Question about Gateway Belkin 54g Wireless DSL/Cable Router (DHF5D72304)
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?
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.
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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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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
Thanks in Advance!
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