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Belkin N Series Wireless Router with Dongle £69.99 delivered

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Specifications Router Specification: Product Description: Belkin N Wireless Router - wireless router Device Type: Wireless router + 4-port switch (integrated) Form Factor: External Localisa… Read More
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Specifications

Router Specification:
Product Description: Belkin N Wireless Router - wireless router
Device Type: Wireless router + 4-port switch (integrated)
Form Factor: External
Localisation: United Kingdom
Data Transfer Rate: 300 Mbps
Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
Data Link Protocol: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Network / Transport Protocol: TCP/IP, PPTP
Remote Management Protocol: HTTP
Features: Firewall protection, dynamic IP address assignment , DHCP support, NAT support, Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI), MAC address filtering, VPN passthrough, MIMO technology, IPSec passthrough
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
System Requirements: Apple MacOS X 10.2, Microsoft Windows 2000 / XP, Apple MacOS X 10.3, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Microsoft Windows Vista

USB Adapter Specification:

Product Description: Belkin N Wireless USB Adapter - network adapter
Device Type: Network adapter
Form Factor: External
Interface (Bus) Type: Hi-Speed USB
Localisation: United Kingdom
Data Link Protocol: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Data Transfer Rate: 300 Mbps
Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz
Compliant Standards: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
System Requirements: Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / XP

Comet also have these for £79.99 instore if anyone (like me) doesn't like Play

The cheapest I've seen an N series router for was £49.99, but the dongles are over £30, so for £69.99 for both I think this is a good deal

I bought one from Comet a couple of weeks ago and the range is much better than my G series router, and at a distance where my G series wouldn't reach I'm getting a constant 240mbps connection.
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#1
This product is being phased out in favour of the N1 Vision. It's a good price, but the wired connection is limited to 100Mbps. The newer ones have 1000Mbps.
#2
joylove
This product is being phased out in favour of the N1 Vision. It's a good price, but the wired connection is limited to 100MBPS. The newer ones have 1000MPBS.

you woundnt even get those speeds lol
#3
harvie316
you woundnt even get those speeds lol


Why not?
banned#4
I looked at the N1 vision but couldn't justify the extra cost :(

Is there anything that actually wouldn't run at 100MPBS at the moment?
#5
The Netgear has 1000Mbps.
banned#6
which netgear?
#7
Not sure, they only had 1 router when I checked. The modem/router was 100Mbps.
banned#8
is there any advantage to gettng the one with 1000mbps for cabled connection though? Is there anything that won't work at the moment using the 100mps?
The only one i can see on play is £25 more and doesn't come with a dongle, so around £70 more expensive. Plus the upgrade to the pc network card, seems a lot if everything works fine at 100mbps?
#9
Agreed, furthermore if you connect all PCs wirelessly you'll have no issues.

For me, one PC (the media server) is a cable connection so I'm waiting for 1000Mbps. I use the server to stream DVDs to other PCs so I need the full 200+ Mbps.
#10
Someone find me a 802.11 N Netgear ASDL.
#12
Amazon for £65.
From personal experience, Belkin support is terrible.
banned#13
I got this router last week from PC world for £59.99....i have this in my new house, no problems at all !!

got a GMIMO at my old parents house and that works fine too,

nothing wrong with Belkin....
#14
From personal experience, Amazon support + refund process is terrible too.
#15
Does an N router slow down to G or B speeds if one of these devices connect to it?
#16
Picard123
From personal experience, Amazon support + refund process is terrible too.

i've had just the opposite. something broke the sent a replacement straight away. my refunds have gone through without a hitch, although i did have to call them once.
Compared to everyone else, amazon rule :thumbsup:
#17
had it and used it - and it is pants. i got better speed and range with my 3COM which i picked up for £25.99 at my local staples.

this pre-N stuff is just hype. having tried two pre-N routers thus far (both with there respective usb adapters) both have been diabolical. iv given up until i actually see a router which states Signal Strength of at least 108mbs at a 300metre range GAURANTEED or your money back. instead of alll this 'UP TO 300M' rubbish!
#18
One word of caution if you use Linux. Belkin are not great at providing drivers (or information to allow drivers to be produced) for linux. I have even found that I could not use a Belkin wireless adaptor using the ndiswrapper utility in linux. (The comments relate to the part used in the pc, not the router itself)
banned#19
adam2116
had it and used it - and it is pants. i got better speed and range with my 3COM which i picked up for £25.99 at my local staples.

this pre-N stuff is just hype. having tried two pre-N routers thus far (both with there respective usb adapters) both have been diabolical. iv given up until i actually see a router which states Signal Strength of at least 108mbs at a 300metre range GAURANTEED or your money back. instead of alll this 'UP TO 300M' rubbish!


You will never get that as it depends on loads of different things.
What is a 'pre-n' router? I think you are confusing this with the other types that advertise up to 108mbps and 300 meter range, this is much better than them, I tried one of those first and rarely got connected, when I did I was getting around 40mbps :x
#20
'Pre-N' was the system Belkin and others marketed a few years ago before the 'N' standard was officially ratified. Most devices using it had poor reviews which suggested they didn't offer better range or stability than 11g. But this is a full official 'N' router, not 'pre-N'. I hadn't heard of N1 though or if I had I hadn't noticed. What does it offer over regular N? Wired 1000mbps? Do you have to upgrade the network card in the connected PCs to use it?
#21
joylove
I use the server to stream DVDs to other PCs so I need the full 200+ Mbps.


Why would you need 200+Mbps when DVD's max bit rate is just over 10Mbps?! Even HDDVD/Bluray films would stream OK over 100Mbps, but its MORE than enough for DVD..
#22
What is Wireless N (draft)?




olan_b
Why would you need 200+Mbps when DVD's max bit rate is just over 10Mbps?! Even HDDVD/Bluray films would stream OK over 100Mbps, but its MORE than enough for DVD..


Maybe he streams to multiple PC's


I am looking to get a wireless N router as my D-Link is not good enough for my 20mb connection. Only getting half that, and the PC is in the same room!

I have had Belkin in the past and it got returned because it kept dropping the connection. Do you think this would be good enough to stream at 20mb constantly without dropping out?
#23
aye, i have the bthomehub at the moment, and it is limited to just 100mb. and it is an annoyance when i am moving large files around.
i am moving onto a GB wired connection as soon as the prices become reasonable.
#24
ajnicho
What is Wireless N (draft)?






Maybe he streams to multiple PC's


I am looking to get a wireless N router as my D-Link is not good enough for my 20mb connection. Only getting half that, and the PC is in the same room!

I have had Belkin in the past and it got returned because it kept dropping the connection. Do you think this would be good enough to stream at 20mb constantly without dropping out?


I bought an N1 router recently and had to return it. Constantly dropping the connection every 2 minutes or so, and repairing the connection would not work at all. Just before i returned it i learned that the router has a DNS Cache problem, meaning i essentially paid for a faulty router.

I returned it and now have the N. After a few problems at first with dropped connections (I found switching to the wireless Belkin Utility rather than Windows fixed this), i now have fantastic speeds, and surprisingly for Virgin, consistent 20MB broadband.
#25
I've had this for about a month now. I normally connect at 150Mbs and I'm pretty happy with the router as a replacement for my Be Box (Be broadband router).

The dongle is horrible though, half the time on rebooting the PC you have to physically disconnect and reconnect it before it can see any wireless networks. The downloaded drivers don't work either, only the ones on the CD - which is quite annoying when rebuilding the PC.
#26
sparc
Someone find me a 802.11 N Netgear ASDL.


:? Dont do it!!!!
#27
olan_b
Why would you need 200+Mbps when DVD's max bit rate is just over 10Mbps?! Even HDDVD/Bluray films would stream OK over 100Mbps, but its MORE than enough for DVD..


It has to be encapsulated as TCP/IP which means there's quite a large overhead.

I wouldn't buy anything "Draft N" at the moment. Firstly as is obvious it's a DRAFT standard and secondly it's been shown to disrupt neighbouring Wireless G networks in practice. Best waiting till the real deal actually comes out.
#28
Welcome to this week's 'Whose Got the biggest IT Willy' contest.

I think the 'N' must be short for no-mates. As in Belkin Wireless N(o-mates) Router
#29
Just kidding....... :-)
banned#30
306maxi
It has to be encapsulated as TCP/IP which means there's quite a large overhead.

I wouldn't buy anything "Draft N" at the moment. Firstly as is obvious it's a DRAFT standard and secondly it's been shown to disrupt neighbouring Wireless G networks in practice. Best waiting till the real deal actually comes out.


Overhead is minimal. A DVD stream is average 6 Mbit. You wont ever need more than 100 Mbit even for multiple streams.

These work just fine - I had one for well over a year until I upgraded to the N1.

And as to neighbouring networks, why would I care.
#31

For me, one PC (the media server) is a cable connection so I'm waiting for 1000Mbps. I use the server to stream DVDs to other PCs so I need the full 200+ Mbps.

If you just have the server connected via wires and the rest connected by wireless your going to be limited by wireless anyway :s

However trying to stream a dvd over a 100mbps connection dosn't work out from my experience, too slow.
#32
I bought a few of the PREVIOUS pre-N Belkin, ie silver box with 3 aerials, for a friend to WiFi his apartment block (where he rents out 20 apartments over 5 floors)

EXCELLENT range even with only 'g' clients. In face although had factored 3 into the design, he only needed to use 2 to cover all the apartments. With Belkin pre-N PC Card client achieved far better than g speeds too.

So hopefully you'd get value from this.

The idea of having GIGABIT wired Ethernet is really for your LAN usage - IF you have two+ Gigabit WIRED Ethernet devices then moving large quantities of data between them COULD save time/lag - eg with a NAS storage device (BUT many of them are still only 10/100).
#33
Hi Guys and Girls!

Shall i buy this?

Or is there somthing better for that price out there?

;-)
#34
#35
richto
And as to neighbouring networks, why would I care.


Wow! What a knob. How about the fact that it's nice to be considerate of others? I hope your neighbours are as inconsiderate as yourself.....
banned#36
I hate my neighbours and am thinking about buying 5 or 6 of these... Would that block their signal totally and if so, how far down the crescent?
banned#37
And do they have one that lets down their tyres too please?
#38
you lot banging on about the speeds you need why would you want a 1000mbps as theres no way you would get that as the cable you have doesnt support that or other equipment doesnt. Im a network tech and i have a wirless belkin router but use wired connections and then use hubs to give me more outputs i only have 1 wireless node in the house now and because of the belkin model i have and the way its setup she gets all the 125mb to her self because she doesnt have to share with any other wireless node.

I also have 2 wireless media players one pinnicle showcenter and one d=link dsm-rd 320 which i stream media to the pinnicle does hd format and my wired network using cat5 never skips a beat it is more than quick enough to support all my pc's and media players.

All of you that are banging on about wanting/having Gigabit Ethernet are talking out of your backsides because unless you have cat6 cable runnng round your house (which i very much dout) the most you have is cat5 so thats a 100mbps connection unless your running a big company you will never over strech what you have.

Cat6 is still very expensive the next thing i will be hearing is that you are using FIber optics some people talk utter ****. This router will be fast enough for most things if you want to stream media you are still best using wired. If you have a lower speed adaptor on your network it will bring your whole network down to that speed so you will need al new adaptors if you have multiple computers.

Cat 1: Currently unrecognized by TIA/EIA. Previously used for POTS telephone communications, ISDN and doorbell wiring.
Cat 2: Currently unrecognized by TIA/EIA. Previously was frequently used on 4 Mbit/s token ring networks.
Cat 3: Currently defined in TIA/EIA-568-B, used for data networks using frequencies up to 16 MHz. Historically popular for 10 Mbit/s Ethernet networks.
Cat 4: Currently unrecognized by TIA/EIA. Provided performance of up to 20 MHz, and was frequently used on 16 Mbit/s token ring networks.
[COLOR="Red"]Cat 5: Currently unrecognized by TIA/EIA. Provided performance of up to 100 MHz, and was frequently used on 100 Mbit/s ethernet networks. May be unsuitable for 1000BASE-T gigabit ethernet[/COLOR].
Cat 5e: Currently defined in TIA/EIA-568-B. Provides performance of up to 100 MHz, and is frequently used for both 100 Mbit/s and gigabit ethernet networks.
Cat 6: Currently defined in TIA/EIA-568-B. It provides performance of up to 250 MHz, more than double category 5 and 5e.
Cat 6a: Future specification for 10 Gbit/s applications.
Cat 7: An informal name applied to ISO/IEC 11801 Class F cabling. This standard specifies four individually-shielded pairs (STP) inside an overall shield. Designed for transmission at frequencies up to 600 MHz.
#39
I've been think about upgrading to draft N for a while as i have a NAS hard drive attached to the router but doing backups take an entire night over my wireless network (assuming the connection hold up) and is very slow in accessing files via different computers.

How much faster (in practise) is the draft N model?
#40
polly69
you lot banging on about the speeds you need why would you want a 1000mbps as theres no way you would get that as the cable you have doesnt support that or other equipment doesnt. Im a network tech and i have a wirless belkin router but use wired connections and then use hubs to give me more outputs i only have 1 wireless node in the house now and because of the belkin model i have and the way its setup she gets all the 125mb to her self because she doesnt have to share with any other wireless node.

I also have 2 wireless media players one pinnicle showcenter and one d=link dsm-rd 320 which i stream media to the pinnicle does hd format and my wired network using cat5 never skips a beat it is more than quick enough to support all my pc's and media players.

All of you that are banging on about wanting/having Gigabit Ethernet are talking out of your backsides because unless you have cat6 cable runnng round your house (which i very much dout) the most you have is cat5 so thats a 100mbps connection unless your running a big company you will never over strech what you have.

Cat6 is still very expensive the next thing i will be hearing is that you are using FIber optics some people talk utter ****. This router will be fast enough for most things if you want to stream media you are still best using wired. If you have a lower speed adaptor on your network it will bring your whole network down to that speed so you will need al new adaptors if you have multiple computers.

Cat 1: Currently unrecognized by TIA/EIA. Previously used for POTS telephone communications, ISDN and doorbell wiring.
Cat 2: Currently unrecognized by TIA/EIA. Previously was frequently used on 4 Mbit/s token ring networks.
Cat 3: Currently defined in TIA/EIA-568-B, used for data networks using frequencies up to 16 MHz. Historically popular for 10 Mbit/s Ethernet networks.
Cat 4: Currently unrecognized by TIA/EIA. Provided performance of up to 20 MHz, and was frequently used on 16 Mbit/s token ring networks.
[COLOR="Red"]Cat 5: Currently unrecognized by TIA/EIA. Provided performance of up to 100 MHz, and was frequently used on 100 Mbit/s ethernet networks. May be unsuitable for 1000BASE-T gigabit ethernet[/COLOR].
Cat 5e: Currently defined in TIA/EIA-568-B. Provides performance of up to 100 MHz, and is frequently used for both 100 Mbit/s and gigabit ethernet networks.
Cat 6: Currently defined in TIA/EIA-568-B. It provides performance of up to 250 MHz, more than double category 5 and 5e.
Cat 6a: Future specification for 10 Gbit/s applications.
Cat 7: An informal name applied to ISO/IEC 11801 Class F cabling. This standard specifies four individually-shielded pairs (STP) inside an overall shield. Designed for transmission at frequencies up to 600 MHz.


I'm sorry but CAT6 is not expensive! I got a 15m Belkin CAT6 cable for about 7 pounds. I have a Linksys Gigabit router which wasn't that expensive and all of my PC's are fairly new so they have onboard gigabit adaptors.

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