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[The Next Web] Belkin helps Cisco exit consumer space by acquiring its Home Networking division, including Linksys

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Belkin on Thursday announced plans to acquire Cisco’s Home Networking Business Unit, including its products, technology, employees, and even the well-known Linksys brand. Belkin says it plans to maintain the Linksys brand and will offer support for Linksys products as part of the transaction, financial details for which were not disclosed.

This should be a relatively smooth transition that won’t affect current customers: Belkin says it will honor all valid warranties for current and future Linksys products. After the transaction closes, Belkin will account for approximately 30 percent of the US retail home and small business networking market.
Interesting, I wonder in what direction Belkin will take Linksys.
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I hope Belkin can move the Linksys brand away from the terrible EULA that made me leave Cisco's new line of cloud products. Got a new WD router and it does great compared to my old Linksys one.
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I remember back in the day when Linksys was awesome.....then Cisco bought them and they seemed to go down hill.
    
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Uh... belkin
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Uh... belkin

^This. At least in my experience, Belkin was not much difference than Linksys under Cisco rule.
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^This. At least in my experience, Belkin was not much difference than Linksys under Cisco rule.

Thirded.
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I've had few Belkin products and they've been rubbish, but they were always willing to send another unit straight away no questions asked if something failed.
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Belkin is like monster cable, everything wayyyy over priced.

Good thing the thrift stores are always crammed full of routers ready for dd-wrt rolleyes.gif
Edited by just_nuke_em - 1/24/13 at 10:39pm
    
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Not sure what to make of this, really. I usually only buy a router every few years or so. My current Linksys has lasted 4 years now.

Next time around I might grab an ASUS router and give it whirl, I keep hearing good things about them.
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Originally Posted by Raven.7 View Post

Not sure what to make of this, really. I usually only buy a router every few years or so. My current Linksys has lasted 4 years now.

Next time around I might grab an ASUS router and give it whirl, I keep hearing good things about them.

At this point you basically count out Linksys as a serious provider of home network equipment, because pretty much all of their new product lines are going to be trash.

Belkin routers are horrid.

I honestly don't know if I can recommend a router anymore from the major brands...D-Link blows, Netgear is inconsistent, Linksys/Belkin are the same... this is a bad thing.

Better with something else, or make your own now I guess.
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