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Would like to password protect my home wireless network. Using Belkin N Router

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Hello,

Since I didn't see the exact model listed I will give you a broad description of how it should be configured.

First, Ill give the link to find the manual for you specific model. The model can usually be found on the bottom of your product.

http://www.belkin.com/support/

You will be able to enter the model number in the Product Support Search field and then click the arrow on the right side of that field. Then verify your selection by clicking the model number again in the Select a product field. Once you have done that, you will see a list of download that may include a link for the manual, wireless security configuration information, and also software (firmware) updates for your particular model.

In the manual I would suggest looking at the security sections, especially the WEP security and the MAC address Control section. This should help you setup the router securely.

If these instructions are too broad please supply us with the model number and we can give you specific instructions.

I hope this helps. Please remember to rate this information.

Thanks

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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Step 1 : Make sure you have internet access

Step 2 : Open Router Setup by typing http://192.168.2.1 in the address bar of Internet Explorer

Step 3 : Once you are at the router setup .. on the left side underneath Wireless you can find Wi-Fi Protected Setup

Click it

Step 4 : If it is asking for a password .. leave the password field blank and click submit

Step 5 : Disable Wi Fi Protected Setup and click apply changes

Step 6 : Now on the left under wireless click Security

Step 7 : If it is asking for a password .. leave the password field blank and click submit

Step 8 : Change the Security mode to WPA-PSK (you can also choose WPA-2 but sometimes it doesnt work )

Step 9 : Type a password (8 Characters , It is Case Sensitive)

Step 10: Click apply Changes

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Step 13:Click Apply Changes

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Make Sure the Wireless Switch on your Computer is turned Off (If you are using a laptop to connect to the router )
Make sure that the Light on the Router is Solid Green


Step 1 : connect a computer to the router (Wired)

Step 2 : Open Router Setup by typing http://192.168.2.1 in the address bar of Internet Explorer

Step 3 : Once you are at the router setup .. on the left side underneath Wireless you can find Wi-Fi Protected Setup

Click it

Step 4 : If it is asking for a password .. leave the password field blank and click submit

Step 5 : Disable Wi Fi Protected Setup and click apply changes

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Step 7 : If it is asking for a password .. leave the password field blank and click submit

Step 8 : Change the Security mode to WPA-PSK (you can also choose WPA-2 but sometimes it doesnt work )

Step 9 : Type a password (8 Characters , It is Case Sensitive)

Step 10: Click apply Changes

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Step 12: Change the SSiD to a Different name , Change the Wireless Channel to 11

Step 13:Click Apply Changes

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LAN/network port on Belkin #1 WAN/Internet port on Belkin #2

LAN/network port on Belkin #2 your computer

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http://www.thinkbroadband.com/hardware/reviews/35-belkin-f5d7630-4a.

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and this means your question is what? Is this supposedly the default or setting you made for your Belkin?

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