It also lets you move the omni-directional aerial away from the PC and all its electrical components to minimize any interference with the WiFi signal. Reconnect the device and power it on. If a language option is given, select your language. The PCI card’s aerial simply unscrews, and you screw the Desktop Antenna’s cable into the empty socket. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters globeandmail. If you’re replacing a wired router, you’ll have to input the settings manually or reconfigure everything to use the wizard. Please submit your review for Belkin

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The desktop network card is a PCI circuit board with an aerial that sticks out from a PCI card opening at the back of a computer. The PCI card’s aerial simply unscrews, and you screw the Desktop Antenna’s cable into the empty socket. Read most recent letters to the editor.

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Still, that aerial has to stick straight up, and it can block things like USB, sound and video ports in cards located above it. With the security feature disabled, though, everything worked like a charm.

The main issue I had is with a useful security setting that prevents the router’s wireless access point from broadcasting its ID – WiFi-equipped computers have to know the router’s SSID in advance in order to make a connection.

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Belkin 54g Wifi gear review

Tickers mentioned in this story Data Update Unchecking box will stop auto data updates. You can also update the router’s firmware through wireleds browser interface, a simple matter of clicking on a hotlink, downloading a file and running it.

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Your message has utipity reported and will be reviewed by pcci staff. A couple of times a week, I’d get a message that the router – running DHCP so that it assigned IP addresses dynamically as clients logged on – had detected an IP address conflict between two utilitty on the network.

It is intended for users who have misplaced their setup CD. The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. Cnfiguration didn’t have this problem because I answered “no” to the original offer, and Belkin has shipped a patch to fix the problem for anyone who just closed the window during setup.

Read our community guidelines here. The older Belkin routers also walked you through the setup process, whereas the new browser-based setup utility leaves you to visit each tab and figure out what you need to modify by yourself.


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Simple warnings about what you can and can’t tinker with safely would have been helpful. Login or create an account to post brlkin review. It works with Belkin’s desktop cards the router and access point aerials don’t unscrewand should work with other vendors’ products that use a standard screw-in aerial an SMA reverse male connector.

The reception was good – noticeably better than competing WiFi has come a long, long way in a short time, though, and Belkin’s 54g lineup is a prime example. WiFi gear used to be a pain to work with – install the drivers, set xonfiguration the hardware carefully to maximize the signal strength, deal with a slew of arcane Windows network settings, wave a dead chicken over a witch’s brew pot at midnight while reciting the right incantations, and you just might get a connection that worked.

You can move it around to improve the signal, get it up above the PC where reception might be stronger, and so on.

The flagship product in the 54g line is the Explore Further Belkin 11g Network Adap