Belkin F5D8000 - Wi-Fi Adapter for Computer - F5D8000

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I followed the instructions provided in the manual to install the card but was not successful. I had to call the BELKIN technical support and could reach them in no time. The support person told me that there is an error in manual and asked me to insert the card facing downwards and everything went on well.

-Puttur quote

Belkin has become my manufacturer of choice for wireless networking and this card is a major reason why. I had problems with my wireless connections in our 4,000 square foot home, so I upgraded to Belkin's pre-N router with fabulous results, even with our older wireless-B cards. Then when I added a new system, I decided to give this adaptor a try. It was a bit pricey compared to other cards out there, but the pre-N capabilities intrigued me. The end results were so impressive, the cost was justified. Suddenly, it was like the computer had x-ray vision -- it could could see the router through the upstairs floor, 4 walls and a refrigerator and still showed an "excellent" connection! I install home networks and see quite a few "multi frequency" households where they want/need to keep an older adaptor, but also want to take advantage of the latest technology; Belkin has it covered with this card and their pre-N router. If you need to overcome any connection issues, this is the card for you. (As a caveat: I, too, initially had the same problem with the "upside down" installation described in the post above, but since I've learned to take all tech manuals with a generous grain of salt, the problem was minor for me.)

-CTW quote

Error in the manual

by Puttur on 6/27/2005

I followed the instructions provided in the manual to install the card but was not successful. I had to call the BELKIN technical support and could reach them in no time. The support person told me that there is an error in manual and asked me to insert the card facing downwards and everything went on well.

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X-ray vision!!

by CTW on 7/19/2005

Belkin has become my manufacturer of choice for wireless networking and this card is a major reason why. I had problems with my wireless connections in our 4,000 square foot home, so I upgraded to Belkin's pre-N router with fabulous results, even with our older wireless-B cards. Then when I added a new system, I decided to give this adaptor a try. It was a bit pricey compared to other cards out there, but the pre-N capabilities intrigued me. The end results were so impressive, the cost was justified. Suddenly, it was like the computer had x-ray vision -- it could could see the router through the upstairs floor, 4 walls and a refrigerator and still showed an "excellent" connection! I install home networks and see quite a few "multi frequency" households where they want/need to keep an older adaptor, but also want to take advantage of the latest technology; Belkin has it covered with this card and their pre-N router. If you need to overcome any connection issues, this is the card for you. (As a caveat: I, too, initially had the same problem with the "upside down" installation described in the post above, but since I've learned to take all tech manuals with a generous grain of salt, the problem was minor for me.)

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Product Overview

The Belkin Wireless Pre-N Desktop Network Card connects your desktop computer to your wireless network with new Belkin Pre-N technology. It lets you share your broadband Internet connection farther and faster than ever. Featuring smart antenna technology, the Pre-N design helps combat distortion and interference so the Network Card can send its data streams greater distances, more reliably.

Specifications

Manufacturer Belkin
Mfg Part# F5D8000
SKU 10385899
UPC 722868540879
UPC 14 00722868540879
Links
Product Guide Click Here for the Belkin Store
Features
Host Interface PCI
Product Type Wi-Fi Adapter
Manufacturer Part Number F5D8000
Manufacturer Belkin International, Inc
Product Model F5D8000
Product Name F5D8000 Wireless Pre-N Desktop Network Card
Brand Name Belkin
Package Contents PCI AdapterWireless Pre-N Notebook Network CardQuick Installation GuideInstallation Software CDUser Manual
Device Supported Desktop Computer
Wireless Transmission Speed 108 Mbit/s
ISM Band Yes
Indoor Antenna Range 100 ft
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.40 GHz
Limited Warranty Lifetime
Tech Specs
Host Interface PCI
Product Type Wi-Fi Adapter
Manufacturer Part Number F5D8000
Manufacturer Website Address www.belkin.com
Manufacturer Belkin International, Inc
Product Name F5D8000 Wireless Pre-N Desktop Network Card
Brand Name Belkin
Additional Information 800% greater coverage than standard 802.11g 600% greater speeds than standard 802.11g Supports for both Infrastructure and Ad-Hoc (peer-to-peer) networking modes
Package Contents PCI Adapter Wireless Pre-N Notebook Network Card Quick Installation Guide Installation Software CD User Manual
Compatibility Windows 2000 Windows XP
Platform Support PC
Certifications & Standards Wi-Fi FCC Part 15 Class B IEEE: IEEE 802.11b IEEE 802.11g Canada-Industry Canada (IC): RSS 139 RSS 210 Class B digital: Canadian ICES-003 Europe-European Union Notice: CE 0682: R&TTE Directive (1995/5/EC) CE: R&TTE Directive (1995/5/EC) EN 60950 (IEC60950): Product Safety EN 300 328: Technical requirement for radio equipment ETS 300 826: General EMC requirements for radio equipment CE Marking: EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive (72/23/EEC) EN 55022 (CISPR 22): Electromagnetic Interference EN 55024 (IEC61000-4-2,3,4,5,6,8,11): Electromagnetic Immunity EN 61000-3-2 (IEC610000-3-2): Power Line Harmonics EN 61000-3-3 (IEC610000): Power Line Flicker EN 60950 (IEC60950): Product Safety
System Requirements PC-compatible desktop with one available PCI slot
Wireless Security WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) Encryption: 64-bit 128-bit Wi-Fi Protected Access: WPA-TKIP WPA-AES
Wireless Transmission Speed 108 Mbps
ISM Band Yes
Indoor Antenna Range 100 ft
ISM Maximum Frequency 2.40 GHz
Standard Warranty Lifetime Limited
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