Belkin AC1600 Dual-Band AC Wi-Fi Router

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Belkin AC1600 Dual-Band AC Wi-Fi Router
Price: $17.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard OR $10 Two-Day OR $20 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days. (Wednesday, Oct 11 to Thursday, Oct 12) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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I got one of the AC1200’s from Woot! a few weeks ago for $3 less and it has been working very well.

The Belkin AC series routers have an interesting feature - they are by default set to reboot automatically periodically. You can change this setting, but I believe they know that their routers will get bogged down by whatever they are doing and need to be rebooted to clear things out. Whether a crutch for bad design or simply a hedge against possibilities, I like this feature.

I had a Belkin router that lasted for several years operating non-stop without a problem. The one I got a few weeks ago replaces it (it eventually just stopped passing packets through the switch ports), and I hope it performs as well.

I am not a fan of the management interface (I prefer Linksys, or maybe I am just more familiar with them), but if you know what you are doing you can set this up the way you want.

I don’t know why the picture shows one USB port but the specs list that it has two (one USB 2.0 and one USB 3.0). These can be used for media or files being served up by the router. Not super robust, but it works.

I just noticed that the mothership has this router for $40 new and for $2 less refurbished (if you are Prime) after adding shipping, so this deal is not as good as on Prime. Come on, Woot!

[MOD: I’m seeing $24.98 on Amazon. Also, no warranty is stated.]

{Jonas4321}: Yup, the old switcheroo. Classic Amazon. It was still on my screen from this morning at $20.99, but after an F5, it shows $24.98. For the record, it still states “Certified Refurbished”, whatever that means.

Worst router I’ve ever bought. No range, and slow speeds.

Had the AC1200 version of this router for a good 4 years and it was SOLID. I have used Belkin routers for the past decade without issues.

After my AC1200 took a dump during an auto-firmware update, I decided to finally upgrade to the AC1900 version of this router.

The AC1900 Bricked itself immediately upon doing the initial setup (The last step is auto firmware upgrade)
-Paid $10 to return router to Belkin.

Replacement AC1900 came, will not pull DNS automatically from my provider. DHCP will not work on the device, Belkin will not replace because device will work when IP info is entered statically.

Used to swear by Belkin, but they are currently on the no-buy list until some quality changes are made.

Hope I saved you a headache today!

Will this router work with Comcast Xfinity?

This page should help you.

I have one of these routers, or at least I did for awhile before I tossed it in the trash. It had all kinds of stability issues, and required constant power cycling for the Wi-Fi to work.

The firmware updates and even the scheduled reboot feature didn’t help. By the way… if your router needs a scheduled reboot feature, you know that has stability problems.

Comcast plays nicer with Linksys.

This router is awesome ONLY after you flash OpenWRT to it (previously LEDE)
The F9K1115 v2 build has worked fine for me for a while now. Stability is now excellent, signal strength amazing. Reaches my attic all the way from the basement (3 floors).
The firmware/web interface that comes on the router is pretty much the worst.