Belkin Play Max ADSL router reviews

10 customer reviews

This router is a good all rounder.

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5.6 out of 10 based on 10 reviews.
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Stephen, Bartlett Intermediate\advanced online gamer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Easy to set up, took about 5 mins. You need to know your vpi, vci and connection type ETC. If you don't know this all you have to do is a quick Google on your ISP broadband settings. Compared to the home Hub 2 & 3 you get a lot stronger internet signal. If you’re a gamer it will detect when you’re playing an online game on the pc or Xbox and assign you a higher bandwidth, and the correct ports. The QoS works a treat. Dual Band Wireless is also very helpful as my Xbox and PS3 use’s the less cultured 5GHz channel. The torrent downloader is a great idea, as I don’t have to leave my pc on all night downloading for me, it downloads it to a memory stick inserted behind it. Since I’ve got this router I don’t notice any difference between my Xbox being hard wired or wireless. Overall this is a great router. Don’t listen to the bad reviews. This Router is for someone with a little internet knowledge and not a noob, as they won’t get it working. They should stick to routers sent out by their ISP’s with preinstalled software you can’t change.
Bad points:
Would have been nice to have a list of all the most popular ISP internet settings preinstalled, but that’s nothing Google can’t handle. Also it is a big Router with only one LED (Would of been nice to have a OLED display showing you’re up/download speed) but that would off pushed the price up.
Overall rating 10.0
How easy to set-up 8.0
Performance 10.0
Functionality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 29 Mar 2011

Robert, Swindon, UK Gamer

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
The router is very easy to set up and using the Belkin router monitor site to tweak settings and view performance is great. I was able to connect my PS3 and Sony Vaio laptop without any trouble... Except speed.
Bad points:
Bigest let down about this router is the speed, I bought this to replace my Orange Live Box wireless modem router however when I connected the laptop my wireless speed dropped from 5.5mb to 4.5mb and my PS3 dropped from 5.5mb to 1.5mb! I though the two ariels and less interferance was meant to improve the speed? As a final resort I tested the laptop plugged into the two routers and again the N600 Play was 1mb slower. Whilst it does achieve "HD speed" it doesn't beat my free router.

I have taken the N600 back to the shop.
Overall rating 6.0
How easy to set-up 10.0
Performance 3.0
Functionality 9.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Mar 2011

Steven, Portsmouth

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Has a lot of features for the money, its simple to set-up and it looks discreet (no flashy lights to distract you)
Bad points:
Although the initial setup was easy, I found the advanced features lacking. After around 48 hrs, websites would fail to load entirely, and some would struggle to start. Resetting the unit helped for a short time but ultimately it failed. i sent it back and bought a Netgear router which works 100% of the time.
Overall rating 4.0
Compatibility 7.0
Performance 5.0
Reliability 3.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Dec 2012

Thomas, York

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Non
Bad points:
Do not waste your money buying this product. Perceivered with this router on my telephone line for 3 months. Constantly drops connection with the ISP or PC whether connected wirelessly or via network cable. Working with my ISP we confirmed it was not them. Partner and I run our own businesses so we have 2 separate lines in to the property; one is BT the other talktalk. Tried router on talktalk for a month and still had the same problem. Returned to retailer who agreed to exchange it. Purchased Netgear N300 (DGND3300) best thing I could have done, line speed is even up by 500kbs
Overall rating 1.0
Compatibility 5.0
Performance 1.0
Reliability 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Oct 2010

Robert, Dudley i know my stuff

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Basicaly, it does what it says it can on the box with one exception, i havent been able to get Vuze to work when the computer is turned off yet. Im still working on this and havent had time to mess too much,
Bad points:
As I said above about Vuze
Overall rating 9.0
How easy to set-up 9.0
Performance 9.0
Functionality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Apr 2011

Confirmed purchaser

Score 2.0/10
Good points:
None I sent it back
Bad points:
Difficult to set up. Had to phone Belkin 3 times. It was slower than our exsisting cheaper router. The rest of the house could go online but the main computer that I set it up on could not connect. It kept changing the password without my knowledge so it became un useable. When it did say there was a problem it told me to contact Belkin but there was no contact number anywhere on the box or instructions.
Overall rating 2.0
How easy to set-up 2.0
Performance 2.0
Functionality 2.0
Value for money 2.0
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Dec 2010

Ross, Glasgow

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Vuze software.
Bad points:
Could not use the WPA wireless feature as apparently my pc was to old (2 years), however I didnt have a problem with my existing router.
Very slow speeds if you connect an external harddrive to the router.
Did not have a very good experience at all with his item.
Overall rating 1.0
Compatibility 1.0
Performance 3.0
Reliability 2.0
Value for money 1.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 Oct 2010

Product Features

Connections ADSL2 Plus
Connections 802.11n
Connections 802.11g
Connections ADSL
Connections 802.11b
Connections 802.11a
Connections Modem
USB Hub Yes
VoIP No
Release date 2010-05-20

Also known as: Belkin Play Max Wireless Router

 
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