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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“It severally strengthens your connection. If you can...”

Written on: 18/04/2010 by lauremce (1 review written)

It severally strengthens your connection. If you can set it up and don't mind a very unstable connection.
I have recently upgraded to windows 7 and before this my connection was unstable but usable but now it is just broken with my ping going up to 700 at times.
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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“Without this product the internet signal was weak....”

Written on: 21/02/2010

Without this product the internet signal was weak. When we plugged it in, the signal became much stronger but we could no longer access the internet. I could not find any explanation or advice in the manual… Read Full Review

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“I purchased this to use as a WAP point on a network...”

Written on: 11/12/2009

I purchased this to use as a WAP point on a network primarily used by Mac users.

There was no way to obtain the default IP address without using a PC only setup utility.

When setup the Belkin Range Extender / Access point crashes repeatedly and wireless connection lost even when only sitting less than 1 metre from the WAP! When this occurred the box will not respond to ping (Even through the ethernet network, and you are unable to access the base station through a web browser).

Very poor… Read Full Review

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“* Fairly good product to extend wireless range ”

Written on: 06/12/2009

* Fairly good product to extend wireless range
* Signal strength is OK, not excellent though
* Requires at least moderate knowledge to set up
* Good for home use only. Don't buy this, if you need to connect more than 3-4 computers at the same time. When there are more than 5 laptops connected to it in my office, the product loses connection with the main router. After restart works for 3-5 min. then crashes again. I'm not the only who has this problem, by the way. Looked for firmware update -… Read Full Review

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“Make no mistake, despite the flippant comments from...”

Written on: 26/09/2009 by The Elbonian (1 review written)

Make no mistake, despite the flippant comments from some reviewers about expertise this Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender is a seriously flawed offering.

I vowed never to buy any more Belkin kit after the last time but I desperately need to get a repeater up and running and this was the only one on the shelves!

So here are the issues so far;

1. The auto connect just doesnt work so you are left with no option but to use the web interface as the pointless utility that they… Read Full Review

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“As far as I see this Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G...”

Written on: 25/05/2009 by thekingwc (1 review written)

As far as I see this Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender extends the range of your wireless network but in a weird complicated way. Instead of just boosting the signal of your original wireless router, it creates its own ssid. So when your computer falls out of range of the orginal wireless router it disconects from it and connects to the extender. Thats fine but a real headache. Works fine for web browsing and other simple network functions but I bought it to extend the range… Read Full Review

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“There are many negative reviews of the Belkin...”

Written on: 30/01/2009 by Jonon (1 review written)

There are many negative reviews of the Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender product of which many can be explained by lack of knowledge. Many have complained of a total lack of functionality and that it "doesn't do what it is supposed to." Don't be misled by these reviews, it is simply that a "plug and play" attitude (which nowadays is quite normal with peripherals) cannot be taken with this device, unless the user has a total security free network, which wouldn't be… Read Full Review

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“I ended up turning off my security to initially set...”

Written on: 08/10/2008 by Strabo (1 review written)

I ended up turning off my security to initially set this up, then entering the passwords etc in the web-based user interface, then re-enabling the security on my network. Although this method did seem to confuse it a bit.

Connecting wired is the easiest to set "advanced" features for this device (although in my opinion a secure network should not be considered advanced!)

Expect an IP conflict if you plug into it while connected to the network with wifi!… Read Full Review

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“I bought this Belkin wireless router in the belief...”

Written on: 10/08/2008

I bought this Belkin wireless router in the belief that it would be easy to set up (due to the bold 'Auto Connect' on the front of the box). Nothing is easy, however. By turning my wireless encryption off, the repeater would quite happily connect to my network. However, what is the use of removing your network security, if you intend to extend it's range? By turning the security back on, my wireless router simply rejected the repeater. Despite two days of attempting to get the darn thing to… Read Full Review

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“I have a laptop and a pocket pc that both start up and...”

Written on: 11/05/2008

I have a laptop and a pocket pc that both start up and run reliably from my wireless router running TKIP.

The laptop is also generally happy with the signal from the Belkin range extender but the pocket pc is not. I spent many hours of changing settings and reseting the pocket pc until I discovered that it was the Belkin that needed the reset.

I logged on wirelessly to the Belkin and operated the AP Reset. This does not change the settings that the Belkin learned when first associated with the… Read Full Review

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“One thing that really confused me when trying to use...”

Written on: 04/05/2008

One thing that really confused me when trying to use WEP was that the Belkin only offers static key. My router only offers switched key and even if you set all four switched keys to the same word this does not equate to a static key. This incompatibilty pushed me to use shared key TKIP
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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“This product is perhaps the least effective I bought...”

Written on: 29/04/2008 by mag6488 (1 review written)

This product is perhaps the least effective I bought for a long time. I do not think I will ever try this brand name again unless proofs are made with regard to improvement. Do not recommend the Belkin wireless G… Read Full Review

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“I dont know if these should be on the same ip subnet...”

Written on: 21/01/2008 by ojemuyiwa (1 review written)

I dont know if these should be on the same ip subnet etc. tried both ways and no joy! Most definitely does not do what it claims out of the box… Read Full Review

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“It says on the box "Auto Connect", -- It doesn't. ...”

Written on: 11/11/2007 by m stones (2 reviews written)

It says on the box "Auto Connect", -- It doesn't. Read the reviews before you buy this product… Read Full Review

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“This isn't the only piece of Belkin kit I own - but be...”

Written on: 03/08/2007 by robertadwatch (1 review written)

This isn't the only piece of Belkin kit I own - but be rest assured they all seem as poor. The manuals are totally useless and contradict themselves. The support is fine if you are happy talking to people on a bad line with an accent, each with their own idea on how things work… Read Full Review

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M Stones's Response to 302279_robertadwatch's Review

Written on: 03/11/2007

Robertadwatch's review of this piece of kit is exactly what I would have written. It's a nightmare to set up. Many other reviews on the internet confirm this. Don't buy it.

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Thomascollett's Response to 302279_robertadwatch's Review

Written on: 12/09/2008

To get this device to work first of all connect it using a patch cable into your router. Go into the properties for your network connection (in Vista this is start-> control panel-> network and sharing center-> Next to connection click "view status"). In XP this can be done by Start-> control panel-> classic view (left hand column) -> Network connections -> right click local area connection -> properties. Now select properties and double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (Internet protocol TCP/IP in XP). Select "Use the following IP address". Enter 192.168.2.2 for IP address, 192.168.1.1 for default gateway and leave subnet mask as 255.255.255.0. Press ok. Open your browser and navigate to http://192.168.2.1. Click specify ip address and set this to something like 192.168.1.200. Change your network settings on your connection back to what they were before (Obtain IP address automatically). Now navigate to your repeater's new address eg. http://192.168.1.200. Click security and make sure the encryption settings/passwords EXACTLY match your wireless router's settings. Now click Basic then "Site survey". Connect to your wireless network (you may need to enter encryption settings). This will now connect. You can now unplug your repeater from the network as this will create an IP conflict. Move the repeater to wherever you want it. It'll now automatically connect to your wireless network and you're away.<br/>

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Belkin F5D7132UK Wireless G Universal Range Extender

“When setting up a wireless network, you may want to...”

Written on: 26/09/2006 by thomascollett (3 reviews written)

When setting up a wireless network, you may want to achieve full coverage of your premises without the need of network cabling running along skirting boards, up walls and under floors. In this situation, a sensible solution would be to buy a wireless range extender (wireless repeater). Range extenders offer a real cable-free and clutter-free solution to boosting the range of your network, and prices are not extortionate. However, when shopping for this device I found that there was very little… Read Full Review

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M Stones's Response to thomascollett's Review

Written on: 03/11/2007

I found this review unhelpful because.It doesn't warn the non-technically advanced of us [ most of us] that we will have a nightmare trying to get it to work. How can you give 9/10 for a piece of kit that is so unfriendly?

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Richtbiscuit's Response to thomascollett's Review

Written on: 04/06/2009

Thanks for this, it pointed me in the right direction to get it set up with our secure wireless network. The IP for the extender out of the box is 192.168.2.254<br/><br/>To manually configure the device you need to set the IP of a computer to 192.168.2.100, make sure that the computer is not connected to any other network, then connect the device to the computer with the supplied ethernet cable. Point a web browser to 192.168.2.254 (you don't need to use the software, usefully for those of us not running Windows as our OS) and then you should see the configuration page. At this point you can connect the extender to your wireless network using the configuration pages.<br/><br/>Thanks again -- I agree with your assessment that the extender is excellent once you've worked out how to set it up. The manual is virtually useless for anyone not running an open network though.

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Thomascollett's Response to thomascollett's Review

Written on: 12/09/2008

Thanks for the feedback.<br/><br/>I don't think you can really "daisy-chain" these devices in repeater mode.<br/><br/>If you cabled two of these using patch cables into your wireless router and just used them as wireless access points then that should work.<br/><br/>If you aren't able to run cables from your router then I would recommend using HomePlug (about &pound;70-ish) for network connectivity through your electrical cables.<br/><br/>If you have the repeater right next to the wall it might do the job. They reach surprisingly far, I have an old house with a lot of stuff in the walls.

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Breanainn's Response to thomascollett's Review

Written on: 11/09/2008

Great review, I need to extend a wireless network in a very old house past a huge wall, any idea if 2 of these in extend mode connected with a cable would work to extend the existing wifi?

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Thomascollett's Response to thomascollett's Review

Written on: 14/11/2007

Read the review, I did state it is complicated to set up.

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