My POS Belkin wireless router is flaking out, suggestions?

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  1. DjShiznit

    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    Gigabit, Wireless N and NAS would be nice, but none are necessarially deal breakers. I've heard Linksys makes good routers. I don't care to spend $180 on an Airport Extreme. Any suggestions on specific makes / models? Thanks in advance :wavey:
     
  2. fridexter

    fridexter Active Member

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    I'm in the same boat, and I think you're just going to have to suck it up. If only the new Extreme also did Airtunes.

    :hs:
     
  3. skolen

    skolen Guest

    Did you get the email about the Belkin settlement on their routers?

    I got one but can't find my reciept. :(

    NOTICE PURSUANT TO FEDERAL COURT ORDER. PLEASE READ.

    Settlement Claim Information

    For details about the Belkin Wireless Product Class Action Settlement go to:

    Class Notice

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A CLAIM FOR A FULL REFUND

    YOU MUST READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS, YOU MAY LOSE CERTAIN BENEFITS TO WHICH YOU MIGHT OTHERWISE BE ENTITLED.

    To receive a full refund for a qualifying Belkin wireless product, you must follow these Instructions. If you fail to submit the required documents by the deadline set forth below, your claim will be rejected, and you will lose the right to receive a refund under the settlement.

    Who is Eligible for a Full Refund of Actual Purchase Price? You may be eligible to receive a full refund of your actual purchase price of your Covered Belkin Wireless Product if: while residing in the United States, you purchased, between October 13, 2002 and February 5, 2007, a Covered Belkin Wireless Product from an entity that regularly sold such devices or items at the time of such purchase.

    What is a Covered Belkin Wireless Product? These include 37 different wireless routers, modems and adapters, the packaging for which, at the time of retail purchase, did not state that the actual data transmission rates and/or connectivity ranges would be lower than the rate and/or range, respectively, identified on the product. "Covered Belkin Wireless Products" do not include any products that were installed in or sold with other devices, items or equipment. The product identification (SKU) numbers for these 37 products are the following: B5D036, F1UP0001, F5D6000, F5D6001, F5D6020, F5D6050, F5D6050-APL, F5D6051, F5D6060, F5D6130, F5D6230-3, F5D6230-4, F5D6231-4, F5D6231-4-APL, F5D7000, F5D7001, F5D7010, F5D7010-APL, F5D7011, F5D7050, F5D7130, F5D7230-4, F5D72314, F5D7231-4P, F5D7233, F5D7330, F5D8000, F5D8010, F5D8230-4, F5D9009, F5D9010, F5D9013, F5D9230-4, F6D3000, F6D3010, and F6D3230-4.

    How you obtain a refund: You may be eligible to receive up to two full refunds of the actual purchase price, but only if, no later than 180 days after the date of the Class Notice, you fill out and submit online the Refund Claim Form and Release ("Refund Claim Form") found at Online Form. After you submit the Refund Claim Form online, and once the settlement is approved and becomes final, Belkin will e-mail you a notice (the "Refund Notice"). Then, within ninety (90) days of the Refund Notice, you must send a copy of the Refund Notice, along with the original or legible photocopy of the sales receipt(s) for the Covered Product(s) showing the place and date of purchase(s) and the purchase price(s) paid for the Covered Product(s), via U.S. Mail, addressed to: Belkin Corporation, 501 West Walnut Street, Compton, California 90220, Attn: Networking Offer.

    What if I do not have an original or legible copy of the sales receipt? If you purchased up to three Covered Belkin Wireless Products pursuant to the requirements set forth above but do not have an original or legible copy of the sales receipt(s), you will still be eligible to purchase up to three new Belkin wireless networking products at a 50% discount from Belkin's online store, www.belkin.com, during the "Promotional Code Redemption Period," as defined below, by using a Promotional Code provided by Belkin. You are not required to submit a claim form to obtain the first Promotional Discount Code. Instead, you may simply visit the Belkin website in approximately six to ten months to obtain a Promotional Discount Code. However, if you wish Belkin to send a Promotional Discount Code directly to you by e-mail, or if you wish to obtain a second or third Promotional Discount Code, you must, no later than 180 days after the date of the Class Notice, register your request at: Promotional Code.

    No Settlement Class Member may obtain more than two refunds or three Promotional Codes.

    INCOMPLETE, FRAUDULENT OR DECEPTIVE REFUND CLAIM FORMS

    Please remember that a Refund Claim Form, to be valid, must be completely and accurately filled out and must include ALL requested information. You may not submit more than one Refund Claim Form, although you may list on the Refund Claim Form up to two Covered Belkin Wireless Products for which you have proof of purchase (as discussed above). Incomplete, fraudulent or otherwise defective Refund Claim Forms will be rejected, and any sales receipts you send in accompanied by Refund Notices obtained through such Refund Claim Forms will not be returned to you.

    DISPUTED CLAIMS

    In the event that Belkin rejects any claim for a full refund or promotional discount, Belkin will notify you of the rejection and the reason for the rejection, and will advise you that you may challenge the rejection by contacting Belkin within 21 days of the rejection and informing Belkin of the basis for your challenge. Belkin will attempt to resolve the dispute in good faith with you within 30 days of receipt of your challenge. If the dispute remains, you will be notified that you have 14 days to contact Class Counsel to appeal Belkin's rejection of the claim. If Class Counsel believes the rejection of the claim was appropriate, Class Counsel will so notify you and Belkin's counsel within 14 days of being contacted by you, and the appeal will be rejected and concluded. If Class Counsel disputes the rejection, Class Counsel will so notify Belkin's counsel within 14 days of receipt of the appeal, and the Parties will attempt to resolve any and all disputes in good faith. If the claim is accepted as a result of the appeal process, you will be provided with your full refund or promotional discount code within 7 days of notification that the claim was accepted, and, in the case of a promotional discount code, shall have until the end of the Promotional Code Redemption Period, or 90 days, whichever is later, to use the code for an online purchase.
     
  4. DjShiznit

    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    Interesting. Thanks for the info, Skolen. Unfortunately, I dunno where my recipt may be. I think I'll just end up purchasing a new (non-Belkin) router :hs: Regarding the Airport routers... Yeah, they're nice. But not $180 nice. I should be able to get something comporable in features for half the price, or less. I love Apple's computers, but see no reason to spend twice as much for the same thing with an Apple logo on it.

    I'm not the most knowledgable on routers and such. I guess I'm just fishing for recomendation on specific makes and models of routers. Otherwise, I think I'll just go with a Linksys model, as I've heard they're supposed to be good routers :dunno:
     
  5. skolen

    skolen Guest

    I got my Airport Basestation off eBay for $40. It's the 'g' band model, but I don't have an 'n' card anyway.
     
  6. DjShiznit

    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    Yeah, nor do I. I just figure I might as well go for a draft N router, as it may be upgradable when the standard is finalized, and be a better choice in the long run :hs:
     
  7. DjShiznit

    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    OK, fuck it. I broke down and picked up an Airport Extreme :o I use to work for CompUSA so I get cost there, which saved me a little money. Seems to work well so far :hs:
     
  8. fridexter

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    How much did you pay, if you don't mind me asking.
     
  9. agent0068

    agent0068 OT Supporter

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    i love my old linksys. just get a cheap one and flash it with dd-wrt
     
  10. doublemeat

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    I like my Airport Extreme. From it I use a hardline for my tower (which is my main 'puter) and the wireless signal is used for the laptop, printer and Wii.
     
  11. DjShiznit

    DjShiznit Representing Deutschland, yah.

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    ~$160ish. Most Apple products don't have much for markup
     

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