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Setting up and connecting wireless devices to your Belkin router

This article will guide you on how to properly set up your Belkin router.

QUICK TIP:  For a better performance of your Belkin router, take note of the following:
  • Place the router next to your Internet modem.
  • Avoid placing the router in an open location, away from large metal objects and magnets such as those found in speakers.
  • Raising the router above floor level can also help in improving the strength of your wireless signal.
Setting up the router
Step 1:
Unplug your modem from the power outlet.

Step 2:
Connect your modem to the Internet port of your router using an Ethernet cable.

Step 3:
Plug your modem to the power outlet again and wait for about 30 seconds while it starts up.

Step 4:
Plug the router's power adapter into the power outlet and wait until the LEDs are solid.

Step 5:
Connect your computer to one of the LAN ports on the router using an Ethernet cable.

IMPORTANT:  By default, your wireless router has a wireless network name (SSID) of belkinxxxx (xxxx being a unique number and letter combination) and no wireless security set.  These are your wireless network settings.  It is recommended to change the SSID and set up security for your wireless network.  For instructions on how to change your network's SSID, click here.  To learn how to set up wireless security on your Belkin router, click on the links below.

Setting up WPA™ or WPA2™ security on the Belkin wireless router
Setting up WEP security on the Belkin wireless router
Setting up a secure network using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)​

Once done, your router is now set up and you can now connect wireless devices to it.

Connecting wireless devices to the network

To connect your wireless devices to your Belkin router, follow the steps according to the Operating System (OS) and device that you are using:

Mac® computer
Windows® computer
iPhone® and iPod®

Android™ tablet and smartphone

Related Videos:

Setting up the Belkin router using an Android™ device (VIDEO)
Setting up the Belkin router using an iOS device (VIDEO)
Setting up your router using the web-based setup page (VIDEO)
Setting up a Belkin router using the Setup CD (VIDEO)
Configuring your wireless Belkin router as an access point (VIDEO)

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