wireless belkin-g router

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jtmalak, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. jtmalak macrumors newbie

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    I recently purchased a wireless Belkin-G router... the problem is that I am unable to upload or send attachements (both wireless and wired). I either get an error, it thinks forever or it simply gives up and returns to the page. However, when I plug in directly to my DSL modem i can upload/send attachements works perfectly. I tried calling Belkin to no avail. Any suggestions? Or shall I return it? (And if I do return it, any suggestions on an alternative?)

    thanks, jason.

    ps. i have an ibook running 10.3.9
     
  2. Willis macrumors 68020

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    Belkin are pretty useless. I'd go with Netgear or D-Link. Pretty reliable by my standards. Easy to set up too.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    What error?
    What are you trying to upload? How large (or small)?
    Did you change the MTU settings on the router?
     
  4. generik macrumors 601

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    Are you sending your email via a webmail interface or through Apple mail?
     
  5. jtmalak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    usually i do not get an error (but when i do it says to try again later (whatever that means)) i am basically just trying to send word doc attachments (about 200K). when i called belkin they said it is because i am behind a firewall but from what i understand i want to be. what is the MTU of the router? when i look at the setup utility i do not see it.

    i am using a web based email program, but again it works fine when i plug directly into the dsl modem. unless there is some incompatability with gmail or verizon mail and the router.
    thanks.
     
  6. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Which webbased server?

    As to belkin being useless? Why do you say that? :confused:

    They're exactly the same as Linksys

    Using Linksys WRT54GX firmware on Belkin F5D8230 pre-N

    Using Linksys Firmware on Belkin going in reverse
     
  7. jtmalak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i use gmail, verizon or a school email account. but i am unable to upload photos to a flicker account or on myspace. the browser will just spin for a few minutes and then go back to the original state. but again when i plug into the dsl modem everything uploads instantly.

    i am more than happy to upgrade firmware or use lynksys firmware but is the WRT54GX firmware compatable with the F5D7230-4?

    and i claim belkin phone support as useless because they just kept having me change my static IP. the problem is when i use a set IP i can not get on the internet anymore, i believe that Verizon requires my TCP/IP settings to be in DHCP. they kept transferring my call and eventually i got accidently disconnected. perhaps useless was too strong a word, but i was a bit disgruntled by that point.
     

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