On arrival, requested a firmware update, then bricked and was totally unresponsive. However, the next morning it wasn't connected, and absolutely refused any and all efforts to reconnect to the internet.
Opening 192.168.2.1 invariably resulted in an ugly error "Binary is error, please choose correct one. When hooking back up my existing Asus router (which the wife hates dealing with - the reason I got the Belkin) it connected immediately. I guess I'll just have to help the wife get used to the (admittedly more complicated) router we already own.
Opening 192.168.2.1 invariably resulted in an ugly error "Binary is error, please choose correct one. He told me I had to buy a new computer and I told him I would send the router back first. During the last 8 or more years I had Belkin routers in my home, the previous model N1 vision was a very good router but gets obsolete too early besides its awesome display, features and a very nice design, so I decided to get this router on June 2012, and today it still works, the firmware update process refresh the router performance and a new interface that is most welcome, this router is fast, many customize options and a very nice design, overall is a good router but the signal is a little poor, my parent's house is 40 years old so the walls are well made and the signal can't reach the living room and it's only 10 meters away so I have to use an extender to have signal in all my house, other point is the Intelli Stream, please do not activate this feature it only causes troubles, slow navigation, poor video quality, among other things.
I would give it a 5 but I called tech support because a lap top was not accessing it.
First, it’s important to understand the consequences of having your wireless router compromised.
The primary goal of such attacks is to redirect users of the wireless network to different web sites.
On arrival, requested a firmware update, then bricked and was totally unresponsive. I told them what was wrong in the beginning and the tech was only reading from a book. I had to set the 2.4 to the correct settings and that is what I ask for help with in the first place.
In other words, a hacked router could redirect a user to a site designed to look like another site, for the purposes of stealing any personal information (such as login credentials) that the user is prompted to enter.
If you care about the security of your router, and you should, it is best to avoid consumer grade routers. You may be thinking that all software is buggy, but router software is probably worse.
The true victims in this case are the advertisers, who are unknowingly paying someone who is abusing their services.
Another purpose is to redirect users to look-alike phishing sites.