Updated 7 Apr 2016

Belkin

F9K1122au (N600)

Snapshot: The Belkin F9K1122au (N600) is a dual-band WiFi range extender that has a WPS button for easy protected setup, but no signal strength indicator. How did it perform?

F9K1122au (N600)
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$103

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Test results

Overall score
59
Performance
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK performance.
  • Dual-band.
  • Good throughput speed on 2.4GHz.
  • Good throughput speed on 5GHz.
  • Has a WPS button for easy protected WiFi setup.
  • Has WEP/WPA/WPA2 encryption.

But

  • Somewhat difficult to use.
  • Significant loss in throughput speeds on 5GHz.
  • No on/off button.
  • No router mode.
  • No signal strength indicator.
  • Doesn't create a unique SSID by default.

How we test

Overall score:

• Performance (60 percent)
• Ease of use (40 percent)

Performance based on throughput speed on 2.4 and 5GHz bands, comparing the loss in throughput speeds when connecting to the range extender versus connecting to the router.

Ease of use based on assessment of installation, software install/installation wizard, menu layout and configuration.

Prices are based on an online price survey in August 2015.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$103

Specifications

Type
Wall plug
Antenna type
External
Number of antennas
2
Dimension HxWxD (mm)
104x92x66
Weight (g)
136

Features

Dual-band
WPS button
On/Off button
×
WEP/WPA/WPA2
Ethernet port
Router mode
×
Signal strength indicator
×
Connection between router and extender (GHz)
2.4 and 5
Connection between extender and PC (GHz)
2.4 and 5
Creates unique SSID by default
×