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I have recently bought a Belkin Wireless Router and I am unable to connect to the Internet on my laptop. What do I need to do to connect my laptop to the internet using the Belkin Wireless router?

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  • jarginemaitl Oct 03, 2009

    I have looked on the back of my Router for the WAN port, but so far have been unable to verify which one is the correct port. My router model number is: Belkin F5D7234-4 v3. I have checked the specs online and can see that it says there are 4 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 / 1 x network - Ethernet - RJ-45 ( WAN ) / and 1 x network - Radio-Ethernet. There are only 5 open ports on the back. Which of the ports would be the WAN port?

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Your Internet modem or router needs to be connected to the Belkin router's WAN port with an ethernet cable. You'll then need to configure the belkin's wireless settings, it's usually a very easy "follow the prompts" kind of setup.

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    Sean Gill Oct 04, 2009

    Typically the WAN port will be colored or labelled differently than the others. I don't have that exact model but from reviewing the product manual, the WAN port should be yellow and is the port on the end farthest away from the power connection.

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