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Luckily Costco took it back no questions, and now we have a Netgear N900. The thing just works, and seems to be way ahead of the Belkin.
Back to IT issues. As typical, now that I've publicly commented on how happy I've been with my Netgear router, it failed. We have it in a partially heated room, and when my son plugged in a space heater, the breaker tripped. After restoring power, the router stopped working. The blinking lights indicate a firmware corruption, but I reloaded it twice and that didn't help. Apparently this can happen when power comes back on, even though everything is plugged into an APC surge protector. And it's not the first time we've had a power outage, although those previous times it was the whole neighborhood that went down.
Netgear will issue an RMA and take it back under warranty, but it's going to be easier and quicker to just return it to Costco and get another.
I figure between dealing with this failure and upgrading two laptops to Windows 8 over the weekend, I've lost about 10 hours of my life....