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Belkin F5D5231-4 - create a wireless access point

I have a 3 or 4 year old wired Belkin 4-port cable/dsl gateway router with one open port (works great - 3 pc's attached). Can anyone recommend a wireless access point to plug into the open port (my kids want to access online gaming with their Wii about 60 feet away through several walls). I think the Wii needs something with IEEE 802.11b. Thanks

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  • jwdub Jan 06, 2008

    I bought and installed the router today. Everything seems to be working properly including the Wii.

    I really appreciate the suggestion the Netgear router. It seems when I researched wireless routers users either loved or hated whatever brand they installed (this kept me from making any change for a long time). I'm now wired and wireless.




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I have had good luck with the NetGear Rangemax WPN824. It has multiple antennas that are supposed to provide better range, and your kids will like the blue blinking lights.

Nintendo has a list of incompatible wireless routers:

and the Rangemax is not incompatible.

Wii can use 802.11B or G.

Since the Rangemax is both a wireless access point and a router (with 4 ethernet ports), you can just replace your existing router rather than plugging this router into your other one.

Posted on Jan 05, 2008


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