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Belkin AC 1750 DB Review - Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Router - F9K1115

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If you're a techie looking for something advanced to play with, look elsewhere. This is a basic router with a very 'consumer friendly' interface that is designed more for the general consumer market than for enthusiasts. That said, it does perform nicely and is a great way for the non-tech savvy to boost their wired and wireless network speeds without a lot of headaches and aggravation. Setup is simple and in plain english.

Parents will like that it can lock out specific devices from Internet access at certain times of the day. It also has a built in filtering feature to prevent going to adult websites and other sites that may have been compromised by malware.

It has four gigabit ethernet ports which will work better with network attached storage devices (NAS), it also supports dual band wireless AC for faster wireless speeds provided your wireless devices also support that networking standard. Many new devices do support AC, but other devices a year or more older do not. So check to make sure your computers and tablets will benefit from the speed boost prior to making the investment. On my iPad Air 2 the router was able to push about 450 megabits per second over the air which is pretty decent.

My only real concern is that it's doesn't have a password initially on its control panel nor does it really push the user to set one up. There should always be passwords on control panels and the router should be enforcing that.

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