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Belkin B5DUK035 Wireless G Cable Router / USB Adapter Desktop/Notebook Network Kit

Manufacturer: Belkin

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  good value for money

| | See all kitchenboy01's reviews (1)

i bought this at 13.99 and represented great value for money even though took me a while to actually set it up but now works like a dream with 3 laptops n desktop working off it,well worth investing in

  A must have for any Cable Modem House

| | See all Partius's reviews (1)

A great little thing, it sits comfortably next to your Cable Modem (typical if you are a Virgin Media user) and transmits the internet all over your house. Personally, I could still connect to my internet (albeit a very weak connection) from across the street in a neighbours house. Perfect for laptops, desktops, and even games consoles!
Don't worry if you don't have a built in WiFi receiver, this pack even comes with a USB adapter! I bought this in a Play.com sale for 15.49, but I'd still buy it now at this price.Perfect

  Great router,with easy set up

| | See all supasadla's reviews (2)

Bought this thinking for 15.99 it would be good as a back up for my Linksys,should it break down.I set it up(in 20 mins),just to check it worked,and the signal is better than my Linksys.
Now running 2- Xbox 360's,and 2-computers,upstairs and downstairs,at opposite ends of the house,without any problems.Highly recommended.

  easy to set up

| | See all roofied's reviews (1)

delayed setting this up for weeks as i thought it would be too compicated - i am not computer savvy! but i found it so easy well worth the money and so sorry i waited - couldnt have been easier!

  Great router.

| | See all Brownbox's reviews (1)

Great product,grest value. I paid 1 pound more than the current price and that was good value. Easy to set up and no problem with the product.

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  Fantastic

| | See all Martand's reviews (8)

I highly recommend this wiresless router to replace your broken or ancient one or to get a wireless internet connection at home for the first time! Some advice follows having successfully installed this :)

This router is only for cable modems like Virgin and not for DSL broadband like BT etc.

Pros:

- Easy set up
- Works great with Virgin Media Broadband,
very good range on wireless mode (my PS3 used to get 53% signal strength from my old Cisco Linksys router but this Belkin one gives me 80%)
- Comes with a free wifi USB dongle to 'wireless-enable' any computer or laptop you may have that doesn't have wifi
- Biggest pro is the amazing low price! Get one as a spare if anything, because your current wifi router may need replacing at some point (my old one died unexpectedly).

Cons:

- Cheap looking in appearance
- A very short ethernet cable provided so don't expect this router to be far from your modem or PC
- Even the "easy setup" option can yield issues with connecting. Don't worry, I'll explain the issues here.

If you are connecting this to your Virgin Media broadband, the first question in setup is "What IP address do you have- 'Static' or 'Dynamic'? The answer is always 'Dynamic'.

Secondly, when setup says to connect the power to the router, that is when you MUST unplug your cable modem, wait 30 seconds and then reconnect the power to your modem. Setup doesn't tell you this, but this is how to avoid any issues. It resets your modem's IP Address and ensures your router sets up properly. Then, when the power is back on the modem, connect the power to the router and only then should you click 'next'.

Lastly, during wireless setup, choose "WPA" securtiy. It is the most secure and safest wireless security, far better than 'WEP'. Choose a secure password for yourself and a simpler password for guests to connect their phones/laptops etc. when they are visiting you. Guests will only be able to access the internet with their guest password, while your password will enable you to have full access to the computer and its files, as well as the internet.

NOTE: If ever you want to log in to the router's settings page to see the settings or change them/change passwords, do this: Open Internet Explorer and in the address bar at the top, type this- h t t p://192.168.2.1/ (REMOVE THE SPACES BETWEEN THE H T T P) and then press enter. This displays all your router settings :)

Have fun guys. Hope this helps.

Mart

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  Update The Firmware And Its Excellent

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After setting this up with the easy step by step install CD and instructions, go update to the latest firmware at Belkin.
It's easy to do and takes less than 10mins, im not sure if i can put the router setup utility page (i cant, not allowed by play), you can find it at the Belkin website or by using Google, just search for 'Belkin Wireless Router Utility Page'.

Once you find the web address for the utility just go and select the 'Firmware Update' option, it will show you the latest version after checking, then follow the simple instructions (click a few boxes basically).

After updating the firmware I have an excellent steady connection with my Virgin Cable (if you don't update it might stutter a bit causing problems with streaming video and with certain pages not loading fully).
Connects easily to anything i've tried, ipod touch, phone and net book and i get excellent speeds with all three. With the firmware update i'd recommend this to anybody on cable. It even comes with a USB wifi adaptor which you can plug into a non wifi enabled laptop or PC and make it wireless, these sell for at least a fiver on there own, so a bargain at this price (17.99).

  brilliant

| | See all mak1812's reviews (1)

works an absolute treat took only 5 mins to install wireless is great best router i have had.

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  perfect

| | See all shabbayo's reviews (1)

This item is so easy to set up, I had no problems whatsoever and I am delighted with the wireless results.
Highly recommended from a delighted user

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