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Comments on news posted 2013-01-25 08:24:19: Belkin this week announced that the company will be buying Linksys from Cisco for an undisclosed price. ..

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Kearnstd
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Mullica Hill, NJ
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reply to TuxRaiderPen

Re: Cisco/linksys was akin to sprint/nexhell

I never understood why Cisco ever bought Linksys at all to begin with. The two companies never clashed markets except at the very low end of small business(where mom&pop operations usually just ran consumer grade equipment.)
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whiteshp

join:2002-03-05
Xenia, OH
reply to viperm

Re: NOOOOOOO belkin sucks ASS!

Belkin is the WORST net gear manufacturer. So new we can chose between the unquality of D-link, Belkin, and Netgear.


jst3751
Premium
join:2004-07-08
Rowland Heights, CA

Cisco ruined Linksys, left overs bought by Belkin

When Cisco bought Linksys, the qulity of the Linksys products went south fast. I used to buy Linksys switches and print servers exclusivily but products produced after the buyout lasted maybe a year.

Belkin KVM gear is great. But now maybe Linksys is a step child that goes to the highest bidder.


15444104
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join:2012-06-11

1 edit

Belkin products are cheap junk.

Really bad quality!

Too bad Cisco couldn't have spun Linksys off as an independent entity.


BiggA

join:2005-11-23
EARTH

Linksys already went down the drain

So I'm not too worried about this one...


davidhoffman
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Warner Robins, GA
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Belkin buying Linksys.

Not good. Best Buy may have had a heads up on this as I have noticed Asus routers in the local stores. As bad as Best Buy is they would not want to have fewer supplies competing to be on the shelves.



newview
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reply to Ammler

Re: NOOOOOOO belkin sucks ASS!

said by Ammler:

Bye Bye Linksys.

I am an adamant Linksys buyer......No more.


2nd that ...


Optimus2357
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join:2010-11-21
West Warwick, RI
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reply to axiomatic

Re: ASUS / PFSense

+1

Love my RT-N666U. Way I see it, if their good good enough for my Mobo, its good enough for my router. They actually care about the internal parts and not just what feature set they include. Buffalo is decent too, but just their dd-wrt line.



OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH

Damit

Here I was hoping with their recent moves design wise they would just fold the Linksys brand into Cisco and called it Cisco Connected Home or something. Now I gotta go back to pay out the ass for Cisco quality stuff vs hoping it would trickle down to Linksys.



Pin
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join:2002-06-19
The Dungeon

Bye Bye LinkSys

Guess I need to go to Fry's and stock up on equipment that mostly works. Belkin, rather burn $100 bills in the fireplace to heat the house.
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fonzbear2000
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join:2005-08-09
Saint Paul, MN

To those of you saying Belkin sucks.....

I used to have a D-link wireless G router and had to reset it at least 3 times a week because it would always lose connection. I upgraded to a Belkin N+ and have to reset it no more than once every 2 months. I always get super good speeds with it and have literally NO problems with it with the exception of having to reset it once every couple of months, if even that. I've gone 3-4 months without having to reset it. They sure don't suck for me! Why does everyone put them down like that?
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XCOM
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nooooooooooo!

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s

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shdesigns
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reply to fonzbear2000

Re: To those of you saying Belkin sucks.....

said by fonzbear2000:

I used to have a D-link wireless G router and had to reset it at least 3 times a week because it would always lose connection. I upgraded to a Belkin N+ and have to reset it no more than once every 2 months.[clip] They sure don't suck for me! Why does everyone put them down like that?

Because you went from the worst brand (D-Stink) to the second worst.

I never need to reset my router (pfsense box). The XyXel that came with my DSL ran for 9 years and I never had to reset it.

You should never have to reset a decent router.

Belken makes labels. Most of their stuff is outsourced and they stick their label on it. Just hope it works as I hear their tech support almost non-existent.
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tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
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defacto winner

looks like NETGEAR FTW...
most other companies don't come close and we all know what Belkin will do to linksys...

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0-oJZ4GbvY


Morac
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reply to n2jtx

Re: WRT-54G

I have the LinkSys E3000 (802.11n) which I run TomatoUSB on and it works fine.

I'll say though that the WRT-54G was probably the last "best designed" router from Linksys. Newer routers removed the external antenna because external antennas are apparently an eyesore. As a result the range on my E3000 is not as good as my older WRT54GL.

Tech companies should not choose looks over functionality.
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tuaris
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join:2001-10-19
Naples, FL
reply to fonzbear2000

Re: To those of you saying Belkin sucks.....

I only need to reset my m0n0wall router once every year, and that's only to do a firmware upgrade.



link90

@bhn.net

So if Belkin is bad and Linksys is going to be bad.

Who would you say would be the best alternative company and in what order would you rate them?

Asus ?

Netgear ?

D-Link ?

please list them in order of who you think is best and so on.

Thanks



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR
reply to axiomatic

Re: ASUS / PFSense

been using Asus for a while now I will stick with them



jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR
reply to link90

Re: So if Belkin is bad and Linksys is going to be bad.

you have the order right on the money.



Anonguy

@cox.net
reply to link90

1. Asus
2. Netgear
3. Dlink



fonzbear2000
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Saint Paul, MN
reply to shdesigns

Re: To those of you saying Belkin sucks.....

said by shdesigns:

said by fonzbear2000:

I used to have a D-link wireless G router and had to reset it at least 3 times a week because it would always lose connection. I upgraded to a Belkin N+ and have to reset it no more than once every 2 months.[clip] They sure don't suck for me! Why does everyone put them down like that?

Because you went from the worst brand (D-Stink) to the second worst.

I never need to reset my router (pfsense box). The XyXel that came with my DSL ran for 9 years and I never had to reset it.

You should never have to reset a decent router.

Belken makes labels. Most of their stuff is outsourced and they stick their label on it. Just hope it works as I hear their tech support almost non-existent.

Can you recommend an N+ router for under $100 that I would never have to reset?
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Simba7
I Void Warranties

join:2003-03-24
Billings, MT

Belkin isn't that bad..

You just have to have one that will flash dd-wrt or OpenWrt. My Bro-in-law's Belkin F5D8235-4v2 works awesome since I flashed it with dd-wrt.

Most of the issues aren't with the hardware, it's with the software.


meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
reply to HarryH3

Re: Blech!

Yugo's weren't actually nearly that bad... Owners were failing to even get oil changes on the things since they were so cheap, they attracted buying who didn't put as much love into their investment. Even those who did failed to do more major work like timing belt changes - leading to engines destroyed that way. Also, the engine design required midgrade fuel (89 Octane min).

Fed the required fuel (slightly more expensive), and maintained properly, they were decent little cars if you kept your expectations reasonable.


marctronixx

join:2003-09-08
Los Angeles, CA

Yugo GV

I had a Yugo GV Paid $150000 USD It was my first car. no synchronous gearbox, but I added air and am/fm casette. I had it for 86,000 miles and i only had to replace the clutch and alternator as the major issues. always put in high test petrol.
lovely car.


MikePWV

join:2010-09-08
Martinsburg, WV

Bye belkin

I hate Belkin. I had to deal with a P.O.S. Belkin Router for years that disconnected constantly and it had major issues with XBox live. uPNP did nothing and even setting DMZ didn't even help. Good luck trying to connect more than 1 xbox wireless to that router. Finally upgraded to ASUS and wow it works flawlessly with all my wifi products straight out the box. Granted the Belkin was pretty damn old but still.


floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA
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reply to viperm

Re: NOOOOOOO belkin sucks ASS!

Belkin is the best company ever to buy a router from. Because they build routers better than everyone else.

I've only been using Belkin routers for as long as I can remember and I'm here to tell that I have not had a single problem with there routers at all what so ever.

This is such a good move for Belkin because Linksys routers suck and now with Belkin in the big picture here Belkin will take all the current Linksys routers and so forth and they better than ever before the correct way a router is suppose to be.