Question about Belkin Wireless Pre-N (F5D8230-4) Router (F5D82304)
I recently was trying to secure my wireless router to keep outsiders out. i changed the channel, and changed other features, which caused the "security" light to come on. i changed some of the damage done but i cant hook to the internet without an ethernet cable. none of the laptops or pc can hook up through wireless, but can through ethernet cable. so internet is there but not through wireless, my question is, how can i get the wireless to work, and how to properly secure my wireless router?
If you have secured the router you should have used atleast either wep or wpa, changing the channel is just for interference problems. when you use wep encryption for example you will need to type in a pasword and the router will generate a pass phrase which will be a hex 8 digit and letter mixture which is the code that you will have to enter into each pc's wireless network card. If you are using windows wireless zero configuration (WZC) a selection of wireless connections will appear within your range and then when you connect to your network a window will pop up and ask you to enter the numbers and letters that the router generated, this will have to be re entered and the wireless connection will connect. If you are using the software that came with the wireless cards this will be a similair proceedure but will probably use their own wizard. Your wired connection will work without you needing a password because it's not wireless and therefore has no need for a security password.
Posted on May 21, 2007
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f you are attempting to connect your Wii console online using a wireless router and you receive this error :
Ensure you are using a broadband or high speed internet connection such as cable, DSL, or fiber optics. Slower connections, such as dial up, may cause issues with the Wii or may not work properly.
Ensure there is no interfering devices by shutting off microwaves, cordless phones, wireless keyboards, and wireless mice.
Diable your firewall settings, as it may be causing a connection problem.
Try changing the channel of your wireless router to either channel 1 or channel 11 which can increase download speeds. Be sure to test both channels to see which works better or faster.
If you are using a Netgear wireless router, disable the SPI firewall setting which is usually found under the WAN Settings of your wireless router.
If you are attempting to connect your Wii console online using the Nintendo Wireless (Wi-Fi) USB Connector and you receive this error :
If your PC is using security features or programs such as a firewall, antivirus, or antispyware, check all settings of these security features or programs to allow a successful connection.
You may try adding the following programs to your firewall list of "Trusted" applications
Temporarily disable your router's firewall which may allow the Wii console to connect online to recieve a system update. After, you may turn your firewall back on.
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