Question about Belkin (F5D7230-4) Router (587009)
How to secure the wireless network
You want to secure the wireless network.
Is there any computer connected to the router with the Ethernet cable?
If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router with the cable.
Check the IP address on the computer. Open the router set up page.
Once you open the set up page, you will find the option to make it secured
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
Connect your PC to the Router with a LAN cable:-
You will need to login to your router- you do this by typing a number into a web browser, Internet explorer, is best as some routers do not work with other browsers
The way to log into the router is usually to use the IP address, thats a number which will be in the manual -
heres the support site for that router https://www1.belkin.com/support/product/?lid=en&pid=F5D7230-4&scid=221 and contains a user manuals here https://www1.belkin.com/support/article/?lid=en&pid=F5D7230-4&aid=5999&scid=221 need the version number - Page 48 - starts to talk about wireless security
Goto the wireless section - secruity and you should be able to set the KEY -
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
You just use the computer you have wired to the router to access the router interface. Use your browser and type in the address printed on the units sticker to do that!
I think the address is 192.168.2.1 Just type that ip address on the browser address bar and hit enter. You should see the belkin interface with all the stuff you want to set up. Go in and setup your password and save. You are finished....except for having to go to all your computers and log in with the new password.
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: password protection
s u can login to ur belkin router like connect a pc through hard wired >and login to router screen>and go to wire less settings>and u can see security under w/l> go to there>and select WEP and under phaseprace type any 10 digit no as password which u can easyly remember one>and save it>and reboot the laptop>and login to ur w/l n/w and it will ask for password>rate me if its help full thx...
Posted on Oct 24, 2007
their is a reset button on the back or on the bottom u will need a neddle or something like that to reset it
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
I had this with Bt Internet and this exact same router, you have to phone Belkin up and they give you a complete set of new settings that you manually have to put in during setup. If i remember rightly its a free phone number and the operator who answered spoke semi-english so not all bad, hope this helps.
Posted on May 17, 2009
Go here: http://www.belkin.com/support/article/?lid=en&pid=F5D7230-4&aid=5999&scid=221
Download the version that is yours, I looked at the first one and you should start on page 44 and it will walk you through with screen shots of how to accomplish what you want to do.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
This is not a difficult task, but if it is done incorrectly, your router will need to be reset. So, let's go ahead and get a long, thin pin, or sewing needle,or something that will reach into the recessed reset button hole, because we may need it a few times.
I too have a belkin wireless router, so I know a little about them. However, I dont know your exact model or firmware/software programming, so a true "step by step" is not possible from me. Contact Belkin for operator assistance. Here are some General things you will need to do.
1. Reset the router. Go ahead and do that now. that way, we have a clean slate. Press the reset button and allow the router to restart.
2. Make sure the Modem is connected to the INTERNET port on the router. You should see 5 ports on the router, 1 2 3 4 are ONLY FOR COMPUTERS. if it has a number do not put anything on it unless its a computer, or xbox or playstation game console. The MODEM, the DSL, or w/e will NEVER go to ports 1 2 3 or 4. Now, make sure that your MAIN computer is HARD WIRED to PORT 1 on the router. You DO NOT EVER make wireless router adjustments over a wireless connection. You must hard wire to the router.
3. LOG IN to the router. The router has a built in website that allows you to operate it. on a belkin router, that website is located at the Default Gateway address. (ok, you probably dont know what that means, but thats ok, we can still do this). MOST belkins have a default gateway address of 192.168.2.1. So, you will open your internet explorer and go to the ADDRESS BAR. There, you will type http://192.168.2.1 and press GO. You SHOULD see a page that says Belkin.
4. BY DEFAULT there is no username or password. so if you are asked to login, leave them blank and hit submit.
5. this is where it can get hairy, but, its nothing the reset button cannot fix. You will be looking for a few things First thing to do is click login, of course, so you can log in. remember, its default, so its blank.
6. Now that youre logged in, look for WIRELESS and click there. If you are using wireless machines, make sure wireless is ENABLED. It should be, by default, but, lets take a look and make sure, just to be safe.
7. Next, were gonna set the SSID to your last name, (or your dogs name or your nickname or favorite place). The SSID is default to Belkin, but if 10 ppl around you ALL have belkin routers, you'd have no way of knowing which one is yours, So, the SSID boradcasts a unique name to identify YOUR network. Changing the word Belkin to "Scoobydoo" would mean that you would be the Scoobydoo network, and anytime anyone is in range of your router, they would see "scoobydoo" as a site. You also want to ENABLE Essid broadcast, and unless you have an older wireless B card, set to Wireless G only. (g is more secure). Everything else, leave at the current setting.
8. Now we are going to SECURE your wireless so that when people see "scoobydoo" they wont be able to JOIN it, unless they have your KEY. Click Security. We are going to create a key. With Wireless G you can use a 26 character key, which is a set of HEXIDECIMAL characters. HEX is 0-9 and A-F. No letter higher than F will occur in Hex. So, click WEP (wpa is usually more secure, but I prefer WEP). Choose WEP and Choose 128 bit encryption. Next, use a passphrase, (this will generate a key for you). Say you put "shaggy" as the passphrase. Based on that word, a 26 character key would be generated. Now, This is important, WRITE THAT KEY DOWN EXACTLY AS ITS SHOWN. Without that key, no one can access your router on wireless. Also, dont forget to press "Apply Changes". Once you apply those changes, all your wireless connections will be lost. You will now have to go to each wireless computer, and apply the key to each one so they can access the router.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
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