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Problem with DHCP. Unable to allocate IP address. F5D8633-4

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  • dk26 Jul 08, 2008


    The router: N Wireless Modem-Router, Part # F5D8633-4.

    Using default DHCP settings on the router.

    I have 3 wireless computers and one wired:

    1) Legacy D-link wireless PCI card, Windows XP, supports G only

    2) Acer notebook with Atheros AR5007EG wireless

    adapter, Windows XP, supports B, G

    3) iMac, Leopard, supports B, G, N. (wireless)

    The computer with the legacy G adapter connects reliably to the router as well as wired box.

    The other two wireless have problems obtaining IP addresses from the router. I can connect them eventually (by restarting several times) but as soon as I power cycle a computer or it goes to sleep and awakes the problem appears again. Computers are

    located close to the router.

    I attempted to update routers firmware but it reported that it had the latest firmware already in use.


  • Dave May 11, 2010

    Ok 2 things that would be worth doing while I get the router manual out...

    1. When you get all 3 wireless devices connected what are the IP addresses that are assigned

    2. Do each PC connect reliably if they are the ONLY device connected?

  • Dave May 11, 2010

    Please post more details

    what are you trying to conect to the Belkin router?

    Is it via ethernet or wireless?

  • Dave May 11, 2010

    Please confirm this is the FULL model/part no F5D8633uk4A


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Using the Belkin F5D8633-4  with the firmware 1.0.1  it comes with was pretty bad for three macs with Leopard 10.5.6. They constantly dropped the connection (and with the airport indicator still falsely showing a connection; you couldn't even reach the router at Only turning airport off then on again reconnected. The iPhone,  OSX 10.4 and Vista windows PCs (including a Vista install on the iMac) NEVER dropped the connection. Every possible setting was tried on the Macs but the dropouts continued every few minutes As mentioned here the Belkin firmware shows no update available from the interface, but the "prerelease" firmware 1.01.06  available at the Belkin site FIXED the OSX Leopard compatibility problems straight away.

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Try what Latoof suggests & use static IPs (outside the DHCP range).
Also, don't bother attempting to update the 8633's firmware through its interface. Go to the UK or Australian Belkin support site & find the "pre-release" firmware update that resides there. It contains quite a few fixes!

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While you are in the mood to try a few things..

  1. Check that no other device is set up as a DHCP server
  2. try assigning static IP's to each device and seting the router LAN DHCP server to off. refer page 43 of MANUAL

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host laser-printer {
hardware ethernet 08:00:2b:4c:59:23;
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