Linksys is now going from bad to worse. Being bought up bought a company that's business model is to make it cheap and crappy. I have never used Belkin or ever recommended Belkin to any of my customers. Heck take a look at Toms latest review on 802.11ac band routers and you can figure out what Belkin is all about.
For my this will not change anything since I haven't bought a Linksys router since the WRT54G, and will never touch a Belkin.
Oh hell. Belkin offers poop in boxes for sale, and are on my personal "do not buy" list for multiple short-term product deaths, across multiple categories. Maybe they're trying to improve by buying more competent producers, but they may also make changes of the sort (e.g. "cost cutting" measures) that will destroy those products too. No thanks; I've got a nice Netgear router now, or I'll go back to D-Link.
History shows that 90% of the time belkin only half delivers on their claims on the products packaging. I see "Linksys" dieing a short death, or a long drawn out death when people realize that they are really getting an inferior product now.
I used to believe that about their cables. Then I bought a set of Belkin spark plug wires. They got two days and a couple of re-seatings to work, but I quickly recognized that chugging into my employer's parking lot on one cylinder (the others having dropped out during the 10-minute drive) was just not a good idea.