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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
and this resolved the incompatibility issue… Read Full Review
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
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
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
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
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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