How to Configure the Brand New Belkin Routers?
Please follow the below mentioned steps for the configuration of Belkin Routers for any Model in both Wired and Wireless Computer
For Wired Computers:
Step 1: Connect the Modem to Router (in the port named Modem) and take another ethernet cable and connect one end to the Router(in the port named wired) and other end to any one of your computer
Step 2: Open the Internet explorer and type 192.168.2.1 and click on Enter in the keyboard
Step 3: Now you will be able to see the belkin router setup page
Step 4: On your left hand side click on Connection type,it will prompt for Login Password,leave it blank and click on Submit
Step 5: Now select the Connection type as "Dynamic" and Click on Next.
Step 6: In the next screen,leave the host name as Blank and Click on Apply Changes
Step 7: The Router will save the information and bring back to the router setup page
Step 8: Now,on your left hand side click on MAC Address or MAC Address Cloning.
(If it ask for any Login password,leave it blank and click on Submit)
Step 9: Click on Clone and Click on Apply Changes
Step 10: The router will save the information and bring back to the same page
Step 11: Now check the Internet Status on the top right hand corner,Check wither it says connected or not connected
If it says connected, then you can start to go online in the wired computers
If it says Not connected or no connection,then please follow the steps
Step 12: Unplug the power cable of both your modem and router,leave it for 10 secs,then put the power cable only on to the modem and wait until all the lights are lit up,then put the power cable back to the router and check wither u are able to see all the lights in the router.You will be able to see all the lights glowing and the Internet status:Connected.
You can start to go online in the wired computers
Step 13: In the Belkin router Setup page,on your left hand side,if you have Wifi Protected Setup(WPS) Click on it.
Step 14: It will Promot you for a login password ,leave it blank and Click on Submit
Step 15: Change the WPS to Disable and Click on Apply Changes
Step 16: The router will save the Information and bring back to the same page
Step 17: On your left hand side,click on Security.
You can select any security type, the belkin routers have 2 types,they are
A) WEP(64-bit WEP)
A) WEP (64-bit WEP):
If you are selecting the Security type as WEP (64-bit WEP) then you will be able to see the Key 1 with 5 small boxes.You have to type 2 numbers in each box only in Key 1.
After you have typed please make a note of it and Click on Apply Changes.
If you are selecting the Security type as WPA then you will be able to see the Preshared key or Password (PSK),in that box you can type as thing as you wish.
After you have typed the password please make a note of it and Click on Apply Changes
If you feel no need of any security for your Wireless Network you can select the option as Disabled and Click on Apply Changes
Step 18: After you have selected any one of the Option,now on your left hand side Click on Channel and SSID.
Step 19: Changed the SSID to any name as you wish
Step 20: Change the Wireless Channel to 6 or 1
Step 21: After you have changed please click on Apply Changes.
Step 22: Now we have configured the Router for both Wired and wireless Computers
To Check the wireless computers:
Step 1: Go to the wireless computer
Step 2: If it is a laptop turn on the wireless switch in the laptop
Step 3: Now Search for wireless Networks in the range,please see below according to your Operating System
Start---->Control Panel----->Network and Internet Connections(Network and Internet)---->Right Click Wireless Network Connection---->Click on View Avaliable Wireless Network
Start---->Control Panel---->Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center)---->On your left hand side click on Manage Wireless Networks------>Right Click on Wireless Network Connection----->Click on Connect
Start----->Control Panel---->Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center)------->On your left hand side Click on Change Adapter Settings---->Right Click on Wireless Network Connection--->Click on Connect
Step 4: Now you will be able to see the Network name which you gave in the Router,try to connect to this it will ask for password type it and click on Connect.
You will be able to connect in wireless and you will be able to go online in wireless computers
The above mentioned tips are the Complete setup of a belkin router for both wired and wireless computers
on Mar 18, 2010 | Computers & Internet