Question about Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)
first you need to find the default gateway of the router,u need to do this settings in the computer which is wired to the router,securing the network over a wireless connections is not suggested..
click on start,run,and type in cmd,hit enter,a black box should appear in that box type in ipconfig and hit enter,once you hit enter it will give u a lot of results check the default gateway the generic default gateway is 192.168.2.1,might be different in your case incase if you have setup in a different manner,now open an internet explorer page and remove the website name that present in the addess box,now without http or www type in the numbers,it will tell you to put in the user name and password,username is admin and password is blank (this is generic to all the belkin routers provided you have not changed it earlier,if u ave changed it then put in the user name and password that you have setup,now it should open a belkin router page,now in that router page you will see an option that will says wireless,under wireless you will see an option that says security,click on security,and then under security page you will see security mode,from here you can use the security type that you want to use and then save the changes once it has saved the changes you wireless netwokr will be secured.
PS:make sure the computer is connected with a wire to the router when we are setting the security in the wireless network....
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
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All Belkin Router's ship without an admin password. If you require an admin password then follow the below instructions.
Click "Apply Changes". Your new password is now active.
Note: Do not forget the new password and keep it somewhere safe. If you forget your password, you'll be unable to access your router's settings. If you forget or lose your password, you'll need to "Perform a hardware reset on the router". This will reset the password to its default, as well as erase any and all other settings you may have changed
Configure Wireless Security on Belkin Router - Enable WPA and WEP Why should we setup wireless Security on Belkin Wireless Router ?
After configuring your Belkin router you should secure your wireless network using proper wireless encryption. It can keep wireless hackers away from your wireless network and the unwanted sharing of your Internet connection. In order to know how to login and configure your Belkin wireless router click on the link below.
How to Setup Belkin Wireless Router
Setup Wireless Security in Belkin Wireless Router
Now I hope you just followed the steps mentioned in the above link and log in to your Belkin Wireless Router. In order to enable wireless security on your Belkin router click on Security Under wireless. ( Security tab present on the left side of Belkin configuration page).
You can select either WEP or WPA to secure your Belkin Wireless network. To know more about WPA and WEP click on the link below.
Which is better WEP or WPA on your Wireless network
Enable WEP in Belkin Wireless Router
To select WEP for your Belkin wireless network ,click on security mode drop menu and select WEP. WEP is of two kinds WEP 64 bit encryption and WEP 128 bit wireless encryption. You can type your PassPhrase and generate instant wireless key for your Belkin wireless network.
After generating the wireless key, you should save settings by click on Apply changes. Now onwards to login to your Belkin wireless network, you need this wireless key.
Enable WPA in Belkin Wireless Router
WPA is more secure than WEP. To enable WPA on your Belkin router, select WPA from security mode drop down menu.
You should enter a pre-shared key to enable WPA security on your Router. Don't forget to save this WPA settings.
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