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Setting up WPA™ or WPA2™ security on the Belkin wireless router

Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA™) is a Wi-Fi® standard that improves the security features of the WEP encryption.  WPA is the most recommended and better security standard, but mostly works only with later devices.

This article will provide you with instructions on how to set up WPA/WPA2 security on your Belkin wireless router through the web-based setup page.

Step 1:
Connect the computer to one of the four (4) Ethernet ports on the router.

 
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Step 2:
Access the web-based setup page by opening a web browser such as Internet Explorer® or Safari®.  For further instructions, click here. 

Step 3:
On the left navigation panel, click Security.

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Step 4:
Select WPA/WPA2-Personal (PSK) from the drop down menu then click Apply Changes.

 
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Step 5:
Select WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK, or WPA-PSK+WPA-PSK2 for Authentication.

 
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Step 6:
Enter a word or group of characters in the Pre-shared Key (PSK) field.

 
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NOTE:  The PSK must be 8-63 characters in length.

Step 7:
Click Apply Changes.
You should now have successfully set up your Belkin router’s wireless security. 
 
Connecting wireless devices to the network

Once your password is set up, you can then connect devices to your wireless network.  To learn how to connect a Windows® computer to the wireless network, click here.  For Mac® users, click here.  For Android™ users, click here.


Related Video:

Setting up a secure network using Wireless Protected Setup (VIDEO)
Setting up WPA or WPA2 security on the Belkin wireless router (VIDEO)
Checking the wireless settings of your router (VIDEO)
Configuring your wireless Belkin router as an access point (VIDEO)

How to check your Belkin router’s WAN IP address (VIDEO)

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