Belkin F5D9230-4 Review: Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO Router Specs and Review


The Belkin Wireless G+ MIMO Router features and price have been provided in the previous article on this site. Now, here are more details about this wireless router from Belkin. The Belkin F5D9230-4 Wireless G/MIMO Router was given some good and obnoxious feedback. Below is Belkin Wireless G MIMO Router review and list of technical specifications.

Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO Router technical specs are the following:

  • LEDs: Power, Wired, Wireless, Modem, Internet
  • Maximum Users: 253 (LAN), 16 (WLAN)
  • Ports: Four 4-10/100 Base-T auto-sensing and auto-uplink RJ45 ports, one LAN 1-10/100Base-T RJ45 port, WAN
  • Protocols supported: CSMA/CD, TCP, IP, UDP, PPPoE, UPnP, and DHCP (client and server)
  • Range: Up to 1,000 feet
  • Security: WPA, WPA2, 64-bit/128-bit encryption
  • Specifications Standards: IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , IEEE 802.3u 100Base-T Fast Ethernet , IEEE 802.3u 10Base-T Fast Ethernet

Belkin Wireless G+ MIMO Router Review: Forums and online communities stated many Belkin F5D9230-4 Wireless G/MIMO Router negative comments. One said, Belkin G Plus is not compatible some stuff requiring internet connection like some TiVo and Xbox live. One customer even said, it randomly drops signal which could be annoying.

Well, among many Belkin Wireless G MIMO Router reviews, this was the only positive thing we found on Amazon.

Belkin Wireless G+ MIMO Router Detail

Belkin Wireless G+ MIMO Router Detail

Great router, much better than dlink, better than netgear and linksys. i used to have belkin 54g wireless router, but due to setup restriction i wasnt getting full signal with it in my room upstairs on the 2nd floor. upgraded from 54g to mimo and now i am getting almost 100% signal strength on the top floor. make sure you match it up with a mimo lan card to get the max strangth. i used this router with a 802.11b lan card and still got about 90% signal strength on the top floor. the setup is very easy and straight forward. much hassle free than netgear. it took me hours (literelly) to setup the netgear 108 router for her and still it was acting, where as it took me about 10 minutes to set up this belkin mimo. good job and product belkin. oh yeah dont forget, belkin has lifetime support and warranty. might come in handy in the long run. netgear and linksys has only 3 years i believe.

Additional info on Belkin F5D9230-4 Wireless G/MIMO Router or Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO Router.

There are three different versions with this model number by Belkin
The original version of this router was version 1000, based on the same platform as Belkin’s F5D8230-4 Pre-N and the Linksys WRT54GX routers using Airgo’s v1 technology and a Broadcom engine. It got an excellent review from Tom’s Networking guide.

Then Belkin put a whole new circuit bard inside the same case and called it Version 2000. It used Airgo’s v2 technology and a Realtek engine, and got roundly criticized on the equipment forums for being an inferior product.

The latest version is 3000, which isn’t even based on Airgo technology any more. Now Belkin is using Ralink technology, and it’s essentially the same router as the Airlink AR-525W, SparkLAN WRTR-300 or Compusa’s store brand MIMO router, any of which can be found in stores for about 25 bucks. The version 3000 technology bears no resemblance to the Airgo version that got such a good review at Tom’s. In fact, the router with the Ralink chipset (the Airlink) came in dead last and was the only one to receive a rating of “not recommended” in Tom’s roundup.

Of course there’s no way to tell in advance which version you’ll get, but it’s a pretty good bet you’ll get the latest one. The only way to tell is to look at the sticker on the bottom of the box.

This practice of changing the internal electronics without changing the model number is a really annoying practice. It’s hard enough to do all your research and decide which model to buy, so then to end up with something entirely different from what you thought you were getting is just maddening. Your best bet is to just stay away from this one.

Here is an interesting networking tool topic that might capture your interest, the Linksys WRT110 RangePlus-n Wireless Router Review and Specs (just for a comparison). FYI, this website has no intentions of ruining Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO Router’s reputation whatsoever. We’re simply relaying statements gathered from customer reviews.



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  1. Graeme Kenyon says:

    dear sir/madam

    when i have got this Wireless G+ MIMO Modem Router model number is F5D9630-4
    could you please send me drivers for Belkin ADSL2 + MODEM WITH Wireless G Plus MIMO ROUTER
    i only got belkin router with cable but no software for it
    can you help me please

    Thankyou
    Graeme Kenyon

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