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Belkin Wireless N Router (Black)

by BELKIN

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  • Router lets you easily create a large Wireless-N network for the home or office
  • MIMO antenna technology provides extended range and data throughput up to 300 Mbps
  • Security options include Wi-Fi Protected Setup, WPA/WPA2 and 64-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption
  • USB port allows connection of an external hard drive or thumb drive for networked storage
  • Four gigabit Ethernet ports
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: BELKIN
  • Model: F5D8235-4
  • Hardware Platform: Pc
  • Connectivity Technology: wireless
  • Network Data Transfer Rate: 300
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 9.2 x 3.8 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001CEYYFK
  • Item model number: F5D8235-4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (540 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

Amazon.com

For those who need the fastest wireless connection, the Belkin N+ Router will have you flying down the fast lane. Thanks to the 802.11n Draft 2.0 technology that provides up to 300 Mbps of data throughput, and a wide variety of high-performance features, the N+ Router is the ideal choice for demanding Internet users.

The Belkin N+ Router:
  • Supports latest 802.11n Draft 2.0 technology for speed up to 300 Mbps.
  • Uses smart MIMO antenna technology for extended range.
  • Features built-in USB port for connecting storage devices.
  • Is backwards compatible with older wireless networks.


Connect your desktop or notebook to a network wirelessly at speeds up to 300 Mbps. View larger.
Compatible with 802.11n Draft 2.0 for Incredible Performance
Using the latest, 802.11n Draft 2.0 technology, the N+ router offers outstanding range thanks to smart MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) technology. This router offers enough range to easily cover most homes or office spaces.

With data throughput of up to 300 Mbps, the N+ Router can handle media-intensive applications that take up large amounts of your bandwidth. The router will easily handle high-demand network activity such as streaming music and HD video, playing games online, downloading large files, and making Internet phone calls, all without hiccups or slowdowns.

If even this isn't fast enough, the N+ router also has four gigabit Ethernet ports for ultra-fast wired connections.

Backwards Compatibility for Ultra Convenience
The N+ router is backwards compatible with all Wireless-G and 802.11b networks and devices, which means that you can continue to use your current computers and peripherals that are on the older standards.

Keep Your Network Safe and Private
With support for Wi-Fi Protected Security, you can ensure that your wireless network is safe and secure with a single button push. In addition to Wi-Fi Protected Security, the N+ router also supports 256-bit WPA/WPA2-Personal, and 64-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption to ensure that your data is protected.

Easily Share Storage with Your Whole Network
The router features a USB port that allows you to connect a USB storage device, such as a hard drive or thumb drive, and share its contents with all the computers on the network. With an attached storage device, you can store music, videos, and photos in a central location for everyone on the network to share and access.

Elegant, Informative Design
Featuring an elegant and smart vertical design, the N+ Router saves space and looks good on your desk. LED icons let you know at a glance the status of the connection, if security is enabled, if USB storage is being accessed, and other useful information. There's also a "Download Speedmeter" Bar of LEDs that constantly measures the download speed of your network.

The Belkin N+ Router is backed by a 1-year warranty and includes free 24/7 technical support.


Winner of the CNET Editors' Choice Award




What's in the Box

N+ Wireless Router, quick installation guide, user manual on CD-ROM, power supply, Ethernet cable.



There's enough bandwidth for video and music streaming, gaming, and other network heavy applications.

Product Description

The N+ Wireless Router features a USB port on the back, that lets you connect a USB storage device. This allows multiple computers to easily access documents, videos, and photos on the storage drive over a secure wireless network. Four gigabit ports provide the bandwidth and speed needed for media intense applications like streaming music and video.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This sweet little device is easy to setup, works almost…The setup is easy as can be, with the only thing that threw me was that this thing doesn't lie about the CD. You… Read more ›
The Router worked fine and set up was easy. Read more ›
Setup was very straightforward, and at first I was happy with it, but that faded quickly once I started to use it. Read more ›
Although the set up was easy I've had recurring problems with connectivity - at least once every 1 to 3 weeks connectivity is lost and I have to unplug both the router,… Read more ›
This product got good reviews as a medium performance unit so I bought it. Setup was easy and no problems with it so far. I like the external antennas which can be aimed to… Read more ›
While the D Link was a pleasure to set up that was not the case with Belkin. Setup instructions were poor. Their software should have made the setup easier. Read more ›
The router does work with the new system, but only with in 3 feet! I walk to the couch 6 feet away and the signal is too weak. Ive tried many times to get it to work so I… Read more ›
It will only connect to one wireless…When it did connect, the wireless signal was so weak (or just NO signal), even if I was in the next room separated by a single wall. Read more ›
Where we would run into…Although the signal strength was good and there was no speed loss between the modem and wireless signal, the router would disconnect frequently. W… Read more ›
The router is a…The wireless client connections were terrible, slow with frequent disconnects, and some devices in my house couldn't connect to it wirelessly either. Af… Read more ›
------------ I don't have a big place, but connectivity has been good, with no drops. Speed has been consistent, but not impressive. Read more ›
I thought it would work the same as my D-link but less complicted to set up. Once the D-link was set up it never dropped my connection and was fast. Belkin dropped my… Read more ›
I love the 802.11n speed. The router seems to have very good range throughout the house, and the speed has been very good. Set up was very straightforward. Read more ›
HOWEVER, this router is buggy with modern wireless devices (iPads, gaming consoles,…Dropped connections were as common as a cold and the speed was as fast a molasses. Read more ›
This only…They were easy to install, their wireless range and speed is great, they were somewhat easy to configure and secure, even if you have limited network knowledge. Read more ›
Connections dropped out on a daily basis. When connected speeds were very good (9.5 mb/sec download, 0.85 mb/sec upload). Read more ›
I did go into the router and make a few more changes. The speed is great. Read more ›
It was fairly easy to configure despite the wonky user interface. The speed is good. The USB external storage is worthless. Read more ›
Not a great router. The range is not great and is not very stable. I would not buy this brand again. Read more ›
Range - The range is very poor. I lived in a 1 bedroom apartment which was no larger than 550 sq ft and I could not get more than 1 bar at the opposite end of apartment. Read more ›
Product is discontinued and no phone support is available. When I set it up outside the network, coverage was great but that did me no good. Two different chat support… Read more ›
The N range is excellent and having the hard drive plugged into the back makes it easy for my family at home to access all the saved movies and songs all accessible from… Read more ›
Cons: Wireless range is terrible. Hard to stay connected when further than 30-40 feet away. Read more ›
Phone support if from India and was like the ad on TV when you call a shack at the North Pole and the bearded buy says "Hello, this is Peggy". Also the range is poor. Read more ›
Ok, it's a wireless router and I can connect wirelessly BUT the Hotel Style feature is no good at all. Let me explain. Read more ›
I purchased the Belkin Wireless N+ with high hopes. The features were outstanding and it actually worked well but it did not live up to the hype about the range. However,… Read more ›
I kind of lived with and regretted my choice in a…It wasn't cheap and didn't really work that well and still the wireless storage feature was a difficult to configure. I… Read more ›
This router resets modem automatically and starts delievering in seconds again. Security options are good. I don't like the setup process though and everytime I tried with… Read more ›
When stable the speeds weren't as good as the regular N model. I also had issues with security preventing access to the storage drive. If you have after market security,… Read more ›
bought this to replace a nearly 7 year old wireless G router because it seemed to have a good mix of features for the price. While it did achieve wireless speeds about 15%… Read more ›
The web interface is terrible. Overall setup is nearly impossible. Read more ›
I had to go to 192.168.X.X and set an admin password to secure it. Interface was pretty simple to figure out. Read more ›
The only issue I ran into was with my Blackberry for some reason I…Setup is easy and the admin interface is very good with more features then other routers I have owned. Read more ›
The only thing that would…The web interface is good and the signal range is great, I have a 2-story, 3,000 sq ft home and I get an excellent signal through out the house. Read more ›
When it did work, the signal was strong, connections were fast, signal reached…The interface was great, but for whatever reason (I'm no expert), the internet was unstable. Read more ›
I have to reboot to get it running at normal speed again. and, there is no firmware update. This router is much worse than my several years old Linksys. Read more ›
And it works gread, Having 2 SSIDs is pretty cool. the network storage doesnt work well. i cant stream movies like i was planning Read more ›
And when the router works, the features are great! It's fast, and the USB/network drive is great. The problem is that every 3 or 4 days the router just stops. Read more ›
I love the shape of the unit, standing upright fits in my workspace and it was so easy to lock up my wireless signal using the included software so my network is not slowed… Read more ›
The router was fairly easy to setup, I blame all (minor) issues I…So it took a couple of tweaks, but now the network is running smoothly, very consistent and good range. Read more ›
I decided to upgrade to 802.11n for my home network This is a great product, but. It took over ten tries to get it to register with my ISP, Optimum. Read more ›
This router can be had for about $80 as of June 2009 if you shop carefully and the inclusion of gigabit wired ports, draft N, and the ability to hook up an external USB… Read more ›
So i went with it. The price is great, firmware update for it is only a few months old and is easy to update. The signal strength of this thing is crazy, I live in a… Read more ›
Lovin' it! The price was reasonable, the setup was simple, no complaints from this happy customer. Read more ›
I've own a belkin before and wanted to upgrade (belkin surf) so i got this one and it is amazing! Never drops connection and at a great price. Belkin hasnt let me down. Read more ›
For me, I needed to go look up how to access my external hard drive through the USB,…Still, for a great price you'll get really good performance from a trusted name brand. Read more ›
Product is awesome for the price. Great speed and range and has the ability to attached USB external drive. Read more ›
Customer service is awesome and this product is 10 stars. It simply does not get better. Read more ›
I wished I had done more research before I bought. Belkin tech support is horrible. And listen to this: Read more ›
My family has 2wire and it works very well. There customer service is quick and efficient. Read more ›
Belkin Wireless N+ is an ok router, works well with otimum online. Speed is ok, and customer services is pretty good to set up and trouble shoot range issues. Read more ›
BELKIN TECH SUPPORT - I don't know if I bad luck with the phone queue and got grouchy TECH but his support was terrible - ALL he said was bad hardware, get new one. support… Read more ›
Way too many problems with these routers for me to waste time going into. The customer service is awful too. Please take my word for it and stay away from Belkin! Read more ›
Lots of dropped connections when watching Netflix or Amazon videos. Very difficult to use with a Mac; had to go to customer service to find a work-around. And finally, the… Read more ›
Oh, and the range is awesome, the best I've ever seen. The USB connection for the external hard drive is great too, and also easy to use. All of the reviews praising this… Read more ›
The USB storage connection is so slow as…And worst of all, frequent refusal to allow connection to the browser-based setup, which is easy to use ONLY if you can get to it. Read more ›
I'm still trying to figure out all the features, but it seems to be pretty easy to use. I haven't experienced any issues, except it doesn't work when you set it not to! Read more ›
If you set up a password, it can be a real mother to get some things set up like our printer. We had a great idea to use a long sentance for a password. Well we had to… Read more ›
Just got the router from Amazon's partner in very short…Followed the easy to read set up and popped in the easy to use CD-ROM to set up my network and establish security. Read more ›
I guess it would be acceptable as a brand new router, the vertical design is nice if you need the space, but it is not worth upgrading to this if you already have a… Read more ›
It is easy to install. Great slim design, takes up less room. However, I am having trouble setting this unit up with my desktop, need to download drivers from the internet… Read more ›
Pros: Good Design Range Read more ›
Meet the Belkin N+, a wireless router clearly designed to be easy to setup. When I found that the router in question had come with a setup disk that not only installed… Read more ›
Set up would have been easy if I didn't have to play with the arrangement…It's a nice, slim design with lights that are easy to see, but not too bright to be distracting. Read more ›
So far this wireless router has provided reliable, fast service. I'm impressed with its sleek compact design, ease of set-up and value for the price. I have noticed a… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

133 of 140 people found the following review helpful By Dan Church on December 12, 2008
The Belkin wireless N+ router is the third wireless router I have purchased over the last five years. I have a three story house and the router is located on the first floor. The earlier routers did not cover the entire house and I had to use a wireless repeater. More importantly, these earlier routers were always having to be reset, sometimes on a daily basis. This new Belkin router has taken care of both problems. It gives a substantially stronger signal and I do not need the repeater any longer. More importantly, is has been absolutely reliable. I have not had any problems since plugging it in a month ago. Set up was a breeze. I am one totally-happy camper!
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96 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Dr. M. Ghotbi on February 22, 2009
I have had this router for two months, using a mixed Mac and PC environment, all with wireless N cards.

The router has phenomenal range and throughput. I am getting 5 bars in locations around my house where my previous router (D Link G router) would not give a signal at all. The speeds are also amazing. Using Comcast's Blast service in the SF Bay Area, I am regularly able to attain 20 Mbs speeds over wireless and 30 over wired connections. I have a small USB hard drive connected to the router, but really haven't played with it long enough to evaluate it's network storage speeds. The hard drive is recognized by the PC but not by the Macs.

The main drawback to this device is that it frequently drops the internet connection with the cable modem (an RCA Thompson model). I know the internet is still active on the Comcast end of things because my Comcast Digital Voice service is not affected, only my internet. Strangely, when this happens, it is also nearly impossible to connect to the router via the web page address (192.168.2.1). I expect that this is a firmware issue and have been waiting for updates, but no such luck yet.

Also, the router has a Guest Access mode which allows others to surf the internet but does not grant them network access.

Overall, great range and speed if you can tolerate the occasional need to reboot the router.
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82 of 86 people found the following review helpful By JOHN VINE VOICE on December 28, 2008
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Surprisingly, there are not many highly rated wireless routers out there to pick from. It seems like the best ones only get about 3-star reviews. I am upgrading from a Linksys wireless-g router that is a few years old, and wanted to make sure whatever "n" router I purchased it would be worth the money, and shows an improvement in functionality.

We'll, this router delivers. I'll try to briefly bullet the reasons why:

* Set up was very easy using the provided CD/tutorial. Took about 20 minutes total.
* After 4 days of use, no dropped signals or functionality issues at all.
* Ability to hold a flash drive (plugs right into the back of the router) that can be accessed by other computers is very convenient. Now, when I use my work laptop at home I can access or transfer files to the house laptop easily.
* LED screen on the router is easy to read and shows you what is or isn't working.
* I am now running internet speeds significantly faster on "n" versus "g". You'll see a big difference with this.
* I am getting much stronger signals all over the house versus my Linksys router
* Amazon's price of $87 makes it worth the price.

I highly recommend it to all.
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232 of 258 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer TOP 500 REVIEWER on February 21, 2009
UPDATED 12/13

What does my title mean?

I was running a wireless G home network with a Linksys router (in fact, I have a review on that router!). I was happy with my setup but I wanted to upgrade to wireless N and maximize the throughput on my devices. For the record I have:

- Personal laptop
- Work laptop
- Nintendo Wii
- Xbox 360
- PS3
- DirecTV HR20
- Sony PSP
- Nintendo DS
- Dell media server

Running on my home network. Of those devices, the 360, HR20 and media server are connected via Ethernet. I'd researched the viability of going to a Gigabit network. For those that aren't aware, basic Ethernet is capable of a maximum of 100Mbps throughput. You can imagine that might be a bit of a problem when you're streaming HD movies across your server. I also noticed a significant performance impact when attempting to use my internet connection at the same time as browsing my local network, probably due to the fact that it's not a dual band router. But it was severely annoying to me and I decided to go shopping.

I noticed this router down at BBuy, for just shy of $120. It seemed quite a bit for a router (I'm used to paying no more than half of that amount), but I noticed all of the features of the router and everything clicked into place. The router is more than a router; it's actually a hub for just about everything you can imagine. There are some notable things missing, and it does have some issues, but it's easily one of the best routers I've used in recent history (and I have used quite a few of different brands).

This Belkin supports a variety of protocols which I'll go into momentarily.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Immortalitea on March 30, 2010
I bought this router based on the strength of the reviews from CNet etc. After some minor problems getting setup,the router worked fine for about 6 months. After 6 months it started constantly dropping my internet connection when connected wirelessly. Only powering off and powering back on would resolve the problem. I upgraded the firmware hoping that might solve the problem. No joy!
I called Belkin tech support who insisted the problem was my ISP. Reluctantly, I changed ISPs and upgraded to a high speed broadband connection. I still had the problem with dropping the connection. The I ran a speedtest (with wired connection to the router) to see if my new ISP service was working as promised. I got a measly 2 Mps. I then directly connected to my modem (i.e. bypassing the Belkin router) and suddenly I had a blazing fast (40 Mbps) highly reliable connection. I again called Belkin tech support whom initially told me to upgrade the firmware. When I explained i had already done this, they immediately told me the unit was defective and I would need to exchange it for a new one. They gave me a link at their site to do this.
Now the best part of the story. As I filled out the on-line forms to to exchange my router, the instructions described two options 1) first, they send me a new one and then I return my old one or 2)I send in my old one first and then they send me a new one. Since I need a router, I wanted to choose option 1. But after completing the address form I was sent immediately to option 2. So I called customer support.
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