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Setting up the Belkin router using the Setup CD

Setting up your Belkin router can be done in two (2) 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 using the Setup CD.  Alternatively, you can set up your router using the web-based setup page.  To know how, click here.

QUICK TIP:  The default username and password of your Belkin router is located at the bottom of the device.  

NOTE:  This article is also applicable to wireless devices such as laptops.

 
To set up a Belkin router using the Setup CD, you need to perform three (3) procedures:
 
NOTE:  The images may vary depending on the type of computer and router model you are using.
 
Verify the Internet connection

Step 1:
Connect your computer to the modem using an Ethernet cable.
 
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Step 2:
Verify if your computer is getting an Internet connection by accessing a website.
 
Connect the devices together

Before connecting the modem to the router, unplug the modem first and then the router from the power source.
 
Step 1:
Using an Ethernet cable, connect your modem to the WAN or Internet 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 ports of your router.  If you are using a wireless computer, you will need to connect it temporarily with an Ethernet cable.
 
Setting up using the CD

The default Network Name (SSID) and Password is necessary before you can connect wireless devices to your router.  This information can be verified by looking at your Belkin router's label.
 
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After getting the default Network Name and Password, you are now ready to install your Belkin router.
 
Step 1:
Insert your Belkin router's Setup CD into your computer's CD Drive.
 
Step 2:
When prompted, enter the default Network Name (SSID) and Password found on your router's label then click Next.
 
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NOTE:  For newer Belkin routers, the Network Name (SSID) and Password can be found at the bottom or underneath the router.
 
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Your Belkin router should now be successfully installed.
 
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Connecting wireless devices

Click on the links below to know how to connect your device to your wireless network:

Connecting a Windows computer to the wireless network
Connecting the iPhone® and iPod® to the wireless network
Connecting the Android™ tablet and smartphone to the wireless network


 
Related Article:

Setting up the Belkin router using an iPhone®/iPad®


Related Videos:

Configuring your wireless Belkin router as an access point

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