I just got this email informing me of a class action suit again Belkin. I sort of can’t believe the reason. Ready?
...37 different wireless routers, modems and adapters, the packaging for which, at the time of retail purchase, did not state that the actual data transmission rates and/or connectivity ranges would be lower than the rate and/or range, respectively, identified on the product.
My Pre-N router, which I felt was pretty good, distancewise is on the list. Here’s a link to the notice.
Well I bought mine almost 2 years ago and fortunately Buy.com still has the receipt online. Apparently, I will be entitled to a full refund. Wow, that’s amazing. Personally, though, I always look at speed/range claims with a YMMV attitude. Kinda like the EPA mileage estimates on cars. I guess they gotta be held accountable and should be more careful, but the likely outcome is more disclaimer lawyer-speak goobledeegook on advertising, packaging, etc. No one really wins.