Belkin F5D52304 Port Cable/DSL Gateway Router
SECURITY AND PERFORMANCE
OK, lets see how secure we are! We have a list of websites that can test your security, just pick a site and click on it to begin. Steve Gibson has a very decent security port scan, so let’s see how the Belkin Router does on this "Shields Up" Test.
The Belkin 4-Port Cable/DSL Gateway Router is a fine choice for the economical minded home user and entry level SOHO user. It does lack some of the optional functions, bells & whistles that the more expensive routers offer, however many of the potential users of this router probably wouldn’t need those features. You can plainly see what this router offers and decide if it does what you need. The ease of set up and install, coupled with a reasonable price is very appealing. It took about 4 minutes to have both of my home PCs online, and less than an hour to have my network up and fully functioning as well (using the Belkin software), sharing files, etc… Good to go!
The router is secure to use and allows you to connect 4 computers directly to it (and onto the Internet) without even adding a switch. The unit is fast and provides software for the novice user to to network all LAN clients and share files and peripherals, it is attractive as well as space saving. For the price, it is a good economical router. I found it readily online for ~$80. Some sites even had it ~$40 after mail-in rebates!
Overall, a great entry level router !