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Setting up your router using the Dashboard


Belkin Routers have a built-in web-based setup page that allows users to customize and set up advanced settings.  This feature may be used to easily check, configure, and modify settings on the router.

NOTE:  Details on the troubleshooting steps and images may vary depending on your router's model number.


This article will guide you on how to set up your router using the web-based setup page.
 
Step 1:
Unplug the modem from the power outlet.

 
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Step 2:
Connect the ethernet cable from the modem to the WAN or internet port of the router.

 
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Step 3:
Plug both the modem and the router into a power outlet. 

 
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Step 4:
Connect your computer to one of the ethernet ports of the Belkin router.

 
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Step 5:
In your computer, open a web browser such as Google Chrome™.
 
Step 6:
Enter "http://router" or the Belkin router's IP address in the Address bar and press [ENTER].  The default IP address of Belkin routers is 192.168.2.1 If it doesn't work, check your router's IP address.  For instructions on how to do this, click here.
 
NOTE:  If in case your Belkin router is not working as expected, you can reset it to its factory defaults.  To learn how to do this, click here.
 
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This process may take several minutes depending on your connection.
 
QUICK TIP:  In some Belkin router models, you may need to click Try my connection after the router detects your connection.
 
NOTE:  You may be asked to restart your modem or enter a username and password if your Internet Service Provider (ISP) requires it.
 
Step 8:
The router will check if a new firmware is available. 

 
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If an update is available, read and accept the License Agreement.  Click on Install update

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Wait for the firmware to finish downloading and install the firmware to the router.  This may take several minutes.

Step 9:
Enter your router's Network Name, Password and your preferred Security Type.  Once done, click Save and Continue.
 
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Step 10:
Take note of the information on the screen that comes up as these will be used to connect wireless devices to your wireless network.  Click Image.
 
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Step 11:
Register your router by filling out the fields provided.  Click Complete Registration once done.

 
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Step 12:
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You will be redirected to the dashboard where you can change your router's settings.
 
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You have now successfully set up your router.


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