Belkin F5D7234-4 Wireless Router
Manufacturer: Belkin Part number: F5D7234-4
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- Average user rating: 2.0 stars out of 7 reviews
- The Belkin Wireless G Router lets users share files and a broadband Internet connection among their computers-without using networking cables. It features 802.11g technology that makes accessing files and networked peripherals-such as hard drives, printers, CD-ROMs, and DVDs-easier than ever. 802.11g technology provides you with networking speeds nearly five times faster than the current Wi-Fi (802.11b) standard. ... Read more
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great, simple and cheap wireless router
by touchmywankel on August 22, 2011
Pros: cheap, good wireless signal
Cons: None to speak of.
Summary: I've been using this for over a year. Got it at Target. The router spent part of it's life in a hot, dusty shed and had no problems. ...
Summary: I've been using this for over a year. Got it at Target. The router spent part of it's life in a hot, dusty shed and had no problems. I have never had to reset this router; it just works. Get my full 15+meg down / 3+meg up speeds from comcast. Decent range too.
I have never used this as anything but wifi router, so I cannot comment on the other functions.
Simple Set-up and Quality WiFi
by jam1991 on August 9, 2011
Pros: Easy to Use, Reliable
Cons: Slow Intranet Connection Speed
Summary: Great router!
Summary: Great router!
An epic fail
by cujomx on November 22, 2010
Pros: Its cheap and small. The wired ports work without problems
Cons: The wireless disappear after you set up. It can take 5 minutes or a month, but always disappear. You need to delete all the settings to turn it on the wireless again, only expecting that this time will last a little more. Support is a complete waste
Summary: I got this product because I wanted a cheap wireless router for my weekend house. This seemed to be a good solution. But it isnt. After the configuration everything seems ...
Summary: I got this product because I wanted a cheap wireless router for my weekend house. This seemed to be a good solution. But it isnt. After the configuration everything seems to be ok, working as expected, until the wireless falls. The router seems to be working perfectly but the network cannot be detected by any device. I needed to delete all the setings and configurate the router again from the begining to make it work again. But after a random period falls again. The network can last 5 min or a month, but always ends like that. The wired conection works as expected providing internet as normal. Its only the wireless that fails
I contacted support with specific details and they didnt get it at all. They sent me information how to set up the router and how to configurate the internet conection which I DONT NEED, COZ THE INTERNET WORKS WELL DUE THE FACT THE WIRED PORTS PROVIDE INTERNET WITHOUT PROBLEMS. They never understand that the problem was only the wireless, and it was a waste of time.
its not the first router that i configurate, but its the worst by far. For the others i have spent 15 minutes and its really strange that they fail.
So DONT BUY IT!, ITS A WASTE OF MONEY!
Shame on Belkin. No truth in advertising here!!
by netveteran on July 29, 2010
Pros: Wireless router and WPA2 authentication are solid once the initial connectivity is established. Its small and cheap, and easy to configure.
Cons: Belkin incorrectly refers to the 4-port switch as an integrated 10/100 ethernet switch. Each of the 5 ports (1 modem port + 4 switch ports) have only 4 pins, laid out in standard 10Base-T ethernet configuration (only pins 1,2,3, and 6 are present.)
Summary: This product is cheap and simple enough for the novice user to get connected to the Internet. The wireless configuration and functionality is excellent for such an inexpensive switch. However, ...
Summary: This product is cheap and simple enough for the novice user to get connected to the Internet. The wireless configuration and functionality is excellent for such an inexpensive switch. However, anyone who buys this switch should be aware that wired performance will not live up to Belkin's claims. With the knowledge beforehand that the integrated switch is only capable of 10Base-T, I would not have purchased this switch. I would not recommend to anyone else either.
Works just as expected
by euspos on June 4, 2010
Pros: Cheap, use it as an AP for iPhone and wireless guests (entire house is hardwired).
Does offer a fair amount of neat features for the ones that will be using this one as the main router/firewall.
Cons: None yet. Will get its 5th star if the device is still up and running after another year.
Not sure how able/willing Belkin will be to provide firmware updates for this (cheap) router.
Summary: Been biased towards NetGear for year, but after having had three NetGear routers either fail completely, or start acting up, I was looking for something low cost, and for less ...
Summary: Been biased towards NetGear for year, but after having had three NetGear routers either fail completely, or start acting up, I was looking for something low cost, and for less than $30 (@Staples), the Belkin really could not go wrong.
Set-up is easy, it does provide you with a layman's mode for setting it up as an AccessPoint (in case you can't do this yourself), it does provide for all standard feature (port forwarding, Mac adress filtering, neat status updates, etc). Really not much to complain over.
by dcosmano on November 28, 2009
Pros: It was cheap.
Cons: Could not get the security enabled. Continually lost connection. Died completely after 8 months.
Summary: I had continual problems with the router losing connection to my laptop. I had to power it down for at least 30 minutes and power down the laptop as well. ...
Summary: I had continual problems with the router losing connection to my laptop. I had to power it down for at least 30 minutes and power down the laptop as well. It took a long time to install and I had to forgo setting up the security because it kept telling me it was set up but always showed as an insecure network. I replaced it with a Net Gear which installed easily and completely. Very disappoining product.
Slow speed when it even connects.
by TheLittleLebowski on March 27, 2009
Pros: Small size, sleek design. Very easy to set up.
Cons: It doesn't work much of the time and when it does it is more often very slow instead of giving full connection speeds. Both wireless and wired connections through this router suffer the same problems.
Summary: I bought this router after my old Netgear Wireless B router finally gave up the ghost. The Belkin was slightly cheaper at the store than the comparable Netgear device and ...
Summary: I bought this router after my old Netgear Wireless B router finally gave up the ghost. The Belkin was slightly cheaper at the store than the comparable Netgear device and considering the state of the economy and having recently been laid off from my job, I was willing to pinch a few pennies and try a new brand. A big mistake as I had good luck with my old Netgear router which lasted quite a few years of continuous use - I should have spent the extra $5 and got the Netgear G device (if I were working I would have got the Wireless N rouder, actually). From the moment I got it up and running the Belkin failed to perform as expected. The connection was usually at best very slow and at worst inconsistent. Even basic web surfing became a problem as half the time clicking on a link would lead to an error message saying no connection detected. I tried all of the possible setting variations I could manage but nothing helped. There are many features designed to reduce outside interference from other WiFis (I'm in an area in Brooklyn with a lot of other networks in range), but that still didn't explain why even wired connections failed as much as the wireless did.
After about a week+ of struggling with the thing, I returned it to the store and got the Netgear, which it turned out was mislabeled and about $10 cheaper than the Belkin. So far the Netgear Wireless G device is working perfectly. In the past I have used Linksys devices too and have had good experiences with those as well, unfortunately they are more pricey than the Netgear. Otherwise I might have considered buying one of those as well.
The moral of the story - stick with the big boys, stick with the companies that specialize in these connectivity devices (Netgear, Linksys, etc.). I think going with a company like Belkin, which made its name supplying inexpensive computer cords and other minor accessories, was a bad idea from the start.
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- Manufacturer: Belkin
- Part number: F5D7234-4
- Description: The Belkin Wireless G Router lets users share files and a broadband Internet connection among their computers-without using networking cables. It features 802.11g technology that makes accessing files and networked peripherals-such as hard drives, printers, CD-ROMs, and DVDs-easier than ever. 802.11g technology provides you with networking speeds nearly five times faster than the current Wi-Fi (802.11b) standard. An integrated, 4-port 10/100Base-T Ethernet switch also allows you to connect wired computers to the network. 802.11g technology is the easiest wireless network to implement.
- Packaged Quantity 1
- Device Type Wireless router - 4-port switch (integrated)
- Enclosure Type Desktop
- Compatible Slots None
- Connectivity Technology Wireless ,
- Data Link Protocol Ethernet,
- Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
- Data Transfer Rate 54 Mbps
- Max Range Open Space 400 ft
- Network / Transport Protocol AppleTalk ,
- Routing Protocol Static IP routing
- Remote Management Protocol HTTP
- Encryption Algorithm WPA2,
- Authentication Method Radio Service Set ID (SSID)
- Features DHCP server ,
Dynamic IP address assignment ,
DoS attack prevention ,
Firewall protection ,
DMZ port ,
VPN passthrough ,
SNTP support ,
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) ,
Auto-uplink (auto MDI/MDI-X) ,
MAC address filtering ,
Firmware upgradable ,
Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) support ,
Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) ,
IPSec passthrough ,
DHCP support ,
- Status Indicators Link activity,
- Type None
Expansion / Connectivity
- Interfaces LAN : 4 x Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45,
WAN : 1 x Ethernet - RJ-45
- Networking type Wireless router
- Networking standards [Jul 2, 2008 from CDS: Networking] IEEE 802.11g ,
Wi-Fi Protected Setup ,
IEEE 802.11b ,
- Cables (Details) 1 x Network cable
- Microsoft Certifications Compatible with Windows 7
Software / System Requirements
- Software Included Drivers & Utilities
- OS Required Apple MacOS X 10.x,
Apple MacOS 9.x,
Microsoft Windows Vista,
Microsoft Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP,
- Service & Support 1 year warranty
- Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 1 year