Belkin Basic Wireless Router - wireless router - none - 802.11b/g/n - desktop
Manufacturer: Belkin Part number: F7D1301
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- Average user rating: 1.0 stars out of 5 reviews
- Easily connect to the Internet - good speed and coverage, with a range that easily covers your small home or apartment. Get your secure wireless network up and running in minutes. Just three easy steps, and you're up and running out of the box and onto the web.
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Inexpensive product of decent quality.
by necrolin on March 27, 2011
-Dead simple setup
-Security on be default
Cons: -Considering they advertise it as being capable of 150Mbps I'd like to actually see it do that on wireless. It seems to top out at about half of that. If you need more than that I'd suggest getting a different router.
Summary: I got this product because it was on sale and I had been thinking of replacing my Linksys for some time. I've been using it heavily for about a ...
Summary: I got this product because it was on sale and I had been thinking of replacing my Linksys for some time. I've been using it heavily for about a week now and here are my findings:
-I get a steady 50-60 Mbps downstream and 35-40 Mbps upstream connection on wireless. Wish it were a little faster because I actually get 100+ Mbps from my ISP. However, the performance I get is more than enough for surfing the net so I can't really complain.
-After a week of use it hasn't dropped the connection once. Maybe I'm just lucky, but everything seems to be working fine.
-Setup was as simple as possible and the nice thing about the router is that it has security enabled by default. This is perfect for the not so tech savvy people out there.
-There's no drywall in my residence. All the walls are solid steel and concrete. My old Linksys could barely get me a signal in certain areas. Currently I'm getting a decent signal strength even at the opposite end of the apartment so I'm pretty satisfied with the signal strength.
A lot of people have complained about this router especially about it dropping the connection. Maybe I'm just lucky, but for me it works great. Considering the price point I think it's a decent product. That being said I would make sure to buy this product from a retailer with a good return policy, just in case you're not as lucky as me.
Don't buy this one
by enginerd86 on March 2, 2011
Pros: It's a pretty shade of grey. It works sometimes. My wireless speeds are super good (when it works).
Cons: Loses connection ALL the time.
Summary: Well, they got me. It was cheap and I'm a poor grad student. I should have known better. This thing continually loses connection, sometimes upwards of 5 times a ...
Summary: Well, they got me. It was cheap and I'm a poor grad student. I should have known better. This thing continually loses connection, sometimes upwards of 5 times a day. I've updated firmware and that didn't really help. This isn't just a drop in wireless signal, I lose wired connection as well.
My apartment is only about 350 sq ft so I can't really say if it has good coverage or not. I do see that my blackberry is still connected to it while I'm in the parking lot so I at least get signal at a fairly good distance, I just don't know how strong/good it is.
I actually like the setup interface of this router. I didn't use the disk that came with it though because my computer wouldn't read it. I will say that compared to my old beloved Netgear router security settings were much easier.
However, all of these good points are useless if the device doesn't really work that well... and it doesn't. I'm sitting here now writing this on my laptop with it connected directly to my cable modem because I just can't deal with fixing it again right now.
Do it the right way and spend more on a better router because with this you'll probably end up buying one of the more expensive ones anyway. I've always used Netgear before and they tend to be reliable. The one I had that I left at my parent's house is 6 years old and still going strong.
It gets a half a star for existing
by alynngil on November 2, 2010
Pros: -It accepts electricity as its power supply
-It stands up with no help
Cons: -it drops signal every 10 minutes
-don't even think about trying ANY game system online play
Summary: So, just bought a new laptop...decided to go for this router. It was cheap and I just forked out soo much money for a laptop, I cringed at the ...
Summary: So, just bought a new laptop...decided to go for this router. It was cheap and I just forked out soo much money for a laptop, I cringed at the higher prices which were almost 100dollars. So, grabbed this router, extremely excited about it, it's cheap, it's a router, it's a belkin, i've heard good things about belkin, my mind was RACING. I worked as tech support at an internet service provider, so I'm not dumb when it comes to computers/internet. I open the box....no instructions. Just a cd, and a piece of paper saying the password. Okay, well I've put hundreds of routers online with less information, so no sweat. I get the cd installed and i'm going through the connecting of the router to my computer. && then it starts asking ME for input. So, I'm typing in what's on this piece of paper, as I stair at this plasticy red light of doom. and a stop sign appears on my computer saying "Please give us a call!". Greeaatt, as I'm thinking, god i hope they're american. Last thing I want as a tech support is tech support from someone I can't understand. So, after about 20 minutes of holding, this nice man, who I cannot understand, answers the phone and tries walking me through a process that I know by the back of my hand, from a human that obviously wasn't taught to fake an american accent. Anyways apparently there was something online that you had to get into and change before it worked, hah wouldnt that be nice in the directions "if you are having problems-- try getting on the 192 address" . Genius So, we're all up and running. And I'm thinking YAY one minor setback in installation, but we're set to go. It's been three months with this thing and it's been reset, belkin has been contacted and I've wanted to stab myself in the throat many many times. Bottom line, don't buy it. It's cheap, it looks like an AWESOME deal, but it's really just going to make you wish you splurged a little -- I will NEVER buy another belkin product because of this.
Will be returning this router
by FoodWine on September 19, 2010
Pros: Fast setup, automatically updated
Cons: Drops connections constantly. Poor range.
Summary: Normally I research a product in advance but was in a hurry and asked guys at BB for a recommendation. Will go back to doing own research. This router was ...
Summary: Normally I research a product in advance but was in a hurry and asked guys at BB for a recommendation. Will go back to doing own research. This router was a snap to set up and updated its firmware. However, this router is much slower and less reliable than our old Linksys WRT54GS router. Connected the router to a Dell laptop with XP and ~ 3y old wireless card and a brand new Win7 Dell desktop. The laptop even in the same room pulled up pages slowly and dropped the connection often. Signals to the desktop one floor below varied between weak and nonexistent. While the Linksys router wasn't perfect, it worked much better for both computers than this router. So, back to the Linksys and more research.
Not worth your money. There are better options.
by HunterDX77M on July 27, 2010
Pros: Neat design, not too many wires
Cons: Poor signal, installation was nightmare, deadzones all over, difficult to use, READ THE BOTTOM LINE SUMMARY!
Summary: I got this router as a gift, and it is my very first wireless router. Sad to say however, it is NOT worth it. Do not bother with this. Let ...
Summary: I got this router as a gift, and it is my very first wireless router. Sad to say however, it is NOT worth it. Do not bother with this. Let me walk you through it all: (1) contrary to what the box said, installation was horrible. It took a while and I was left with problems. (2) Forget about changing your SSID and password. Although these tasks are easy to do, resetting the router erases them and puts back the default. I will elaborate more on this later. (3) There are deadzones EVERYWHERE. Even when sitting 3 feet from the router, my computer can't find it. If it eventually does, the speed is at 70% of what it should be from my modem. Even directly connecting to the wired ports in the back of the router can't guarantee a connection. You are better off connected directly to the modem. (4) Resetting. If you are connected to this router, either wirelessly or wired, the router will just randomly drop the signal. This requires you to get up, find a pen and use it to press the tiny reset button on the back and then wait for it to start up. I told you that it is impossible to maintain an SSID because of this. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I have to reset this router every 20 minutes on a regular day of use. (5) This is the part that burns me up the most. It is EASIER for me to connect to my neighbor's wireless network than it is to connect via this Belkin router. And my neighbor lives in an entirely different building. Think about that for a second: I can connect to my neighbor's wireless net work in another building but not my own router sitting three feet away from me. Does that make any sense? Do yourself a favor, get a Linksys or NetGear router, like everyone else. (And the Belkin router website was no help either!)
- Manufacturer: Belkin
- Part number: F7D1301
- Description: Easily connect to the Internet - good speed and coverage, with a range that easily covers your small home or apartment. Get your secure wireless network up and running in minutes. Just three easy steps, and you're up and running out of the box and onto the web.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Device Type Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
- Enclosure Type Desktop
- Connectivity Technology Wireless ,
- Data Link Protocol Ethernet,
- Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
- Data Transfer Rate 150 Mbps
- Max Range Open Space 980 ft
- Network / Transport Protocol L2TP ,
- Routing Protocol Static IP routing
- Remote Management Protocol HTTP
- Encryption Algorithm WPA2,
- Authentication Method Radio Service Set ID (SSID)
- Features Quality of Service (QoS) ,
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) ,
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support ,
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) ,
IPSec passthrough ,
- Compliant Standards IEEE 802.11g , Plug and Play,
- Built-in Devices LED panel
- Status Indicators Status
- Type None
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces LAN : 4 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45,
WAN : 1 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45
- Expansion Slots None
- Networking type Wireless router
- Networking standards [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Networking] IEEE 802.11g ,
IEEE 802.11n ,
IEEE 802.11b ,
- Antenna Internal integrated
- Power Device Power adapter - External
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
- Cables (Details) 1 x Network cable
- Microsoft Certifications Compatible with Windows 7
Software / System Requirements
- Software Included Self-Healing,
Drivers & Utilities
- Service & Support 2 years warranty
- Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 2 years
Dimensions & Weight
- Width 2.5 in
- Depth 5.5 in
- Height 5.5 in
- Weight 1.3 lbs
- Min Operating Temperature 32 °F
- Max Operating Temperature 104 °F
- Humidity Range Operating 10 - 85%