Last fall, we got a Belkin N+ wireless router. After we got the initial kinks worked out (including a near-impossible firmware update) and got over the fact that it won’t work with HFS+ hard drives, we started running into problems with dropped connections, especially on my wife’s MacBook.
The strangest thing about this problem was that the wireless signal was coming through nice and strong, but there was no internet connection. I tried everything I could think of to fix it, but eventually decided that the router was to blame. This conclusion was backed up by complaints elsewhere on the internet about similar problems with this very same router.
Given our experiences, I decided to return the Belkin and go with another brand. This time around, I bought the D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N wireless router. While there are fancier models on the market, the DIR-655 performed flawlessly right from the start. The connection problems disappeared, and we’ve been extremely happy with the purchase.