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On the back or bottom of the router is a default ip address,(192.168.??.??) also will be the username and password needed.

  1. Open the browser you normally use e.g.Internet Explorer
  2. in the area you would normally type a web address, type in the default ip address
  3. log into the router
  4. Go to the wireless setup tab or security tab

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It is usually easiest to run the install wizard, but be sure to be ready to set the items listed below.


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Note: Routers are intended to be set by geeks. You have to SAVE EVERY page, or the changes will be lost. A geek knows this (apparently). The router gives no protest...just dumps your changes.


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3. Invoke wireless security of at least WEP.

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gunja
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Rating: 85%, 88 votes hi,
Open the router page 192.168.1.1 >> type this in the internet explorer address bar.
1. the Home Page is displayed. Click Wireless from the left menu
2.The settings to Wireless section of Router appear.Click Channel and SSID.
3.Changing the Wireless Network Name (SSID)
To identify your wireless network, a name called the SSID is used. The SSID is your network name. The default network name of the Router is Belkin N1 Wireless followed by six digits that are unique to your Router. Your network name will look something like Belkin_N1_Wireless_123456.
You can change this to anything you choose, or you can leave it unchanged. Keep in mind, if you decide to change your wireless network name, and there are other wireless networks operating in your area, your network name needs to be different from other wireless networks that may be operating in your area. To change the SSID, type in the SSID that you want to use in the SSID field and click Apply Changes.
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4.Changing the Wireless Channel
There are a number of operating channels from which you can choose—in the United States, there are 11 and in the United Kingdom (and most of Europe), there are 13.
In a small number of other countries, there are other channel requirements. Your Router is configured to operate on the proper channels for the country in which you reside. The channel can be changed if needed. If there are other wireless networks operating in your area, your network should be set to operate on a channel that is different than the other wireless networks.
Select channel from Wireless Channel drop-down menu. Click Apply Changes.
5.Using the Wireless Mode Switch
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1) 802.11g only
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2) 802.11g & 802.11b
Setting the Router to this mode will let 802.11g- and 802.11b-compliant devices to join the network.
3) 802.11n & 802.11g
Setting the Router to this mode will allow N1/draft 802.11n- and 802.11g-compliant devices to join the network, keeping out any slower 802.11b devices.
4) 802.11n only
Setting the Router to this mode will allow only N1/draft 802.11n-compliant devices to join the network, keeping out 802.11g and 802.11b devices.
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Select wireless mode from Wireless Mode drop-down menu. Click Apply Changes.
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The change is immediate. Each computer now needs to be set to connect to your specific SSID; an SSID of ANY will no longer be accepted. Refer to the documentation of your wireless network adapter for information on making this change

sahil101
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Rating: 92%, 6 votes open the the console page of the wireless router by typing this ip address on the address bar in the internet explorer.
192.168.1.1

it will open the console page of the router.on the left hand side
u will see an option which says wireless settings.click on
wireless settings.then u need to look for the option which says
wpa security passphrase,just put the passphrase there n
click on apply,ur wireless connx will be secured. Selah :-)

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I can only connect thru my router when hardline connected. Cannot connect thru wireless. wrt310n router


On the computer wired to the router.

1. Open an internet explorer browser
2. Go to 192.168.1.1
3. Leave the user blank then "admin" for password unless you changed it.
4. Go to the wireless tab Check the wireless settings If the Wireless network name is Linksys change it.
Cilck save settings.
Go to the subtab wireless security.
Change the security to WPA Personal
then for passphrase put in a password 8 chars or more.
Click save settings.
5. On your computer use the wireless connection to connect to your network name then enter your password

If that does not work or if you have difficulty with the directions just call linksys support 8003267114

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