I have a 3 or 4 year old wired Belkin 4-port cable/dsl gateway router with one open port (works great - 3 pc's attached). Can anyone recommend a wireless access point to plug into the open port (my kids want to access online gaming with their Wii about 60 feet away through several walls). I think the Wii needs something with IEEE 802.11b. Thanks
Re: Belkin F5D5231-4 - create a wireless access point
I have had good luck with the NetGear Rangemax WPN824. It has multiple
antennas that are supposed to provide better range, and your kids will
like the blue blinking lights.
Nintendo has a list of incompatible wireless routers:
and the Rangemax is not incompatible.
Wii can use 802.11B or G.
Since the Rangemax is both a wireless access point and a router (with 4
ethernet ports), you can just replace your existing router rather than
plugging this router into your other one.
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1. Log into your Wireless Router or Access Point. Open your web browser and type in the IP address of the Wireless Router or Access Point. (The Router’s default is 192.168.2.1, the Access Point’s default is 192.168.2.254.) Log into your Router by clicking on the “Login” button in the top, right-hand corner of the screen. You will be asked to enter your password. If you never set a password, leave the password field blank and click “Submit”. Click the “Wireless” tab on the left of your screen. Select the “Encryption” or “Security” tab to get to the security settings page. 2. Select “128-bit WEP” from the drop-down menu. 3. After selecting your WEP encryption mode, you can type in your hex WEP key manually, or you can type in a passphrase in the “Passphrase” field and click “Generate” to create a WEP key from the passphrase. Click “Apply Changes” to finish. You must now set all of your clients to match these settings. A hex (hexadecimal) key is a combination of numbers and letters from A—F and 0—9. For 128-bit WEP, you need to enter 26 hex keys. For example: C3 03 0F AF 4B B2 C3 D4 4B C3 D4 E7 E4 = 128-bit key 4. Click “Apply Changes” to finish. Encryption in the Wireless Router is now set. Each of your computers on your wireless network will now need to be configured with the same security settings.
check the wireless settings of the router . Make sure that you are typing the correct network key if your network is secured. May be you will need to open the ports on the router. Click Here for more information
From one of the "wired" computers, connect to the router's built-in web-server, and run the "Wireless Networking Setup Wizard", in order to configure your wireless network, choosing an 'SSID' and a "password" for your network.
typical setup: make sure everything is switched OFF, then, you will plug one side of the wire to the "WAN" port on your belkin and the other side of the same wire will go in the "LAN" port on the cable/DSL modem/device.
then you would take another wire and this time you will plug one side of the wire in the "LAN" port on your belkin router and the other side of the wire into your desktop/laptop computer.
1.first power on the cable/DSL modem, wait 20 - 30 seconds for the modem to go in ready state. 2. power on the belkin and wait another 15- 20 seconds for it to become ready. 3. finally power up your PC and everything should be good to go.
Note: if router is new and came with setup CD run that in the computer and follow instructions.
let me know if there are any issues.
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No. You'll need to run a "cross-over" Ethernet cable from one of the "LAN" ports on the "downstairs" router, connecting to the "WAN" port on another router that you will need to buy, and place "upstairs", and connect the 4 devices to the 4 "LAN" ports.
Or, run a long "straight-through" Ethernet cable from your DSL-modem (or cable-modem) that is "downstairs", and move your wireless router "upstairs", and connect the 4 devices to the router's "LAN" ports.
Your laptop "downstairs" should still be able to connect (wirelessly) to the wireless-router that is "upstairs".
A "locked" wireless means the router is encrypting packets of information as it sends/receives. You would need to enter the 64-bit or 128-bit key which was created by the router when you configured the passphrase to use.
1. Connect a pc to the router using a cable (wireless won't work) 2. Open a browser and type in: 192.168.0.1 3. Login with username: admin password: (blank) 4. Browse around the menus until you find a setting similar to "use as access point" and select it. 5. Save settings and log out. 6. Connect a cable from a port on your main router to this router's internet/wan port.
first connect the devices in this way
from us inter net modem to belkin routers inter net port connect a ether net cable rj45-->then connect another ether net cable rj45 from pc to -->ethernet port on teh belkin router>and reboot the router and modem if u r using cable inter net then immediatly that will work>and open a browser window type this in address bar http://192.168.2.1 u can see the belkin login screen and follow this link http://www.gorge.net/help/wizard/belkin/f5d7230-4_pppoe.htm
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