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Belkin router I have a Belkin router, it works fine as a wired hub to my computers , but does not broadcast wirelessly. It seems to be recognized and shows a good signal, but doesn;t cannot connect to the internet

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Re: belkin router

A couple of items to check -- these will not fix the issue but may isolate the problem.

Turn all machines on before the test and do not turn off until after

On at least one wired computer that is working and maybe all wireless computers I want you to do the following

Click Start then All Programs then Accessories then Command Prompt

In the window that opens type

ipconfig /all

press enter then record all of the following for each adapter

  • adapter
  • IP address
  • Subnet Mask
  • Default Gateway
  • one or more DNS addresses
The back in the window enter the following command using the default gateway from the wired connection (your router address)

ping (default gateway)

you will either get 4 timeouts -- the connection fails or 4 messages with elapsed times generally measured in ms or milliseconds.

What you are looking for in the above
Good entries base
x.y.x match each other if subnet mask is right
u should be unique for the network
Wired IP address x.y.z.u not may be 192.168.0.u
SubNet Mask ?.?.?.? assuming
Default Gateway x.y.z.? not may be
DNS addresses ?.?.?.? not
where at least one is not zero.

Then wireless entries should be
Wired IP address x.y.z.u not may be 192.168.0.u
SubNet Mask same as wired
Default Gateway same as wired
DNS addresses same as wired
If these are wrong there is a configuration error either in the router or wireless adapters depending on how you want your network setup.

each connected adapter wired and each wireless should also
successfully ping the default gateway or router address

If the ipconfig is right and the wired config has successful pings, then every wireless adapter that fails has a wireless config issue.

If you are willing to work through this let me know and reply with information in a comment to this issue.

You may also want to address wireless security

See this response and let me know what you want to do.

Wireless security

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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I see you set Windows back to defaults as you mentioned and now your Router will not go Wireless.
First Restoring Windows Back to Factory Defaults will not reset your Routers Settings to Defaults together with Windows.
So Most Probably the issue is since you restored windows back to factory defaults you may need to install the Wireless Driver again on the Machine / Computer to make your computers wireless card work again and be able to detect and connect to your Belkin Router.
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Regarding your inquiry sir, the only thing I can be proud of Belkin is the stability of it's wireless signal. Now, if this Belkin router is configured to connect to a HUB, then all computers that you have within its range can be accommodated. Just make sure though that the desktop computer have their wireless cards for wireless capability, but of course as long as the router is within reach, ethernet cable would be perfect as well.

I hope it helped you. Rate for this information will greatly be appreciated. Thank you for choosing FixYa!

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