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Belkin Surf N150 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £25
inc VAT

The Self Healing feature and a clear and simple setup process make this ideal for the novice user, but it's also fast and has a good range of features


802.11n, 4x 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet ports

Belkin’s Surf N150 has a minimalist design with a single indicator light to let you know if you’re connected to the internet or if there’s a problem. It doesn’t have a built-in modem, so ADSL subscribers will need to buy a separate Ethernet-port-equipped ADSL modem. The version with built-in ADSL (part code F7D1401UK) is £53 from

Belkin Surf N150

Belkin’s setup guide is clear and simple, and ideal for novice users. We opened the box to find the power and RJ45 cables already plugged into the back of the Surf N150, with small tags on each telling us what to connect them to. A CD in the box contains a Windows utility which sets up security and internet access.

Once the setup process is complete, the utility still runs in the background but it offers nothing more except links to the router’s web interface, so we uninstalled it. Belkin’s web interface is clear and easy to navigate, with options logically organised into groups such as LAN Setup, Internet WAN, Wireless, Firewall and Utilities.

The Surf N150 has most of the common options we’d expect to find on a router, but it does lack some features, such as QoS, so you can’t prioritise certain types of traffic on your network. It also lacks many of the features found on more expensive Belkin routers such as the Best Buy award-winning Belkin Play Max N600 HD, including Music Mover and Memory Safe, but these aren’t particularly useful.

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Basic Specifications

Rating *****
Modem type none
802.11b support yes
802.11g support yes
Draft 802.11n support yes
Draft 802.11n 5GHz support no
Stated speed 150Mbit/s


128-bit WEP yes
WPA2 yes
Firewall yes
MAC address filtering yes
DMZ yes


Antennas 1
Internal/external antennas internal
Upgradeable antenna no
Number of WAN ports 1
Ethernet ports 4
Ethernet connection speed 10/100Mbit/s
Other ports none
Wall mountable no
Power consumption on 1W

Other Features

Dynamic DNS yes
Universal Plug and Play support yes
DHCP server yes
MAC spoofing yes
Port forwarding yes
WDS Support no
USB device support no
QoS no

Buying Information

Price £25
Warranty two years RTB