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Introduction

The Belkin F5D8230-4 Wireless Pre-N Router is a WLAN Router with 4 LAN ports. The Router operates on 2.4GHz frequencies; it is certified to comply with IEEE 802.11b/g wireless standards. The router features Airgo Network’s True MIMO smart antenna technology in 2x3 (TX/RX) configuration to enhance coverage and throughput of 802.11b and 802.11g WLAN networks. The Router is to be used with either a Broadband ADSL or Cable Modem via the WAN port to share broadband connections with up to 14 computers via the WLAN plus 4 additional computers or devices via the LAN ports. Each LAN port supports 10/100 Base-T Networks with auto sensing and switching. The Router’s EZ install software operates on Microsoft’s Windows 98SE, Me, 2000 and XP; and on Mac OSX, OS9.The Router can be configured through a web-browser interfacev.

Product Overview

  • Features
    • Enables sharing of broadband Internet connection
    • Works with both PC and Mac computers
    • Connects four wired computers or devices through 10/100baseT autosensing LAN ports
    • Connects 14 computer/devices wirelessly
    • Operates on 2.4 GHz frequency band including Pre-N 108Mbps True MIMO mode
    • Certified for IEEE 802.11b and 802.11g standards compliance
    • Security supports WPA/WPA2-PSK/RADIUS & 64/128-bit WEP Encryption
    • 802.11e QOS (Quality of Service)
    • Double firewalls: NAT and SPI
    • Built-in DHCP server
    • Mac address filtering
    • VPN pass-through
    • Web-based advanced user interface
    • Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
    • Parental Controls to filter viewable websites and control time-of-day access
    • Easy Installation wizard
  • System Requirements
    • Broadband Internet connection with RJ45
    • At least one computer with an installed network interface card (for configuration)
    • TCP/IP networking protocol installed on each computer
    • Internet browser
  • EZ Install Wizard System Requirements (not required to use Router):
    • A PC running Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 or XP, or
    • A Mac computer running Mac OS 9 and OS X
    • Minimum 64MB RAM
    • A CD-ROM drive
    • Internet browser

Router Hardware Specifications

  • Platform
    • CPU: Realtek RTL8651B
    • Switch: Broadcom BCM5325
    • Flash: 4MB
    • Memory: 16MB
  • Standards Supported
    • IEEE802.3, IEEE 802.3u 10/100Base-TX, auto negotiation, auto MDIX Ports / Connectors / Buttons
    • WAN port: 1 x RJ11 (for connection to cable or DSL modem)
    • LAN port: 4 x RJ45 (for connection to local computers / devices)
    • Power: 1 x DC input jack
    • Reset: 1 x reset button
  • LED Indicators
    • Power
      • Solid Green power on
      • Off power off
    • Wireless
      • Solid Green wireless enabled
      • Blinking wireless activity
      • Off wireless disabled
    • Internet
      • Solid Green connected to the Internet
      • Blinking Green data being transferred
      • Off not connected to the Internet
    • LAN 1-4
      • Solid Green linked to network
      • Blinking Green data is transferring
      • Off not connected to network
  • System Reset
    • Via recessed reset button
    • Reboot router: Push and release
    • Restore default settings: Push and hold 5 seconds
  • Mechanical / Power / Environment Conditions
    • Enclosure: Belkin MIMO Router enclosure
    • Dimensions: 167.43mm x 177.43mm x 167.43mm x 38.54mm (L x W x H)
    • Weight: 3.5 lbs (Est.)
    • External AC/DC power adapter
    • Type: Linear (vary by region)
    • Input: 120VAC 60Hz
    • Output: 12VDC 1A
    • Temperature: Operating - 0 ~ 55 C (32 ~ 131 F)
    • Storing - 20 ~ 70 C (-13 ~ 155 F)
    • Humidity: Operating _ 10 ~ 85% non-condensing
    • Storing - 5 ~ 95% non-condensing

Wireless Radio Specification

  • Chipsets
    • BB/MAC: Airgo Network AGN100BB-01
    • Radio: Airgo Network AGN100RF00 x 3 (2TX, 3RX)
  • Antennas
    • Three dipole antennas with 2 dBi gain
  • Wireless Networking Standards
    • 802.11b & 802.11g (WiFi certified)
  • Frequency Band
    • ISM Band, 2400-2483.5MHz
  • Modulation
    • 802.11g:
      • OFDM (64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, BPSK & True MIMO)
    • 802.11b:
      • CCK (11 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps) DQPSK (2 Mbps) DBPSK (1 Mbps)
  • Data Rates
    • MIMO:
      • 108, 96, 72 Mbps (True MIMO)
    • 802.11g:
      • 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps Auto fallback for extended range
    • 802.11b:
      • 11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps < 1Mbps XR (Auto fallback for extended range)
  • Power Output
    • Low Data Rates: +20 dBm (100mW)
    • High Data Rates: +17 dBm (50mW)
  • Wireless Channels
    • North America 1-11
    • Europe 1-13
    • Australia 1-11
    • Most of Asia 1-13
  • Wireless Security
    • WPA2-Enterprise (RADIUS)
    • WPA2-Personal (PSK, with AES & TKIP)
    • WPA-Enterprise (RADIUS)
    • WPA-Personal (PSK, with AES & TKIP)
    • WEP 64-bit & 128-bit
    • Disabled
  • Operating Range
    • Indoor: 700ft
    • Outdoor: 1500ft
    • Maximum throughput: 45Mpbs or better

Distance and throughput vary depending on your networking environment

Router Software Specification

  • Characteristics and Default Settings
    • Operating system: Linux
    • GPL source code and binary code required for posting
    • Web-based advanced management configurable from client browsers
    • Password protected user interface (blank)
    • Firmware user upgradeable
    • Progress bar when updating settings
    • Home - status page – each item with direct link to individual feature page
      • System date/time
      • Version info – firmware, runtime code, modem code, HW, serial#
      • Features status – NAT, firewall, UPnP on/off
      • Internet info – IP, gateway, DNS servers
      • LAN settings – MAC, IP, subnet, DHCP server on/off
      • WLAN settings – on/off, MAC, mode, SSID, channel, security
      • Help
      • Login/logout
      • Show current Internet Status
    • LAN settings
      • IP address (192.168.2.1)
      • Subnet mask (255.255.255.0)
      • DHCP server (on)
      • Lease time (Forever)
      • Local domain name (blank)
      • DHCP client list (auto refresh)
    • Internet WAN
      • Connection type (Dynamic, see more below)
      • DNS address - primary and secondary (auto from ISP)
      • MAC address (off)
        • list router’s MAC address
        • clone computer’s MAC address
    • Wireless options
      • Wireless function (on)
      • Channel selection (auto)
      • SSID Broadcast (on)
      • Encryption - WPA, WPA2, 64/128-bit WEP (Disabled)
      • Quality of Service (802.11e)
        • enabled/disabled (enabled)
        • ACK mode (immediate)
      • Use as an Access Point (off)
    • Firewall
      • Double firewalls: NAT and SPI
      • Firewall enable/disable (enabled)
      • Virtual servers (disabled)
        • preset services of popular applications
        • allow for configure custom servers
    • Client IP filters (disabled)
      • IP range/port range/TCP, UDP or both/block time
      • allow for enabled/disabled individual filter
    • Mac address filtering (disabled)
      • option of white list/black list
      • allow for enabled/disabled individual filter
    • URL blocking (disabled)
      • add URL/keyword
      • clear one/clear all
    • DMZ (disabled)
      • add to list/select from list
    • DDNS – through DynDNS.org
      • update Dynamic DNS
      • enable auto update DDNS (enabled)
    • WAN ping blocking (enabled)
    • Security log (enabled)
      • log traffic and event
      • save log file (.txt) and clear log
    • Utilities
      • Parental Control (ready for sign-up)
        • subscribe now
        • interact with Bluecoat/Cerberian server
        • allow for activated/deactivated
    • Restart router
    • Restore default settings
    • Save current configurations
    • Restore previous configurations
    • Firmware update
      • auto firmware check if enabled in system settings
      • manual firmware check
      • browse firmware file (.bin) to update
    • System settings
      • login timeout (10 minutes)
      • primary / secondary time (NTP) servers (TBD)
      • select time zone (PST)
      • auto adjust for daylight saving (on)
      • NAT enabling (enabled)
      • UPnP enabling (disabled)
      • auto update firmware enabling (disabled)
    • Remote management (off)
      • from any IP or specific IP
      • select remote management port (8080)
    • Protocol Supported
      • TCP/IP, UDP, CSMA/CD, DHCP, AppleTalk, NetBEUI
    • ISP Protocol Supported
      • Dynamic
      • Static
      • PPPoE
      • PPTP
      • Telestra Bigpond (Australia)
      • Multiple PPPoE (Japan)
    • VPN Support
      • PPTP, L2TP, PPTP/L2TP VPN pass-thru
      • One tunnel to each VPN server
      • Tunnel disconnect reset: 60 sec
    • Firewall
      • NAT (Network Address Translation)
      • SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection)
      • Protection from the following types of attacks
        • Denial of Service (DoS)
        • IP Spoofing
        • Land Attack
        • Ping of Death
        • IP with zero length
        • Smurf Attach
        • TCP null scan
        • SYN flood
        • UDP flooding
        • Tear Drop Attack
        • ICMP defect
        • RIP defect
        • Fragment flooding
      • Hacker logging (HTML viewable)
      • All ports stealth
      • Must be able to recover from attack without failing
    • Port Forwarding
      • Custom Ports
      • DMZ (exposed host) (all ports open)
      • 50 Max forwarding entries
      • Public / Private port translation
      • Forward Ranges
      • Can forward UDP and TCP separately or simultaneously
    • Supported Clients
    • The following clients must be tested and verified
      • Any TCP/IP enabled client running:
        • Windows 98 / 98SE / Me / NT SP 6.0+
        • Windows 2000 / XP SP1 & 2 / XP x64
        • Mac OS 9, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4
        • Linux
        • Unix

Package Contents

  • Wireless Pre-N Router
  • Quick Install Guide
  • User Manual
  • Easy Installation Wizard software CD-ROM
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Adapter

Regulatory Certifications / Compliance

  • US: FCC B ID (EMC & Wireless)
  • Canada: ICES (EMC & Wireless)
  • Europe: CE, ETS 300 328, ETS 300 836 (Wireless) EN50081, 50082, 61000-3-2, 61000-3-3 (EMC)
  • Australia: C-Tick (EMC)
  • Worldwide: Wi-Fi, Centrino, RoHS, WEEE