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XP does not necessarily automatically configure for wireless. https://www.lifewire.com/automatic-wireless-network-connections-xp-818243

Currently, the only companies offering satellite internet are HughesNet and Viasat. Both providers lease modems with built-in Wi-Fi routers to their customers.

While you must use the modem issued by your satellite internet provider, you can use any router you choose. Using an alternate router might enhance your network's performance, but if you'd rather not mess with it, the modems you get with HughesNet or Viasat both come with built-in Wi-Fi routers.




Belkin... | Answered on Sep 14, 2019

Here is a great tutorial to Connect and troubleshhot your Xbox to a wireless network.
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Belkin... | Answered on Feb 20, 2011

In the next steps we will configure your router in such a way that the router allows Zultrax P2P to accept incoming connections. Your router is designed to serve multiple computers and of course multiple programs. Even if there is only one computer connected we will later on need two bits of information:
- The local IP of your computer
- The port used by Zultrax P2P
Zultrax P2P can help you to find those two bits of information. In the menu tools choose system info. This will display a page of information with various details about the program amonst which Local IP and port. Write those 2 down, you'll need them later.

It is the Local IP we are looking for, do not confuse the Local IP with the Public IP that is also shown on this system info page.



Exit Zultrax P2P. Don't leave the program running while you are performing the actions below. Leaving the program running might give you false indiciations that your actions where not succesfull. Open a webbrowser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox or Opera). Enter the IP address of your router in the address bar of the browser and press enter. The IP address of your router is by default


  You see a box asking your username and password. By default the username for your Belkin F5D5230-4 router is admin and the password is blank
Enter your username and password and click the ok button to continue.


  Click the link virtual server.
You find this link on the left of the page.


  You see a page titled Virtual Server. Enter the fields as follows:Private IPThe local IP address you wrote down earlierPrivate PortThe port number you wrote down earlierTypeTCPPublic PortAgain the port number you wrote down earlier 


  Click the button enter.
You find this button on the bottom of the page.


  zultrax_p2p.jpg   Your Belkin F5D5230-4 router is configured now. You forwarded a port for Zultrax P2P. You can start Zultrax P2P and you will see incoming connections coming up. This might be not immediatly after start up but within minutes you should see at least some incoming connections. The program will adapt itself to the new configuration.

In case you still don't have incoming connections, perhaps you also have firewall software installed that needs configuration. For that see the Firewalls/Routers page , the info about firewall software is somewhere at the bottom of that page.  

Local Static IP

  IMPORTANT : Depending on your exact configuration it is possible with the Belkin F5D5230-4 router that after a while you might be again without incoming connections. If this is the case, your router gives your computer a Dynamic Local IP Address. Often that is no problem as long as that Dynamic Local IP Address is always the same. As soon as you lose your incoming connections, you can assume it is not always the same.

In this case you can best define a Static Local IP Address for your router. We have a manual for this here.

After you defined a Static Local IP Address, best use the Settings in the Tools menu of Zultrax P2P and change the port number, to e.g. 6347 and afterwards repeat the steps as mentioned above.

We advice you to only do this in case you lost your initial incoming connections again. Otherwise, it is most likely not needed to start making changes in your computers settings.



Belkin... | Answered on Oct 18, 2010

Is the pc you are using connected wirelessly? Only computers connected with a cable are allowed to access the configuration page.

Belkin... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009

Unforunately you cannot recover a lost WPA key. It negates the purpose of the key. You will have to log on to the router and create a new one and make sure all connecting clients have a matching key.

Steps are located here:

Belkin... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009

The default name server due to interaction with the NAT firewall feature of the router cannot resolve simple names such as ?mail?. There is a workaround for this: First, verify that the mail client is set up with simple server names. To view the server names entered into Outlook Express, click on "Tools", "Accounts". Highlight the mail account and click on "Properties". Click on the "Servers" tab. Under "Server Information", there are two fields called "Incoming mail" and "Outgoing mail". If these are simple names like "Mail" and not something like "pop.myisp.mail.com" then use this work around. Second, make sure that the TCP/IP settings are configured to obtain an IP address automatically. In Windows 2000 also make sure that the TCP/IP settings are also configured for Obtain DNS server address automatically. Replace the mail server names with the mail server IP addresses. There are a couple ways this information can be obtained. Contacting the ISP and asking is one possible way. The other way is to reconnect the original computer to the modem. Make sure the computer is restarted or that the IP configuration is released and renewed and that the computer has obtained an IP address from the ISP. Open a "COMMAND" window by typing "CMD" in the run dialog box located in the "Start" menu. At the command prompt, type "PING MAIL" where "mail" is the simple name of the incoming mail server. The ISP server will return an IP address for the mail server. Record this address. Do the same for the outgoing mail server (if different): type "PING MAIL" where "mail" is the simple name of the outgoing mail server. Open the mail client (Outlook Express, etc.). For Outlook Express, click on "Tools", "Accounts". Highlight the mail account and click on "Properties". Click on the "Servers" tab. Under "Server Information", there are two fields called "Incoming mail" and "Outgoing mail". Enter the incoming and outgoing mail server IP addresses into these fields. Click "Apply". Close the window and test the mail by sending an e-mail to the mailbox. (Send an E-mail to yourself. This will test the incoming and outgoing mail all at once)

Belkin... | Answered on Nov 25, 2008

The router pulls it's time like any computer. It uses the Network Time Protocol or (NTP). In order to utilize the NTP a valid Internet connection must be achieved. Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol that is used to synchronize computer clock times in a network of computers. NTP is now an Internet standard. In common with similar protocols, NTP uses Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) to synchronize computer clock times to a millisecond, and sometimes to a fraction of a millisecond. UTC time is obtained using several different methods, including radio and satellite systems. Specialized receivers are available for high-level services such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and the governments of some nations. However, it is not practical or cost-effective to equip every computer with one of these receivers. Instead, computers designated as primary time servers are outfitted with the receivers and they use protocols such as NTP to synchronize the clock times of networked computers. Degrees of separation from the UTC source are defined as strata. A radio clock (which receives true time from a dedicated transmitter or satellite navigation system) is stratum-0; a computer that is directly linked to the radio clock is stratum-1; a computer that receives its time from a stratum-1 computer is stratum-2, and so on. The term NTP applies to both the protocol and the client/server programs that run on computers. The programs are compiled by the user as an NTP client, NTP server, or both. In basic terms, the NTP client initiates a time request exchange with the time server. As a result of this exchange, the client is able to calculate the link delay, its local offset, and adjust its local clock to match the clock at the server's computer. As a rule, six exchanges over a period of about five to 10 minutes are required to initially set the clock. Once synchronized, the client updates the clock about once every 10 minutes, usually requiring only a single message exchange. redundant servers and varied network paths are used to ensure reliability and accuracy. In addition to client/server synchronization, NTP also supports broadcast synchronization of peer computer clocks. NTP is designed to be highly fault-tolerant and scalable.

Belkin... | Answered on Feb 16, 2006

No, but it is based on an IEEE 802.11 standard. Wi-Fi Protected Access is derived from the forthcoming IEEEi draft standard and is designed to be forward-compatible with that standard when it is published.

Belkin... | Answered on Feb 16, 2006

You should go through steps 1 and 2 in the manual to collect important ISP information. Once you have collected all the required information simply plug your cable or DSL modem into the wan port on the Gateway Router and plug your Macintosh into any one of the numbered ports. Plug the Gateway Router into a power source. Your Ethernet LAN adapter should be set to get a DHCP address. Reboot your Mac and it should get an IP address in the range of 192.168.2.x. Now open a web browser (Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator) and type in the address bar Skip step #3 in the manual as it only applies to Windows computers. Now continue with step #4.

Belkin... | Answered on Feb 16, 2006

The port on the router does not matter but you should set it up for the first time with the computer that was using the cable or DSL modem before you purchased the router. This will help in case you need to do any MAC address cloning.

Belkin... | Answered on Feb 16, 2006

Make sure that the Router is ready and that it is detecting that the computer is connected. To verify this the Ready light on the router should be on solid and the light for the port that the computer is plugged into should also be on. If this is correct then all you should have to do is open up your Internet browser and type into the address line and push Enter. If it does not come up with the log in screen then it is not connecting properly with the router. Try a different port on the router or a different CAT5 cable going from the computer to the router and try again. If that still fails, try emptying the Temporary Internet files cache folder and try again. If it still fails hold down the reset button on the back of the router for about 5 seconds or until the lights go out and start blinking. Wait for it to stop blinking and go back to the ready state. Try again to connect. Check the TCP/IP settings for the network card on the computer you are using. It should be setup to "Obtain an IP address automatically", if it isn?t change it and restart the computer. Once it is restarted, try again. If that still does not work type into the browser address window.

Belkin... | Answered on Feb 16, 2006

The best thing to do would be to contact your Internet provider to be sure. There are a couple things you can check on your own that can help you determine this. When you use your DSL or Cable modem without the Router how does it work? Do you not have to assign any IP addresses or DNS settings to get it working? If so, that is a Dynamic IP Address setup. If you have go to into the TCP/IP settings and specify the IP address and the DNS settings that is a Static IP Address setup. If you have to click on an icon that goes through a connection process that uses a User name and Password, that is a PPPoE IP address setup. Once you are able to determine that you should be able to follow the instructions in the user manual.

Belkin... | Answered on Feb 16, 2006

Yes, go here http://web.belkin.com/support/download/download.asp?download=F5D5230-4&lang=1&mode= to download the instruction manual on how to set the router up on a Macintosh.

Belkin... | Answered on Feb 16, 2006

Try updating the firmware of the router. Go to http://networking.belkin.com Make sure you download both the firmware program and the instructions. Follow the instructions for updating the firmware.

Belkin... | Answered on Feb 16, 2006

If you use Internet Explorer: Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel, Internet Options, Connections, and the LAN Settings button. Clear all checked settings in this window. Then, open your browser and select the Tools menu. Under Internet Options, click on the Connection tab and make sure that "Never dial a connection" is selected. If possible, remove all the connection settings. If you use Netscape Navigator: Go to the Edit menu and select Preferences. Go to Advanced, Proxies, and click "Direct Connection to the Internet." Also check for the following. If you are running Windows 95 or 98 or ME: Click on the following tabs and write down the settings you find. Right-click on Network Neighborhood and select Properties. Select "TCP/IP" for your network adapter. Then click Properties. Click the IP Address tab and select "Obtain an IP address automatically." Under wins configuration, click on use DHCP for wins resolution Click the Gateway tab. If there are any "Installed gateways," highlight them and click Remove. Click the DNS tab and select "Disable DNS." Click OK If you are running Windows NT: Write down any settings you see throughout the tabs for future reference. Right-click on Network Neighborhood and select Properties. Click the Protocols tab, highlight TCP/IP, then click on Properties. Click the IP Address tab and select "Obtain an IP address automatically." Remove any gateway settings you see. Click OK. If you are running Windows 2000: Right-click on My Network Places. Click on Properties. Right click on the Local Area Connection icon that connects to the Router. Click on the Properties button. Highlight TCP/IP, then select "Obtain an IP address automatically." Click OK. Go the the advance tab, click on wins, check the box use NetBios settings from the DHCP server. If you are running Windows XP: Click on My Network Places. Click on view network connections. Right click on the Local Area Connection icon that connects to the Router. Click on the Properties button. click on the advance tab, make sure the internet connection firewall is not checked, click ok,Highlight TCP/IP, then select "Obtain an IP address automatically." Click OK.

Belkin... | Answered on Feb 16, 2006

No, the router will do the connection for you. All you will need to do is open up your Internet browser and you will be able to connect to the Internet without having to use the connection icon from your DSL provider. If you are still unable to browse the Internet but the Router screen does say it is connected try restarting the computer.

Belkin... | Answered on Feb 16, 2006

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