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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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viperm
Carpe Diem
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join:2002-07-09
Winchester, CA

1 recommendation

NOOOOOOO belkin sucks ASS!

NOOOOOOO belkin sucks ASS!
prairiesky

join:2008-12-08
canada
kudos:2

Re: NOOOOOOO belkin sucks ASS!

Hear hear.
silbaco
Premium
join:2009-08-03
USA
True that.
Ammler
Premium
join:2005-04-19
Pittsburgh, PA
Bye Bye Linksys.

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


newview
Ex .. Ex .. Exactly
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Parsonsburg, MD
kudos:1
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Re: NOOOOOOO belkin sucks ASS!

said by Ammler:

Bye Bye Linksys.

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


2nd that ...

whiteshp

join:2002-03-05
Xenia, OH
Belkin is the WORST net gear manufacturer. So new we can chose between the unquality of D-link, Belkin, and Netgear.
floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA
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.

Alek

@192.234.111.x

Why BELKIN

Why Belkin they are horrible with their home networking equipment.

IowaCowboy
Want to go back to Iowa
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join:2010-10-16
Springfield, MA
Reviews:
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1 recommendation

Apple Routers

While I have owned Linksys routers in the past, I have had the best performance from Apple routers.

Comcast tried and failed to unload their junky gateway but compared to an Apple router, that is like comparing public transportation to a corvette.

mob
On the next level..
Premium
join:2000-10-07

Belkin sucks

Belkin is crap. I'm going to buy a few routers now while they are still not utter shit.

Stu Friedman

@sbcglobal.net

What About VOIP Stuff?

Linksys bought Sipura before Cisco bought Linksys. Linksys phones and ATAs have started looking more and more like Cisco stuff. Any idea where this unit is going/staying?
elefante72

join:2010-12-03
East Amherst, NY

Re: What About VOIP Stuff?

Those guys started Obihai, and you see how good that product is...

davoice

join:2000-08-12
Saxapahaw, NC

Re: What About VOIP Stuff?

The product is great. The web interface is horrible. That's the problem with consumer electronics makers. Either the interface is great and the hardware is crap or the hardware is crap and the interface is pretty.

dnoyeB
Ferrous Phallus

join:2000-10-09
Southfield, MI

Re: What About VOIP Stuff?

Did you say that right? I love my Obihai!

n2jtx

join:2001-01-13
Glen Head, NY

WRT-54G

Probably one of the best Linksys routers was the WRT-54G that became open source. I run Tomato on mine and it is fantastic. I wish they supported 802.11n and/or 802.11ac.
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Morac
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join:2001-08-30
Riverside, NJ
kudos:1
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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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sleuth
Premium
join:2001-08-30
West Des Moines, IA

Hope

I'm still hopeful that they will be operating independently.
bn1221

join:2009-04-29
Cortland, NY

perfect

one crap company buys out another. Kinda like Windstream buying Paetec

axiomatic

join:2006-08-23
Tomball, TX

ASUS / PFSense

ASUS makes the best routers right now. However I'm only using them as WAP's after setting up PFSense as my home router. I'll never switch to a traditional home router ever again. PFSense is fantastic.
kevinds

join:2003-05-01
Calgary, AB
kudos:2

Re: ASUS / PFSense

I agree with you on this one. Asus do have a few firmware bugs, but all of their products run 3rd party firmware, incase the bugs affect you
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Optimus2357
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join:2010-11-21
West Warwick, RI
kudos:3
+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.

jchambers28

join:2007-05-12
Alma, AR
been using Asus for a while now I will stick with them
HarryH3

join:2005-02-21
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Suddenlink

Blech!

Ugh! Belkin is to electronics as Yugo is to transportation. This is sad news.

Still have a WRT-54G v2 in service here, but dumped the stock Linksys firmware years ago. It's currently running toastman Tomato and chugging along like a champ.
bshelly
Premium
join:2002-02-17
Conover, NC

Re: Blech!

I'm thinking about connecting back up my WRT54G v1.1 just to get some better 2.4 range in and outside my home. My WRT600n just doesn't seem to have the oomph!

I am admittedly a Linksys Router hoarder. Goodwill had a Linksys E2500 and WRT110 for $5 ea. Had to pick them up just to keep in my spare collection. I love a great deal.
meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
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.
TuxRaiderPen

join:2009-09-19

Cisco/linksys was akin to sprint/nexhell

Totally different product lines and corporate mentality...

As another poster pointed out the x-Sipura VOIP systems, would seem to be a better match at Cisco, but again the culture clash is an issue..

So are they in the consumer side and headed to crapkin?
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Kearnstd
Elf Wizard
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Mullica Hill, NJ
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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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MooJohn

join:2005-12-18
Milledgeville, GA
Reviews:
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Absolutely awful

This sucks not only for the basic router/wap parts but for their nicer gear too. I bought a Linksys SR2048 (managed 48 port GbE with 4 mini-gbic) 6 years ago and I doubt Belkin could ever turn out such a piece of hardware even today.

All Belkin is good at is producing overpriced cables for sale at Best Buy & OfficeMax -- you know, the $20 USB cables and the gold plated "for better signal transfer" HDMI cables.
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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.
horseathalt7

join:2012-06-11

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Re: Cisco ruined Linksys, left overs bought by Belkin

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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join:2009-11-19
Warner Robins, GA
kudos:1

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.

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
Premium
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
Premium
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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digitalnUll
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nooooooooooo!

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWaLxFIVX1s

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tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY
Reviews:
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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