as long as you get bill and warranty. The reason I suggested SP road is that prices are lower in SP road compared to other stores.

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PS: You might get it cheaper on SP Road, i usually don't buy from there as my confidence level on stuff sold there is way-low. On the other hand i have seen folks buying from there and getting good quality product. So its just my comfort factor with SP Road which is stopping me from buying from there.
Please don't think of SP road as a chor-bazaar where substandard goods are sold.

Computer components and peripherals sold in SP road are original and come with bill and warranty. I have purchased UPS, hard drives, pen drives and many other items from SP road, with bill and warranty, and never faced any issues with the quality.

The only reason why prices are lower in SP road is that products are sold at wholesale rate and not at the retail rate. The retail stores purchase the stuff from this very place and then sell it to us at 40% higher prices.

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I am getting a quote of 2830 for Linksys E1000 and around 6K for E2000. Any idea which one is better? Did read the reviews online but they are mixed.
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I am getting a quote of 2830 for Linksys E1000 and around 6K for E2000. Any idea which one is better? Did read the reviews online but they are mixed.
i recently bought (about 2 months ago) linksys E1000 for around Rs 2300 from ebay (including shipping).
if you are a home user E1000 is more than enough, i have been using it for the last 2 months. Its value for money.
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The wifi modem + router from BSNL was always a pain. First one lasted for about an year, second one which was also brand new lasted just couple of days and third one (used one) lasted for couple of months.

Some issue or the other, latest being it hangs intermittent and only restart helps. Complained to BSNL and they responded that they dont have stock and stopped providing wifi hardware due to complaints. Customer can buy whatever they prefer and use it.

So i went to Croma and only wifi routers were available, none with adsl modem + router.

Letsbuy.com to the rescue! Just bought a Belkin Surf Wireless Modem Router Part # F7D2401zb Belkin : Surf Wireless Modem Router for Rs 3444 + free shipping Vs Rs 4999 Mrp. Cheaper one was there but fine print read partial N support, so decided to go for this one. Also i had no plans of roaming in SP road. Claims of 350 mt range and dual axis antenna for good coverage.

Will update once i receive the consignment.
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I am also hunting for a adsl modem + router. Linksys 120N seems good. Any other recommendations?
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Ok received the package on saturday evening. Am impressed with the delivery time of letsbuy.com! It was well packaged also, cardboard box, bubble wrap and then the actual belkin pack.

Plonked in the CD to my mac and rigged up modem for set up. It took a while but the final step connection was taking too much time. So decide to abort the auto setup and do a manual configuration of modem settings and in a few secs my wifi modem router was up and running. Updated firmware pop up came, so updated the same.

Stable set up, decent range (slightly better than my old bsnl modem) and device runs very cool also. Loads of options to play around including dimming the LED to save energy / no glaring lights at night. Have been running it for last 2 days continuously and working well.

Software comes with a modem control app which will replicate the modem led status on your launch bar. But unfortunately the app does not connect once machine goes to sleep so decided to remove it.

Overall very happy with the device and letsbuy.com. Recommended. There is a cheaper version which can save you couple of hundred bucks but partial N (upto 150Mbps) support.
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I just realised a new feature on the Belkin share wifi router.
I already had a wireless printer, and initially thought the USB plug in the back of the router was only for printers.
Today decided to plug in my external seagate HDD. and see what happens.
The findings were pretty cool.
Now i can access the HD from anywhere in my house. over the Wifi connection.
Pretty neat indeed.
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I just realised a new feature on the Belkin share wifi router.
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Now i can access the HD from anywhere in my house. over the Wifi connection.
Pretty neat indeed.
Not only that, i think it comes with a bundled software to do auto back up of folders like pics and video's also?
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Not only that, i think it comes with a bundled software to do auto back up of folders like pics and video's also?
Yes absolutely. It's pretty neat, and is much more than just an ordinary router.
Well worth the extra money spent. For the price of the share, you can get a Surf adsl + wifi router.
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Just picked the the Belkin playmax HD Router.
It claims that the range is the best possible.
It has 4 internal antenna's. 2 more than my Belkin Share Router. And also works on both 2.4ghz and 5ghz.
It has 2 USB ports to connect your various devices.
This time around the Belkin setup manager managed to connect to the router successfully.
What i did is first set up the router manually.
After which i run the setup. Works better this was. And the setup was successful.
Will post more on the range and other benefits soon.

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I am also hunting for a adsl modem + router. Linksys 120N seems good. Any other recommendations?
Did you buy one? Im also in a same usage situation as you. I need coverage in 2 floors
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Did you buy one? Im also in a same usage situation as you. I need coverage in 2 floors
Bought Linksys 120N Modem Router. I get good reception in the ground and first floors. I haven't checked the speed on the first floor. I have kept the router/modem on the ground floor. Not sure if you can find 120N in many places in Bangalore. I bought from Signal Networks in Vijaynangar. They deliver it to your house. Worth checking out.
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Overall very happy with the device and letsbuy.com. Recommended. There is a cheaper version which can save you couple of hundred bucks but partial N (upto 150Mbps) support.
Jaggu I just read the price point at which you bought it. I bought the Belkin Surf wi-fi modem for 2100 rs in my local shop in trivandrum on 12th Aug . It is the surf version. The 150N was prices around 1500. That is a big price differential.
Edit: Just realized it is a modem +router. I don't know the price for that.

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Linksys 120N I bought a minth ago for 2700 in delhi. I am not very happy with coverage, in my second room I hardly get good reception moreover this model has frequent disconnection problem too.
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