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Belkin F5U250EA
5.1 out of 10

Belkin F5U250EA

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Overall 2
2.0

Worked, then not

Kevin B., Newegg
1 March 2013
  • Summary: If you don't need to keep it up for a long time it *might* be ok.
  • Pros: Worked on Linux box, but...
  • Cons: Worked but then would stop working after a while. Had to reboot to get it working again. Pulling it out and putting back did not get it going.
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Overall 8
8.0

Quick Card

Michael L., Newegg
30 January 2013
  • Summary: The card is extremely quick though, and installs automatically on Windows 8 x64. I have it connected to my gigabit switch to a gigabit NAS. I can copy 4GB in under 2 minutes.
  • Pros: Quick way to upgrade a laptop to Gigabit.
  • Cons: I do have the appropriate card slot in my laptop for this model adapter (Toshiba Satellite A665-S6070). However, the card seems to need an additional 1mm of width to keep the connection solid. The slightest bump in the right direction will cause the connection to disconnect. I fixed this problem ...
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Overall 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Performance 10
10

User Review

PC Connection Express
11 January 2013
Overall 10
10

Works fine

Richard B., Newegg
23 December 2012
  • Summary: I had to reboot twice when first inserting the card-- once to let Windows finish installing the driver, and a second time when I moved the Ethernet cable over from the old port to the new one on the card-- For some reason Windows didn't want to network over the new card until I did that second...
  • Pros: Works fine on my old Dell Inspiron 9400 running Windows 7 64 bit. Windows loaded the driver itself.
  • Cons: Not sure if it is a con, but there's a fairly bright blue LED you can see from the top and side, and it doesn't go out when I put the laptop into sleep mode. I don't know if the card is active and drawing significant power when the laptop is in sleep mode, but it really doesn't matter to me as I ...
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Overall 10
10

Plug and Play

David L., Newegg
21 July 2010
  • Summary: Windows will find the driver. Just make sure you have your old one connected and your online. Windows update does wonders. Use it.
  • Pros: Worked right away in vista 64. Just plugged it in. and windows did the rest. Now enjoy your faster transfer speeds.
  • Cons: Price, but there are not that many out there, so i'm not going to lose an egg for that.
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Overall 10
10

Perfect!

Juliana G., Newegg
19 March 2010
  • Pros: The card works automatically with Windows 7, no need to use the included drivers CD. But it's there if you have an older OS. It works, speed is perfect on my gigabit lan. That's what I was looking for!
  • Cons: It's 34mm, and I happen to have one of those stupid laptops that take expresscards, but have the 54mm wide port. Don't know why Dell chose to do it this way, since there are VERY few 54mm expresscards out there, but they did. I saw a previous poster had a similar problem. I googled the words "exp...
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Overall 10
10

Works Fine

Bruce E., Newegg
7 January 2010
  • Summary: Dell 1720, Windows 7 32bit
  • Pros: Added to my Dell 1720 that only had 100mb onboard
  • Cons: Sticks out from unit a little far (1.5"). Not too much of a problem since I leave the device on my desk when I am mobile
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Matthew S., Newegg
17 September 2009
  • Summary: As always Newegg rocks for delivery speed and prices. My laptop was the weak link in my gigabit network until I ordered this card. The actual adapter is somewhat bulky, probably too much for typical laptop use, but mine just sits on my desk so it's fine for me.
  • Pros: Installed just fine through Plug-n-Play on Vista x64 (was a little worried with some of the reviews). It's the only available gigabit express card I could find. Much better performance than the previous 100mbps ethernet. Reasonably priced.
  • Cons: Up-to-date drivers not available from Belkin. Was able to find the Marvell drivers after reading one of the reviews. Not expected gigabit performance (should be getting around 350mbps with my given drives, actually getting 250mbps).
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Overall 10
10

Works Under Freebsd

Ken D., Newegg
17 September 2009
  • Summary: This is a useful card if you are trying to install unix on some high end laptop hardware
  • Pros: Main reason I got this card is because I needed to install FreeBSD Unix on a Dell laptop, but it would not recognize the built in NIC. I got this Belkin Card, and freebsd 7.2 recognized it without a problem.
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, Bad and the Ugly...

William H., Newegg
5 September 2009
  • Summary: The fault of the flimsy interface connection might be more of a problem with 34mm express card slots in general than this product. Why it is that laptops use a 54mm slot when 34mm cards are commonly sold is a mystery to me.
  • Pros: Works fine with XP Pro after manually installing drivers. Works with Ubuntu Linux out-of-the-box. Throughput significantly improved over internal fast Ethernet card. I am using the 32 bit versions of each OS, so I have no idea if it works in a 64 bit environment.
  • Cons: I have a 54mm wide express card slot on my laptop. Although the product description says that the card should "install easy", the 34mm express card only fills-up a portion of the slot, leaving the card extremely prone to becoming easily disconnected. While the card technically fits, with nothing ...
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