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Belkin G Wireless ADSL Modem Router with Easy Set Up & 54Mbps Transfer Speed - While Stocks Last or This Week Only! @ Play £8.99 Delivered!
Belkin G Wireless ADSL Modem Router with Easy Set Up & 54Mbps Transfer Speed - While Stocks Last or This Week Only! @ Play £8.99 Delivered!

Belkin G Wireless ADSL Modem Router with Easy Set Up & 54Mbps Transfer Speed - While Stocks Last or This Week Only! @ Play £8.99 Delivered!

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Please read this review before making your purchase...you'll find it's about 99% postive and the 1% negative... hmm.

* Wireless Technology: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g
* Antenna Range: 121.92 m
* Frequency Band/Bandwidth: 2400 MHz to 2483 MHz IEEE 802.11b/g ISM Band
* Channels: 1 to 13 IEEE 802.11b/g Europe
* Transmission Speed: 54 Mbps
* Transmission Speed Details:
* 54 Mbps Auto-fallback @ IEEE 802.11g
* 6 Mbps IEEE 802.11g
* 11 Mbps Auto-fallback @ IEEE 802.11b
* 1 Mbps IEEE 802.11b
* Wireless Security:
* 64/128/-bit WEP
* 256-bit WPA
* 256-bit WPA2
* TKIP
* AES
* WPA-PSK
* Interfaces/Ports:
* 4 x RJ-45 10/100Base-TX Network Auto-negotiating LAN
* 1 x RJ-11 ADSL Network WAN
* Media & Performance
* Connectivity Media:
* 10/100Base-TX Twisted Pair
* Phone Cable
* Data Transfer Rate:
* 1.25 MB/s Ethernet
* 12.50 MB/s Fast Ethernet
* 3 MB/s ADSL2+ Downstream
* Management & Protocols
* Management:
* Web Based Management
* DHCP
* Remote Management
* Security Features:
* NAT
* MAC Address Filtering
* SPI Firewall
* VPN Pass-Through
* IP Spoofing
* Land Attack
* RADIUS Server
* Ping of Death (PoD)
* URL Blocking
* IP Filtering
* DMZ Host
* Denial of Service (DoS)
* IP with Zero Length
* Smurf Attack
* TCP Null Scan
* SYN Flood
* UDP Flooding
* Tear Drop Attack
* ICMP Defect
* RIP Defect
* Fragment Flooding
* Miscellaneous
* Package Contents:
* F5D7634UK4A-H Wireless G Modem Router
* Setup Assistant CD
* Power Supply
* Quick Installation Guide
* RJ45 Ethernet Networking Cable
* RJ11 Phone Line Cord
* ADSL In-Line Filter
* User Manual on CD-ROM
* Certifications & Standards:
* CE 0682
* CE
* EN 60950-1
* EN 300 328
* ETS 300 826
* Green Compliance: Yes
* Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: WEEE
* Standard Warranty: Lifetime

49 Comments

It's wireless G only and it's made by Belkin - not good on either count

Original Poster

mcintg

It's wireless G only and it's made by Belkin - not good on either count



Dude...it's hot for the price not whether the product is made by Belkin or wireless G. Not everyone has N enabled devices nor the financial clout to fork out for a £30+ for a Netgear or similar.

mcintg

It's wireless G only and it's made by Belkin - not good on either count


What do you want. You know nothing about IT equipment and there values!

scudstrike

Dude...it's hot for the price not whether the product is made by Belkin … Dude...it's hot for the price not whether the product is made by Belkin or wireless G. Not everyone has N enabled devices nor the financial clout to fork out for a £30+ for a Netgear or similar.



You miss the point - Belkin are the trabant of networking - they make awful routers and hardly bother supporting them afterwards plus the price is not all that special for obsolete equipment. If you want to use wireless G then you would be better off buying a decent make router link D-Link or Linksys plus others off of ebay. As soon as you put some sort of network load on Belkin router it kills the shared access for everyone else trying to use it as the load sharing algorithms are junk. I've owned one , never again.
Edited by: "mcintg" 17th Jan 2011

Original Poster

mcintg

You miss the point - Belkin are the trabant of networking - they make … You miss the point - Belkin are the trabant of networking - they make awful routers and hardly bother supporting them afterwards plus the price is not all that special for obsolete equipment. If you want to use wireless G then you would be better off buying a decent make router link D-Link or Linksys plus other off of ebay. As soon as you put some sort of network load on Belkin router it kills the shared access for everyone else trying to use it as the load sharing algorithms are junk. I've owned one , never again.



Fair point but yet the price is hot...it'll get the job done and there's people out that need just that.
Edited by: "scudstrike" 17th Jan 2011

Ordered one of these last week, just installed it. Works great and is excellent value.

mcintg

You miss the point - Belkin are the trabant of networking - they make … You miss the point - Belkin are the trabant of networking - they make awful routers and hardly bother supporting them afterwards plus the price is not all that special for obsolete equipment. If you want to use wireless G then you would be better off buying a decent make router link D-Link or Linksys plus others off of ebay. As soon as you put some sort of network load on Belkin router it kills the shared access for everyone else trying to use it as the load sharing algorithms are junk. I've owned one , never again.



What if you are the only person using the router? Is it good value for money then?

good price - i have a belkin g plus mmo modem/router , but am having some serious loss off connections on multiple devices . I have 2 xboxs on live , laptops ipod touchs etc but am consistantly rebooting the router due to my equipment not connecting or losing connection while using am having to reboot sometimes 4 or 5 times a day . My son cannot connect or even chat to certain friends on xbox which looking online at peoples comments on this problem points to the router. As i have no idea or I.T experience on these products i would appreciate any feedback or help in pointing me to a reasonable modem/router to purchase as this problem is becoming extremely frustrating.
I would greatly appreciate all feedback.

Original Poster

steve2zaf

good price - i have a belkin g plus mmo modem/router , but am having some … good price - i have a belkin g plus mmo modem/router , but am having some serious loss off connections on multiple devices . I have 2 xboxs on live , laptops ipod touchs etc but am consistantly rebooting the router due to my equipment not connecting or losing connection while using am having to reboot sometimes 4 or 5 times a day . My son cannot connect or even chat to certain friends on xbox which looking online at peoples comments on this problem points to the router. As i have no idea or I.T experience on these products i would appreciate any feedback or help in pointing me to a reasonable modem/router to purchase as this problem is becoming extremely frustrating. I would greatly appreciate all feedback.



I'd recommend the Netgear DG834GT. It's served me faithfully and still continues to do so. If you're looking for a wireless n device for hd streaming, more signal strength etc. then you might want to look at the DG834N or the DGN series by Netgear. The DG834N goes for around £20 used on eBay and the DGN £15-£20 dearer.
Edited by: "scudstrike" 17th Jan 2011

leeparsons

What do you want. You know nothing about IT equipment and there values!



Don't quite understand your comment - but if it helps I'm pretty sure that I work in I.T. and have done for over 20 years.

steve2zaf

good price - i have a belkin g plus mmo modem/router , but am having some … good price - i have a belkin g plus mmo modem/router , but am having some serious loss off connections on multiple devices . I have 2 xboxs on live , laptops ipod touchs etc but am consistantly rebooting the router due to my equipment not connecting or losing connection while using am having to reboot sometimes 4 or 5 times a day . My son cannot connect or even chat to certain friends on xbox which looking online at peoples comments on this problem points to the router. As i have no idea or I.T experience on these products i would appreciate any feedback or help in pointing me to a reasonable modem/router to purchase as this problem is becoming extremely frustrating. I would greatly appreciate all feedback.



This would be the point I was trying to make - Belkin load sharing is rubbish, multiple usage gives dropouts and applying load causing failure of service to other users. I would recommend you try a firmware update but on the last Belkin router I had they never bothered producing any updates despite that fact that the supplied firmware was pants.

scudstrike

I'd recommend the Netgear DG834GT. It's served me faithfully and still … I'd recommend the Netgear DG834GT. It's served me faithfully and still continues to do so. If you're looking for a wireless n device for hd streaming, more signal strength etc. then you might want to look at the DG834N or the DGN series by Netgear. The DG834N goes for around £20 used on eBay and the DGN £15-£20 dearer.



Netgear are a good make - worth the extra money

SpoonyBoy

What if you are the only person using the router? Is it good value for … What if you are the only person using the router? Is it good value for money then?



Not even then - I found if I was the only person using the router and I wanted to do p2p sharing and also surf the web on the same PC the router would just die for everything except the file sharing. My new D-Link router does not do that and the preceding Linksys router did not do it either.

Original Poster

In the one corner, we have AME2418 with a good positive use of this actual product and the other corner...we have MCINTG who has no experience of this product except of a previous Belkin router and customer support.

Do we go with the now...or dwell in the past folks...you decide...it's your money!

Edited by: "scudstrike" 17th Jan 2011

scudstrike

In the one corner, we have AME2418 with a good positive use of this … In the one corner, we have AME2418 with a good positive use of this actual product and the other corner...we have MCINTG who has no experience of this product except of a previous Belkin router and customer support.Do we go with the now...or dwell in the past folks...you decide...it's your money!



...and he's owned it for how long?

I'm sure(*) you could even use one of these as a cheap wifi->RJ-45 interface to connect to one of the Sony TV's on offer recently given that the main argument against them seemed to be "you can't use the internet bits without a £70 dongle from Sony"

(*) no actual experience of doing this but for a time I had a D-Link wireles "router" sat on my home LAN effectively as a Wifi access point/ethernet switch with nothing connected to the router/WAN side of it

Original Poster

mcintg

...and he's owned it for how long?



Better than not having it at all! But once again...let me reiterate my point. It's a hot deal because of the price, not because of it's quality or company etc. HOTUKDEALS means if an item was a certain price before and it's been dropped a fair amount....jeez!

Edited by: "scudstrike" 17th Jan 2011

scudstrike



There's a clue in there somewhere - they are nearly giving them away and the reason being that I wouldn't even use one for a door-stop - in case it prevented more than one person from entering the room. But as you say it's your money...just doesn't make sense to pay from broadband connection but then have the most critical device in your network performing like a donkey. Woohoo - you saved £5 on a router - which makes your expensive broadband unusable..
Edited by: "mcintg" 17th Jan 2011

Original Poster

mcintg

There's a clue in there somewhere - they are nearly giving them away and … There's a clue in there somewhere - they are nearly giving them away and the reason being that I wouldn't even use one for a door-stop - in case it prevented more than one person from entering the room. But as you say it's your money...just doesn't make sense to pay from broadband connection but then have the most critical device in your network performing like a donkey.



There's sense and there's money sense. Not everyone's a multi-networking freak. Some people just browse, shop and the occasional gaming. If you need more review proof of this product...check this link

amazon.co.uk/pro…OPK
Edited by: "scudstrike" 17th Jan 2011

scudstrike

There's sense and there's money sense. Not everyone's a multi-networking … There's sense and there's money sense. Not everyone's a multi-networking freak. Some people just browse, shop and the occasional gaming.



That's true and a point well made, but for those of use with more that one person in the house I think I'm making a fair point - I liked the 1 star review - says a lot about Belkin Firmware
Edited by: "mcintg" 17th Jan 2011

Original Poster

mcintg

That's true and a point well made, but for those of use with more that … That's true and a point well made, but for those of use with more that one person in the house I think I'm making a fair point



It would only be a fair point if you owned this router...sometimes there is a jewel among the rough...we just need to look harder!

I've got an old Belkin G-Router that is fine. No drop outs on it at all and my GF uses it for working at home. Now just use it for bridging sky router to the sky box and Sony Blu-Ray and still working so far.

Also had a lot of Belkin wireless adaptors that have worked a treat. Got to say though the Netgear ones I've had in the past were better.

It's like everything in life, cheaper isn't as good but usually does the basic job that is required of it.
Edited by: "barijohn" 17th Jan 2011

mcintg

You miss the point - Belkin are the trabant of networking - they make … You miss the point - Belkin are the trabant of networking - they make awful routers and hardly bother supporting them afterwards plus the price is not all that special for obsolete equipment. If you want to use wireless G then you would be better off buying a decent make router link D-Link or Linksys plus others off of ebay. As soon as you put some sort of network load on Belkin router it kills the shared access for everyone else trying to use it as the load sharing algorithms are junk. I've owned one , never again.


I think you miss several points. This would be suitable for most users who just a cheap upgrade to ADLS2+ for instance. Most households won't have more than 2 simultaneous users and one of those will only be browsing the web. Just because it does not suit your needs does not make it a bad deal. You have to learn to look beyond your own little world now and again. You are clearly quite wrong to think these inadequate for many many users and at a price that will barely pay the postage for your second hand risky buy off ebay. Additionally if you are using routers as doorstops you are doing it all wrong. Hope this helps




steve2zaf

good price - i have a belkin g plus mmo modem/router , but am having some … good price - i have a belkin g plus mmo modem/router , but am having some serious loss off connections on multiple devices . I have 2 xboxs on live , laptops ipod touchs etc but am consistantly rebooting the router due to my equipment not connecting or losing connection while using am having to reboot sometimes 4 or 5 times a day . My son cannot connect or even chat to certain friends on xbox which looking online at peoples comments on this problem points to the router. As i have no idea or I.T experience on these products i would appreciate any feedback or help in pointing me to a reasonable modem/router to purchase as this problem is becoming extremely frustrating.I would greatly appreciate all feedback.

steve2zaf

good price - i have a belkin g plus mmo modem/router , but am having some … good price - i have a belkin g plus mmo modem/router , but am having some serious loss off connections on multiple devices . I have 2 xboxs on live , laptops ipod touchs etc but am consistantly rebooting the router due to my equipment not connecting or losing connection while using am having to reboot sometimes 4 or 5 times a day . My son cannot connect or even chat to certain friends on xbox which looking online at peoples comments on this problem points to the router. As i have no idea or I.T experience on these products i would appreciate any feedback or help in pointing me to a reasonable modem/router to purchase as this problem is becoming extremely frustrating.I would greatly appreciate all feedback.




i have lots of 834/gt/ and even the n version and none have a proper upnp implementation and 2 xbox 360's will not give open status....

open = best

moderate = some problems with /chat/joing games etc


strict = a complete nightmare with chats/joining/ other xbox live issues

update your firmware.

2 xbox 360s and open nat will require you to use DHCP and UPNP it can be buggy in some belkins but lots of other routers could/ can not handle 2 xbox 360's with open nat so it's something I would put up with(if i had to). Loss of connection may be your dsl signal/ line quality itself.

Edited by: "dontasciime" 17th Jan 2011

Voted cold for the "Dude" remark. Yanks should not be using this site

it deserves some heat although posted before last few weeks and I ordered one and working perfectly..

I'm sure it works otherwise they wouldn't be able to sell it - just not well compared to other brands which are not much more expensive

Belkin makes terrible routers, although at this price I don't think you can wrong.

Also pcpro.co.uk/new…ews

Original Poster

Bully

Voted cold for the "Dude" remark. Yanks should not be using this site



Lol I ain't a yank...i'm a londoner...just been watching Friends!

scudstrike

Lol I ain't a yank...i'm a londoner...just been watching Friends!



My kids call me Dude when they want to wind me up - they get it from the TV too lol !

I'm going to make a chocolate hammer for 10p, who cares if its crap - its cheap LOL.

Original Poster

mcintg

My kids call me Dude when they want to wind me up - they get it from the … My kids call me Dude when they want to wind me up - they get it from the TV too lol !



Dude... Got battle earlier tho eh? lol

scudstrike

Dude... Got battle earlier tho eh? lol



It was good fun - I like a good argument - cheers!

dontasciime

i have lots of 834/gt/ and even the n version and none have a proper upnp … i have lots of 834/gt/ and even the n version and none have a proper upnp implementation and 2 xbox 360's will not give open status.... open = bestmoderate = some problems with /chat/joing games etcstrict = a complete nightmare with chats/joining/ other xbox live issuesupdate your firmware.2 xbox 360s and open nat will require you to use DHCP and UPNP it can be buggy in some belkins but lots of other routers could/ can not handle 2 xbox 360's with open nat so it's something I would put up with(if i had to). Loss of connection may be your dsl signal/ line quality itself.



Totally agree. I've had a couple of version of the 834, & both were a pain in the ass with upnp. Creating DMZ's never seemed to work for the 360 either. They also died a very slow death, which was frustrating due to the wierd things that they would just stop doing.

This is good for the price. If you're a power user, by a premium product. If you're the average internet user, this'll do the job nicely.

Got one of these 3 months ago (£10 Play) to replace an old TalkTalk router, installed easily and netbook gets decent signal in all four coners of the house and not a single dropout since. Huge bargain, but feel free to waste money on a more expensive one if you want.

you have to put these under shared load before you realise the problems - it should easily be able to replace those talk-talk routers I got rid of mine quickly as well.

mcintg

you have to put these under shared load before you realise the problems - … you have to put these under shared load before you realise the problems - it should easily be able to replace those talk-talk routers I got rid of mine quickly as well.



I'ts under a shared load practically all the time in our household, no problems yet.

I've had one of these since last thursday, 4 laptops, 1 iphone, 2 ipod touch, 1 network printer, 1 xbox 360, 2 x desktops. No problems so far. I got it to replace a thomson that needed rebooting every other day.

Will this work as a Wireless Router if I plug it into a LAN point? I know it has an ADSL modem but I also know that some routers work in multiple modes and can do this.
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