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Setting up the Belkin router without using the Setup CD


Setting up your Belkin router can be done in two ways: 
  • Using the Setup CD that came with your router
  • Using the router’s built-in web-based setup page
This article will guide you on how to set up your router without using the Setup CD.  Alternatively, you can set up your router using the Setup CD.  To know how, click here.

To set up a Belkin router without using the Setup CD, you need to perform three procedures:
 
Verify the internet connection
Connect the devices together
Accessing the router’s web-based setup page
 
Verify the internet connection
 
This is to identify if the connection coming from your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is working.
 
NOTE:  This article assumes that you have a modem.  If you don’t, skip the first two (2) steps below and connect your computer directly to the internet patch.  Check if you’re able to get online.  If you are, click here to proceed to the next step.  If not, contact your ISP.

 
Step 1:
Connect your computer to the modem using an ethernet cable without the router installed.

 
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NOTE:  Make sure that the modem is plugged into a power source.
  
Step 2:
Verify if your computer is getting an internet connection by accessing a website.
 
IMPORTANT:  If you cannot access the internet, you need to contact your ISP. 
 
Now that you have established that the modem’s internet connection is working fine, you may proceed with the router setup.
 
NOTE:  Unplug the modem from the power source before starting the setup.

Connect the devices together
 
You can now connect your router to your modem in order to prepare for setup.  

 
Step 1:
Connect your modem to the WAN or Internet (modem) User-added image port of the router.

 
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Step 2:
Plug in your modem and then your router to the power source.  

 
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Step 3:
Connect the computer to any of the LAN or Ethernet User-added image ports of your router.  If you are using a wireless computer, you will need to connect it first with an ethernet cable.
 
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Step 4:           
Observe the light of your router located at the upper panel of the device.  Wait for a few minutes until the light turns solid blue

If the light does not turn blue or blinking amber, the following is a list of troubleshooting tips that you can perform:
  • Make sure that the router is properly connected to your modem with an ethernet cable.
  • Powercycle the modem by unplugging it from the power source for a few seconds then plugging it back to the power source again.
  • Powercycle the router by unplugging the router's power supply for 10 seconds then plug it back in.  This will help the router to re-establish communication with the modem.
 
Accessing the router’s web-based setup page
 
This allows you to configure your router for wired and wireless internet connection.

 
Step 1:
Open a web browser and enter 192.168.2.1 or http://router in the Address bar.
 
NOTE:  If you are having issues in accessing 192.168.2.1, click here for more information.
 
Step 2:
On the Let’s connect to the Internet. page, tap Detect my connection.

 
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The router will then establish and test the connection, and then it will check for firmware updates.
 
IMPORTANT:  If there is an available firmware update for your router, make sure to update the firmware.  If the update keeps on popping up even if your firmware is already updated, turn OFF or uncheck the automatic firmware update in the router’s web-based setup page.  Or, if you have previously installed the Belkin utility, uninstall it or right-click on the Belkin icon in the system tray and uncheck Automatic Firmware Update.
 
Step 3:
Once the connection has been established, you will be prompted to modify your Network Name and Password.

 
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QUICK TIP:  By default, the Belkin router already has the wireless settings setup.  These can be found at the bottom of the router.

 
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If you choose to change your Network Name and Password, fill in the spaces provided for your entry.  Once you’re done with the modification, tap the Save and Continue button.
 
IMPORTANT:  Make sure to take note of your new Network Name and Password. 

 
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Step 4:
The router will then verify your Network Name and Password.  Once done, click User-added image.
 
Step 5:
Fill in the necessary information on the Register your router window and click Complete Registration.
 
Step 6:
Click the Thanks, take me to the dashboard button.
 
You will be redirected to the Dashboard where you can change your router’s settings.
 
Now that you have successfully set up your router, you may proceed to connecting your other computers to the Wi-Fi.  Click on the links below to know how to connect to your Wi-Fi for each operating system:
 
Connecting a Windows computer to the wireless network
Connecting a Mac® computer to the wireless network

To know how to connect other devices to the wireless network, click the links below:

Connecting the iPhone® and iPod® to the Wi-Fi
How to share a printer through your Belkin router
 
Additionally, click on the links below for information in setting up a static IP address and Dynamic DNS, respectively:

Setting up a static IP address on your device​​
How to set up Dynamic DNS (DDNS) on your Belkin router​

Related Articles:
 
Setting up a Belkin router with a Cable Internet service
Manually setting up the Belkin router
Accessing the router’s web-based setup page on an Android™ tablet
Accessing the router's web-based setup page on an iPad®


Related Videos:

Setting up a Belkin router using the Setup CD Setting up the Belkin router using an Android™ device Setting up the Belkin router using an iOS device
 Configuring your wireless Belkin router as an access point

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