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Belkin Wireless N Router (Black)
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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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- Brand Name: Belkin
- Model Number: F5D8235-4
- Hardware Platform: Pc
- Connectivity Technology: Wireless
- Network Data Transfer Rate: 300
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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
- 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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great router. Lasted 5 years, couldn't ask for more, used until the new wireless AC routers came out.Published 1 month ago by Rault
Class is good and thank you to the seller on the Quick ServicePublished 6 months ago by saleh a.aziz al-abdulatif
The good: This seems to be a really solid router; easy to set-up and seems to be pretty fast. The bad: not really the sellers fault but it took much to long to get here. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Laurence W. Stewart
Total POS! Run away... DON'T BUY! Cheap Chinese crap... Consistently drops signal.Published 13 months ago by ROBERT A DE MOTT
It only works for a few hours before you have to re-boot it then wait another few hours and re-boot it again.Published 14 months ago by Patrick Fristoe
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