The Belkin N1 Wireless Router F5D8231-4 is a wireless router that is based on a draft version of the 802.11n standard. It as a built in firewall and 4 port 10/100 ethernet switch.
Integrated N1 Wireless Access Point
N1 MIMO is a wireless technology based on the draft IEEE 802.11n specification. It employs MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple
Output) smart-antenna technology that achieves data rates of up to 300Mbps. Actual throughput is typically lower than the connected data rate and will vary depending on your networking environment.
Works with Both PCs and Mac Computers
The Router supports a variety of networking environments including Mac OS® 8.x, 9.x, X v10.x, Linux®, Windows® 98, Me, NT®, 2000, XP, Vista, and others. All that is needed is an Internet browser and a network adapter that supports TCP/IP (the standard language of the Internet).
Patent-Pending Network Status Display
Lighted LEDs on the front of the Router indicate which functions are in operation. You’ll know at-a-glance whether your Router is
connected to the Internet. This feature eliminates the need for advanced software and status-monitoring procedures.
Web-Based Advanced User Interface
You can set up the Router’s advanced functions easily through your web browser, without having to install additional software onto the computer. There are no disks to install or keep track of and, best of all, you can make changes and perform setup functions from any computer on the network quickly and easily.
NAT IP Address Sharing
Your Router employs Network Address Translation (NAT) to share the single IP address assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider while saving the cost of adding additional IP addresses to your Internet service account.
Your Router is equipped with a firewall that will protect your network from a wide array of common hacker attacks including IP Spoofing, Land Attack, Ping of Death (PoD), Denial of Service (DoS), IP with zero length, Smurf Attack, TCP Null Scan, SYN flood, UDP flooding, Tear Drop Attack, ICMP defect, RIP defect, and fragment flooding.
Integrated 10/100 4-Port Switch
The Router has a built-in, four-port network switch to allow your wired computers to share printers, data and MP3 files, digital photos, and much more. The switch features automatic detection so it will adjust to the speed of connected devices. The switch will transfer data between computers and the Internet simultaneously without interrupting or consuming resources.
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
UPnP is a technology that offers seamless operation of voice messaging, video messaging, games, and other applications that are UPnP-compliant.
Support for VPN Pass-Through
If you connect to your office network from home using a VPN connection, your Router will allow your VPN-equipped computer to pass through the Router and to your office network.
Built-In Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Built-In Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) on-board makes for the easiest possible connection of a network. The DHCP server will assign IP addresses to each computer automatically so there is no need for a complicated networking setup.
The Setup Assistant, second generation of Belkin’s renowned Easy Install Wizard, takes the guesswork out of setting up your Router. This automatic software determines your network settings for you and sets up the Router for connection to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). In a matter of minutes, your Router will be up and running on the Internet.
MAC Address Filtering
For added security, you can set up a list of MAC addresses (unique client identifiers) that are allowed access to your network. Every computer has its own MAC address. Simply enter these MAC addresses into a list using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface and you can control access to your network.