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Re: SETTING UP SECURITY ON A BELKIN F5D7231-4 ROUTER
I would imagine your router is already set up for optimum security by default.
As long as you are having no problems then there may be no need to change any settings.
If you need to change any settings, for example opening a port for p2p filesharing then you can open the router menu in an internet explorer window by typing its IP address in the IE address box.
Routers normally ignore all incoming connection attempts but allow all outgoing communications and the responses that those communications request. The only reason you might want to change this is to allow outsiders to access the files on the computers in your secured network.
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All Belkin Router's ship without an admin password. If you require an admin password then follow the below instructions.
Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports on the router.
Open a web browser on the computer.
In the address bar of the web browser, type http://192.168.2.1
Click Login in the upper right-hand corner of the page. The router does not ship with a password, so just click Submit.
Click on System Settings under Utilities on the left-hand side of the opened page.
You will see a feature called, "Administrator Password". Type in your current password (default leave blank). .
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.
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).
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.
With a Belkin wireless router you can connect computers to the same Internet connection without having to run cables between all of them. If you don't want any stranger with a laptop that is within the range of your wireless router to be able to access your network you will first need to enable the router's security settings.
1.Power on any of the computers that are currently connected to a network through your Belkin wireless router. Click on the "Start" button and then open the Control Panel.
2. Scroll down through the Control Panel options and double-click the "Devices" icon. Right-click on the entry for your Belkin wireless router and click on "Update Driver." Wait for the latest software driver to finish downloading and then close the Devices window.
3. Open your web browser by clicking on its corresponding desktop icon. Click on the address bar at the top of the web browser's window and type in the string of numbers and dots "192.168.2.1" Press the Enter key to bring up the router's access page. Click on the "Login" button.
4. Leave the password text box blank and then click on the "Submit" button to access the settings menu. Click on the tab at the top of the screen labeled as "Wireless."
5. Find the "Security" link at the center of the page and click on it. Click on the "Security Mode" drop-down menu box and then change the security mode to whichever setting you want. Choose the "128 bit WEP" option from the drop-down menu if you want to enable security encryption on your wireless network.
6. Click on the "Generate" button at the bottom of the screen to generate the encryption key and then type in a password you want to use in the "Passphrase" text box. Leave the box empty if you want anyone within range to be able to access your wireless router. Click on the "Apply Changes" button to save the changes.
Welcome to Fixya. If you want to connect to the Belkin Router Wirelessly and it is asking you for a Security Key, all you need to do is to access the router settings page and look for the Network Key or Passphrase.
To access the router page you need a working computer that is connected to the router. To access the router page just open a browser then type 192.168.2.1, the Default password is blank
Click on Security under Wireless and look for the Security Key or Network Key (Passphrase)
If you want set a Security Code or Network Key to your network so that other people can't connect to your router you need to access your router.To access your router just open a Browser then type 192.168.2.1, password is blank. Click on the Security under Wireless. You can set the security type of your router to WPA or WEP to make it secure. Under that you can set the Security Code or Network Key. Personalize it so that that you can easily remember it.
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Connect the router directly via lan to your computer.
goto setup of the router: usuallly via the ip-adress of your router (see manual, usually: 192.168. ***.*)
Now look at the network security-settings .
Hi there, Connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the Belkin wireless
router. DO NOT use a wireless connection, use a cable. Open your web browser and type the IP address of the router (by default,
the address is http://192.168.2.1.) in the address bar and press Enter.
Click Login on the top of the
page to login to the router. By default
the Password is left blank, click Submit. Click Security under Wireless menu. Under Security, Select 64 bit WEP (or 128 bitWEP). Select Key 1 and enter any 10 hexadecimal digits - any combination
of 0-9, A-F (26 digits if you selected 128-bit as the encryption strength). You
may also enter a pass phrase and have the router generate a key for you. Example
(0102030405060708090a0b0c) Apply the
settings. Please write down the key – You will need it later to configure
your wireless computers with the same key. Remember to set an adminpassword before you close down, other vice anyone can access you
router and change the setup and admin password. /regards Teis
Connect a computer to any one of the four LAN ports of the Belkin wireless router. DO NOT use a wireless connection, use a cable. Open your web browser and type the router IP address of the router (by default, the address is http://192.168.2.1.) in the address bar and press Enter. Click Login on the top of the page to login to the router. By default the Password is left blank, click Submit. Click Security under Wireless menu. Under Security, Select 64 bit WEP (or 128 bitWEP). Select Key 1 and enter any 10 hexadecimal digits - any combination of 0-9, A-F (26 digits if you selected 128-bit as the encryption strength). You may also enter a pass phrase and have the router generate a key for you. Example (0102030405060708090a0b0c) Apply the settings. Please write down the key – You will need it later to configure your wireless computers with the same key. Remember to set an admin password before you close down, other vice anyone can access you router and change the setup and admin password. /regards Teis Was this solution helpful? Show your Appreciation by rating it: