Belkin F7D4301 Play Max Wireless-N Router
Ridiculously easy setup.
Guest WiFi access.
Excellent printer sharing.
Guest account feature.
Does not heat up.
File and printer sharing.
Two USB ports.
Impressive TCP throughput at long range.
Torrent offline downloads only works with bundled Vuze software.
Lack of port status lights.
No status lights (only power).
Firmware has some glitches.
Software does not work correctly.
Unable to use any USB function directly through the router.
A bit expensive.
Glacially slow USB port.
Bundled software runs on client PCs, not the router.
By TechSmart.co.za on January 04, 2012
When you think of alluring, exciting technology, more than likely tablets, ultrabooks, smartphones and game consoles come to mind, rather than routers. However, Belkin’s Play Max Wireless router turns this convention on its head, since functioning...-
By CIOL on March 09, 2011
The name ‘Play Max’ raised our expectation before we actually tested this IEEE 802.11n based router and when we did it we were not at all disappointed, in fact disappointment came from other features. Once out of box what you have in hand...-
By GadgetSpeak on October 05, 2010
While some like the reassurance of flashing lights to indicate activity, Belkin has opted for a single steady light to show power/connection with its new range of network routers....72
By PC Authority on September 30, 2010
This router packs the fastest wireless and wired technologies into a premium product that is easy to set up...83
By itreviews.com on September 18, 2010
A very mixed bag, with some great features, good performance and unrivalled ease of setup, but tying offline downloads to a single BitTorrent client, bundling some unimpressive software add-ons and hiding most of the oily bits is unlikely to get...-
By The Inquirer on September 17, 2010
The Play Max's feature set is obviously intended to appeal to gamers and enthusiasts, yet given that these types are almost invariably suckers for flashing lights and knobs they can twiddle, we're not sure that its single Cyclopean green status...70
By PC Advisor on August 26, 2010
In a cross-platform Mac and PC network, the Belkin Play Max Wireless failed to provide adequate connectivity. Wireless transfer performance also fell short of specification, although this is more typical of wireless routers. Andrew Harrison...60
By TechRadar on August 13, 2010
Belkin has obviously tried very hard to make the Play Max an attractive package to beginners. The unit itself is neat – its three-dimensional aerials hidden within the stone-grey case. It's a plug-and-play affair in terms of getting hooked up....60
By Web User on August 12, 2010
Pros and ConsProduct Pros: + Simplest modem router set-up available+ Lots of extra features Product Cons: - Premium pricing Most ADSL broadband services now come with a router that acts as a gateway to the internet. The device will also let you share...80
By V3.co.uk on August 10, 2010
The bundled software is a good idea, but a more detailed manual would have made it more useful Good points High-speed router; easy to set up; lots of bundled software; clever wireless features Bad points Expensive; bundled software is poorly...80