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Belkin Knowledge Base Article ID: 1082


INFO: Setting up Armstrong Cable ISP with a router


 The information in this article applies to the following products:
   
  • 4-Port Cable/DSL Gateway Router (F5D5230-4)
  • Cable/DSL Gateway Router (F5D5231-4)
  • Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router (F5D6230-3)
  • Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router (F5D6231-4)
  • 54g Wireless DSL/Cable Gateway Router (F5D7230-4)
  • High-Speed Mode Wireless G Router (F5D7231-4)
  • High Speed Mode Wireless G Router with Built-In USB Print Server (F5D7231-4P)
  • Wireless Pre-N Router (F5D8230-4)
  • Dual-Band Wireless A+G Router (F6D3230-4)
  •      

     Symptom
       

    When you attempt to open a web page you may recieve the following message:

    • The page cannot be displayed
    • The page you are looking for is currently unavailable
    • The website may be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings

     Resolution
       

    First make sure that you have a valid connection to the router and that you have a valid IP address.

    (note: for a wired connection you should have a link light on the numbered port of the router to which your computer is connected.  You should have an IP address in the range 192.168.2.x.  To check your IP address, click on Start, Run and type in command. Click OK.  Now type in ipconfig and hit enter.  Your IP address will be listed.)

    For the F5D5230-4, F5D6230-3

    1. Open a Web Browser
    2. In the address bar type http://192.168.2.1 
    3. Click on Intial Setup 
    4. Select Dynamic and click Select
    5. Type in your Hostname *
    6. Click Clone MAC Address and click Enter
    7. Click on Enter
    8. Enter the DNS Addresses provided by your ISP and click on Enter *
    9. Click on Status in the left hand column
    10. It should now show Cable / DSL Connected under the Internet column

    For the F5D5231-4, F5D6231-4, F5D7230-4, F5D7231-4, F5D7231-4P, F5D8230-4, F6D3230-4

    1. Open a Web Browser
    2. In the address bar type http://192.168.2.1 
    3. Click on Connection Type in the left hand column under Internet WAN heading
    4. Enter your password if any and click Submit
    5. Click on Dynamic and then click on Next
    6. Type in your Hostname *
    7. Click on Apply Changes
    8. Click on MAC Address in the left hand column under Internet WAN heading
    9. Click on Clone and then click on Apply Changes
    10. Click on DNS in the left hand column under Internet WAN heading
    11. Uncheck Automatic from ISP and type in the DNS Addresses provided by your ISP *
    12. Click on Apply Changes
    13. Click on the Home link at the top of the screen
    14. It should now show Connected as the Internet Status at the top right hand corner of the web page
    * For the Hostname use the first part of your email address (the name before the @ sign).  For the DNS Address you must put in DNS server address provided by the ISP. If you don’t have one you can use this one 24.29.3.32.

    Last Updated: 4/27/2005 4:44:42 AM


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