- Brand Name: Belkin
- Model Number: F5D8055
- Hardware Platform: Pc
- Connectivity Technology: Wireless
- Network Data Transfer Rate: 300 Megabits Per Second
Belkin F5D8055 Wireless N+300Mbps USB Adapter (Black)
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- USB adapter lets your desktop or notebook computer access Wireless-N networks. Windows compatible only.
- Data throughput of up to 300 Mbps
- MIMO antennas provide extended range
- Security options include Wi-Fi Protected Setup, WPA/WPA2 and 64-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption
- Included stand gives placement options
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Compatible with 802.11n Draft 2.0 for Incredible Performance
Using the latest 802.11n Draft 2.0 technology, the N+ USB adapter will give you outstanding range thanks to the protocol's smart MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) technology. Offering speeds of up to 300 Mbps, Wireless-N will give even the heaviest of Internet users something to smile about as they stream video, make VoIP calls, and download large music files without a hiccup.
Backwards Compatibility for Ultra Convenience
The N+ USB adapter is backwards compatible with all Wireless-G and 802.11b networks and devices, which means that by carrying this adapter with your notebook, you'll be able to get a wireless connection wherever there is a wireless network, regardless of the type. And if you already invested in existing wireless peripherals, you won't need to replace them.
Elegant, Simple Design
The adapter features a slim, sleek, glossy-black design and offers two connection options: you can either plug the adapter directly into your computer -- a useful option for travelers who want to travel light -- or you can use the included stand, which can help optimize your signal by letting you place it for the best reception. The adapter also features two integrated LEDs for "wireless" and "security," letting you know your network status at a glance.
With Wi-Fi Protected Setup, connecting your computer to a secure network is just a button-push away. The adapter also supports WPA/WPA2 and 64-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption, so you can be certain you're protected from hackers and snoopers.
What's in the Box
N+ Wireless USB Adapter with desktop stand, installation software CD, quick installation guide, user manual on CD-ROM.
Top Customer Reviews
I received at least four lights all over our one story house including 80' away through a number of walls. My new laptop's built-in N-card/antenna did not work nearly as well as the Belkin N+ adapter.
I took the laptop and the Belkin N+ Adapter for a walk while keeping the window and router in my line of sight. At approximately 325' from the router, I still had full signal strength! I finally lost the signal about 380' feet from the router.
I also tried the Belkin adapter with a 7-year old, 512Mb ram HP laptop and got similar results - full signal at 325'.
Unfortunately (second one, are unfortunately like strikes?), after rebooting the network adapter still didn't have drivers. The Windows Hardware Wizard popped up and wanted to find the drivers, which on the recommended automatic it couldn't find them.
I contacted Belkin chat support (POSITIVE thing they are 24x7 for networking). Unfortunately (ah, third one, does this mean Belkin is out?), all they could do is parrot what the documentation says. Download and install this program and everything will work. Ah, it didn't work? Surprise, you're disconnected. Connect back up via Chat and disconnect again. Third chat, third reference number, and disconnect.
Fourth person says he'll need to send this to the next level. (What does Belkin require to realize a problem really exists?) I'm told to expect a call in 24 hours. 27 hours later, still no call. I contact Belkin again and they say keep waiting.
46 hours pass from the fourth person and I get a phone call. I take the person through everything. I tried this on two different MS-Windows XP Pro x64 systems.Read more ›
followed the instruction, ran the software/driver first, plugged in when i was prompted to do so, the led lighted up, but the machine refused to recognize it, told me to plug it in and then click OK, so i unplugged it, and plugged it in again, click OK, the whole installation process went from 0% done to installation completed in 1/100 a second, no file copied animated sequence, no hard rive activities, just went straight to the end, it then asked you to reboot your machine, i'm telling you, you cannot reboot it unless you unplug this thing from the usb port, my pc just sat there on the shutting down screen for a good half an hour, the moment i unplugged it from the port, it reboot. how can product like this even made it to the market is beyond me.
after reboot further inspection revealed there was literally nothing under program folder except a uninstall link. so naturally, it didn't work. yes, i saw the device in device manager and existed as an wireless network option under networking. but it is grayed out, and says disabled, i couldn't enable it, tried it many many times. also tried to use compatibility option (vista) to run both provided cd driver and belkin web download drivers to no avail. it is going back as a return. i want to play my online game dang it. belkin is bad, just stick to making power strip.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Works fine but came defected. Only inserts to the base backward.Published 5 months ago by isaac phillips
Good range, easy interface and does a great job. No problems with the three I have purchased.Published 13 months ago by John L. Rahn
Love this Adapter. I have used for several years for my Dell desktop in the back of the house receiving from router in middle of house. Steady, good reception—5 bars.Published 13 months ago by His Writers' Signature
Works great. I use this in our basement, and it gets a great signal from our office upstairs. Would buy again.Published 18 months ago by NothingButTime
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