I am having a problem getting my computer to recognize my belkin router
The router i have us the wireless g f5d7230 and i an using vista as my os. i seen another post with a similar problem and you advised them to use the set up wizard from the Belkin site so i gave that a try. The wizard downloads properly but when it starts looking for network settings it stops responding in the process. Also i tried going to the ip adress you listed and it's not responding either.the router was given to me by a freind and i dont have any of the software. any suggestions???
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If the set up CD is not working your next option is to configure the router manually by accessing the router's UI. You can access the router by typing in the default gateway address that you get when you check the status on yout LAN, it will then require you to enter the router's username and password.
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To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, your wireless router needs to be configured with encryption, and MAC address filtering etc. Please click on this link and follow my instructions to configure your wireless router's settings and the wireless card in your computer :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
choose the "connect automatically when network is in range" option from control panel > network and sharing center > Manage wireless network > right-click the wifi network click properties to get there. Also make sure your desired network is at the top of the list so it is preferred over others.
Routers normally do not require a driver in any operating system. The only driver that would be required would be for your NIC (network interface card) or your wireless NIC installed inside your computer.
if you are not able to connect wirelessly it is possible that the mac address filter is enabled in the router / check this page for help. http://www.belkin.com/support/article/?lid=en&pid=f5d7230-4&aid=1488&scid=0
Try connecting the sprint card to your router's internet port. You will need a usb-to-ethernet adaptor, along with a networking patch cable, to connect the sprint card to the router.
Then either connect to the router with your two computers using cables, or wireless. If using wireless, you will need wireless adaptors for each of your computers, preferrably Belkin brand to ensure compatibity.
Provided you connect to the router with an ethernet cable or wireless it will be fine. However the network adapter and/or wireless adapter in your computer (the computer's side of the wired or wireless connection) may have driver issues (as in there may be none, if you are considering an upgrade to vista).