What are you supposed to call these things anyway? They really need a catchy name!
Belkin calls it their "ADSL Modem With Built-In 11g Wireless Router" (Part # F5D7630uk4A)
This is what it does:
What more could you ask for?! (Apart from a print server, file server, ...!)
Very simple to set up, this unit is also small, neat and quiet. The only drawback being Yet Another Separate Power Supply.
My initial impression was: In use I've had no problems at all, and can heartily recommend it. The Lifetime guarantee is a big plus point, and the Technical Support folks seem knowledgeable too!
The latest firmware was released on 9 August 2004, as far as I am aware.
Here's a set of undocumented pages which show statistics and extra configuration information:
The telnet login details are: login is blank, password is the router password set by the web interface. Later models have admin as login name.
Phillip Deackes reports that the device is not Belkin-specific:
Interestingly, you can flash this unit with firmware from SMC. It appears they use the innards of the Belkin in their Barricade device - model SMC7804WBRA. I successfully flashed my Belkin with the SMC firmware and there appeared to be lots of extra options and more feedback as to what is going on. The SMC firmware sets up a password of 'smcadmin' when you log in.
The device seems to be running embedded Linux with a miniPCI intersil (3880 prism chipset) card (incidentally this works in laptops using prism54.org drivers). You can take apart the firmware, it is just concatenated Zip files, to get PFS.IMG, SOHO.BIN and ISL1030.BIN (the latter is the intersil driver). PFS contains all the web pages and images, SOHO contains the code. Having a look through shows there's a console debug mode ("shift-0: enable debug") which I'll have to investigate.
|IP Sharing Method||NAT (Network Address Translation)|
|Clients Supported||253 Total|
|Wieless Clients Supported||64 Total|
|DHCP Server||Supported, User Defeatable|
|User Interface||HTTP/Through Web Browser|
|RJ11||1 WAN (for connection to the DSL modem),|
|RJ45 Ports||4 LAN (For connection to local clients) auto-uplinking|
|Wired Network Standards||WAN: 802.3 10Base-T|
|LAN: 802.3u 10/100Base-T|
|Protocols Supported||TCP/IP, UDP, CSMA/DCD, DHCP, AppleTalk®|
|ISP Protocols Supported||Static|
|Multiple Protocol over ATM|
|Standard||ITU G.dmt||(Downstream 8 mbps, Upstream 640kbps)|
|ITU G.Lite||(Downstream 1.5 mbps, Upstream 512kbps)|
|ITU T.413 issue 2 - ADSL full rate|
|Annex A (Annex B Available)|
|Radio technology||Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)|
64- or 128-bit WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy), WPA (WiFi Protected Access) Data Encryption with TKIP and AES
|Media Access Protocol||CSMA/CA (Collision Avoidance) with ACK|
|Frequency Band||ISM Band, 2400-2483.5MHz|
|Antenna Type||Dual dipole antenna|
|Output Power||+13dBm-20dBm (50mW) (max.)|
|Modulation Type||QPSK, BPSK, CCK|
|RF Channels||1-11 Channels (USA, Mexico, Canada), 1-13 (UK)|
|Data Rates Supported||1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 24, 36, 48 & 54 Mbps|
|Max Operating Range (ft/Meters)|
|Outdoors||1800 ft (550m)|
|Indoors||300 ft (90m)|
|Reciever Sensitivity||-80 dBm|
|8 LEDs||Power, SYN, Data, WAN, LAN (1,2,34)|
|Operating System Support|
|Windows® 95, 98, 98SE, Me, 2000, NT, XP, Linux, Mac OS®|
|Operating||(-10 to 50 degress C)||10% - 95% (non-condensing)|
|Storage||(-40 to 70 degrees C)||10% - 95% (non-condensing)|
|802.11g Wireless ADSL Modem Router|
|Quick Installation Guide|
|RJ45 Networking Cable|