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Belkin F5D5055 Gigabit USB 2.0 Network Adapter

by Belkin

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  • Easily upgrade your notebook or desktop computer to full gigabit speeds
  • Provides networking speeds of up to 1000 Mbps
  • Offers easy integration into existing 10/100 Ethernet networks
  • Features extensive driver support, and works with Macintosh computers
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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Product Description

Product Description

USB - 1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000Base-T - 10Mbps Ethernet, 100Mbps Fast Ethernet, 1Gbps Gigabit Ethernet - Twisted Pair

From the Manufacturer

The Belkin Gigabit USB 2.0 Network Adapter lets you easily upgrade your notebook or desktop computer to full gigabit speeds. The Adapter is backward-compatible with all existing 10/100 networks. To install, simply insert the Adapter into a USB 2.0 port on your computer and begin to transfer large video, audio, and graphics fi les between your workstation and the network. It's so simple to install, you'll be moving fi les throughout your network within minutes. The Belkin Gigabit USB 2.0 Network Adapter auto-negotiates for a 10-, 100-, or 1000 Mbps network and automatically adjusts for straight-through or crossover cables-you don't have to worry about cable type.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 2 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000FOWHTI
  • Item model number: F5D5055
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #124,226 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 2, 2004

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Speed test showed a great connection.
JT
Belkin tech claimed they would have a teir 2 support person call me, but I have not heard from them after more than a week.
Scott A. Griswold
Yup, no installation of drivers was necessary, everything was plug and play!
A. Chao

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jack M. Maiher on April 16, 2011
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Let me preface this review by stating that owning & using a computer should require a license of some sort. I constantly read poor reviews on products from people who have no idea what they're talking about. If you don't understand how something works - don't blame the makers of it. Computers - by design - do not magically "talk" to every device or application out there. They are complex - and while hardware & software developers do their best to make their products work in as many configurations as possible - its not exactly an easy task - nor 100% guaranteed. I read that someone who reviewed this product got it to "speed up their connection" - like using an ADD-IN USB network adapter would somehow magically be faster than the built in network adapter. Too funny. Anyway - this is a good product - and here's why:

I purchased a barely used HP Pavilion DM4 laptop in January - prior to being deployed (as a contractor) to Afghanistan. Still under warranty & all that good stuff. However, as soon as I got in country - the ethernet port stopped working. Lights are stuck "on" and its not recognized by the BIOS or Windows. HP offered to fix it - under warranty - but I cannot afford to send it in and wait for it to be returned to me. Wirelss network is all well & good - but wireless routers inherently offer slower throughput when connected wirelessly as opposed to a direct connection by ethernet cable. Each manufacturer's device's operate differently & the reasons vary, but that's my experience. So, I prefer to use ethernet cable, whenever possible.

I picked up this device because I read that it worked on Windows 7. I purchased a used model - from China - for about $29 shipped.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Meyer on October 1, 2009
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Purchased this product to become a 2nd ethernet port for a Mac mini which is acting as a server on my network, running 10.6 Server. With zero configuration, it was recognized and was functioning on my network properly without any hassle. Contrary to other reviews I've read about this product in past, I definitely would recommend this product to anyone who's looking to add a 2nd ethernet port to their Mac.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul Cornelison on December 30, 2010
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I used the mac beta drivers from the Belkin site. I work at a large university with a cisco backbone and have had no problems. Much faster that the Apple dongle. Only complaints... the high price and the very bright blue lights.
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16 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Scott A. Griswold on August 15, 2006
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I ordered this adapter with the hopes of speeding up my iBook G4 networking.

I am unable to get the device working under OS X 10.4.7

The device is recognized by the network control panel, but will not pick up an address from DHCP. Manually assigning an address does not work either.

After spending 50 minutes on the phone with Belkin just getting them to find the adapter on their own website I have still not resolved the issue. Belkin tech claimed they would have a teir 2 support person call me, but I have not heard from them after more than a week.

I attempted to use the adapter on a machine running Panther and it worked, however, the performance was very poor. Writes were only 2MB/s faster than with built in ethernet and reads were horribly slow. Less than 3MB/s.

Built in ethernet delivers a consistent 7MB/s read and write and my network is more than capable of very fast (60MB/s gigabit speeds).

Belkin was unable to offer an updated driver to resolve the issue.

Belkin tech support was just terrible. They didn't even know that the 5055 existed. They kept asking me if I was sure it was 5055 and not 5050. I assured them it was 5055 and even had to explain to them how to find it on their own web site.

I would recommend this with extreme caution if you want to experiment and see if you have any luck with your own system.

Would love to read other reviews.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. R. Oldham on August 17, 2011
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I was pleased to discover that this ethernet adapter works out of the box with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). Performance was good for a device that tries to shove 1 Gbps of data over an interface rated for 480 Mbps.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JBlongz on July 29, 2011
I bought the new mid 2011 macbook air. This unit worked WITHOUT installing drivers. I'm running OSX 10.7 (Lion). Just what I needed for legacy locations.
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By Dave Willerman on October 4, 2011
My company just purchased 20 of these units to use for a deployment of MacBook Airs that will need to have an image pushed out via DeployStudio. We purchased this unit based on the posting here using them as a test. [...]

After receiving the units and attempting to netboot the unit was not able to connect. Trying to boot the device while connected to a switch that was then connected to an AirPort Extreme that then had the server also plugged in would not boot with this device. I tested with out the Procurve, plugging everything into the AirPort Extreme and it would netboot fine. I connected another switch and plugged the server and MacBook Air into the switch and it did work in that configuration also.

I am taking a star off due to the sorry Tech Support from Belkin. When I said netboot all a heard after that was that it was a netbook I was trying to make work and that just made the call worthless for finding the real issue.
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