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Belkin F5D7132

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Reviews and Problems with Belkin F5D7132

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Overall 6
6.0

ehh

Anonymous, Newegg
5 February 2009
  • Summary: I think its an ok product, just wasnt what I needed.
  • Pros: Seems to do what it says.
  • Cons: Doesnt really transmit the signal strongly, will repeat the signal, but it comes and go. It could also be the very thick walls we have, but either way for about 20-30 feet it should work better.
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Overall 4
4.0

Meh...

Anonymous, Newegg
29 January 2009
  • Pros: Makes a nice decoration.
  • Cons: Would not work with a 2wire DSL gateway/wireless router, had to buy a wireless router (WRT54G). It decided to finally find the linksys but it did not improve signal strength even standing right next to it.
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Overall 10
10

Worked great

Paul B., Newegg
11 January 2009
Overall 10
10

kicks @zz

kevin f., Newegg
8 January 2009
  • Pros: up and stealing internet from unsecured loozer in 5 min!
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 6
6.0

So-so

Gerald H., Newegg
6 January 2009
  • Summary: I'm debating returning the unit but I'll probably keep it. I'll just connect directly to the hub for online gaming (adequate data rate and more reliable), and connect through the range extender when I need higher bandwidth. But I'm not thrilled.
  • Pros: Seems to do what's supposed to; probably fine for regular web surfing. My usage: out in the woods, neighbors far away. Hub at one end of the house, needed an extender to get a decent signal at the other end. NOTE only tried unsecured mode. I didn't need secure mode to deal with strangers on the property stealing my wireless bandwidth. I've got a shotgun for that! ...just kidding. Without the extender: 1 bar at the far end of the house. With the extender: 4 bars (out o...
  • Cons: a) One-button setup didn't work even for unsecured. b) Sucks for online gaming (periodic disconnects) a) Even one-button setup was surprisingly user-unfriendly. Get next to your hub so it's the strongest signal...this far out in the weeds I was certain of that. Plug in (no power switch by the way!), you get the power light and a blinking light. Press button for 10 seconds...nothing changes at all. Wait some more, let go...nothing changes. Power light, blinking light. ...
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Overall 4
4.0

RMA due to Vista wireless incompatibility.

Anonymous, Newegg
3 January 2009
  • Summary: Not made from "green" materials.
  • Pros: Simple to setup. Looks cool.
  • Cons: RMA due to Vista wireless incompatibility (not just optional bundled software). Intended use was in a business environment with come-and-go OSs. No help here.
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Overall 6
6.0

Kinda week

Gary P., Newegg
30 December 2008
  • Summary: It does what it said it would do and it was much cheaper than the alternative. I got two and both worked. It was fun setting it up.
  • Pros: I bought two of these to run as bridges. I set it up with WPA/TKIP and it is working.
  • Cons: The web interface crashed a lot and required rebooting. If I start transferring large files or a bunch of them it will cause WinXP to give a System Error saying that my IP address is in conflict. I can only get 2.4 Mbytes/sec in my office.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for unprotected access points

Scott K., Newegg
30 December 2008
  • Summary: The built-in web server for configuration does not work correctly with protected access points. With only one access point in the list, it was impossible to configure due to JavaScript bugs on the web page. Even the latest firmware had this problem.
  • Pros: Works out of the box. It found my unprotected access point, and bridged it effortlessly. The single touch button on the back does work as advertised.
  • Cons: Getting it to bridge a protected Wi-Fi point was nigh-improbable. I gave up and ran a long Ethernet cable from the protected access point to the bridge. Not my first choice of installation methods, but does work well.
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Overall 8
8.0

WILL NOT WORK WITH VISTA

Mark T., Newegg
25 December 2008
  • Summary: Also purchased a Linksys high gain antenna (SMA green label). Range improved even more! Would get 5 stars if worked with Vista. Come on Belkin! Vista's been out about 2 years.
  • Pros: Works fine with XP & Mac OS 10.x. Repeats just about any wireless router including Linksys and 2Wire.
  • Cons: Setup is a bit tricky. Thank goodness for the step by step instructions by other reviewers. Also hiding SSID feature does not work. However mac address permissions does work. Does not work with Vista!! Tech said they're working on a firmware update with no set date. Could be never!
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Overall 10
10

Great product

Danny O., Newegg
9 December 2008
  • Pros: Great for expanding network without running cables. Seems to be very stable. Not too tough to set up, had to use the web interface since I have my SSID broadcast shut off. It picked up about 6 other wireless networks around my neighborhood, one of them is more than 300 feet away, impressive!
  • Cons: Don't have any.
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