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Belkin 54 Wireless Internet Connection Problems

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A friend of mine asked me to security enable (WPA) his belkin 54 router. Once enabled the main household laptop (running vista) connects but refuses to access the internet (the laptop returns an IP DNS error) via wireless (cable is fine). All other laptops (including my iphone) can connect without issue. I removed/disabled the security and it still refuses to connect to the interent. I've tried restoring the laptop as well as deleting the network from the laptop wireless history but to no avail. Short of reseting the router I'm completely stumped as to what the problem can be...Can you help?

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Alex

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Hello,

If wireless adapter on the laptop is fairly old, you may need to update the drivers for the wireless adapter. Some older wireless adapters are not capable of properly communicating with WPA devices. Typically a driver update of the laptop resolves the issue. If not, try another wifi adapter and verify it is not the OS or laptop itself.

Good Luck.

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Wanna know how to secure my belkin wireless G router.


Setting the router's administrator password

All Belkin Router's ship without an admin password. If you require an admin password then follow the below instructions.

Setup steps:

  1. Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports on the router.
  2. Open a web browser on the computer.
  3. In the address bar of the web browser, type http://192.168.2.1
  4. Click Login in the upper right-hand corner of the page. The router does not ship with a password, so just click Submit.
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  5. Click on System Settings under Utilities on the left-hand side of the opened page.
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  6. You will see a feature called, "Administrator Password". Type in your current password (default leave blank).
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  7. 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).




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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.

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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.

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You should enter a pre-shared key to enable WPA security on your Router. Don't forget to save this WPA settings.

Aug 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have internet connection on the desktop. But I can't get the laptop connected.It's connected but the router still blinks red...


Did you configure the wireless router, to set an SSID ("network name") and encryption-level ('WPA') and password?

Are the correct device-drivers loaded for the wireless adapter inside the laptop?

Does the laptop have a switch/slider to disable/enable the wireless adapter?

Does the laptop connect to "free WifI' at Starbucks or MacDonalds?

Can a friend's laptop make a wireless connection to your Belkin's wireless network?

Jul 19, 2011 | Belkin Basic Wireless Router

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I was on my ds and i went to Nintendo wi fi settings and it asked me to input my wep key and now i cant figure it out.


BELKIN ::::

Hi ,
By Default the security in the Belkin is WPA and unfortunately the DS Doesnt support this

To enable WEP in the Belkin follow the Steps Below



WIRELESS SECURITY ISSUES

Step 1 : Connect Router - Computer ( Wired)

Step 2 : Open Router Setup by typing http://192.168.2.1 on the address bar of internet explorer

Step 3 : On the left under wireless click wi - fi protected setup

Step 4 : Leave the password blank and click on submit

Step 5 : Disable it and Click on apply changes

Step 6 : On the left under wireless click Security

Step 7 : Enable 64 Bit WEP

Step 8 : Type a 10 digit number on the key 1 ( 2 in each box )

Step 9 : Click apply changes

Step 10 : on the left under wireless click channel and SSID

Step 11 :Change the Wireless channel to 6

Step 12 : Change the SSID to a different name ( no Spaces )

Step 13 : Click apply changes

Step 14 : Now Scan and connect to this network ( Wireless )

Let me know if it works

Regards
TOM

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Can not access the security set up to enable WPA



Hi,

In order to change or to the wireless security page of your Belkin MIMO wireless router , please follow these setps

1. Open up the internet explorer in the computer in which you are online and clear the address bar and type in the number 192.168.2.1 and hit enter.


2. You will be logged into the Belkin router setup page .


3. In the left hand side, under the heading wireless click on Security


4. It will ask for a password to login, leave the password as blank and click on Submit, then you will be find the wireless security page where you can change or check your password

Good Luck!

Thanks in Advance!

With Regards,

Prema

Dec 31, 2010 | Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230-4)...

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How do i password protect my internet connection on my belkin g plus mimo ad as it is unprotected any one could connect to it


Hi Lean,

I got your issue, Inorder to enable the security follow these steps,

1. Open Internet explorer and in the address bar type 192.168.2.1 and hit enter

2. You will be logged into the belkin router setup,it will ask for login password, leave it blank and click on submit

3. In the left side Under wireless , click on Security

4.In the security page , if the security mode is disable, click on the drop down and select 64 bit WEP or WPA -WPA2 (personal PSK)

5.If you select 64 bit wep, then in KEY 1 type a 10 digit number and that number is your password for your network

If you select WPA -WPA2 (personal PSK) then in the password box type any password it includes numbers and letters but atleast 8char

6.Then click on apply changes

Then your network is now secured, no one can access your wireless network without your password

Thanks & Regards,
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How do i secure my belikn from outsiders using it


Hi Friend,
U need to make your wireless network a security enabled network & don't share the wireless network key to a unreliable person.

Steps to create a security enabled wireless network:-

1> login to router setup page;bydefault ip address of belkin router is 192.168.0.1/192.168.2.1
2> Open a internet browser on a hardwired desktop/laptop connected to your router,clear the address bar completely and then type 192.168.0.1 or, 192.168.2.1<it depends on your model no of your router>
3> Go to Wireless Tab,changed the wireless network name(SSID)
4> Change the wireless network key as well;it will be good if you use WEP key if you old XP computer,otherwise use WPA-TKIP if you vista/win7 computers
5> Lastly on your computers,you have to seach wireless network name & give the wireless network key(for the very first time)

In case of any clarity feel free to contact belkin tech support

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Setting up a belkin n wireless router. How do I


You have to go into the setup for the router. Most default to the 192.168.1.1 IP address. You would type that address into your internet browser and hit enter. Then you will be asked for a name and password. If you have your belkin manual it will tell you the default name and password. Once in the settings you can change the password. You can also turn off SSID broadcasting, enable the highest level of security that your particular router supports in conjunction with your computer and enable MAC authentication. If you enable MAC authentication you have to type in the MAC address for each device you wish to have access to the router.

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Unable to encrypt router


you have to check if you have the wep key enabled. when you put in the wep key, it should also be enabled so that your wireless network should say security-enabled wireless network. make sure to disconnect and connect again on your network after changing the settings to refresh your connection. hope this helps.

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configure that wireless router type the default ip in the browser e.g.

http://192.168.1.1 and enter the default userid admin and passwrod admin and than enable the wep and disable the dhcp if you dosent require to connect more system to your wireless network. enable the wireless security and enter the ssid code in it. This will secure your wireless connection to get access from outsider's ok

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How do i enable wep security on my belkin wireless routeron my pc & what do i do for 2 laptops


check

Setting up wireless security
Belkin : Support : Configuring Wireless Security
Enable wireless and wireless security on your Belkin ...
Generally access the router control panel panel putting router ip number on internet explorer bar. You will be asked for passwords. Check IP number and password for your model on manual.
On panel go to wireless then security, you find menus at left and top bar of the router control page in internet explorer.
Set encryption and input the password.
Do save all command (button at bottom of page).
set wep password also on wireless networked computers.


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