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Belkin Adapters Frequently Asked Questions

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BELKIN F5U409
 
1. What is the Belkin F5U409?
2. What are the features of the Belkin F5U409?
3. Is the Belkin F5U409 compatible with Windows® Operating System?
4. What lights should I see on the Belkin F5U409 to verify proper connection?
5. Why is my serial device not getting recognized even if the Belkin F5U409 is properly installed?
6. What is the maximum baud rate that the port can handle?
 
BELKIN F5U513
 
1. What is the Belkin F5U513?
2. What are the supported Operating Systems (OS) for the Belkin F5U513?
3. Where can I download drivers for my Belkin F5U513?

 BELKIN F5U103V
 
1. What is the Belkin F5U103V?
2. How many bits per second does the Belkin F5U103V operate?

BELKIN F5U250

1. What is the Belkin F5U250?
2. Does the Belkin F5U250 support Jumbo Frames?
3. What chipset is used in the Belkin F5U250?
 
BELKIN F5U002
 
1. What is the Belkin F5U002?
2. What kind of connector is on the output port of the Belkin F5U002?
 
BELKIN F5U022
 
1. What is the Belkin F5U022?
2. How do I install the Belkin F5U022?
3. What are the supported OS for the Belkin F5U022?
 
BELKIN F5U404
 
1. What is the Belkin F5U404?
2. What is the Power Supply Specification of the Belkin F5U404?
 
BELKIN F8T012 and BELKIN F8T013
 
1. What is the difference between Belkin F8T012 and Belkin F8T013?
2. What operating systems (OS) are compatible with the Belkin F8T012 and Belkin F8T013?
3. What should I do if I cannot hear any audio via a Bluetooth® headset?
4. What should I do if I get an Unknown Port Error Message when using a Bluetooth® Serial Port?
 
BELKIN F4U009, BELKIN F4U011 and BELKIN F4U008
 
1. What is the difference between the Belkin F4U009, Belkin F4U011 and Belkin F4U008 adapters?
2. What should I do if the Setup CD of my adapter is missing?
3. Can I use the internal port and one of the external ports of the Belkin F4U009 at the same time?
 
BELKIN F7D1102

1. What chipset is used in Belkin F7D1102?
 
BELKIN F5D7000
 
1. Does the Belkin F5D7000ecE work on Windows Vista?
2. How to resolve unable to load the drivers RT61.sys/.inf on my Belkin F5D7000 v6?
 
BELKIN F5D7330
 
1. Is there a firmware update to use WPA™ with the Belkin F5D7330?
 
BELKIN F5D7050
 
1. How to resolve a problem in getting the Wireless Utility of the Belkin F5D7050 v2 / v3 to work after installing on Windows® 98 SE?
2. Why can`t I connect to my Belkin F5D7050 v2 / v3 using a 13-digit encryption pass code?
 
BELKIN F5D7010
 
1. How do I resolve System slow after Belkin F5D7010 v1 card installation?
 


 
BELKIN F5U409
 
1. What is the Belkin F5U409?
 
It is a USB-to-Serial Portable Adapter that provides the easiest and most convenient way to connect your notebook to all your serial devices.
 
2. What are the features of the Belkin F5U409?
 
The Belkin F5U409 connects your notebook to all your serial devices, including your modem, digital camera, printer, Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) or Palm handheld (PC), and GPS navigator.  Listed below are the features of the Belkin F5U409:
  • Installs easily with Plug-and-Play convenience
  • Weighs only 1.8 oz. (perfect for travel)
  • Indicates serial-port status via LEDs
  • Requires NO power supply to operate
 
3. Is the Belkin F5U409 compatible with Windows® Operating System?
 
No, the Belkin F5U409 is not compatible with Windows. 


4. What lights should I see on the Belkin F5U409 to verify proper connection?
 
Once the PDA adapter is installed, there should always be a steady green Link light ON.  When performing a Hot-Sync, or if there is data transmission to and from the serial device you are connecting, the TX and RX red lights blink as the adapter transmits and receives data.
 
5. Why is my serial device not getting recognized even if the Belkin F5U409 is properly installed?
 
Some serial devices require specific port settings to communicate to the computer.  Contact your serial device manufacturer and verify if they require any specific port settings.
 
6. What is the maximum baud rate that the port can handle?
 
It can handle serial speeds up to 115 Kbps.
 
BELKIN F5U513
 
1. What is the Belkin F5U513?
 
The Belkin F5U513 is a FireWire® (IEEE 1394) notebook adapter that brings the speed of FireWire® to your notebook computer, quickly and easily.  It works seamlessly with your Camcorder, iPod®, and many other FireWire® and Sony® i.LINK® devices.  Simply slide it into an available 32-bit, Type II CardBus slot on your notebook computer, and plug in your devices through three ultra fast FireWire® ports.  It installs devices instantly with plug-and-play ease, without requiring you to restart your computer.
 
2. What are the supported Operating Systems (OS) for the Belkin F5U513?
 
The following are supported OS for the Belkin F5U513:
  • Windows® 98 SE
  • Windows® ME
  • Windows® 2000
  • Windows® XP 32-Bit
 
3. Where can I download drivers for my Belkin F5U513?

You do not need to download any drivers for the Belkin F5U513.  The drivers are built in the Operating System.
 
BELKIN F5U103V
 
1. What is the Belkin F5U103V?
 
It is a USB Serial Adapter.

2. How many bits per second does the Belkin F5U103V operate?
 
The Belkin F5U103V can operate at various bits per second.  These settings can be found under the Port Settings tab located within the Device Manager's Ports properties.  The speed ranges from 75 bps to 128000 bps.
 

BELKIN F5U250

1. What is the Belkin F5U250?
 
The Belkin F5U250 is a gigabit ethernet ExpressCard™ that offers the perfect solution for users who want to stream movies, play internet games, transfer files over the network, download songs from iTunes®, all at the same time without worrying that the computer will freeze, crash, or slow down to a trickle.  Slide the Belkin F5U250 into your computer's 34 or 54 mm ExpressCard slot to experience downloading faster than 10/100 ethernet.

2. Does the Belkin F5U250 support Jumbo Frames?
 
Yes, the Belkin F5U250 will support jumbo frames / packets up to and including the following values:  1514, 4088, and 9014.  The settings can be located and altered in the Advanced section of the device properties located within the Device Manager.

3. What chipset is used in the Belkin F5U250?
 
The chipset that is used in the Belkin F5U250 is the Marvell 8053.
 
BELKIN F5U002
 
1. What is the Belkin F5U002?
 
The Belkin F5U002 is a USB Parallel Printer Adapter that attaches your printer to your USB port.  It lets you save parallel ports for use with scanners and digital cameras.
 
2. What kind of connector is on the output port of the Belkin F5U002?
 
The Belkin F5U002 has a standard 36-pin Male Centronics connector.
 
BELKIN F5U022
 
1. What is the Belkin F5U022?
 
The Belkin F5U022 is a USB BusPort™ Mobile that is perfect for notebook computers or Mac® PowerBook® users without USB ports.  You can instantly connect USB printers, modems, keyboards, mice, joysticks, and other USB devices.  The Belkin F5U022 provides two additional USB ports.  When used with USB hubs such as the Belkin BusStation™ or four-port Hub, you can daisy-chain up to 127 USB devices to your notebook or PowerBook®.
 
2. How do I install the Belkin F5U022?
 
To install the device, slide it in your computer’s CardBus PC Card Type II slot.  The Belkin F5U022 is completely Plug-and-Play.
 
3. What are the supported OS for the Belkin F5U022?
 
The following OS are supported by the Belkin F5U022:
  • Windows® 98
  • Windows® 98 SE
  • Mac® OS 8.6 or higher.
 
NOTE:  No drivers come with or are required for the card.  All drivers are built into the Operating System.  You still may need your Windows® CD-ROM to complete the installation.
 
BELKIN F5U404
 
1. What is the Belkin F5U404?
 
The Belkin F5U404 is a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Mobile Hub.  It has the following features:
  • Transfers data at speeds of up to 480 Mbps
  • Turns a single USB port into four USB 2.0 ports
  • Connects high-, full-, or low-speed devices
  • Offers lightweight, compact design-perfect for travel
  • Installs with Plug-and-Play at ease (requires no software)
 
2. What is the Power Supply Specification of the Belkin F5U404?
 
Input:  100-240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.5 A
Output:  5 V 2.6 A, Centre Pin Positive
 
BELKIN F8T012 and BELKIN F8T013
 
1. What is the difference between Belkin F8T012 and Belkin F8T013?
 
The Belkin F8T012 is a Bluetooth® USB adapter that provides cable-free connections to devices up to 100 meters away while the Belkin F8T013 works as far as 10 meters only.
 
2. What Operating Systems (OS) are compatible with the Belkin F8T012 and Belkin F8T013?
 
The following OS are supported by the Belkin F8T012 and Belkin F8T013:
  • Windows® 98 SE
  • Windows ME
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Mac OS® X version 10.3 and higher
NOTE:  The exact Bluetooth® services you can use will be determined by the services offered by the Apple® Bluetooth® stack.
 
3. What should I do if I cannot hear any audio via a Bluetooth® headset?
 
If you cannot hear any audio coming from the Bluetooth® headset, even though the connection is established, make sure that in 'Control Panel'\'Sound' (Vista) or 'Control Panel'\'Sounds and Audio Devices' (XP) the relevant Bluetooth® Audio option is selected as the audio device for playback.
 
4. What should I do if I get an Unknown Port Error Message when using a Bluetooth® Serial Port?
 
The Unknown Port error message usually means an attempt was made to connect a port that was in use.  Additional Bluetooth® Serial Ports can be added if required.
 
BELKIN F4U009, BELKIN F4U011 and BELKIN F4U008
 
1. What is the difference between the Belkin F4U009, Belkin F4U011 and Belkin F4U008 adapters?


The differences are as follows:
  • The Belkin F4U009 is a 4-Port PCI Internal FireWire® Card.
  • The Belkin F4U011 is a PCMCIA FireWire® Card.
  • The Belkin F4U008 is a USB 2.0 Notebook Card.
2. What should I do if the Setup CD of my adapter is missing?
 
The Belkin F4U009, Belkin F4U011 and Belkin F4U008 do not come with Setup CDs.  Drivers needed to make this adapter work are built into the supported Operating Systems, and there is no need for additional software.  Follow the instructions in the installation guide to successfully install the product.
 
3. Can I use the internal port and one of the external ports of the Belkin F4U009 at the same time?
 
On the Belkin F4U009 PCI Internal FireWire® Card, the internal port shares circuitry with the external port that is closest to it.  Only one of these ports can be used at any one time.  If you are using the internal port, do not use the external one that is farthest from the PCI bus.
 
BELKIN F7D1102

1. What chipset is used in Belkin F7D1102?
 
The chipset that is used in the Belkin F7D1102 is the Realtek RTL8188CUS.
 
BELKIN F5D7000
 
1. Does the Belkin F5D7000ecE work on Windows Vista?
 
The Belkin F5D7000eCE card has been tested on Windows Vista®.  However, the software and driver only works if used with Windows Vista's own software.
 
2.  How to resolve unable to load the drivers RT61.sys/.inf on my Belkin F5D7000 v6?
 
During the hardware installation of your Belkin F5D7000 v6, if you receive a message requesting the driver RT61.sys/.inf then direct the wizard at the location "C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card Configuration Utility\Driver".
 
BELKIN F5D7330
 
1. Is there a firmware update to use WPA™ with the Belkin F5D7330?
 
In order to use WPA on the Belkin F5D7330, a firmware update may be needed.  WPA is supported from version 1.00.09 of the firmware.  The update is available here.
 
BELKIN F5D7050
 
1.  How to resolve a problem in getting the Wireless Utility of the Belkin F5D7050 v2 / v3 to work after installing on Windows® 98 SE?
 
At the end of the software installation, two windows appear at the same time.  One will require you to reboot the computer and the other to plug in the adapter.  Just click, No don`t restart now and plug your adapter.  Windows should finish installing the device (It may ask for the Windows CD).  Once it has successfully installed, you may restart the computer.
 
2.  Why can`t I connect to my Belkin F5D7050 v2 / v3 using a 13-digit encryption pass code?
 
If you are trying to configure the encryption on your adapter to use a 13-digit passcode (e.g., Z12FGC34D3936) then you need to select alphanumeric in the Belkin Wireless Utility and enter the code.  It should then connect without any problems.
 
BELKIN F5D7010
 
1. How do I resolve System slow after Belkin F5D7010 v1 card installation?
 
Scenario:  Laptop does not go to stand-by; WinXPDisableWirelessZeroConfigation.exe using 100% of CPU time

This was an issue with the original version of the software for this card.  To resolve this, download the latest version of the software from here.  To install properly, remove your existing version, reboot and then install this new software version. 

Alternatively, end the process WinXPDisableWirelessZeroConfigation.exe (note the typo) from the Task Manager and delete the file.  It is in the folder C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin 54Mbps Wireless Utility\TOOL in a default installation.

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