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Changing my wireless settings using the router's Dashboard

It is important to change the basic wireless security settings on your router to establish a unique and secure Wi-Fi.  This includes setting your Wi-Fi name (SSID), setting up a password, selecting the type of security mode, and adjusting the wireless channel.  This article will help you access and change the wireless settings of your Belkin router through the Dashboard.

NOTE:  If you are using the classic web-based setup page, click here instead. 

Step 1:
Open a web browser like Mozilla Firefox®.

Step 2:
Type "http://router" or the default IP address "192.168.2.1" in the Address bar then press [Enter] to access the Belkin Dashboard.  For instructions on how to check your router's IP address, click here.

NOTE:  If you are asked for an administrator password but forgot what it is, you need to reset the router to factory defaults.  For instructions, click here.  To update your router's password using the Belkin Dashboard, click here.
 
Step 3:
Select method A, B or C to access the wireless settings: 

NOTE:  The Belkin F9K1119 is used as an example on the steps below.
 
A.  Top Header section
 
Step 1:
Check the top left corner of your Dashboard and click on the User-added image icon to edit your wireless settings.
 
User-added image
           
Step 2:
Enter your desired Network Name and Password for both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.
 
User-added image
 
NOTE:  Click the drop-down arrow beside User-added image to see more configuration options for your wireless settings.
 
User-added image

Step 3:
Click User-added image to apply changes.
 
 B.  Advanced Settings section
 
Step 1:
Scroll down to the middle part of the Dashboard and click Advanced Settings.
 
User-added image
 
Step 2:
Under the WiFi section, click Wireless Settings.
 
User-added image

Step 3:
Enter your desired Network Name and Password for both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.
 
User-added image
 
NOTE:  Click the drop-down arrow beside User-added imageto see more configuration options for your wireless settings.
 
User-added image
 
Step 4:
Click User-added image to apply changes.

 C.  Router Details section
 
Step 1:
Scroll down to the bottom part of the Dashboard and click on User-added image.

Step 2:
Under the Wireless section, click on any of the green links.
 
User-added image
 
Step 3:
Enter your desired Network Name and Password for both 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.
 
User-added image
 
NOTE:  Click the drop-down arrow beside  User-added image to see more configuration options for your wireless settings.
 
User-added image
 
Step 4:
Click User-added image to apply changes.
 

Related Article:

Changing the Belkin router’s wireless channel

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