Belkin N+ Wireless Modem Router - F5D8635UK4A - Screenshots

By Dave Mitchell



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The second wireless SSID provides guests with Internet access only

Choose hotel mode for the guest SSID and users are redirected to a web portal to logon

Scheduled access restrictions can be applied to specific hosts and services and these include blocking web browsing

The router appears in the Network Places so you can map a USB device to a drive letter of your choice

Remote management can be enabled and the router can check for firmware updates automatically

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Scores In Detail

  • Usability 8
  • Features 8


March 24, 2009, 12:00 pm

It's surprising (and disappointing) that gigabit ports are not yet ubiquitous on ADSL routers; their absence is obviously limiting for file-sharing/NAS usage. Macs have had gigabit for 9 years now!


March 24, 2009, 1:29 pm

i wanna upgrade my home-wlan to draft-n. usb-storage support would be nice, but only if fast enough to stream videos. which router would you suggest, and which 802.11n wlan adapter? thanks 4 ur help

Rajiv Dhir

March 24, 2009, 3:15 pm

"You can't turn the NAT/SPI off though why would you want to"

Actually in some situations I do. I often set up modems behind more sophisticated firewalls eg ClarkConnect, which I have set up for myself and clients with multiple WAN connections from different providers or with multiple static IP addresses from the provider to allow routing to multiple servers behind the true firewall. In this situation being able to turn off the NAT/SPI and let it all be handled by the true router is a godsend. This means you do fancy things like create mutiple IP addresses on the same physical ethernet interface. There other solutions but domestic grade routers are cheap as chips and reliable in general so being able to turn off the internal software is veyr useful. When I can't turn off the firewall DMZ will do, but it only works with a single static IP address so if the client needs multiple physical servers then you need NAT/SPI off. Clients can need multiple servers when they need multiple SSL certificates, so for example if I have a Citrix gateway server called and a webserver called, to use SSL (https) I need multiple IP addresses and thus NAT/SPI off is essential.

Martin Daler

March 25, 2009, 4:00 am

The cable version (Belkin F5D8235uk4 N+) does have gigabit ports, oddly enough, and looks identical (as far as I can see).

Steve 12

March 27, 2009, 7:29 pm


I think the idea is to address wireless streaming issues. Most people have'nt got a gigabit network but just want to improve wireless access.


January 28, 2010, 12:38 am

hi ive got a belkin n+ router for cable modems and im having seroius problems with keeping the signal with other wireless pc's in the house can anyone help

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