Belkin AC1200 Dual Band Wireless AC Router + Gigabit (Latest Generation)

features :

  • Up to 2.8X faster than N Technology
  • New level of performance for reliability and coverage
  • Compatible with ‘N’ & ‘G’ technology
  • Dual-band for multiple device, multiple movie streaming

description :
The Belkin F9K1113 AC 1200 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Router wirelessly delivers speedy data transfers of up to 1200Mbps. Plus, it is designed with 4-Port Gigabit Switch providing seamless and amazing speed connection for your wired connections. It also uses an IEEE 802.11a data link protocol that ensures lightning-speed wireless signal delivery. It also features a RJ45 interface for best wireless networking operations.
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Easy to setup, works out of the box & has loads of features, July 25, 2012
This review is from: Belkin AC1200 Dual Band Wireless AC Router + Gigabit (Latest Generation) (Personal Computers)
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Customer Video Review Length:: 4:48 Mins

The Belkin AC1200 is a well-designed device with an easy-to-use web-based interface that enables you to customize the settings to best meet your specific needs. My video review goes over a few of these in detail.

It replaced my Apple Time Capsule wireless router, which also operates in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously. While I didn’t see any jumps in connection speeds on my wireless iMac between the two (I used speedtest.net), I do like the many tools and options that the Belkin offers. These included settings to optimize the home network for online games (Xbox and Playstation) as well as streaming videos from Amazon and Netflix — all of which are used heavily in my household.

There are many more features that I really like — I discuss a few of those in the video review. Hope that helps. And if you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them in the comments section.

EDIT: July 27. There is a firmware update available. After the upgrade I am seeing noticeable performance improvements. My download speeds are up 10 Mbps on the 5GHz band and 6.47 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band.

Here’s how you update the firmware: In the Router Settings (192.168.2.1), scroll to the bottom and click “Firmware Update.” Do not open the file that is downloaded — use the tool to upload it directly to your router.
Here’s what it addresses:
1. Chipset SDK updated to the latest version for improved wireless performance, compatibility and other general improvements.
2. Updated wireless power table for FCC and CE.
3. Fixed IP reservation issues.
4. Fixed WPS 2.0 related problems.
5. Resolved minor security issue that was vulnerable inside the network only.
6. Improved QOS functionality.

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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
A speedy full featured router with good range, August 19, 2012
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This review is from: Belkin AC1200 Dual Band Wireless AC Router + Gigabit (Latest Generation) (Personal Computers)

I have to apologize for the delay in getting this review out, but I have Comcast to blame for waiting to connect the Belkin AC 1200 DB Dual Band Gigabit Router. My issue has nothing to do with the router, but my internet setup through Xfinity.

This is the situation I had: I recently changed my telephone service to Xfinity voice, and in doing so they replaced my customer owned Motorola Surfboard DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with their Arris TC862 gateway, which is an all in one solution for Xfinity, a cable modem, gigabit router, n wifi radio, phone adapter and battery backup. The problem is, the Arris Gateway is already acting as a router and providing DHCP to the network (Comcast /Xfinity does not allow you to disable this), as well as transmitting a wifi signal that could interfere with the Belkin’s signal, or at least degrade it since it would be in such close proximity to the Xfinity device (Comcast/Xfinity does not allow you to turn your wi-fi signal on or off in your own home).

I needed to replace this gateway with a modem that had telephone capabilities (known as a EMTA or Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter). After countless calls to Comcast/Xfinity, I thought I encountered a technician who understood what I was talking about, and he said I would have an EMTA by the end of the week, however, nothing came, and when I called back there was no order in their system for it. So, I had someone order me another one, and this time I received a regular cable modem with no telephone capability.

After several more calls and being transferred to higher service levels, I got the whole thing straightened out. The Arris Gateway will be used ONLY for phone service, the Wi-Fi will be turned off, and I will hook up my customer owned modem back up for internet service, where I will connect the Belkin AC 1200 DB. Keep in mind, this was all done without a technician being sent to the house.

The reason I am writing about this scenario is because the Arris TC862 is the latest technology that Comcast/Xfinity is using (you can even see it in their latest commercial with the houses racing) and you may have this device in your home already. Although you may be able to plug the Belkin AC 1200 DB into the gateway device, you would technically be double NAT-ing which may cause all sorts of configuration problems and would not be using the Belkin’s full capabilities.

Now let’s review Belkin’s AC DB Dual Band Gigabit Router. I am always happy to manufacturers that use easily recyclable packaging. Belkin is one of them. Inside the cardboard box was a pulp (egg carton like) tray, and plastic bag (that can be recycled) that the router was wrapped in. That was it. Hooray for Belkin and the environment.

The outside of the box claims “Easy Setup” and they’re not kidding. Belkin is a lazy person’s paradise. They have pre-connected the power cable and the Ethernet cable into the router for you, and labeled the steps with a printed piece of cardboard attached to each cable that corresponds to the steps in the enclosed “Router Setup Guide”. There are four basic setup steps for the minimalist setup to this router: 1. Turn off your modem (by unplugging it) 2. Connect router to modem (remember Belkin already connected the other end to the router for you) 3. Turn on modem (by plugging it back in) 4. Turn on Router (by plugging it in to power – Belkin has already plugged it into the router). That’s easy setup. Initially when the router is plugged in, the front LED turns pink, then blinks blue, and if all goes well it turns a solid blue, otherwise it will blink amber if there is a problem connecting to the internet. If you choose not use the enclosed setup CD your can configure your router by typing [...] into your web browser. Techy geeks like myself prefer a manual router setup as opposed to using the CD.

If you choose to run the setup CD, once it loads you will see “Get Connected” surrounded by a green border, that is what you would click on, since there is also a link to advanced tools and the user manual in the same window. When you click on “Get Connected” it gives you the same instructions on how to connect it to your modem, then it asks you to enter then network name and password found on the bottom of the router. Once you enter this information you should connect wirelessly to the device, and change any advanced settings., such as your “Network Name & Security”. I find this CD quite useless, since everything just links you back to your router’s setup page anyway. It’s much easy to follow from there.

To get to the router’s setup page just type [...] into any web browser. Initially the router’s administration page does not come with a password, but it will ask for one, just leave it blank and hit enter. I strongly recommend adding a password for security reasons. Once the setup page loads it brings you to the router home page, which features a lot…

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36 of 43 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Nice features, works well, July 7, 2012
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This review is from: Belkin AC1200 Dual Band Wireless AC Router + Gigabit (Latest Generation) (Personal Computers)

I just received the Belkin AC 1200 router and spent last night getting my equipment linked up to it. Fairly simple. You need the CD to install software so you can access the website to make any changes in your security settings. Dual Band 2.4 and 5.0 GHz plus Guest settings.

The shape is fairly nice. A blue/purple glow from the front tells you it is working. The is very small WPS button below the status light that you press if you are trying to link a printer to the wireless access point. It is not very easy to see.

One thing that I miss are front status lights of the wired connected devices in the other ports. It is cleaner looking without them but I am a flashing light kind of guy and like to know the status of other network connected devices.
I had to unplug and replug a few Ethernet cables to get everything working properly.

There are 4 wired Gigaport ethernet ports plus 2 USB ports. You can put a USB thumb drive in with music, photos, or an auxillary hard drive in to have access to files over the network easily. Share a USB printer also if needed. It is nice that there are 2 USB ports instead of just one.

I am using this with a Motorola Surfboard cable modem model 6120. When I connected the supplied Belkin cable to the modem the internet status light on the modem glowed amber (slower connection) and not blue that should be for high speed.

Belkin was very nice and contacted me based on this review and sent me out a CAT6 cable that works perfectly.

No on/off switch on the back. If you need to restart the router you must unplug it.

I had to replace my NetGear N300 router as for some reason it kept dropping the wifi connection to my iPhone. After a month of trying to reset all sorts of things I just gave up. I never could figure it out. Anyway the new Belkin router does not seem to have these problems and the iPhone reestablishes the wifi connection automatically when I come home.

I liked my old Netgear N300 router with it status lights, on/off switch, and large WPS button. The dropping of the wifi connection to the phone was my only reason for making a change.

Coverage of Wifi is very good around my home.

Belkin does a nice thing and has default WPS passwords set for 2.4 and 5.0 GHz as well as for guests. it is on a small card that slides into a slot on the bottom of the router

So far so good. As usual the Amazon price is very competitive and beats the retailers.

iPhone connection is picked up as soon as I get to my house and the switch to WiFi is seamless. This has been great as my home has a marginal cell phone signal with AT@T so wifi connection is a must.

I would recommend this router to anyone looking to upgrade and have great wireless speeds. Hopefully this is “future proof” for a couple of years.

After having this for a month it is working very well. All wifi connections have been stable. iPhone recognizes it as a saved network, automatically reconnecting to the router when I get in the house.

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  1. 47 of 53 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Easy to setup, works out of the box & has loads of features, July 25, 2012
    By 
    This review is from: Belkin AC1200 Dual Band Wireless AC Router + Gigabit (Latest Generation) (Personal Computers)
    Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program (What’s this?)

    Customer Video Review Length:: 4:48 Mins

    The Belkin AC1200 is a well-designed device with an easy-to-use web-based interface that enables you to customize the settings to best meet your specific needs. My video review goes over a few of these in detail.

    It replaced my Apple Time Capsule wireless router, which also operates in the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands simultaneously. While I didn’t see any jumps in connection speeds on my wireless iMac between the two (I used speedtest.net), I do like the many tools and options that the Belkin offers. These included settings to optimize the home network for online games (Xbox and Playstation) as well as streaming videos from Amazon and Netflix — all of which are used heavily in my household.

    There are many more features that I really like — I discuss a few of those in the video review. Hope that helps. And if you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them in the comments section.

    EDIT: July 27. There is a firmware update available. After the upgrade I am seeing noticeable performance improvements. My download speeds are up 10 Mbps on the 5GHz band and 6.47 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band.

    Here’s how you update the firmware: In the Router Settings (192.168.2.1), scroll to the bottom and click “Firmware Update.” Do not open the file that is downloaded — use the tool to upload it directly to your router.
    Here’s what it addresses:
    1. Chipset SDK updated to the latest version for improved wireless performance, compatibility and other general improvements.
    2. Updated wireless power table for FCC and CE.
    3. Fixed IP reservation issues.
    4. Fixed WPS 2.0 related problems.
    5. Resolved minor security issue that was vulnerable inside the network only.
    6. Improved QOS functionality.

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  2. 38 of 44 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    A speedy full featured router with good range, August 19, 2012
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    Chris Damon “Classic TV Guy” (New Jersey) –
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    This review is from: Belkin AC1200 Dual Band Wireless AC Router + Gigabit (Latest Generation) (Personal Computers)

    I have to apologize for the delay in getting this review out, but I have Comcast to blame for waiting to connect the Belkin AC 1200 DB Dual Band Gigabit Router. My issue has nothing to do with the router, but my internet setup through Xfinity.

    This is the situation I had: I recently changed my telephone service to Xfinity voice, and in doing so they replaced my customer owned Motorola Surfboard DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with their Arris TC862 gateway, which is an all in one solution for Xfinity, a cable modem, gigabit router, n wifi radio, phone adapter and battery backup. The problem is, the Arris Gateway is already acting as a router and providing DHCP to the network (Comcast /Xfinity does not allow you to disable this), as well as transmitting a wifi signal that could interfere with the Belkin’s signal, or at least degrade it since it would be in such close proximity to the Xfinity device (Comcast/Xfinity does not allow you to turn your wi-fi signal on or off in your own home).

    I needed to replace this gateway with a modem that had telephone capabilities (known as a EMTA or Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adapter). After countless calls to Comcast/Xfinity, I thought I encountered a technician who understood what I was talking about, and he said I would have an EMTA by the end of the week, however, nothing came, and when I called back there was no order in their system for it. So, I had someone order me another one, and this time I received a regular cable modem with no telephone capability.

    After several more calls and being transferred to higher service levels, I got the whole thing straightened out. The Arris Gateway will be used ONLY for phone service, the Wi-Fi will be turned off, and I will hook up my customer owned modem back up for internet service, where I will connect the Belkin AC 1200 DB. Keep in mind, this was all done without a technician being sent to the house.

    The reason I am writing about this scenario is because the Arris TC862 is the latest technology that Comcast/Xfinity is using (you can even see it in their latest commercial with the houses racing) and you may have this device in your home already. Although you may be able to plug the Belkin AC 1200 DB into the gateway device, you would technically be double NAT-ing which may cause all sorts of configuration problems and would not be using the Belkin’s full capabilities.

    Now let’s review Belkin’s AC DB Dual Band Gigabit Router. I am always happy to manufacturers that use easily recyclable packaging. Belkin is one of them. Inside the cardboard box was a pulp (egg carton like) tray, and plastic bag (that can be recycled) that the router was wrapped in. That was it. Hooray for Belkin and the environment.

    The outside of the box claims “Easy Setup” and they’re not kidding. Belkin is a lazy person’s paradise. They have pre-connected the power cable and the Ethernet cable into the router for you, and labeled the steps with a printed piece of cardboard attached to each cable that corresponds to the steps in the enclosed “Router Setup Guide”. There are four basic setup steps for the minimalist setup to this router: 1. Turn off your modem (by unplugging it) 2. Connect router to modem (remember Belkin already connected the other end to the router for you) 3. Turn on modem (by plugging it back in) 4. Turn on Router (by plugging it in to power – Belkin has already plugged it into the router). That’s easy setup. Initially when the router is plugged in, the front LED turns pink, then blinks blue, and if all goes well it turns a solid blue, otherwise it will blink amber if there is a problem connecting to the internet. If you choose not use the enclosed setup CD your can configure your router by typing [...] into your web browser. Techy geeks like myself prefer a manual router setup as opposed to using the CD.

    If you choose to run the setup CD, once it loads you will see “Get Connected” surrounded by a green border, that is what you would click on, since there is also a link to advanced tools and the user manual in the same window. When you click on “Get Connected” it gives you the same instructions on how to connect it to your modem, then it asks you to enter then network name and password found on the bottom of the router. Once you enter this information you should connect wirelessly to the device, and change any advanced settings., such as your “Network Name & Security”. I find this CD quite useless, since everything just links you back to your router’s setup page anyway. It’s much easy to follow from there.

    To get to the router’s setup page just type [...] into any web browser. Initially the router’s administration page does not come with a password, but it will ask for one, just leave it blank and hit enter. I strongly recommend adding a password for security reasons. Once the setup page loads it brings you to the router home page, which features a lot…

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    Nice features, works well, July 7, 2012
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    This review is from: Belkin AC1200 Dual Band Wireless AC Router + Gigabit (Latest Generation) (Personal Computers)

    I just received the Belkin AC 1200 router and spent last night getting my equipment linked up to it. Fairly simple. You need the CD to install software so you can access the website to make any changes in your security settings. Dual Band 2.4 and 5.0 GHz plus Guest settings.

    The shape is fairly nice. A blue/purple glow from the front tells you it is working. The is very small WPS button below the status light that you press if you are trying to link a printer to the wireless access point. It is not very easy to see.

    One thing that I miss are front status lights of the wired connected devices in the other ports. It is cleaner looking without them but I am a flashing light kind of guy and like to know the status of other network connected devices.
    I had to unplug and replug a few Ethernet cables to get everything working properly.

    There are 4 wired Gigaport ethernet ports plus 2 USB ports. You can put a USB thumb drive in with music, photos, or an auxillary hard drive in to have access to files over the network easily. Share a USB printer also if needed. It is nice that there are 2 USB ports instead of just one.

    I am using this with a Motorola Surfboard cable modem model 6120. When I connected the supplied Belkin cable to the modem the internet status light on the modem glowed amber (slower connection) and not blue that should be for high speed.

    Belkin was very nice and contacted me based on this review and sent me out a CAT6 cable that works perfectly.

    No on/off switch on the back. If you need to restart the router you must unplug it.

    I had to replace my NetGear N300 router as for some reason it kept dropping the wifi connection to my iPhone. After a month of trying to reset all sorts of things I just gave up. I never could figure it out. Anyway the new Belkin router does not seem to have these problems and the iPhone reestablishes the wifi connection automatically when I come home.

    I liked my old Netgear N300 router with it status lights, on/off switch, and large WPS button. The dropping of the wifi connection to the phone was my only reason for making a change.

    Coverage of Wifi is very good around my home.

    Belkin does a nice thing and has default WPS passwords set for 2.4 and 5.0 GHz as well as for guests. it is on a small card that slides into a slot on the bottom of the router

    So far so good. As usual the Amazon price is very competitive and beats the retailers.

    iPhone connection is picked up as soon as I get to my house and the switch to WiFi is seamless. This has been great as my home has a marginal cell phone signal with AT@T so wifi connection is a must.

    I would recommend this router to anyone looking to upgrade and have great wireless speeds. Hopefully this is “future proof” for a couple of years.

    After having this for a month it is working very well. All wifi connections have been stable. iPhone recognizes it as a saved network, automatically reconnecting to the router when I get in the house.

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