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Configuring the Belkin dual-band router’s Wi-Fi settings through the Dashboard

Configuring the router's Wi-Fi settings is important to ensure that your Wi-Fi network is not vulnerable to any unnecessary intrusions.  The steps below will guide you in configuring the Wi-Fi name and password for Belkin routers through the Dashboard.
 
This article assumes that you have the following:
  • An active internet connection through the router.
  • A computer
 
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  • The IP address of the router.  To check the IP address of the router, click here.
  • The Dashboard / administrator password.  By default, the Dashboard does NOT have a password.  If you set up one but you forgot what it is, you may need to reset your router.  To do this, click hereResetting the router will restore the device to its default factory settings, and it will need to be set up again.  To learn how to set up the router using the web-based setup page, click here.
 
NOTE:  Some details and steps may vary depending on the router model and version that you are using.  In the examples shown below, the Belkin AC 1200 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Gigabit Router is used. 

Step 1:
Launch a web browser, enter the IP address of the Belkin router in the Address bar and then press [Enter].  The default IP address of Belkin routers is 192.168.2.1.

 
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NOTE:  The Dashboard does not have a password by default but if you configured this password upon setup, enter that password instead.  Click on Let me in! once done.
 
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Step 2:
On the page that opens, scroll down and locate Router Details.
  
Step 3:
Under Wireless, click either the 2.4 GHz SSID or the 5GHz SSID option.

 
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Step 4:
On the Wireless Settings page, set the Network Name and Password in the fields provided.  To configure separate settings for the 5 GHz Network, enter a unique Network Name and Password for it.  Otherwise, tick on the box beside Same name and password as 2.4 GHz.  Click Save to apply the changes.

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Step 5:
Click the Wi-Fi Protected Setup tab.  Select the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radio buttons and make sure that Wi-Fi Protected Setup is set to Off.
 
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Step 6:
Click Save to apply the changes.

 
You should now have successfully configured your router's Wi-Fi settings.  You can now reconnect all your wireless devices to the new Wi-Fi name you've set with the router.

 
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