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Belkin N+ Wireless Hi-Performance 300 Mbps Starter Kit: Inc. N+ High-Speed Wireless Cable Router & N+ USB Adapter - Now £23.99 Delivered @ Play.com

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For those who need the fastest wireless connection, the Belkin N+ Router bundle will have you flying down the fast lane. Thanks to the 802.11n Draft 2.0 technology that provides up to 300 Mbps of data…
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For those who need the fastest wireless connection, the Belkin N+ Router bundle will have you flying down the fast lane. Thanks to the 802.11n Draft 2.0 technology that provides up to 300 Mbps of data throughput, and a wide variety of high-performance features, the N+ Router is the ideal choice for demanding Internet users.

Belkin F5D8235-4 N + Wireless Modem Router :
* USB Storage Port for easily connecting USB Hard drives to your network
* Gigabit ethernet ports for reliable high speed wired connections
* Draft 802.11n 2.0 increases your networks wireless range and speed than 802.11g
* Download Speedometer bar that measures the download speed of your network

Belkin F5D8055 N + USB Adapter:
* Push Button Security (Wi-Fi Protected Security)
* Security with the push of a button. A Wi-Fi Protected Setup Push Button is included on the Adapter
* Desktop Stand for convenient placement
* 24/7 technical Support (Local Rates Apply)
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#1
Looks like a good deal, i've had problems with belkin but still HOT for £23.99.
#2
Price maybe good but the router is not. Google the model number and you will find many reviews commenting on the poor short range performance and limited features. IMHO spend a little more on something like a Netgear.
#3
Norse
Price maybe good but the router is not. Google the model number and you will find many reviews commenting on the poor short range performance and limited features. IMHO spend a little more on something like a Netgear.


which version though v1000,2000,3000 and I certainly would not be spending any more to get a netgear fair enough for a Billion product and fair enough the netgear 834 range is very good at holding onto a dsl signal at poor snr levels but that's about it, upnp/nat is poor for 2 xbox 360's ps3 etc (dgteam firmware makes the 834 range a lot better though


If anyone has bought one of these belkins from play could you look underneath please and report version number , thanks


Edited By: dontasciime on Mar 25, 2011 13:24: e
#4
decided to buy one anyway .. usb and gigabit + dongle for £23.99 and you are bound to be able to flash it to something else if it's got problems that belkins firmware canot fix. Thanks op
banned#5
This is a really good deal, most other cheap wireless n routers do not have gigabit !.

Gigabit makes a massive difference in speeds
#6
Good price if you are on Virgin or another cable service or you have an ADSL modem.
#7
I've just ordered one as I've so many problems with my netgear DG834N - I'm actually on my third waiting for netgear to decide what to do next!

I'm a bit worried about a Belkin - but can it be worse than the Netgear (a brand I've always thought was best) but not now!
#8
Good deal. 300Mbps at such a low price.
I bought 2 Belkin refurbished ones last year and they are performing well.

Edited By: vikasbhasin on Mar 25, 2011 12:23
2 Likes #9
solidsnake1
This is a really good deal, most other cheap wireless n routers do not have gigabit !.

Gigabit makes a massive difference in speeds


Not if you cant get the thing to stay on it doesn't, save your money, put it off a router that will actually work more than 40% of the time. Belkins are priced like this for a reason.
#10
The reviews on this seem mixed, but it seems that those who use it on VirginMedia appear to have a better time of it than those on another ISP. Also, I believe that the first thing to do on these is to update to the latest firmware (which a lot of reviewers had not done) as this makes the device much more stable.

I'm tempted as I have been looking for a decent replacement for my trusty old Belkin that is coming up on 4 years old now..........Only thing putting me off slightly is the USB host seems to be 1.1 and NOT 2.0 from what I've been reading, so not much cop for sticking a big drive to it and using it as a media server (although it should allow a couple of shared PC's to view the same data).....Hmmn, shoulda woulda coulda????

Heat added anyway as this is a good price for what it offers!
#11
good price, but imagine all cable routers will follow this price range soon since VirginMedia have their own combined modem, router and wireless these days!
#12
Guys, any good aftermarket adsl2+ router with gigabit ethernet ports for O2 broadband. At the moment I'm using the O2 wireless box II and it does not have gigabit ethernet ports and my pc has a gigabit ethernet port.. Will I get better download speed if I upgrade my router ?

Does the aftermarket router need to have a broadcom chipset for it to work with O2 ?

Edited By: stealthx on Mar 25, 2011 13:13: add
#13
F5D8055 - Software and Drivers
This is the same version of the software and drivers that ships with the adapter.DateVerOS12/1/081.00.06Windows 2000, Windows XP 32 BIT, Windows Vista 32 bit.

So possibly no Windows 7 or 64 bit support but sometimes Vista drivers work anyway!
#14
7 uses a lot of driver written for vista anyways so I wouldnt worry bout that one (_;)

I ordered it after all.......Note to self, stop coming on this site, mesa goin to be a poor man soon oO

Cheers OP
#15
rb40
7 uses a lot of driver written for vista anyways so I wouldnt worry bout that one (_;)

That’s what I suggested!
But the fact that they don’t list Vista 64 bit drivers may be an issue for support under Win7 x64.
1 Like #16
I have this router - its not bad actually, but the usb is rubbish. I contacted belkin many a time because I would only get very slow speeds (200kb/s) when copying to USB and it turns out they have placed a cap on the transfer speed because it takes too much processing power away from the rest of the unit.
#17
stealthx
Guys, any good aftermarket adsl2+ router with gigabit ethernet ports for O2 broadband. At the moment I'm using the O2 wireless box II and it does not have gigabit ethernet ports and my pc has a gigabit ethernet port.. Will I get better download speed if I upgrade my router ?

Does the aftermarket router need to have a broadcom chipset for it to work with O2 ?



You also have the option to run a gigbit router seperately, and keep your O2 router for internet access. The devices on the gbit router should operate at the faster speed.
#18
bilo999
I've just ordered one as I've so many problems with my netgear DG834N - I'm actually on my third waiting for netgear to decide what to do next!

I'm a bit worried about a Belkin - but can it be worse than the Netgear (a brand I've always thought was best) but not now!

Agree, with the comments about Netgear I have the same model DG834n (second model) and it is now in the bin, wouldnt but another. At this price must be worth trying
#19
apmaggiorini
bilo999
I've just ordered one as I've so many problems with my netgear DG834N - I'm actually on my third waiting for netgear to decide what to do next!

I'm a bit worried about a Belkin - but can it be worse than the Netgear (a brand I've always thought was best) but not now!

Agree, with the comments about Netgear I have the same model DG834n (second model) and it is now in the bin, wouldnt but another. At this price must be worth trying


It's not an adsl1/2 modem
#20
Is this better than the dlink they give you on virgin 50mb?
#21
JamieH
Good price if you are on Virgin or another cable service or you have an ADSL modem.

You're stuffed if you're on ADSL - this is a cable modem, so Cable only.
#22
the 8265uk4a is the DSL version and that's £34.99

Have asked to have the Wireless modem router taken out from the description in original post and on plays site both have fallen on deaf ears.



Edited By: dontasciime on Mar 25, 2011 17:36
#23
spinynorman
JamieH
Good price if you are on Virgin or another cable service or you have an ADSL modem.

You're stuffed if you're on ADSL - this is a cable modem, so Cable only.


Yes you are right for the 2nd part. But you can use this as a wireless access point. But you can only connect ONE device at a timeif you have an ADSL modem of ADSL router...Yeah you may as well just buy an ADSL router lol.

Edited By: JamieH on Mar 25, 2011 19:09
#24
well, my trusty old zyxel's just decided to become less trusty so I've ordered one of these to see if it's any good - gig for under £25 can't be bad as long as it's relatively stable, and might be able to do something non-standard on the software if it is flakey...
#25
PR1
well, my trusty old zyxel's just decided to become less trusty so I've ordered one of these to see if it's any good - gig for under £25 can't be bad as long as it's relatively stable, and might be able to do something non-standard on the software if it is flakey...


Which model zyxel ?
#26
dontasciime
PR1
well, my trusty old zyxel's just decided to become less trusty so I've ordered one of these to see if it's any good - gig for under £25 can't be bad as long as it's relatively stable, and might be able to do something non-standard on the software if it is flakey...



Which model zyxel ?

P320W - so only 10/100 too. Been looking for an excuse to go gigabit. (I think they're discontinued now? It's certainly done its time...)

Edited By: PR1 on Mar 25, 2011 21:56
#27
PR1
dontasciime
PR1
well, my trusty old zyxel's just decided to become less trusty so I've ordered one of these to see if it's any good - gig for under £25 can't be bad as long as it's relatively stable, and might be able to do something non-standard on the software if it is flakey...

Which model zyxel ?
P320W - so only 10/100 too. Been looking for an excuse to go gigabit. (I think they're discontinued now? It's certainly done its time...)


I used to like my zyxel 660hw t1 . sync rate used to go real high and the upnp was spot on. Firewall rules were more complicated than they needed to be in their layout etc.

Hopefully then the belkin suits you ..well £23.99 so what if it's you know.what. as you may be able to run tweak it, just give it plenty of vent /cool air.
banned#28
You can flash this with dd-wrt . Which means it will be a good router.
#29
solidsnake1
You can flash this with dd-wrt . Which means it will be a good router.


can you ?
#30
can you?
#31
v2 seems to have a little support.
#32
I have a laptop, phone, tablet, ps3 all connecting wirelessly, and NAS and desktop both wired to the one wireless belkin true mimo pre-n router and it's not managing.

Will this one cut it? I know the gigabit will help with the NAS/desktop side of things. Or worth going a bit up market? Unless this is already a bit up market at an amazing price?
#33
martyj999
solidsnake1
This is a really good deal, most other cheap wireless n routers do not have gigabit !.

Gigabit makes a massive difference in speeds


Not if you cant get the thing to stay on it doesn't, save your money, put it off a router that will actually work more than 40% of the time. Belkins are priced like this for a reason.


I'm with you - Belkin suck
banned#34
I've never had a router that doesnt work, or turns off. Even the cheapest and worst of makes.

Its people who dont know how to set it up right and set it up incorrectly where the problems normally come from.

Still there are routers that are better than others

Edited By: solidsnake1 on Mar 27, 2011 19:19
#35
JamieH

Yes you are right for the 2nd part. But you can use this as a wireless access point. But you can only connect ONE device at a timeif you have an ADSL modem of ADSL router...Yeah you may as well just buy an ADSL router lol.


Not sure what you mean here about only connecting one device at a a time? Surely if I use this as an AP it'll just act as a normal AP and you can have as many connections as is required, or is there something else?
#36
Great price tempted to buy it to replace my TP-Link N Router which doesn't even reach my bedroom :(
How good is this in connectivity?
#37
aamir007
Great price tempted to buy it to replace my TP-Link N Router which doesn't even reach my bedroom :(
How good is this in connectivity?


Not sure how far away your bedroom is (!) but....have you tried changing your wireless channel? it could be you have neighbours using the same channel or one right next to it, and this can lower distances considerably. THough v cheap, TP link stuff is usually pretty good imo...
#38
PAUL7331
Is this better than the dlink they give you on virgin 50mb?
No
#39
solidsnake1
I've never had a router that doesnt work, or turns off. Even the cheapest and worst of makes.

Its people who dont know how to set it up right and set it up incorrectly where the problems normally come from.

Still there are routers that are better than others
Most router problems actually come from crappy/badly supported firmware, Belkin are particularly bad at producing rubbish firmware and then failing to update/improvve it after the damage has been done
#40
mcintg
Most router problems actually come from crappy/badly supported firmware, Belkin are particularly bad at producing rubbish firmware and then failing to update/improvve it after the damage has been done

They should use something like that as their marketing slogan. What is suspicious is that they often have about 5 revisions of the same product that use different firmware. It’s as if the earlier revisions are hardware betas and when they finally get it right there is a chance that you might get a working firmware for that version. But when you buy online it tends not to show which revision you are getting. Belkin are like Google, always in Beta.

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