Question about Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)

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Network keep dissconnecting

Initially, I got a D-Link N router which had the same problem, so I thought my 2 laptops aren't competible with it so I returned it. Then, I got this G router and tried to configure it several times - unsuccessfully. In some cases it wouldnt work, while in other cases it does - but the service is keep disconnects. I know that because I'm trying to use Skype and I see that there is no constant communication. When I connect either computer directly (with a cord) to the modem, it works fine, so I know the problem is somehow connected to the router.

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  • tracy lost Nov 09, 2007

    i am experiencing the same thing. not only that, i only get about 30 sec of streaming video or downloads and then it totally stops.

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    Frequently disrupted internet connection. Similar to Tracy Lost. When I'm streaming radio and it disconnects, I have to re-establish connection through browser. Sometimes during a download it will freeze. We aren't using wireless. Two computers on the network, cabled together. quicway instructions didn't make sense to me. Found an interesting, possible solution at another website--delete address association to network card--but I wasn't sure how to go about it. When first got router, updated firmware through a U.K. server/with tech support assistance, so I'm assuming that wouldn't be the problem. I've noticed similarly posted problems going back YEARS for this model. What's going on with Belkin?

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    router will not start under device manager. works in and off

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    i try to connect my playstation 3 with my belkin router f5d7230 ver 7 and every time login i stay logged on for a few minutes then it logs me out

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    are internet is not working and the wireless router is not giving the specific siganal

  • Skiingpapa Jan 11, 2008

    I am unable to download any updates over 25 mb without getting the message "this computer is not connected to the internet try again when you are connected". Also we are dropped from IM frequently.

  • clumber Jan 13, 2008

    we cant get a connection on the laptops we have installed the belkin on them but they cant access the internet all the time someof the time is say no connection or low and then cuts out. We were going to reinstall them but we have mislaid the disc. is this a problem?

  • Mizzybee64 Jan 20, 2008

    The main computer has no problem staying connected. We have two other computers that use the wireless. Mine (laptop) keeps disconnecting and so does the kids PC. We have to keep rebooting the router. It's getting extremely annoying. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2008

    i have no idea what to do ? i am with Virgin media and all was working ok after a Friend set us up back in November. I contacted Virgin 2 weeks ago as i keep loosing the wireless connection. I informed them i have a Belkin wireless G router model F 5D7230-4 . Virgin told me that there is a fault with this router and to go onto the Belkin sight by connecting the wire from the modem straight into my computer , which i am now using. can you please take me through in idiots guild how to go about rectifying this fault, please help.

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2008

    belkin wireles G router F5D7230-4 failing. Has been ok since November.

    Virgin media have informed me there is a fault with this router and to follow

    simple belkin instructiions to resolve the fault. Tried to do this but need an idiots guild as for the last 2 weeks still hant a clue with the technical jargon. Please help.


  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    my online movies won't buff all the way.the movies stop within minutes!

  • jdmdsp911 May 03, 2008

    Having same problem. The Network will not stay connected. Have computer hooked in directly and XBox 360 also linked in directly. Use the wireless for my Sony PSP and Nintendo DS. If I hook either the computer or the XBox 360 directly into the Modem I have no problems. Only when I try to use the router. I have ComCast Cable Broadband

  • yid army May 19, 2008

    had problem from day one internet cutting out video`s stalling im on virgin they said their was a problem with this router?how can i solve this problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    disconnect after random time

  • anscombe2 May 15, 2009

    Hi I have the same problem only with the Xbox.

    I have The Xbox Plugged in to the Router and the Laptop works on the WiFi - the router is plugged into the Modem - Virgin are saying there is a problem with the Router?

    The Xbox will drop of the net even though the pc is still connected - or if i go online 1st with the pc then the xbox will not log on at all - or if im on line with the xbox and my wife logs the pc on it will boot me of from the net..

    any solutions would be well recieved



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Yeah i have the same probelm even after i spoke to a tech about the situation it got back on line but the problem still happens.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008


You need to update the os on the router

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Go in to the routers settings.
Find the section where you enter you isp's username and password, usually WAN > Connection Type > and look for idle time, set it to 0 (Zero)

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"SKIBUMBEND" Has the right ansure to this problem.
Just run the disk, go to suport, find there firmware update. Some where around there is the instructions on ho to use the up date. (you just have to go to some IP adderss). MAKE SURE you get the right version. (there's like 7 or 8) once your done, go to YouTube to test it. The video buffering bar will stop at like 33% on a 10 min clip if you haven't fixed the problem.

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I had the same problem. If you have not updated the router's firmware immediately upon installing it then that may be the problem. I used the install disk and went to the on-line troubleshooting section. Anyway it seems that the firmware needed to be updated so that it makes the router refresh more often. Follow the instructions on the website.

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Ok try this out 1.) make sure the wep security is off the setup. 2.) make sure your near the wifi router. 3.) can you see is SSID: ex like links or myhome wifi.

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