Belkin N600 Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender Review
Anyone who has suddenly lost their connection while moving around their home knows how frustrating incomplete WiFi coverage can be. The areas in your home where you can’t connect to the internet are called wireless dead zones.
If you want to clear your home of dead zones, there are a few different solutions to choose from. One of the most popular ways to expand wireless coverage is through the use of wireless extenders. Wireless extenders can boost the wireless signal in your home.
Let’s take a look at the N600’s most notable features.
Easy to use — This device is a cinch to install. Just plug everything in and enter your WiFi network password.
Compatible with older routers — This device works just as well with older G type routers as it does with newer N type routers.
Good security — Maintain your network security with 256-bit WPA2 encryption.
Fast 600 Mbps data transfers — Though this device won’t speed up your basic internet connection, it does allow you to transfer files between computers in your home at a rate of 600 Mbps.
Two external antennas — This extender’s adjustable external antennas allow you to point the signal directly at any dead zones that you’ve identified.
Our Rating 4.8/5
This cheap yet effective extender from Belkin does what it is supposed to do-- extend the range of your WiFi connection. The installation is simple and quick. Also, the N600’s built-in security protocols are airtight. 256-bit WPA2 is virtually impenetrable.
Though most people who bought this device had no trouble using it, the ones that ran into issues were frustrated by Belkin’s poor technical support. Also, this device is a bit bulky compared to other extenders.
Best Suited For
People with large houses who want to get rid of their internet dead zones.
Not So Good For
People who don’t have many electrical outlets in their home. Even though this device only requires one plug to work, its bulky shape may be an issue if you are running out of room on your power strip.
This is a great little WiFi extender. It’s inexpensive compared to other products in its class, yet it works well. The only weakness of the device itself is its bulky shape. Belkin’s phone techs aren’t very helpful, but N600 is so easy to use and install that you probably won’t need their assistance.