Question about Belkin Computers & Internet
Did you installed the drivers before the hardware? if not that could be your problem.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
Alright, First thing is to sett up the router properly. How well experience in this are you? Do you know how to IP into it and set it up manually? do you just use the easy install disk? Do you know ow to set up the encryption key?
Im asking so i dont have to spend alot of typing, explaining something you may already know. If you dont though, its o.k. I will help you.
Typically you want to set the router up first and set an encryption key. Usually something that no one can geuss like ADMIN or PASSWORD or something easily guessed. Also you name your router, like " The Big Puff or My router or some name that no one else will have so you can easily distinguish your wireless signal from others. Default is LINKSYS and the default IP is 192.168.1.1 and the password is ADMIN.
If you flip the router upside down, you will see a spot that tells you this. Thats why you have to change it, cuz everyone knows it.
Also, you need to set the Router password too so that no one else can ip into it and change it on you.
Alot of the times, the setup disk will have a easy setup wizard that can make this easy for newbies.
You want to be sure to have a secure and functioning router. Once this is achieved, install the wireles adapter and drivers software.
You have two options, use windows to control the adapter or the belkins utility that came with it. whichever works best for you.
Now in the options you have to set up the connection or you can just findit,click and connect and enter the encryption.
If windows is running the show for the adapter, you can right click on your wireless icon in the bottom right corner and select, " VIEW AVAILABLE WIRELESS NETWORKS.
When it loads it will show all signals including yours if you set up the router right.
Yours should be the strongest signal as well.
Select it or double click it and windows will automatically try to connect and when it does it will ask for the encryption key that you gave it earlier when you set up the router.
Enter that in exactly with caps and lower case where applicable.
It should then connect.
The situation is similar when using the belkins utility instead except that its more graphically friendly.
All wireless devices are made to be used with each other and have the same FCC requirements and theoretically it should matter which brand you use, they should all be compatible if there of the same type. I.E. G or B.
Try this and let me know if you still need help.
Dont bw affraid to call linksys on setting up your wireless router. When i first started out and knew nothing, i called linkysys for help and the guy walked me through the whole thing. Same with Belkin, allthough belkin support was not as good.
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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do you have a Wireless Router + Broadband modem?
This is like a base station to which your remote wireless node communicates (to get connected to your home network and internet.
something like this http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=187337 for an ADSL connection.
If you are on cable, you can either get a Router similar to the one above (but for cable) http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1138056788757&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=8875739789B01
or if your Cable modem has LAN ports you may just be able to use an "Access Point" to add Wireless capabilities. http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_Product_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1126536803676&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=0367639789B22
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