For a very long time I was using, as I used to call my internet service “my community WiFi signal” I’m not proud to admit it, but I was using my neighbors unsecured WiFi signals. It worked just fine for a while, but then some of my good neighbors with the good unsecured WiFi signals either moved out or made their WiFi signals very secured, and that was it for me. I had to get my own signal. So then I started shopping around and surprisingly found a good deal from the local cable company. So I contacted my good ole’ cable company and got into a 2 year internet plan.
I was happy with the service for a while until a lot more people started moving into my building complex and as expected, they had wireless internet service as well. I started having issues with my wireless internet connection, it would disconnect frequently or the mbps would drop unexpectedly. Needless to say I was no longer happy.
I contacted them and they first tried fixing the problem remotely, that didn’t work, then they sent a technician to try to fix my problem personally, and that didn’t work. On my part I tried everything and anything I could do to try and fix my problem. I was tired and frustrated at this point. Then I found out that not all wireless routers are created equal. So after a lot of research I found out that by changing the wireless N router you can sometimes fix connection problems.
Therefore I contacted my internet company and asked whether I could get my own wireless router, and after a little hesitation they said yes, as long as I gave them the specifications to the router, so they could link it to my account so that it could work properly. I did what I always do and I Googled it and found this Medialink Wireless N Router – 802.11n – 150 Mbps – 2.4 Ghz – NEW Design w/ Internal Antenna.
At first I was hesitant about it, because I had never heard of the brand, but the price was right. The router’s specifications were easy to find on the side and the back of the router. I plugged it in, did the initial setup, and presto, it started communicating with my laptop right away. All I need it to do next, was do the setup on my Roku, I was happyyyyy!! with it. Now lets get into the skinnie about this thing. The Pros and Cons, on the Medialink Router – 802.11n – 150 Mbps – 2.4 Ghz – NEW Design w/ Internal Antenna. Overall, I think it was a great buy and I give it thumbs up.
This router looks super cool! it’s very easy to configure, When I did the initial setup I did a power cycle, which means powering off computer and router and turning them back on in the reverse of that order, allowing computer to complete their power-up initializations before turning on the router, not using the reset button on the back or the front of the router. And…… presto, it worked. I then logged into the web interface and set up the Wifi security, grabbed my laptop to connected it to it and that was it.
The Medialink wireless N router is great for someone like myself, it’s fast and has great coverage. The web interface is very nicely laid out and there are a ton of features. My friend’s iPhones and iPads, my Android tablet, desktop, server, my smartphone, laptop, Nintendo Wii and everything else work perfectly on the same network without having to screw around with WiFi settings or reset the router. As for the router itself, I checked my internet speed and it has improved greatly over the Motorola G router I got from the cable company.
The customer service is great, and their customer service is based in the USA, which to me is great. It’s sad to me that the over priced, not so reliable routers are so popular in these days. Even though it has a lot of lights, they’re not too bright and annoying. It has a very stylish and modern design, so it doesn’t contradict with the decor in my apartment.
One of the negatives I could find is that the tech support line isn’t available 24 hours.
No Gig ports, the cat5 cable included with the router could be a little longer.
I was extremely tired of the overpriced pieces of crap routers I had to deal with before. That’s why I give this this medialink wireless N router, 20 stars!! I can stay connected to my network and write my reviews, and watch movies on my Roku. So I’m happy! And you can’t go wrong at $49.99 Great wireless N router for a great price.