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Belkin wireless router keeps losing the internet

My belkin model f5d7230-4 wirless router keeps losing the internet but if you unplug the mains supply then plug it back in it will work ok for short time then goes off again

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  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2008

    my belkin (i think G) router keeps losing connection. it works for a short amount of time then it loses it. this started a few days ago but before it has worked fine with no problems

  • patricci Jan 17, 2008

    I regularly lose internet connection between on line sessions. Unplugging and replugging the mains plug reconnects me to the internet. Connection is never lost during an on line session.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    i have the same problem. it happens even when i run it through the wire and take out the wireless cable. i remember a mate telling me that belkin were not very good products in the router field.

    i think i shall just buy another from a different company and stear clear of belkin products in the future


  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2008

    Same issue in my case. the connection keeps freezing up and coming back. any solutions ??

  • nhiggs Oct 01, 2008

    Yep same here on a laptop with Vista.
    If I go to the Firmware update page it just asks me to select a file from my hard drive.  What / where is the most recent update?

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    Same problem for me.I keep the internet connection regularely (wired or wireless). I will never buy a Belkin again... :(

  • JEO76 Jan 19, 2009

    Hey i have basiclly the same problem. I recently had to replace my Dlink DIR-615 (god rest its micro chips) so i looked around and settled on the Belkin N F5D8236-4. Seemed to work great for appx 30 minutes then started having problems with it dropping my internet connection. I am hard wired all the way so i didnt figure it was an interference issue finally decided to reset it and still no fix. I went and reset my raido from my Isp and still nothing so i figured the wife forgot to pay the bill. Next day i got up and it was working now it works for about 15 min at a time before disconnection for 15 Sec - 5 min and most of the time requires a reset on the Isp raido. This is getting old and wishing i had bought some other brand and also considering taking it back. Am i missing something Any Ideas besides gas and a match? lol

  • danesz1 Jan 24, 2009

    Same problem here. The only way I can use my router if I connect with cable. Also tried to update the firmware but no luck.

  • rforce5325 Feb 06, 2009

    Same problem here and I am extremely frustrated. I have tried turning the firewall off. Only running windows firewall :oO Assigning static IP's, changing the wireless channel, plugging directly into the router instead of running wireless. No matter what I do it still restarts every 1-2 hours. Thought for a minute it was just my ps3 conflicting IP's with my PC's... Again static IP and still no fix.. I cant just keep restarting my router and modem. Ridiculously annoying... Especially when I am trying to play Call of Duty... WTF do I have to do fix this?? HELP!! Wanna just take it back...

  • rforce5325 Feb 06, 2009

    Oh yeah, I also have the F5D8236-4v1 router... not the one listed in the topic, but same Belkin PoS. I researched for about a week to get a new router after the trusty linksys took a dive on me... Heard nothign but good things and it happened to be on sale for $50.00 or so... Regretting it

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Have F5D8236-4 and same problem of dropped connection.  Can't find any mention of it on the Belkin support page yet see plenty of mention of the problem on support forums.  Found one that mentioned a beta firmware v.  Attempt to install was rejected as wrong version.

    Just disconnected as I was writing this.  Argh!

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It can be due to loose connection or firmware is outdated. so you should check for the cable connection first.
if the cable connection is good but you are having difficulty with the router only. then you need firmware. for more information you may visit: Why Is My Belkin Router Blinking Orange Internet Not Working Problem

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Do you guys use bittorrent clients? if you do try not to use it and see if it makes a difference.

Posted on Aug 19, 2008



My laptop has been getting knocked off alot with this router as well, i started looking around online for advice and this is what i found if you go to your router's set up utility.......i get there by typing in the address bar. look for firmware update.

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I don't use Bittorrent. I just browse the 'net, and do normal activities. Belkin sucks.

When I lose the 'net and login to the router, it says everything is at

  Subnet Mask
  Default Gateway
  DNS Address

Restarting the MODEM fixes the problem...if I restart the router only it works for a bit then dies again.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

  • Hemant R May 01, 2013

    I am also facing same issue. Did u get any solution?


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SOURCE: I have a Model F6D4230-4 V3 Belkin wireless

You will need to check the wireless settings of the router.
If your network is secured then make sure that you are typing the correct network key.
also make sure that the DHCP server is enabled on the router.
is there any computer connected to the router ?
If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer.
Router set up page is the page where you can check all the wireless settings of the router.
Click here for step by step instructions

Posted on May 28, 2010


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SOURCE: Macbook loses wireless internet connection

Hi 8233 is a good choice for a router
Here's your solution
1. These steps are to be performed strictly from a computer which is wired.
2.Even if you are using your mac book turn of the airport and connect it via a cable.
3. Open your router setup page by typing in on your browser tab or typing i in the run window
4.An rsp will open and on the top right hand corner of the screen it will say Internet status:: connected
5.On the left hand side change you"ll see channell under wireless
6. Select it and change it to 6 or 11 for best signal strength
7.Now to the most important segment 8233 has a piculiar issue with its extra strong security
8.On the left hand side under wireless you"ll will see an option called wi-fi protected setup
9.Select it and turn it off reboot router and wow the problem should definately be resolved .
Then turn on airport and go wireless along with your wife.
10. You will still be secure with your data through security option on your router (wep or wpa )whatever you use .
Thank you and just let me know if it worked or not

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