You don't need any drivers for a router, come on! I wonder what exactly have you downloaded from Belkin site, because I don't see any drivers available there... The only thing available for download is the firmware update, and manual.
I suggest you download the manual for reference, first specifying the exact version of your router (there are multiple versions/releases of the same model).
First, you have to understand, that you shouldn't use the USB port on the router! If you do, it will ask you for a driver for sure - why bother?
Now in your (Windows) computer open "Network Connections" from the Control Panel.
Next, hook up your computer to one of the router's "Wired network" sockets using an ethernet patchcord (other names RJ45 straight-through cable, twisted-pair network cable, LAN cable), and observe your "local area connection" in "Network Connections" window - it should fiddle for a moment (acquire network address) and then connect.
Next open your web browser and type in the address window "192.168.2.1" and hit Enter.
A login screen with password prompt will appear; now if the router is brand new, the password will be blank, you just click Submit.
If the router was used before, chances are that a password was defined. Try with the blank password field - it may have been left blank.
If you don't know the password, you have to make a decision:
1) If you are setting up the router for the first time, from scratch, you can lose the configuration information that's stored in it, because it's not relevant to your internet connection anyway. You have to reset the router to factory state, which is done by pressing and holding the Reset button for more than 10 seconds. The password will be cleared (along with configuration info) and you can log in again with blank password field.
2) If the router has been set up previously for your internet connection, and you need to make changes only, then you have to find the password - resetting it will wipe the current setup as well.
If however you don't have the password, but have all the info necessary to set up the connection as obtained from your internet provider, then you can reset the router to factory state (see above) and set it up again from beginning.
Look in the manual, this whole procedure is described as "alternative setup method". There are also tutorials available on the Belkin support site.
Jan 19, 2010 |
Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)