Belkin Wireless G Router F5D7230-4 - Wireless router - 802.11b, 802.11g - external £7.99+£5 for delivery @ Big Offers but can get it free on orders over 14.99. P.S I have posted 3 more deals in the discription gtive em a look :). - HotUKDeals
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Belkin Wireless G Router F5D7230-4 - Wireless router - 802.11b, 802.11g - external £7.99+£5 for delivery @ Big Offers but can get it free on orders over 14.99. P.S I have posted 3 more deals in the discription gtive em a look :).

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EDit price was £4.99 It has just gone up to £7.99 ,This may be Xbox modable look at posts below for info.Belkin Wireless G Router F5D7230-4 - Wireless router - 802.11b, 802.11g - external. Use this c… Read More
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EDit price was £4.99 It has just gone up to £7.99 ,This may be Xbox modable look at posts below for info.Belkin Wireless G Router F5D7230-4 - Wireless router - 802.11b, 802.11g - external.
Use this code to get free delivery:- FDELIVERY100120
Lots of thing on this site are well worth the money minimum order is £10 now .
I have ordered from them twice now and everything came as described well packed and prompt. would and will use them again.
Here is my pick of the bunch :-

AVG Anti-Virus 8.0 (1 User, 1 Year License) £5.99

http://www.bigoffers.co.uk/product.php?cat=6&sub=128&cat_title=Computing&product=C-AV1U1Y&prod_title=AVG+Anti-Virus+8.0+%281+User%2C+1+Year+License%29


Energizer S4808 Rechargeable Quattro 2000 Battery & Charger.

Comes supplied with 4x AA2000mAh and 2x AAA850mAh rechargeable batteries you can also charge mixed batteries and odd mAh bats at the same time Up to four at a time that includes the AA bats.
http://www.bigoffers.co.uk/product.php?cat=8&sub=8&cat_title=Technology&product=ENERGIZ002&prod_title=Energizer+S4808+Rechargeable+Quattro+2000+Battery+%26+Cha


Belkin F5U116 USB Multi-Port Hub

Features
* Simply plug in and use, no rebooting required.
* Expand your potential with 4 USB ports, 1 parallel port, and 2 serial ports.
* Serves as an all in one hub and docking station.
* Instant access to multiple peripherals.
* Perfect for interfacing digital cameras, modems, PalmPilot(tm) organizers, PDAs, printers, scanners, graphic tablets, and much, much more.
This product is supplied with a European PSU use shaver adapter as is same volts used as here 220-250v
http://www.bigoffers.co.uk/product.php?cat=1&sub=1&cat_title=Quid+Shop&product=BELKIN-01261&prod_title=Belkin+F5U116+USB+Multi-Port+Hub

Lots more but defiantly personal preference.

My first post ,Hope I have done it right .Mods clean it up and pm me if I have done something wrong please.
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#1
willthis work for an xbox 360
#2
yes... wired... unless u have a wireless adapter for the xbox 360
#3
so if i plug this into an xbox360 it will detect my router like the gaming adapter?
#4
Why cold - cost me £24.99 at currys?
#5
yus786
so if i plug this into an xbox360 it will detect my router like the gaming adapter?


No, this IS a router.
#6
looks good to me heat!
[mod]#7
TECHSPEC
Why cold - cost me £24.99 at currys?


Heat from here too - (waits for cold voters to post links to where they have found it cheaper - as they always do ;-))
#8
WG47
No, this IS a router.


ah, no way of flashing it with dd-wrt (or whatever) modified firmware then im guessing like you could with the fon router?

edit: answering my own question, you can :D its in the list of supported products, here

thats if they have the older firmware version though

yus
#10
chrisgcox3
willthis work for an xbox 360


yus786
so if i plug this into an xbox360 it will detect my router like the gaming adapter?


As far as I can tell - and there are plenty of HUKDers much more tech-savvy than myself who'll correect me if I'm wrong - it is a wireless router; which means that it will allow you to connect a 360 to the internet using either an ethernet cable or wirelessly, via the Xbox's wireless adapter.

In order to use it instead of the Xbox wireless adapter would require a bit of fiddling around, flashing it with DD-WRT. I'm not sure how difficult this is to do, as I've been looking into getting and doing something similar myself, but this router is listed on the site as being compatible

DD-WRT Supported Devices (scroll down)

with specific instructions for this model here

Flashing a Belkin F5D7230

I don't know how much of a job this is, so maybe someone could let me/us know if it's worth taking a punt on?

Edit: Gah, beaten to it! Still, my last plea for insight still stands...
#11
lol yeah i hope they come with the older firmware so i can flash it with dd-wrt :)

bargain price though

yus
#12
Price showing £7.99 now.....!
#13
can someone tell me how to make my links kilickable in the description ,Thank you
#14
I used to run the xbox 360 off this , it works well, and works as a range extender but connecting to other makers routers can be difficult to set up (they do provide a cheap rate helpline to help you ) it runs hot , only lasted 12 -18 months , and is not very reliable ,
and you will be cursing it down the line at some point .
they did give me a new one when the last one packed up as they have a lifetime gaurantee , so i sold that when it turned up !
if you have an xbox better to go for the official £39.00 , new wireless N adaptor from tesco , just plug and play very reliable :thumbsup:
#15
I had one of these and had nothing but bother. Belkin routers are garbage voted cold.
#16
For the x360 you could use it has a wireless bridge? that was no need to do any modding
#17
I've had one of these for my Virgin cable broadband for around 18 months now and have never had a problem with it - only gripe would be that I have it plugged into the Virgin supplied wired modem which does look quite messy.
Have used it to connect to xbox live for the same amount of time, and again have had no problem with it.
I think I paid £30-£40 at the time, and it's on Amazon now for £42.99!!
Great deal :-)
banned#18
Agent47
I had one of these and had nothing but bother. Belkin routers are garbage voted cold.


Yep, you are correct.

Seriously, these routers are absolute balls. Do not waste your money.

You'll have endless trouble trying to set the wireless up, and you'll have endless trouble getting it to connect to your broadband connection.

Do yourself a favour and save your sanity. Stay away from Belkin gear.
#19
Its free delivery over £10 not £15. Add 3 to basket apply code then remove 2. Add filler items to get it over £10 and checkout.

Ordered to flash with dd-wrt. If its rubbish will ebay.
#20
Anarchist
Yep, you are correct.

Seriously, these routers are absolute balls. Do not waste your money.

You'll have endless trouble trying to set the wireless up, and you'll have endless trouble getting it to connect to your broadband connection.

Do yourself a favour and save your sanity. Stay away from Belkin gear.


I beg to differ.

I have had one of these for years...approx 4 I think....since then I have upgraded to a D-Link (wireless G) and a Netgear (wireless N) and I keep going back to the Belkin as it has been solid for me. Once it is set up it just runs....Even with the steel reinforced concrete construction of my house.
#21
fuzzynavel
I beg to differ.

I have had one of these for years...approx 4 I think....since then I have upgraded to a D-Link (wireless G) and a Netgear (wireless N) and I keep going back to the Belkin as it has been solid for me. Once it is set up it just runs....Even with the steel reinforced concrete construction of my house.


I have one of these as a wireless bridge for my 360, works flawlessly. Also have a belkin pre-n router which I have had for a couple of years or more now, also works flawlessly.

Personally have no issues at all with Belkin networking products.
#22
Someone above meantions this is a cable router......? I am a bit of a novice with this sort of thing but I cant see anything on the site or on amazon description that says it is for cable.

I have broadband through regular phone line.....can I just plug one of these in to get wireless?

Thanks
1 Like #23
mgk
Someone above meantions this is a cable router......? I am a bit of a novice with this sort of thing but I cant see anything on the site or on amazon description that says it is for cable.

I have broadband through regular phone line.....can I just plug one of these in to get wireless?

Thanks



Its not got a modem built in. You would need to plug an existing ADSL modem in (with ethernet connection not usb) to go down this route.
#24
mikeyp
Its not got a modem built in. You would need to plug an existing ADSL modem in (with ethernet connection not usb) to go down this route.


Thanks!
1 Like #25
WeegieBored
As far as I can tell - and there are plenty of HUKDers much more tech-savvy than myself who'll correect me if I'm wrong - it is a wireless router; which means that it will allow you to connect a 360 to the internet using either an ethernet cable or wirelessly, via the Xbox's wireless adapter.

In order to use it instead of the Xbox wireless adapter would require a bit of fiddling around, flashing it with DD-WRT. I'm not sure how difficult this is to do, as I've been looking into getting and doing something similar myself, but this router is listed on the site as being compatible

DD-WRT Supported Devices (scroll down)

with specific instructions for this model here

Flashing a Belkin F5D7230

I don't know how much of a job this is, so maybe someone could let me/us know if it's worth taking a punt on?

Edit: Gah, beaten to it! Still, my last plea for insight still stands...


It is indeed a wireless router but it is also a switch, a switch which may or may not support bridged mode. Others on here have suggested that they have used it as an access point but not specified exactly how.

If others can provide details, can you bridge this with any router? Did you have to change the firmware? If so which one did you use?
#26
I had a belkin set up with my virgin cable + 2 360s & 3 computers, absolute nightmare, kept dropping the connection, freezing, restarting ended up in the bin.
Bought a netgear, worked straight out of the box never had a problem.
Just thought I'd let people know of my experience, but then maybe I was just unlucky?
#27
Tried twice to order something for £13.99 - free delivery doesnt work! Will try and bump it up to over £14.99 in a minute.
#28
Yes, it is a low price, but, like many other posters, I had nothing but trouble from one of these.

Unless you are happy with overheating, frequent dropped connections and having to reboot the thing do not bother. And that is after doing all firmware updates and from someone who knows what they are doing.

Save your money for something better. It is this price for a reason - because it is total rubbish.
#29
its worth a punt at that price. Reviews are mixed so Im hoping to get one of the ones that worked :)

Thanks for posting. Ordered the usb hub too - fantastic value at £1!
#30
never bought from this company before, are they legit ?
#31
batista
never bought from this company before, are they legit ?


Yeah, sister site of Boffer, which is a sister site of bigpockets.
banned#32
Anarchist
Yep, you are correct.

Seriously, these routers are absolute balls. Do not waste your money.

You'll have endless trouble trying to set the wireless up, and you'll have endless trouble getting it to connect to your broadband connection.

Do yourself a favour and save your sanity. Stay away from Belkin gear.


Maybe the problem is......YOU!

When my 1st Belkin died, they replaced it.
No problems.
No receipt even!
When I've had issues with it the phone help has been VERY good.
#33
Some users report problems with this router overheating >

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,15455797
#34
Will this router act as an access point if connected to an O2 wireless box II (via a long ethernet cable ) providing wifi in a room that the O2 wifi box can't reach?
banned 1 Like #35
Pluun
Maybe the problem is......YOU!

When my 1st Belkin died, they replaced it.
No problems.
No receipt even!
When I've had issues with it the phone help has been VERY good.


Hold on, just one second.

That one second, that it will take me to point out that your first line says your belkin router completely died and needed replacing. And another line reports that you've had other multiple issues with it that needed their support department to help you (come on, if you need manufacturer support for your router, you're either in no position at all to make comments as to how good this equipment is, or you're just proving that its complete crap. Fact.)

Which just makes you look like a complete tool. :whistling:

Did you ever stop to think that the reason why they replaced it so willingly, is that they are more than aware of the issues around their equipment? Residential routers should never have any problems. They should just plug in, minimum amount of fuss to set them up, then never have to be touched again. If the alternative happens, then its duff.

You only have to read this thread, for stories from MANY people who have the exact same issues. It's not just me, there may be an occasional few people that have the odd decent one that hasn't had issues, but that is not par.

Chances are, should you buy one of these, you are throwing your money down the drain. If you want to pay money to take chances, I suggest the lottery will be a much better investment.

I've installed more routers than you've probably even used computers (as at one time, it was a big part of my job), and the amount of issues with Belkin routers is absolutely astounding. All of which generally get solved by replacing them, usually with Netgear stuff (or modern Linksys stuff, not their old gear though which was also pants and full of problems unless you hit a lucky firmware revision).
#36
can someone help me out please as i am a complete tech novice. I currently have my pc connecterd to virgin cable via an ethernet? cable to the virgin supplied modem which has only one port. My son has xbox 360 in his bedroom and wants to use xbox live at the same time as i am using my pc. How do i do this? Answers in plain (idiot proof) language please
banned#37
Master G
can someone help me out please as i am a complete tech novice. I currently have my pc connecterd to virgin cable via an ethernet? cable to the virgin supplied modem which has only one port. My son has xbox 360 in his bedroom and wants to use xbox live at the same time as i am using my pc. How do i do this? Answers in plain (idiot proof) language please


Master G - first thing is, don't buy this router. It will be a waste of your money.

Next thing, what you need is a 'Cable/Broadband router' - NOT an ADSL router. That plugs into your virgin cable modem (instead of it going straight into your PC). It needs a bit of setup, but these days they're simple enough.

Then, you plug your PC into the Cable/Broadband router, and then you can also either plug the xbox 360 into the Cable/Broadband router as well (if you have a long enough cable and don't mind having the cable running across the house), or buy a 360 wireless gaming adapter (usually about £40-£50) to connect to the router wirelessly.

Before anybody else mentions it, you can exchange the 360 wireless adapter for a cheaper wireless access point in bridging mode, but thats a little more complicated and nowhere near as tidy.

Finally, if all he wants to do is do a bit of gaming/downloading from live, you will get away with a 54mbps 802.11g router/wireless adapter, but if he wants to do high definition video streaming over wireless to his 360 as well, then you're better off getting a 150/300mbps 802.11n router/wireless adapter for a few more pounds.
#38
Ah well.

Sorry! Just Sold Out


I noticed these in PC World before Christmas with a USB wireless G dongle for £9.99 and was tempted then for DD-WRT. I resisted as I already have 3 DD-WRT enabled routers and buying another would have boosted me from nerd to uber geek :D
#39
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#40
Typical been going to buy one of these for a while now and when i go to try its sold out.................typical

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