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I would like to add a new laptop to my wireless network but have forgotten the password for the network. I am using a Belkin wireless pre n Router F5D8230-4. How can I find the password to setup the new laptop?

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If you dont know the password or have forgotten it, just remove the power and hold the reset in under the bottom of the unit in, reconnect the power and count for 7 sec. lights will flash and the password will be default again. It resets it back to factory settings.

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Add a password


The router's encryption (password) is configured in the router's wireless settings.
Connect a LAN cable from Belkin to your laptop/computer's LAN port, open a browser on your laptop/computer and enter the Belkin's configuration URL. http://192.168.2.1
The default PW = blank (just press Enter) You can now change the default admin password.
You can now configure the wireless settings. Now configure the wireless card in your computer/laptop with the router's wireless settings. To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

Sep 10, 2012 | Belkin Basic Wireless Router

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Wanna know how to secure my belkin wireless G router.


Setting the router's administrator password

All Belkin Router's ship without an admin password. If you require an admin password then follow the below instructions.

Setup steps:

  1. Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports on the router.
  2. Open a web browser on the computer.
  3. In the address bar of the web browser, type http://192.168.2.1
  4. Click Login in the upper right-hand corner of the page. The router does not ship with a password, so just click Submit.
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  5. Click on System Settings under Utilities on the left-hand side of the opened page.
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  6. You will see a feature called, "Administrator Password". Type in your current password (default leave blank).
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  7. 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.

How to Setup Belkin Wireless Router

Setup Wireless Security in Belkin Wireless Router

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).




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You can select either WEP or WPA to secure your Belkin Wireless network. To know more about WPA and WEP click on the link below.

Which is better WEP or WPA on your Wireless network


Enable WEP in Belkin Wireless Router


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.

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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.

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You should enter a pre-shared key to enable WPA security on your Router. Don't forget to save this WPA settings.

Aug 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have forgotten my wireless net work password and need to add an iPhone to it. Can you help?


Your wireless network must be secured
You will need to check the wireless settings of the router.
Is there any computer online using the router.
check the IP address on that computer.
If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer.
router set up page is the page where you can check all the router settings.
Click Here for more information about the routers and network

Jul 03, 2010 | Belkin (F5D7231-4) Wireless Router

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Where do I enter the wireless router password on my laptop


Hi Friend,

Step 1; Try to search for wireless networks in the range from your laptop

Step 2: You will be able to see the Network Name

Step 3: Connect to the Wireless network name

Step 4: Now it will prompt for Network Key or security key,Type the password,you will be connected

Regards,
Aysaam

Jun 04, 2010 | Belkin Wireless Pre-N (F5D8230-4) Router...

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I have a belkin router set up in my home and I just purchased a 2nd laptop but I am unsure how to add this new laptp to the connector


If you router is already set up and you want to add a new computer, you don't need to run the set up CD for the router again.
If you want to add a new wireless device ( laptop or any other wireless device) to the network, then you should know all the wireless settings of the router. What wireless settings do you need to know ?
You should know the wireless network name ( SSID ), wireless channel and the wireless security password
( network key ). Once you get all the wireless settings of the router , you will need to connect to the wireless network on the computer. when you try to connect to the network , you will see your wireless network in the list. You just need to select your network and connect to it. If it is secured then you will need to enter the network key and you will be able to go online.
To check the wireless settings of the router , you will need to access the router set up page. On the set up page you will find all the wireless settings of the router.
Click Here for step by step instructions

Dec 27, 2009 | Belkin (F5D7231-4) Wireless Router

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How do i find my network key as i want to add my laptop to the network Main computer is running vist and laptop has XP


connect your router to computer with ethernet cable.
Then you can access it with following link.
for belkin routers http://192.168.15.1
for other routers
http://192.168.1.1
or
http://192.168.0.1


type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or blank or "password"
Then you can see configuration page of router.Click on wireless and If you want secure router then enable WEP security then add new code it is your password key for connect wi fi.
Let me know if you need further assistance.

Nov 17, 2009 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Can't connect to internet with my router when i use password


you can access your router with following link
http://192.168.2.1

then type user name as "admin" and password "admin" or blank or "password'
then check wi fi security and check encryption password .also check there is anyt MAC security enabled?

Jul 11, 2009 | Belkin Wireless Pre-N (F5D8230-4) Router...

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Have forgotten NetKey password to add laptop to wireless network


Just reset the router and you can configure it again like before.

Jul 01, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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We have purchased a new notebook{higrade brand vista OS} to replace a packard bell using XP the XP laptop connected no problem the newone finds the belkin router but won't connect to the internet are...


Do you have a wireless security protocol enabled, and if so, what? Install a wired connection to the router (use an ehternet cable to connect your laptop's RJ-45--looks like a wide phone plug--into one of the Belkin router's network jacks). Go to the router's management page using your web browser (probably http://192.168.2.1). If you have not previously set the password in your router, simply leave the password field blank and CLICK "Submit". If you have previously password protected your Belkin router, use the known password. If you have forgotten your password... you'll need to reset your router.
 
Reest Router: there is usually a small hole into whiuch a pin or paper clip can be inserted for this purpose or a small button to press. Most Belkins--IIRC--have the button. 

Once you are on the Belkin router's management page, look for the wireless link and set your security protocol to match what your wireless card is capable of, set the password, save and exit. Use the sasme password in configuring wireless networking in Windows.

Jul 17, 2008 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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Help! new users for Belkin wireless router


there are several reasons why this happens. dont use belkins utility use windows utility it will ask you if you right click the icon in the tray.

Jan 07, 2008 | Belkin (F5D5231-4) Router

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