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Network Hub and Switches Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the network hubs and switches of Belkin?

The table below lists the different network switches and hub from Belkin.
 

Part Number

Description

Type

F4G0500

5-Port 10/100 Network Switch

Network Hub

F1U125

Bitronics Switch Kit

Network Switch

F1U126-KIT

Bitronics AutoSwitch Kit (4-port)

Network Switch

F1U127-KIT

2x2 Bitronics DualBus Switch Kit

Network Switch

F1U128-KIT

Bitronics AutoSwitch Kit 4-Port

Network Switch

F1U201

2x1 USB Peripheral Switch

Network Switch

F1U400

4x4 USB Peripheral Switch

Network Switch

F1U401

USB Peripheral Switch

Network Switch

2. Which port on my switch is the uplink port?

In a 5-port switch, all of the ports are auto-uplinking so no uplink port is needed.  However, the 8-port switch does have an uplink port (port 1).

3. Can the F1U128-KIT switch be used in the reverse, 2 computers to 4 devices?

No, the F1U128-KIT can only be used for multiple computers to two (2) devices.

4. Where can I download my switch's software?

Click on the links below to download the driver or software of your switch:
 

Part Number

Downloadable File

Compatibility

F1U125

Software version 2.1

Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP

F1U126-KIT

Software version 2.1

Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP

F1U127-KIT

Software version 2.1

Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP

F1U128-KIT

Software version 2.1

Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP

F1U201

Windows Driver version 1

Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP 32 BIT, Windows 98 SE, Windows Vista 32 bit, Mac OS® X 10.2

Mac OS® Driver version 1

F1U400

Software version 1

Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP 32-BIT, Windows 98 SE Mac OS® 9.x

Windows Driver version 1

Mac OS® Driver version 1

F1U401

Windows Driver version 1

Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP 32-BIT, Windows 98 SE, Windows Vista 32-bit

5. Does Belkin F1U400 allow four (4) devices to be shared amongst four (4) computers?
 
Yes. The Belkin F1U400 allows four (4) devices to be shared among four (4) computers.
 
6.  What USB A-B switch can I connect my computer to another device? 
 
You can use the F1U201V.

7.  Is the chipset on the F5U103 FDTI or Prolific? 
 
The chipset for the F5U103 is Prolific.
 
8.  Will the F1U400 allow four devices to be shared amongst four computers? 
 
Yes.  The F1U400 will allow four devices to be shared amongst four computers.
 
9.  What is the electrical output in milliamps on the F5U404, and is it AC powered? 
 
The electrical output in milliamps for the F5U404 is 500mA.  The USB Hub does ship with an optional power adapter.  
 
NOTE:  The power adapter will be needed for devices requiring higher power draw like external HDD’s, etc.  For standard USB thumb drives, and other low draw devices, the power adapter is not required.
 
10.  How long is the USB cord on the F5U404?
 
The USB cord on the F5U404 is 3ft long.
 
11.  Is F4U023 a high or a mid tier PCI card?
 
High, but a Mid tier bracket is also included.

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