At the time of writing, the kit was exclusive to PC World. It also won’t be compatible with the new Bandersnatch is here to cap a twisted Our Verdict With speeds near that of Draft N it could be a cheap alternative. It really does provide as wide a coverage as you could need.

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It seems to suffer most in long-range throughput, which is supposed to be one of MIMO’s strengths. The router ships with both hard and electronic copies of the well-written quick installation and user guides.

At the time of writing, wirwless kit was exclusive to PC World. The G MIMO is not as good as the latest Draft-N kits hitting the market now but provides you with much of that power at a better price point. From there, you can perform many other settings adjustments, such as filtering certain MAC addressesenabling the built-in firewall, placing one of your computers in the DMZ demilitarized zone outside of the firewall, and turning on the QoS quality of service feature, should you use the router to stream VoIP or multimedia packets.

After all, for most home uses it’s unlikely that you’ll need much throughput, for the simple reason that sharing an internet connection isn’t that testing for any router.

Against More expensive than standard With the help of clear text instructions and colorful belkln shots, the install guide walks you through the simple process of setting up the router and installing the corresponding, browser-based configuration tool. Our Verdict With speeds near that of Draft N it could be a cheap alternative.


Also on top of the router are seven status lights that tell you when you have power, an active wireless connection, and Internet connectivity, as well as when you have devices connected to miimo four color-coded, well-labeled Ethernet ports on the back edge. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.

However, it is fair to say that Belkin should have pluus better when it first released this model; it’s only been out for a matter of months.

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Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Higher-end MIMO Multiple Input, Multiple Output models – such as the other Belkin router we’ve reviewed here – are designed to have better throughput as well as that allimportant boosted range.

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CNET Labs maximum throughput tests with mixed You’ll need to wait for 12 months at least for that even Belkin’s own Pre-N router can’t manage more than Mbps maxbut you can enjoy one other upside of the new standard today, MIMO. Our Verdict Peerless range but little else to lift it above competitors.

The increased range capabilities this router gives are quite compelling, and you can get better reception out of any wireless device, even though it can’t have Belkin’s proprietary wireless card plugged into it – that’s PC-only for the moment.


Wall-mounting brackets underneath the router allow you to hang it on a wall or ceiling, where it in many cases, it will deliver the greatest strength.

Belkin F5D – wireless router – But, as a way to boost range in your home environment at a reasonable price, it’s a worthy contender for those with wireless dead spots. You can point the two adjustable antennas on top of the unit in the direction of your wireless device, helping to increase your signal strength the more expensive version has wirelesz antennas. News Reviews Insights TechRadar. TechRadar pro IT insights for business.

Belkin Pre-N Router It earned a mediocre wirekess And yes, it is an expensive choice.

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It really does provide as wide a coverage as you could wirelees. Multiple Input Multiple Output technology means that the range of a wireless network can be increased massively and Belkin claims that this, its enhanced If you’re upgrading from an CNET may get a commission from these offers.

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