A few weeks ago my Belkin F5D8233 router starting dying, dropping the wireless connection > requires reboots daily which steadily started increasing so I got in touch with Belkin with its warranty and they offered me a replacement which was the Belkin Play Max F7D4301. I've literally had it 3 days now and its disconnected from the net and dropped the wireless connection which required reboots to get it working again. Before accepting the replacement offer I read loads of reviews and they all stated the Surf, Share and Play routers in the UK range all have connection issues as well as heating up a bit. I've updated the firmware on the router, tried a few work arounds with its settings but it still does the same thing. I don't use the CD setup with routers as its plug and play with its web interface so I didn't bother but with the issues I tried with installation of set and the same happened.
I accepted replacement Play Max for my old faulty router because I came across 1 comment on amazon review that said the new firmware release fixed connection issues but thats obviously wrong, it looks fake and is a fake as it doesn't do what its suppose to do.
How can Belkin have a whole range that has major issues! A routers prime purpose is to split 1 IP into 'xxx' amount of IPs allowing loads of devices to connect to the internet at once. Its flawed before even taking it out the box.
Now, I've again got in touch with Belkin and hope for another replacement but I just cannot accept a router from the UK range,
they all have bad feedback and personal experience with the best router in the range pretty much summed it up. Not even a day old and it lost the connection once, second day it played up the whole day and now I'm onto the third, the day I've had it with a brand new router. It needs to go back.
Belkin have a new generation of routers but there only sold in the US at the moment if I'm correct,
Could someone please correct me if I'm wrong, is the link above to the new generation of routers Belkins has made? I've googled the range and I haven't found one review on amazon or any other site suggesting it drops the connection, heats up or needs several reboots.
Lastly as the title stats, has anyone got a play max - or better yet one from the new US range? Could you please offer your opinions on this please, I need this fake plastic tin replaced and as I have this warranty, I might as well get a working replacement from Belkin rather than buy another brand but this is incredible.