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Wireless Router
Share your broadband Internet connection
without running cables
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User Manual
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Thank you for purchasing the Belkin Wireless Router (the Router). In minutes
you will be able to share your Internet connection and network your computers.
The following is a list of features that make your new Router an ideal solution
for your home or small office network.
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Key Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Easy Install Wizard Software System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Knowing your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Placement of your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Connecting and Configuring your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Alternate Setup Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Manually Configuring Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Recommended Web Browser Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
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OVERVIEW
Key Features
Easy Install Wizard
The Easy Install Wizard takes the guesswork out of setting up your Router. This
automatic software determines your network settings for you and sets up the
Router for connection to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). In a matter of
minutes, your Router will be up and running on the Internet.
NOTE: Easy Install Wizard software is compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000,
and XP. If you are using another operating system, the Router can be set up using
the Alternative Method described in this manual.
Integrated Wireless Connectivity
The Router has an integrated 802.11b Wi-Fi Access Point that allows you to
connect wireless-equipped computers to the network without wires.
Works with Both PCs and Mac® Computers
The Router supports a variety of networking environments including Mac OS® 8.x,
9.x, X v10.x, AppleTalk®, Linux®, Windows® 95, 98, 98SE, Me, NT®, 2000, and
XP, and others. All that is needed is an Internet browser and a network adapter
that supports TCP/IP (the standard language of the Internet).
Front-Panel Connected LED Display
Lighted LEDs on the front of the Router indicate which functions are in
operation. You’ll know at-a-glance whether your Router is connected to the
Internet. This feature eliminates the need for advanced software and statusmonitoring procedures.
Vertical or Horizontal Desktop Application
Your Router can stand vertically on the desktop to save space, or lay down flat
on a shelf or under your modem. The included vertical mounting base lets you
decide how to position the Router.
Web-Based Advanced User Interface
You can set up the Router’s advanced functions easily through your web browser,
without having to install additional software onto the computer. There are no
disks to install or keep track of and, best of all, you can make changes and
perform setup functions from any computer on the network quickly and easily.
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OVERVIEW
NAT IP Address Sharing
Your Router employs Network Address Translation (NAT) to share the single IP
address assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider while saving the cost
of adding additional IP addresses to your Internet service account.
SPI Firewall
Your Router is equipped with a firewall that will protect your network from a
wide array of common hacker attacks including IP Spoofing, Land Attack, Ping of
Death (PoD), Denial of Service (DoS), IP with zero length, Smurf Attack, TCP Null
Scan, SYN flood, UDP flooding, Tear Drop Attack, ICMP defect, RIP defect, and
fragment flooding.
Integrated 10/100 4-Port Switch
The Router has a built-in, 4-port network switch to allow your wired computers
to share printers, data and MP3 files, digital photos, and much more. The switch
features automatic detection so it will adjust to the speed of connected devices.
The switch will transfer data between computers and the Internet simultaneously
without interrupting or consuming resources.
Universal Plug-and-Play (UPnP) Compatibility
UPnP (Universal Plug-and-Play) is a technology that offers seamless operation
of voice messaging, video messaging, games, and other applications that are
UPnP-compliant.
Support for VPN Pass-Through
If you connect to your office network from home using a VPN connection, your
Router will allow your VPN-equipped computer to pass through the Router and to
your office network.
Built-In Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) on-board makes for the
easiest possible connection of a network. The DHCP server will assign IP
addresses to each computer automatically so there is no need for a complicated
networking setup.
MAC Address Filtering
For added security, you can set up a list of MAC addresses (unique client identifiers)
that are allowed access to your network. Every computer has its own MAC
address. Simply enter these MAC addresses into a list using the web-based user
interface and you can control access to your network.
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OVERVIEW
Applications and Advantages
• Economically connect multiple computers to a single Internet connection
• SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) networking needs
Provides the easy and quick small network installation SOHO users need.
OVERVIEW
Minimum System Requirements
• Broadband Internet connection such as a cable or DSL modem with RJ45
(Ethernet) connection
• At least one computer with an installed network interface adapter
• TCP/IP networking protocol installed on each computer
Package Contents
• Belkin Wireless Router
• RJ45 Ethernet networking cable
• Vertical Mounting Base (optional use)
• Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.0 or later, or Netscape® 4.0 or later
• Category 5 networking cable
Easy Install Wizard Software System Requirements
• A PC running Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP or a Mac computer running Mac
OS 9.x or OS X
• Power Supply
• Belkin Easy Install Wizard Software CD
• User Manual
• Minimum 64MB RAM
• Internet Browser
• Warranty Registration Card
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KNOWING YOUR ROUTER
The Router has been designed to be placed on a desktop vertically or
horizontally, or it may be mounted to a wall. The slim design minimizes the
desktop space required when placed vertically. All of the cables exit from the rear
of the Router for better organization and utility. The LED indicators are easily
visible on the front of the Router to provide you with information about network
activity and status.
1. Power/Ready LED
When you apply power to the Router or restart it, a short period of time elapses
while the Router boots up. During this time, the “Power/Ready” LED blinks.
When the Router has completely booted up, the Power/Ready LED becomes a
SOLID light, indicating the Router is ready for use.
OFF
Router is OFF
Blinking Green
Router is Booting Up
Solid Green
Router is Ready
2. Wireless Network LED
OFF
Wireless Network is OFF
Green
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4. WAN Status LED
This LED lights in GREEN to indicate that your modem is connected properly to
the Router. It blinks rapidly when information is being sent over the port
between the Router and the modem.
OFF
No WAN Link
Solid Green
Good WAN Link
Blinking Green
WAN Activity
Wireless Network is Ready
3. LAN Port-Status LEDs
These LEDs are labeled 1–4 and correspond to the numbered ports on the rear of
the Router. When a computer is properly connected to one of the LAN ports on
the rear of the Router, the LED will light. GREEN means a 10Base-T device is
connected, AMBER means a 100Base-T device is connected. When information is
being sent over the port, the LED blinks rapidly.
OFF
No Device is Linked to the Port
Green
10Base-T Device Connected
Orange
100Base-Tx Device Connected
Blinking (Orange or Green) Port Activity
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5. Connected LED
This unique LED shows you when the Router is connected to the Internet. When
the light is OFF, the Router is NOT connected to the Internet. When the light is
blinking, the Router is attempting to connect to the Internet. When the light is
solid GREEN, the Router is connected to the Internet. When using the
“Disconnect after x minutes” feature, this LED becomes extremely useful in
monitoring the status of your Router’s connection.
OFF
Router is not Connected to the Internet
Blinking Green
Router is Attempting to Connect to the Internet
Solid Green
Router is Connected to the Internet
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KNOWING YOUR ROUTER
7. WAN Port
This port is for connection to your cable or DSL modem. To ensure proper
functioning, use the cable that was provided with your modem to connect the
modem to this port.
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Note: Using a cable other than the cable supplied with your cable or DSL modem
may cause malfunctioning.
8. LAN Ports
The LAN ports are RJ45, 10/100 auto-negotiation/auto-uplinking (auto MDI-X)
ports for standard UTP category 5 or 6 Ethernet cable. The ports are labeled 1–4.
These ports correspond to the numbered LEDs on the front of the Router.
9. Power Jack
Connect the included 5V DC power supply to this jack.
6. Reset Button
The “Reset” button is used in rare cases when the Router may function
improperly. Resetting the Router will restore the Router’s normal operation while
maintaining the programmed settings. You can also restore the factory default
settings by using the Reset button. Use the restore option in instances where
you may have forgotten your custom password.
a. Resetting the Router
Push and release the Reset button. The lights on the Router will
momentarily flash. The Power/Ready light will begin to blink. When the
Power/Ready light becomes solid again, the reset is complete.
b. Restoring the Factory Defaults
Press and hold the Reset button for five seconds then release it. The
lights on the Router will momentarily flash. The Power/Ready light will
begin to blink. When the Power/Ready light becomes solid again, the
restore is complete.
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PLACEMENT OF YOUR ROUTER
Proper placement of your Router is important to ensure the best performance of
your wireless network. Typically, indoors your Wireless Router can provide a
circular coverage area of 250 feet or more. However, different types of
construction materials and other obstructions in a building can greatly affect the
wireless signal and decrease the range. Whenever possible, your Router should be
placed as close as possible to the center of the area that you want to cover. In
multi-story homes, place the Router on a floor that is as close to the center of
the home as possible; this may mean placing the Router on an upper floor.
Use care when choosing the location of your Router
• Be aware of appliances or large objects such as a refrigerator or washer/dryer
unit that may be on the opposite side of a wall from where you decide to
place your Router.
• Place the Router on top of a desk and away from metal cabinets and
computer cases.
• Do not place objects or components on top of the Router.
• Make sure that both antennas are pointing UP at all times.
CONNECTING AND CONFIGURING YOUR ROUTER
Verify the contents of your box. You should have the following:
• Belkin Wireless Router
• Vertical Mounting Base (optional use)
• Category 5 networking cable (for connection of the Router to the computer)
• Power supply
• Belkin Easy Install Wizard Software CD
• User Manual
Modem Requirements
Your cable or DSL modem must be equipped with an RJ45 Ethernet port. Many
modems have both an RJ45 Ethernet port and a USB connection. If you have a
modem with both Ethernet and USB, and are using the USB connection at this
time, you will be instructed to use the RJ45 Ethernet port during the installation
procedure. If your modem has only a USB port, you can request a different type
of modem from your ISP, or you can, in some cases, purchase a modem that has
an RJ45 Ethernet port on it.
• Metallic-based UV window tint can affect wireless performance. Do not place
the Router next to a tinted window.
We realize that in the real world, it may not be possible to place your Router in
the center of your coverage area. In cases where you may experience difficulty
covering the entire area you want, try placing the Router as high as possible.
Wireless devices work best in a line-of-sight situation where there are no
obstacles between the wireless computer and the Router. The Router may also
be mounted to a wall with the antennas facing UP. There are other options for
expanding your wireless coverage area. Visit www.networking.belkin.com
for solutions.
Ethernet
USB
The wireless signal can be affected by many things including neighboring
wireless networks, microwave ovens in operation, and 2.4GHz cordless phones.
While these things can affect the network performance, your wireless network
typically will work fine under most conditions where these devices exist.
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CONNECTING AND CONFIGURING YOUR ROUTER
Easy Install Wizard
Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP
Belkin has provided our Easy Install Wizard software to make installing your
Router a simple and easy task. You can use it to get your Router up and running
in minutes. The Easy Install Wizard requires that your Windows 98SE, Me, 2000,
or XP computer be connected directly to your cable or DSL modem and that the
Internet connection is active and working at the time of installation. If it is not,
you must use the “Alternate Setup Method” section of this manual to configure
your Router. Additionally, if you are using an operating system other than
Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP, you must set up the Router using the “Alternate
Setup Method” section of this manual.
1.4a Insert the Easy Install Wizard software CD into your CD–ROM Drive. The Easy
Installation Wizard screen will automatically appear on your screen within
15 seconds. If it does not, select your CD-ROM drive from “My Computer”
and double-click on the file named “Setup” on the CD-ROM.
IMPORTANT: Run the Easy Install Wizard from the computer that
is directly connected to the cable or DSL modem.
DO NOT CONNECT THE ROUTER AT THIS TIME.
Step 1: Run the Easy Install Wizard Software
1.1 Shut down any programs that are running on your computer at this time.
1.2 Make sure you have the following items at the computer that is now
directly connected to the cable or DSL modem. DO NOT CONNECT THE
ROUTER AT THIS TIME.
•
The Easy Install Wizard CD-ROM
•
The Router
•
The Router power supply
•
Category 5 networking cable
•
This User Manual
Mac OS X v10.x Users
1.4b If you are running Mac OS X v10.x, a CD icon will show up on the desktop
called “Belkin Easy Install”. Click on the icon. In the window that opens,
click on the file called “Easy Install OSX.dmg”. This will mount a drive called
“Easy Install OSX.dmg” on the desktop. Click on the drive. In the window,
click on “Easy Install OSX” to run the Wizard.
Mac OS 9.x Users
1.4c If you are running Mac OS 9.x, a CD icon will show up on the desktop called
“Belkin Easy Install”. Click on the CD icon. In the window, click on the file
called “Easy Install OS9”.
Step 2: Follow the Easy Install Wizard to Complete the Installation
2.1 Click on “Set Up the Router” to begin.
1.3 Turn off any firewall or Internet connection sharing software on
your computer.
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2.2 Welcome Screen
The Wizard welcome screen will appear. Make sure you have not connected the
Router at this point. If you have connected your Router, please reconnect your
computer directly to the modem. Click “Next” when you are ready to move on.
CONNECTING AND CONFIGURING YOUR ROUTER
2.4 Examining Settings
The Wizard will now examine your computer’s settings and gather information
needed to complete the Router’s connection to the Internet.
2.5 Multi-NICs Screen
2.3 License Agreement
Please read the license agreement in the window. When you are finished, select
“I agree” if you want to continue using the software. Click “I disagree” if you do
not want to continue. Click “Next” to move on.
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This screen will appear ONLY if you have more than one network adapter
installed in your computer. If you have more than one network adapter installed
in your computer, the Wizard will need to know which adapter is connected to
your modem. Select the network card that is connected to your modem from the
list and click “Next”. If you are not sure which adapter to choose, select the
adapter at the top of the list. If you mistakenly choose the wrong adapter now,
you will be able to choose a different one later.
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2.6 PPPoE Connection Detected
If you have a connection type that requires a user name and a password, the
Wizard will ask you to type in your user name and password. If your connection
type does not require a user name and password, you will not see this screen.
Your user name and password is provided to you by your Internet Service
Provider. If you have to type in a user name and password to connect to the
Internet, then type that same user name and password in here. Your user name
looks something like “myname@myISP.com” or simply “myname”. The service
name is optional and is very rarely required by your ISP. If you don’t know your
service name, leave this blank. When you have entered your information, click
“Next” to move on.
CONNECTING AND CONFIGURING YOUR ROUTER
Step 3: Connect the Router to your Modem and Computer
The Wizard will ask you to connect your Router. Follow the steps on the screen,
or do the following:
3.1 Turn off the power to your modem by unplugging the power supply from
the modem.
3.2 Locate the network cable that is connected between your modem and your
computer and unplug it from your computer, leaving the other end
connected to your modem.
3.3 Plug the loose end of the cable you just unplugged into the port on the
back of the Router labeled “Internet/WAN”.
3.4 Connect the new network cable from the back of the computer to one of
the ports labeled “1–4”. Note: It does not matter which numbered port
you choose.
3.5 Turn on your cable or DSL modem by reconnecting the power supply to
the modem.
3.6 Before plugging the power cord into the Router, plug the cord into the wall,
then plug the cord into the Router’s power jack.
Computer that was
originally connected to
the cable or DSL modem
To
Power Adapter
New network cable
(to computer)
Cable or
DSL modem
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Existing network cable
(came with modem)
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3.7 Verify that your modem is connected to the Router by checking the lights on
the front of the Router. The green light labeled “WAN” should be ON if your
modem is connected correctly to the Router. If it is not, recheck
your connections.
CONNECTING AND CONFIGURING YOUR ROUTER
4.2 Configuring the Router
The Wizard will now transfer all of the configuration information to the Router.
This will take approximately one minute.
3.8 Verify that your computer is connected properly to the Router by checking
the lights labeled “LAN 1,2,3,4”. The light which corresponds to the
numbered port that you connected your computer to should be ON if your
computer is connected properly.
Step 4: Continue Following the Wizard’s Instructions
4.1 Checking the Connection
Once you have completed the connection of your Router, the Wizard will check
the connection to the Router. If the Router is not detected, use the
“Troubleshooting” button or refer to the “Troubleshooting” section of this guide
to obtain help about how to correct the problem. If the Wizard is able to
communicate with the Router, the Wizard will move on to the next step.
4.3 When the transfer is complete, the Wizard will tell you that it is done and
may reboot (restart) the Router.
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4.4 When configuration is complete, the Wizard will tell you “Router Setup
Complete” and it will move to the next step.
CONNECTING AND CONFIGURING YOUR ROUTER
4.6 Finished
When the Internet connection is complete, the Wizard will tell you that you are
finished. The “Connected” LED on the front of the Router will be solid GREEN,
indicating that the Router is now connected to the Internet.
4.5 Checking Internet
The Wizard will now check for an Internet connection. This can take a few
minutes. The Wizard may not detect a connection right away. If not, it will retry
a number of times. The “Connected” light on the front panel of the Router will
flash during this time. Please be patient through this process. If at the end of
this process the Wizard cannot connect to the Internet, use the Troubleshooting
button or refer to the Troubleshooting section of this guide to obtain help about
how to correct the problem.
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Your Router is now connected to the Internet. Now you can begin surfing the
Internet by opening your browser and going to your favorite web page.
Congratulations! You have finished installing your new Belkin Router. You are
ready to set up the other computers in your home. You can also add computers
to your Router any time you want. Simply follow step 5 on the next page to
learn how to add more computers.
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CONNECTING AND CONFIGURING YOUR ROUTER
Step 5: Adding Other Computers to your Network Using the
Easy Install Wizard
5.4 The Wizard will make the changes needed to add your computer to the
network. When finished, it will prompt to reboot your computer. Click “Yes”.
If you have other computers in your home that are already equipped with a
wired or wireless network adapter, you can use the Easy Install Wizard to set up
those computers to connect to your Router. If you are adding a Belkin wired or
wireless network adapter to your other computers, install the adapter per the
instructions for the adapter. When the installation of the adapter is finished,
your computer will be set up to connect to the Router. You do not need to use
the Easy Install Wizard to set up the computer.
5.5 When your computer reboots, your computer will be connected to the
network. To begin surfing the Internet, open your browser and go to your
favorite web page.
For Computers Already Equipped with a Wired or Wireless Network Adapter
5.1 For wired computers, connect an Ethernet cable between the computer you
want to add to the network and the Router. For wireless-equipped
computers, make sure your wireless adapter is installed and working. Set
your wireless adapter to connect to a wireless network SSID named “WLAN”
or “ANY”. In many cases you will find that you do not have to make any
changes. Refer to the documentation of your wireless network adapter for
information on making this change. Go to the next step.
You are finished adding the computer to the network. To add more computers,
repeat this process on each computer you wish to add.
5.2 Insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The Easy Installation Wizard screen
will automatically pop-up on your screen within 15 seconds. If it does not,
select your CD-ROM drive and double-click on the file named “Setup” on the
CD-ROM.
5.3 Click “Add computers”.
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ALTERNATE SETUP METHOD
The Advanced User Interface is a web-based tool that you can use to set up the
Router if you don’t want to use the Easy Install Wizard. You can also use it to
manage advanced functions of the Router. From the Advanced User Interface, you
can perform the following tasks:
ALTERNATE SETUP METHOD
1.5 Turn your cable or DSL modem on by reconnecting the power supply to
the modem.
1.6 Before plugging the power cord into the Router, plug the cord into the wall,
then plug the cord into the Router’s power jack.
• View the Router’s current settings and status.
• Configure the Router to connect to your ISP with the settings that they
provided you.
Mac or PC computer that was
originally connected to the
cable or DSL modem
• Change the current network settings such as the Internal IP address, the IP
address pool, DHCP settings and more.
• Set the Router’s firewall to work with specific applications (port forwarding).
• Set up security features such as client restrictions and MAC address filtering.
• Enable the DMZ feature for a single computer on your network.
• Change the Router’s internal password.
• Enable/Disable UPnP (Universal Plug-and-Play).
To
Power Adapter
• Reset the Router.
• Back up your configuration settings.
New network cable
(to computer)
Cable or
DSL modem
• Reset the Router’s default settings.
Existing network cable
(came with modem)
• Update the Router’s firmware.
Alternative Method Step 1:
Connecting your Gateway Router
1.1 Turn off the power to your modem by unplugging the power supply from
the modem.
1.2 Locate the network cable that is connected between your modem and your
computer and unplug it from your computer, leaving the other end
connected to your modem.
1.3 Plug the loose end of the cable you just unplugged into the port on the
back of the Router labeled “Internet/WAN”.
1.7 Verify that your modem is connected to the Router by checking the lights
on the front of the Router. The green light labeled “WAN” should be ON if
your modem is connected correctly to the Router. If it is not, recheck your
connections.
1.8 Verify that your computer is connected properly to the Router by checking
the lights labeled “LAN 1,2,3,4”. The light which corresponds to the
numbered port connected to your computer should be ON, if your computer
is connected properly. If it is not, recheck your connections.
1.4 Connect a new network cable (not included) from the back of the computer
to one of the ports labeled “1–4”. Note: It does not matter which numbered
port you choose.
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Alternative Method Step 2:
Set your Computer’s Network Settings to Work with a DHCP Server
See the section in this manual called “Manually Configuring Network Settings”
for directions.
Alternative Method Step 3:
Configuring the Router Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface
Using your Internet browser, you can access the Router’s Web-Based Advanced
User Interface. In your browser, type “192.168.2.1” (do not type in anything else
such as “http://” or “www”). Then press the “Enter” key.
ALTERNATE SETUP METHOD
Logging out of the Router
One computer at a time can log in to the Router for the purposes of making
changes to the settings of the Router. Once a user has logged in to make
changes, there are two ways that the computer can be logged out. Clicking the
“Logout” button will log the computer out. The second method is automatic. The
login will time out after a specified period of time. The default login time out is
10 minutes. This can be changed from 1 to 99 minutes. For more information, see
the section in this manual titled “Changing the Login Timeout Setting”.
Understanding the Web-Based Advanced User Interface
The home page is the first page you will see when you access the Advanced User
Interface (UI). The home page shows you a quick view of the Router’s status and
settings. All advanced setup pages can be reached from this page.
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Logging into the Router
You will see the Router’s home page in your browser window. The home page is
visible to any user who wants to see it. To make any changes to the Router’s
settings, you have to log in. Clicking the “Login” button or clicking on any one
of the links on the home page will take you to the login screen. The Router ships
with no password entered. In the login screen, leave the password blank and
click the “Submit” button to log in.
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ALTERNATE SETUP METHOD
1. Quick-Navigation Links
You can go directly to any of the Router’s advanced UI pages by clicking directly
on these links. The links are divided into logical categories and grouped by tabs
to make finding a particular setting easier to find. Clicking on the purple header
of each tab will show you a short description of the tab’s function.
6. LAN Settings
Shows you the settings of the Local Area Network (LAN) side of the Router.
Changes can be made to the settings by clicking on any one of the links (IP
Address, Subnet Mask, DHCP Server) or by clicking the “LAN” Quick Navigation
link on the left side of the screen.
2. Home Button
The home button is available in every page of the UI. Pressing this button will
take you back to the home page.
7. Features
Shows the status of the Router’s NAT, firewall, and wireless features. Changes can
be made to the settings by clicking on any one of the links or by clicking the
“Quick Navigation” links on the left side of the screen.
3. Internet Status Indicator
This indicator is visible in all pages of the Router, indicating the connection
status of the Router. When the indicator says “connection OK” in GREEN, the
Router is connected to the Internet. When the Router is not connected to the
Internet, the indicator will read “no connection” in RED. The indicator is
automatically updated when you make changes to the settings of the Router.
4. Login/Logout Button
This button enables you to log in and out of the Router with the press of one
button. When you are logged into the Router, this button will change to read
“Logout”. Logging into the Router will take you to a separate login page where
you will need to enter a password. When you are logged in to the Router, you
can make changes to the settings. When you are finished making changes, you
can log out of the Router by clicking the “Logout” button. For more information
about logging into the Router, see the section called “Logging into the Router”.
8. Internet Settings
Shows the settings of the Internet/WAN side of the Router that connects to the
Internet. Changes to any of these settings can be made by clicking on the links
or by clicking on the “Internet/WAN” Quick Navigation link on the left side of
the screen.
9. Version Info
Shows the firmware version, boot-code version, hardware version, and serial
number of the Router.
10. Page Name
The page you are on can be identified by this name. This manual will sometimes
refer to pages by name. For instance “LAN > LAN Settings” refers to the “LAN
Settings” page.
5. Help Button
The “Help” button gives you access to the Router’s help pages. Help is also
available on many pages by clicking “more info” next to certain sections of
each page.
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Configuring your Router for Connection to your ISP
The “Internet/WAN” tab is where you will set up your Router to connect to your
Internet Service Provider. The Router is capable of connecting to virtually any
Internet Service Provider’s system provided you have correctly configured the
Router’s settings for your ISP’s connection type. Your ISP connection settings are
provided to you by your ISP. To configure the Router with the settings that your
ISP gave you, click “Connection Type” (A) on the left side of the screen. Select
the connection type you use. If your ISP gave you DNS settings, clicking “DNS”
(B) allows you to enter DNS address entries for ISPs that require specific
settings. Clicking “MAC address” (C) will let you clone your computer’s MAC
address or type in a specific WAN MAC address, if required by your ISP. When you
have finished making settings, the “Internet Status” indicator will read
“connection OK” if your Router is set up properly.
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Setting your Connection Type
From the connection type page, you can select the type of connection you use.
Select the type of connection you use by clicking the radio button (1) next to
your connection type and then clicking “Next” (2).
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Setting your ISP Connection Type to Dynamic IP
A dynamic connection type is the most common connection type found with
cable modems. Setting the connection type to “dynamic” in many cases is
enough to complete the connection to your ISP. Some dynamic connection types
may require a host name. You can enter your host name in the space provided if
you were assigned one. Your host name is assigned by your ISP. Some dynamic
connections may require that you clone the MAC address of the PC that was
originally connected to the modem.
Setting your ISP Connection Type to Static IP
A static IP address connection type is less common than other connection types.
If your ISP uses static IP addressing, you will need your IP address, subnet mask,
and ISP gateway address. This information is available from your ISP or on the
paperwork that your ISP left with you. Type in your information, then click
“Apply Changes” (5). After you apply the changes, the Internet Status indicator
will read “connection OK” if your Router is set up properly.
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1. Host Name
This space is provided to enter a host name that needs to be visible to your ISP.
Enter your host name here and click “Apply Changes” (3). If your ISP did not
assign you a host name, or you are not sure, leave this blank.
2. Change WAN MAC Address
If your ISP requires a specific MAC address to connect to the service, you can
enter a specific MAC address or clone the current computer’s MAC address
through this link.
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1. IP Address
Provided by your ISP. Enter your IP address here.
2. Subnet Mask
Provided by your ISP. Enter your subnet mask here.
3. ISP Gateway Address
Provided by your ISP. Enter the ISP gateway address here.
4. My ISP Provides More Than One Static IP Address
If your ISP assigns you more than one static IP address, your Router is capable
of handling up to five static WAN IP addresses. Select “My ISP provides more
than one static IP address” and enter your additional addresses.
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Setting your ISP Connection Type to Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP)
[European Countries Only]. Some ISPs require a connection using PPTP protocol,
a type of connection most common in European countries. This sets up a direct
connection to the ISP’s system. Type in the information provided by your ISP in
the space provided. When you have finished, click “Apply Changes”(9). After you
apply the changes, the Internet Status indicator will read “connection OK” if
your Router is set up properly.
4. Service IP Address
Provided by your ISP. Enter your service IP address here.
5. My IP Address
Provided by your ISP. Enter the IP address here.
6. My Subnet Mask
Provided by your ISP. Enter the IP address here.
7. Connection ID (optional)
Provided by your ISP. If your ISP did not give you a connection ID, leave
this blank.
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8. Disconnect after X….
The Disconnect feature is used to automatically disconnect the Router from your
ISP when there is no activity for a specified period of time. For instance, placing
a check mark next to this option and entering “5” into the minute field will
cause the Router to disconnect from the Internet after five minutes of no
Internet activity. This option should be used if you pay for your Internet service
by the minute.
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1. PPTP Account
Provided by your ISP. Enter your PPTP account name here.
2. PPTP Password
Type in your password and retype it into the “Retype Password” box to confirm it.
3. Host Name
Provided by your ISP. Enter your host name here.
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Setting your Connection Type if you are a Telstra® BigPond User
[Australia Only] Your user name and password are provided to you by Telstra
BigPond. Enter this information below. Choosing your state from the drop-down
menu (6) will automatically fill in your login server IP address. If your login
server address is different than one provided here, you may manually enter the
login server IP address by placing a check in the box next to “User decide login
server manually” (4) and type in the address next to “Login Server” (5). When
you have entered all of your information, click “Apply Changes” (7). After you
apply the changes, the Internet Status indicator will read “connection OK” if
your Router is set up properly.
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3. Password
Type in your password and retype it into the “Retype Password” box to
confirm it.
4. Manually Enter Server IP Address
If your login server IP address is not available in the “Select Your State”
drop-down menu (6), you may manually enter the login server IP address by
placing a check in the box next to “User decide login server manually” and
type in the address next to “Login Server” (5).
Setting Custom Domain Name Server (DNS) Settings
A “Domain Name Server” is a server located on the Internet that translates
Universal Resource Links (URLs) like “www.belkin.com” to IP addresses. Many
ISPs do not require you to enter this information into the Router. The “Automatic
from ISP” box (1) should be checked if your ISP did not give you a specific DNS
address. If you are using a static IP connection type, then you may need to
enter a specific DNS address and secondary DNS address for your connection to
work properly. If your connection type is dynamic or PPPoE, it is likely that you
do not have to enter a DNS address. Leave the “Automatic from ISP” box
checked. To enter the DNS address settings, uncheck the “Automatic from ISP”
box and enter your DNS entries in the spaces provided. Click “Apply Changes” (2)
to save the settings.
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1. Select your State
Select your state from the drop-down menu (6). The “Login Server” box will
automatically be filled in with an IP address. If for some reason this address
does not match the address that Telstra has given you, you can manually
enter the login server address. See “User Decide Login Server Manually” (4).
2. User Name
Provided by your ISP. Type in your user name here.
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Configuring your WAN Media Access Controller (MAC) Address
All network components including cards, adapters, and routers, have a unique
“serial number” called a MAC address. Your ISP may record the MAC address of
your computer’s adapter and only let that particular computer connect to the
Internet service. When you install the Router, its own MAC address will be “seen”
by the ISP and may cause the connection not to work. Belkin has provided the
ability to clone (copy) the MAC address of the computer into the Router. This
MAC address, in turn, will be seen by the ISP’s system as the original MAC
address and will allow the connection to work. If you are not sure whether your
ISP needs to see the original MAC address, simply clone the MAC address of the
computer that was originally connected to the modem. Cloning the address will
not cause any problems with your network.
Cloning your MAC Address
To clone your MAC address, make sure that you are using the computer that was
ORIGINALLY CONNECTED to your modem before the Router was installed. Click the
“Clone” button (1). Click “Apply Changes” (2). Your MAC address is now cloned
to the Router.
Entering a Specific MAC Address
In certain circumstances you may need a specific WAN MAC address. You can
manually enter one in the “MAC Address” page. Type in a MAC address in the
spaces provided (3) and click “Apply Changes” to save the changes. The Router’s
WAN MAC address will now be changed to the MAC address you specified.
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Using your Internet browser, you can access the Router’s Web-Based Advanced
User Interface. In your browser, type “192.168.2.1” (do not type in anything else
such as “http://” or “www”) then press the “Enter” key.
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Changing LAN Settings
All settings for the internal LAN setup of the Router can be viewed and
changed here.
You will see the Router’s home page in your browser window.
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Viewing the LAN Settings
Clicking on the header of the LAN tab (A) will take you to the LAN tab’s header
page. A quick description of the functions can be found here. To view the
settings or make changes to any of the LAN settings, click on “LAN Settings” (B)
or to view the list of connected computers, click on “DHCP Client List” (C).
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1. IP Address
The “IP address” is the internal IP address of the Router. The default IP address
is “192.168.2.1”. To access the advanced setup interface, type this IP address
into the address bar of your browser. This address can be changed if needed. To
change the IP address, type in the new IP address and click “Apply Changes”. The
IP address you choose should be a non-routable IP. Examples of a non-routable
IP are:
192.168.x.x (where x is anything between 0 and 255)
10.x.x.x (where x is anything between 0 and 255)
2. Subnet Mask
There is no need to change the subnet mask. This is a unique, advanced feature
of your Belkin Router. It is possible to change the subnet mask if necessary,
however, do NOT make changes to the subnet mask unless you have a specific
reason to do so. The default setting is “255.255.255.0”.
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3. DHCP Server
The DHCP server function makes setting up a network very easy by assigning IP
addresses to each computer on the network automatically. The default setting is
“On”. The DHCP server can be turned OFF if necessary, however, in order to do so
you must manually set a static IP address for each computer on your network. To
turn off the DHCP server, select “Off” and click “Apply Changes”.
4. IP Pool
The range of IP addresses set aside for dynamic assignment to the computers on
your network. The default is 2–100 (99 computers). If you want to change this
number, you can do so by entering a new starting and ending IP address and
clicking on “Apply Changes”. The DHCP server can assign 100 IP addresses
automatically. This means that you cannot specify an IP address pool larger than
100 computers. For example, starting at 50 means you have to end at 150 or
lower so as not to exceed the 100-client limit. The starting IP address must be
lower in number than the ending IP address.
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Viewing the DHCP Client List Page
You can view a list of the computers (known as clients), which are connected to
your network. You are able to view the IP address (1) of the computer, the host
name (2) (if the computer has been assigned one), and the MAC address (3) of
the computer’s network interface card (NIC). Pressing the “Refresh” (4) button
will update the list. If there have been any changes, the list will be updated.
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5. Lease Time
The length of time the DHCP server will reserve the IP address for each computer.
We recommend that you leave the lease time set to “Forever”. The default setting
is “Forever”, meaning that any time a computer is assigned an IP address by the
DHCP server, the IP address will not change for that particular computer. Setting
lease times for shorter intervals such as one day or one hour frees IP addresses
after the specified period of time. This also means that a particular computer’s IP
address may change over time. If you have set any of the other advanced
features of the Router such as DMZ or client IP filters, these are dependent on
the IP address. For this reason, you will not want the IP address to change.
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6. Local Domain Name
The default setting is “Belkin”. You can set a local domain name (network name)
for your network. There is no need to change this setting unless you have a
specific advanced need to do so. You can name the network anything you want
such as “MY NETWORK”.
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Configuring the Wireless Network Settings
The Wireless tab lets you make changes to the wireless network settings. From this
tab you can make changes to the wireless network name (SSID), operating
channel, encryption security settings, and configure the Router to be used as an
access point.
Changing the Wireless Channel
There are a number of operating channels you can choose from. In the United
States, there are 11 channels. In the United Kingdom and most of Europe, there
are 13 channels. In a small number of other countries, there are other channel
requirements. Your Router is configured to operate on the proper channels for
the country you reside in. The default channel is 11. The channel can be
changed if needed. If there are other wireless networks operating in your area,
your network should be set to operate on a channel that is different than the
other wireless networks. For best performance, use a channel that is at least five
channels away from the other wireless network. For instance, if another network
is operating on channel 11, then set your network to channel 6 or below. To
change the channel, select the channel from the drop-down list. Click “Apply
Changes”. The change is immediate.
Changing the Wireless Network Name (SSID)
To identify your wireless network, a name called the SSID (Service Set Identifier)
is used. The default SSID of the Router is “WLAN”. You can change this to
anything you want to or you can leave it unchanged. If there are other wireless
networks operating in your area, you will want to make sure that your SSID is
unique (does not match that of another wireless network in the area). To change
the SSID, type in the SSID that you want to use and click “Apply Changes”. The
change is immediate. If you make a change to the SSID, your wireless-equipped
computers may also need to be reconfigured to connect to your new network
name. Refer to the documentation of your wireless network adapter for
information on making this change.
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Using the Broadcast SSID Feature
Note: This advanced feature should be employed by advanced users only. For
security, you can choose not to broadcast your network’s SSID. Doing so will keep
your network name hidden from computers that are scanning for the presence of
wireless networks. To turn off the broadcast of the SSID, remove the check mark
from the box next to “Broadcast SSID”, then click “Apply Changes”. The change is
immediate. Each computer now needs to be set to connect to your specific SSID;
an SSID of “ANY” will no longer be accepted. Refer to the documentation of your
wireless network adapter for information on making this change.
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Changing the Wireless Encryption Settings
Clicking on the “Encryption” link in the “Wireless” tab will take you to the
Encryption settings screen. To make setting up your network for the first time
easy, the Router ships with encryption turned off. If you wish to turn on
encryption, you can do so from this page. Turning on encryption will require you
to set each of your wireless-equipped computers with the same encryption
settings that you make in the Router. Refer to the documentation of your
wireless network adapter for information on making this change.
2. Type in a passphrase. A passphrase is like a password. It can be a mixture of
numbers and letters. After you type in your passphrase, click “Generate”. When
you click “Generate”, the key fields below will become populated. Note: 64-bit
encryption will generate four keys and 128-bit encryption will generate only
one key. Select the key you want to use by clicking the radio button next to
it. Click “Apply Changes”.
There are two types of encryption to choose from: 64-bit and 128-bit encryption.
Using encryption will make your network more secure, but will slow down the
network performance. Although network performance will be reduced, it is likely
the change will not be detectable to users of the network.
Setting Encryption Automatically Using a Passphrase
Note to Mac users: The Passphrase option will not operate with Apple® AirPort®.
To configure encryption for your Mac computer, set the encryption using the
manual method described in the next section.
1. Select “64-bit automatically” or “128-bit automatically” from the
drop-down menu.
3. Encryption in the Router is now set. Each of your computers on your wireless
network will now need to be configured with the same passphrase. Refer to
the documentation of your wireless network adapter for information on
making this change.
Setting Encryption Manually Using a Hexadecimal Key
A hexadecimal key is a mixture of numbers and letters from A–F and 0–9. 64-bit
keys are five 2-digit numbers. 128-bit keys are 13 2-digit numbers.
For instance:
AF 0F 4B C3 D4 = 64-bit key
C3 03 0F AF 0F 4B B2 C3 D4 4B C3 D4 E7 = 128-bit key
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In the boxes below, make up your key by writing in two characters between A–F
and 0–9. You will use this key to program the encryption settings on your Router
and your wireless computers.
Note to Mac users: Original Apple AirPort products support 64-bit encryption only.
Apple AirPort 2 products can support 64-bit or 128-bit encryption. Please check
your product to see which version you are using. If you cannot configure your
network with 128-bit encryption, try 64-bit encryption.
1. Select “64-bit manually” or “128-bit manually” from the drop-down menu.
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Using the Access Point Mode
Note: This advanced feature should be employed by advanced users only. The
Router can be configured to work as a wireless network access point. Using this
mode will defeat the NAT IP sharing feature and DHCP server. In AP mode, the
Router will need to be configured with an IP address that is in the same subnet
as the rest of the network that you will bridge to. The default IP address is
192.168.2.254 and subnet mask is 255.255.255.0. These can be customized for
your need.
1. Enable the AP mode my selecting “Enable” in the “Use as Access Point only”
page. When you select this option, you will be able to change the IP settings.
2. Set your IP settings to match your network. Click “Apply Changes”.
3. Connect a cable from the WAN port on the Router to your existing network.
The Router is now acting as an Access Point. To access the Router advanced
user interface again, type the IP address you specified into your browser’s
navigation bar. You can set the encryption settings, MAC address filtering, SSID
and channel normally.
2. If using 64-bit encryption, there will be four key fields. If using 128-bit
encryption, there will be one key field. In the key field(s), type in the
hexadecimal key(s) that you wish to use. When finished typing in your keys,
select which key you want to use by clicking the radio button next to it. Click
“Apply Changes”.
3. Encryption in the Router is now set. Each of your computers on your wireless
network will now need to be configured with the same hexadecimal key. Refer
to the documentation of your wireless network adapter for information on
making this change.
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Configuring the Firewall
Your Router is equipped with a firewall that will protect your network from a
wide array of common hacker attacks including:
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IP Spoofing
Land Attack
Ping of Death (PoD)
Denial of Service (DoS)
IP with zero length
Smurf Attack
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SYN flood
UDP flooding
Tear Drop Attack
ICMP defect
RIP defect
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Configuring Internal Forwarding Settings
The Virtual Servers function will allow you to route external (Internet) calls for
services such as a web server (port 80), FTP server (Port 21), or other
applications through your Router to your internal network. Since your internal
computers are protected by a firewall, computers outside your network (over the
Internet) cannot get to them because they cannot be “seen”. A list of common
applications has been provided in case you need to configure the Virtual Server
function for a specific application. If your application is not listed, you will need
to contact the application vendor to find out which port settings you need.
The firewall also masks common ports that are frequently used to attack
networks. These ports appear to be “Stealth” meaning that for all intents and
purposes, they do not exist to a would-be hacker. You can turn the firewall
function off if needed, however, it is recommended that you leave the firewall
enabled. Disabling the firewall protection will not leave your network
completely vulnerable to hacker attacks, but it is recommended that you leave
the firewall enabled.
Choosing an Application
Select your application from the drop-down list. Click “Add”. The settings will be
transferred to the next available space in the screen. Click “Apply Changes” to
save the setting for that application. To remove an application, select the
number of the row that you want to remove then click “Clear”.
Manually Entering Settings into the Virtual Server
To manually enter settings, enter the IP address in the space provided for the
internal (server) machine, the port(s) required to pass (use a comma between
multiple ports), select the port type (TCP or UDP), and click “Apply Changes”.
You can only pass one port per internal IP address. Opening ports in your
firewall can pose a security risk. You can enable and disable settings very
quickly. It is recommended that you disable the settings when you are not
using a specific application.
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Setting Client IP Filters
The Router can be configured to restrict access to the Internet, e-mail, or other
network services at specific days and times. Restriction can be set for a single
computer, a range of computers, or multiple computers.
Setting MAC Address Filtering
The MAC address filter is a powerful security feature that allows you to specify
which computers are allowed on the network. Any computer attempting to
access the network that is not specified in the filter list will be denied access.
When you enable this feature, you must enter the MAC address of each client
(computer) on your network to allow network access to each. The “Block”
feature lets you turn on and off access to the network easily for any computer
without having to add and remove the computer’s MAC address from the list.
To restrict Internet access to a single computer for example, enter the IP address
of the computer you wish to restrict access to in the IP fields (1). Next, enter
“88” in both the port fields (2). Select “Both”(3). Select “Block” (4). You can
also select “Always” to block access all of the time. Select the day to start on
top (5), the time to start on top (6), the day to end on the bottom (7), and
the time to stop (8) on the bottom. Select “Enable” (9). Click “Apply Changes”.
The computer at the IP address you specified will now be blocked from Internet
access at the times you specified. Note: Be sure you have selected the correct
time zone under “Utilities> System Settings> Time Zone”.
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To enable this feature, select “Enable MAC Address Filtering” (1). Next, enter the
MAC address of each computer on your network by clicking in the space provided
(2) and entering the MAC address of the computer you want to add to the list.
Click “Add” (3), then “Apply Changes” to save the settings. To delete a MAC
address from the list, simply click “Delete” next to the MAC address you wish to
delete. Click “Apply Changes” to save the settings.
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Note: You will not be able to delete the MAC address of the computer you are using
to access the Router's administrative functions (the computer you are
using now).
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Enabling the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
The DMZ feature allows you to specify one computer on your network to be
placed outside of the firewall. This may be necessary if the firewall is causing
problems with an application such as a game or video conferencing application.
Use this feature on a temporary basis. The computer in the DMZ is NOT protected
from hacker attacks.
Blocking an ICMP Ping
Computer hackers use what is known as “pinging” to find potential victims on
the Internet. By pinging a specific IP address and receiving a response from the
IP address, a hacker can determine that something of interest might be there.
The Router can be set up so it will not respond to an ICMP ping from the
outside. This heightens the level of security of your Router.
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To put a computer in the DMZ, enter the last digits of its IP address in the IP
field and select “Enable”. Click “Apply Changes” for the change to take effect. If
you are using multiple static WAN IP addresses, it is possible to select which
WAN IP address the DMZ host will be directed to. Type in the WAN IP address you
wish the DMZ host to direct to, enter the last two digits of the IP address of the
DMZ host computer, select “Enable” and click “Apply Changes”.
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To turn off the ping response, select “Block ICMP Ping” (1) and click “Apply
Changes”. The Router will not respond to an ICMP ping.
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Utilities
This screen lets you manage different parameters of the Router and perform
certain administrative functions.
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Restarting the Router
Sometimes it may be necessary to restart or reboot the Router if it begins
working improperly. Restarting or rebooting the Router will NOT delete any of
your configuration settings.
Restarting the Router to Restore Normal Operation
1. Click the “Restart Router” button.
2. The following message will appear. Click “OK”.
3. The following message will appear. Restarting the Router can take up to
60 seconds. It is important not to turn off the power to the Router during
the restart.
Parental Control
See separate Parental Control User Manual from Belkin.
4. A 60-second countdown will appear on the screen. When the countdown
reaches zero, the Router will be restarted. The Router home page should
appear automatically. If not, type in the Router’s address (default =
192.168.2.1) into the navigation bar of your browser.
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Restoring Factory Default Settings
Using this option will restore all of the settings in the Router to the factory
(default) settings. It is recommended that you back up your settings before you
restore all of the defaults.
1. Click the “Restore Defaults” button.
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Saving a Current Configuration
You can save your current configuration by using this feature. Saving your
configuration will allow you to restore it later if your settings are lost or
changed. It is recommended that you back up your current configuration before
performing a firmware update.
1. Click “Save”. A window called “File Download” will open. Click “Save”.
2. The following message will appear. Click “OK”.
3. The following message will appear. Restoring the defaults includes restarting
the Router. It can take up to 60 seconds. It is important not to turn the
power to the Router off during the restart.
4. A 60-second countdown will appear on the screen. When the countdown
reaches zero, the Router’s defaults will be restored. The Router home page
should appear automatically. If it does not, type in the Router’s address
(default = 192.168.2.1) into the navigation bar of your browser.
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2. A window will open that allows you to select the location where you want to
save the configuration file. Select a location. You can name the file anything
you want, or use the default name “Config”. Be sure to name the file so you
can locate it yourself later. When you have selected the location and name of
the file, click “Save”.
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Restoring a Previous Configuration
This option will allow you to restore a previously saved configuration.
1. Click “Browse”. A window will open that allows you to select the location of
the configuration file. All configuration files end with a “.bin”. Locate the
configuration file you want to restore and double-click on it.
3. When the save is complete, you will see the window below. Click “Close”.
The configuration is now saved.
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2. You will be asked if you want to continue. Click “OK”.
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Updating Firmware
From time to time, Belkin may release new versions of the Router’s firmware.
Firmware updates contain feature improvements and fixes to problems that may
have existed. When Belkin releases new firmware, you can download the
firmware from the Belkin update website and update your Router’s firmware to
the latest version.
3. A reminder window will appear. It will take up to 60 seconds for the
configuration restoration to complete. Click “OK”.
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4. A 60-second countdown will appear on the screen. When the countdown
reaches zero, the Router’s configuration will be restored. The Router home
page should appear automatically. If not, type in the Router’s address
(default = 192.168.2.1) into the navigation bar of your browser.
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Checking for a New Version of Firmware
The “Check Firmware” (1) button allows you to instantly check for a new version
of firmware. When you click the button, a new browser window will appear
informing you that either no new firmware is available or that there is a new
version available. If a new version is available, you will have the option to
download it.
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Downloading a New Version of Firmware
If you click the “Check Firmware” button and a new version of firmware is
available, you will see a screen such as the following.
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3. When the save is complete, you will see the following window. Click “Close”.
1. To download the new version of firmware, click “Download”.
The download of the firmware is complete. To update the firmware, follow the
next steps in “Updating the Router’s Firmware”.
2. A window will open that allows you to select the location where you want to
save the firmware file. Select a location. You can name the file anything you
want, or use the default name. Be sure to locate the file in a place where you
can locate it yourself later. When you have selected the location, click “Save”.
Updating the Router’s Firmware
1. In the “Firmware Update” page, click “Browse” (2). A window will open that
allows you to select the location of the firmware update file. All firmware files
end with a “.dlf”.
2. Browse to the firmware file you downloaded. Select the file by double-clicking
on the file name.
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3. The “Update Firmware” box will now display the location and name of the
firmware file you just selected. Click “Update”.
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Changing System Settings
The “System Settings” page is where you can enter a new administrator
password, set the time zone, enable remote management, and turn on and off
the NAT function of the Router.
Setting or Changing the Administrator Password
The Router ships with NO password entered. If you wish to add a password for
greater security, you can set a password here. Write down your password and
keep it in a safe place, as you will need it if you need to log into the Router in
the future. It is also recommended that you set a password if you plan to use
the remote management feature of your Router.
4. You will be asked if you are sure you want to continue. Click “OK”.
5. You will see one more message. This message tells you that the Router may
not respond for as long as one minute as the firmware is loaded into the
Router and the Router is rebooted. Click “OK”.
Changing the Login Timeout Setting
The login timeout option allows you to set the period of time that you can be
logged into the Router’s advanced setup interface. The timer starts when there
has been no activity. For example, you have made some changes in the advanced
setup interface, then left your computer alone without clicking “Logout”.
Assuming the timeout is set to 10 minutes, then 10 minutes after you leave, the
login session will expire. You will have to login to the Router again to make any
more changes. The login timeout option is for security purposes and the default
is set to 10 minutes. Note: Only one computer can be logged into the Router’s
advanced setup interface at one time.
6. A 60-second countdown will appear on the screen. When the countdown
reaches zero, the Router firmware update will be complete. The Router home
page should appear automatically. If not, type in the Router’s address
(default = 192.168.2.1) into the navigation bar of your browser.
The firmware update is complete.
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Setting the Time and Time Zone
The Router keeps time by connecting to a Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)
server. This allows the Router to synchronize the system clock to the global
Internet. The synchronized clock in the Router is used to record the security log
and control client filtering. Select the time zone that you reside in. If you reside
in an area that observes Daylight Saving, then place a check mark in the box
next to “Enable Daylight Saving”. The system clock may not update immediately.
Allow at least 15 minutes for the Router to contact the time servers on the
Internet and get a response. You cannot set the clock yourself.
Enabling Remote Management
Before you enable this advanced feature of your Belkin Router, MAKE SURE YOU
HAVE SET THE ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD. Remote management allows you to
make changes to your Router’s settings from anywhere on the Internet. There are
two methods of remotely managing the Router. The first is to allow access to the
Router from anywhere on the Internet by selecting “Any IP address can remotely
manage the Router”. By typing in your WAN IP address from any computer on the
Internet, you will be presented with a login screen where you need to type in
the password of your Router. The second method is to allow a specific IP address
only to remotely manage the Router. This is more secure, but less convenient. To
use this method, enter the IP address you know you will be accessing the Router
from in the space provided and select “Only this IP address can remotely manage
the Router”. Before you enable this function, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that
you set your administrator password. Leaving the password empty will potentially
open your Router to intrusion.
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Enabling/Disabling NAT (Network Address Translation)
Note: This advanced feature should be employed by advanced users only.
Before enabling this function, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SET THE ADMINISTRATOR
PASSWORD. Network Address Translation (NAT) is the method by which the
Router shares the single IP address assigned by your ISP with the other
computers on your network. This function should only be used if your ISP
assigns you multiple IP addresses or you need NAT disabled for an advanced
system configuration. If you have a single IP address and you turn NAT off, the
computers on your network will not be able to access the Internet. Other
problems may also occur. Turning off NAT will disable your firewall functions.
Enabling/Disabling UPnP
UPnP (Universal Plug-and-Play) is yet another advanced feature offered by your
Belkin Router. It is a technology that offers seamless operation of voice
messaging, video messaging, games, and other applications that are UPnPcompliant. Some applications require the Router’s firewall to be configured in a
specific way to operate properly. This usually requires opening TCP and UDP
ports, and in some instances, setting trigger ports. An application that is UPnPcompliant has the ability to communicate with the Router, basically “telling” the
Router which way it needs the firewall configured. The Router ships with the
UPnP feature disabled. If you are using any applications that are UPnPcompliant, and wish to take advantage of the UPnP features, you can enable the
UPnP feature. Simply select “Enable” in the “UPnP Enabling” section of the
“Utilities” page. Click “Apply Changes” to save the change.
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MANUALLY CONFIGURING NETWORK SETTINGS
Enabling/Disabling Auto Firmware Update
This innovation provides the Router with the built-in capability to automatically
check for a new version of firmware and alert you that the new firmware is
available. When you log into the Router’s advanced interface, the Router will
perform a check to see if new firmware is available. If so, you will be notified.
You can choose to download the new version or ignore it. The Router ships with
this feature enabled. If you want to disable it, select “Disable” and click
“Apply Changes”.
Set up the computer that is connected to the cable or DSL modem FIRST using
these steps. You can also use these steps to add computers to your Router after
the Router has been set up to connect to the Internet.
Manually Configuring Network Settings in Mac OS up to 9.x
1. Pull down the Apple menu. Select “Control Panels” and select “TCP/IP”.
2. You will see the TCP/IP control panel. Select “Ethernet Built-In” or “Ethernet”
in the “Connect via:” drop-down menu (1).
(1)
(2)
3. Next to “Configure” (2), if “Manually” is selected, your Router will need to be
set up for a static IP connection type. Write the address information in the
table below. You will need to enter this information into the Router.
4. If not already set, at “Configure:”, choose “Using DHCP Server”. This will tell
the computer to obtain an IP address from the Router.
5. Close the window. If you made any changes, the following window will appear.
Click “Save”.
Restart the computer. When the computer restarts, your network settings are now
configured for use with the Router.
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Manually Configuring Network Settings in Mac OS X
4. Select the “TCP/IP” tab (3). Next to “Configure” (4), you should see
“Manually” or “Using DHCP”. If you do not, check the PPPoE tab (5) to make
sure that “Connect using PPPoE” is NOT selected. If it is, you will need to
configure your Router for a PPPoE connection type using your user name
and password.
1. Click on the “System Preferences” icon.
5. If “Manually” is selected, your Router will need to be set up for a static IP
connection type. Write the address information in the table below. You will
need to enter this information into the Router.
2. Select “Network” (1) from the “System Preferences” menu.
(1)
6. If not already selected, select “Using DHCP” next to “Configure” (4), then
click “Apply Now”.
Your network settings are now configured for use with the Router.
3. Select “Built-in Ethernet” (2) next to “Show“ in the Network menu.
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(2)
(3)
(4)
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Manually Configuring Network Settings in Windows 2000, NT, or XP
Manually Configuring Network Settings in Windows 98SE or Me
1. Click “Start”, “Settings”, then “Control Panel”.
1. Right-click on “My Network Neighborhood” and select “Properties” from the
drop-down menu.
2. Select “TCP/IP -> settings” for your installed network adapter. You will see the
following window.
2. Double-click on the “Network and dial-up connections” icon (Windows 2000)
or the “Network” icon (Windows XP).
3. Right-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your network
adapter and select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.
4. In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window, click “Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP)” and click the “Properties” button. The following screen will appear:
(3)
(1)
(2)
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5. If “Use the following IP address” (2) is selected, your Router will need to be
set up for a static IP connection type. Write the address information the table
below. You will need to enter this information into the Router.
6. If not already selected, select “Obtain an IP address automatically” (1) and
“Obtain DNS server address automatically” (3). Click “OK”.
Your network settings are now configured for use with the Router.
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3. If “Specify and IP address” is selected, your Router will need to be set up for
a static IP connection type. Write the address information in the table below.
You will need to enter this information into the Router.
4. Write the IP address and subnet mask from the “IP Address” tab (3).
5. Click the “Gateway” tab (2). Write the gateway address down in the chart.
6. Click the “DNS Configuration” tab (1). Write the DNS address(es) in the chart.
7. If not already selected, select “Obtain IP address automatically” on the IP
address tab. Click “OK”.
Restart the computer. When the computer restarts, your network settings are now
configured for use with the Router.
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RECOMMENDED WEB BROWSER SETTINGS
In most cases, you will not need to make any changes to your web browser’s
settings. If you are having trouble accessing the Internet or the advanced
web-based user interface, then change your browser’s settings to the
recommended settings in this section.
Internet Explorer 4.0 or Higher
1. Start your web browser. Select “Tools” then “Internet Options”.
RECOMMENDED WEB BROWSER SETTINGS
3. Under the “Internet Options” screen, click on “Connections” and select
“LAN Settings…”.
4. Make sure there are no check marks next to any of the displayed options:
“Automatically detect settings”, “Use automatic configuration script”, and
“Use a proxy server”. Click “OK”. Then click “OK” again in the “Internet
Options” page.
2. In the “Internet Options” screen, there are three selections: “Never dial a
connection”, “Dial whenever a network connection is not present”, and
“Always dial my default connection”. If you can make a selection, select
“Never dial a connection”. If you cannot make a selection, go to the
next step.
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Netscape® Navigator® 4.0 or Higher
1. Start Netscape. Click on “Edit” then “Preferences”.
2. In the “Preferences” window, click on “Advanced” then select “Proxies”. In the
“Proxies” window, select “Direct connection to the Internet”.
TROUBLESHOOTING
You can find technical support information at http://www.belkin.com/networking
or www.belkin.com through the tech support area. If you want to contact
technical support by phone, please call 877-736-5771. Technical support is
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Problem
The Easy Install Wizard is
not able to connect my
Router to the Internet.
Possible Cause/Solution
1. The software must be run from the computer
that is connected to the modem. The
Internet connection must be active and
working at the time of installation. Connect
your computer back to the modem and make
sure the Internet connection is working.
Once you have verified that the Internet
connection is working, run the Easy Install
Wizard again.
2. If your ISP requires a user name and
password, make sure that you have typed in
your user name and password correctly. Some
user names require that the ISP’s domain be
at the end of the name. Example
“myname@myisp.com”. The “@myisp.com”
part of the user name may need to be typed
as well as your user name.
3. Make sure that the modem is ON. Check the
wall adapter and the power connection at
the modem. Some modems have a power
switch. Make sure the power switch is in the
ON position.
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The Easy Install Wizard is
not able to find my Router.
1. Make sure that the Router is ON. The
Power/Ready light will be on GREEN and
SOLID. Check the power supply connection at
the wall and the Router.
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My connection type is
“static IP address”. I cannot
connect to the Internet.
2. Make sure that the LAN link light that
corresponds to the port you connected to
the computer is ON. Check the network cable
going from the computer to the Router.
3. If the Easy Install Wizard told you that it
detected multiple network adapters, run the
Easy Install Wizard again and try a different
adapter.
The WAN link LED is not on
or I cannot connect to the
cable or DSL modem.
1. Check the connection between the Router
and the cable or DSL modem. Make sure the
network cable from the cable or DSL modem
is connected to the port on the Router
labeled “Internet/WAN”.
2. Make sure the cable or DSL modem is
powered and switched on.
3. Make sure the Router has power. The
Power/Ready LED should be illuminated.
4. Make sure the cable between the modem and
the Router is the cable that was provided
with the modem.
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1. Since your connection type is “static IP
address”, your ISP must assign you the IP
address, subnet mask, and gateway address.
Make sure that the Router’s connection type
is configured as “Static IP Address” and
verify your settings.
2. Your ISP may bind your connection to the
MAC address of your computer’s NIC. Clone
your MAC address.
My connection type is
“dynamic IP address”. I
cannot connect to the
Internet.
1. Make sure your computers are correctly
configured and all network cables are
properly connected.
2. Make sure the cable or DSL line is properly
attached on your cable or DSL modem. Refer
to the manual of your modem to verify that
it works normally.
3. Make sure the network cable between the
modem and the barricade is well connected.
Power off the modem; wait a few seconds
and then power it on again.
4. Your ISP may bind your connection to the
MAC address of your computer’s NIC. Clone
your MAC address.
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My connection type is
“PPPoE”. I cannot connect
to the Internet.
1. Since your connection type is PPPoE, your
ISP will assign you a user name and
password and sometimes a service name.
Make sure the Router connection type is
configured as “PPPoE” and these settings are
entered properly.
2. Make sure your computers are correctly
configured and all network cables are
properly connected.
3. Make sure the coaxial cable or DSL line is
properly attached on your cable or DSL
modem. Refer to the manual of your modem
to verify it works normally.
4. Make sure the network cable between the
modem and the Router is well connected.
Power off the modem for a few seconds and
power on it again.
5. Your ISP may bind your connection to the
MAC address of your computer’s NIC. Clone
your MAC address.
INFORMATION
FCC Statement
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY WITH FCC RULES FOR
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY
We, Belkin Corporation, of 501 West Walnut Street, Compton, CA 90220, declare under our sole
responsibility that the product,
F5D6231-4
to which this declaration relates,
complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Caution: Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation.
The radiated output power of this device is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits.
Nevertheless, the device shall be used in such manner that the potential for human contact
normal operation is minimized.
When connecting an external antenna to the device, the antenna shall be placed in such a
manner to minimize the potential for human contact during normal operation. In order to avoid
the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency exposure limits, human proximity to the
antenna shall not be less than 20cm (8 inches) during normal operation.
Federal Communications Commission Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not installed and used
in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the distance between the equipment and the receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Modifications
The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications to this device that
are not expressly approved by Belkin Corporation may void the users authority to operate
the equipment.
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INFORMATION
Canada-Industry Canada (IC)
INFORMATION
Belkin Corporation Limited Lifetime Product Warranty
The wireless radio of this device complies with RSS 139 & RSS 210 Industry Canada. This Class B
digital complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B conforme á la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Europe-European Union Notice
Radio products with the CE 0682 or CE alert marking comply
with the R&TTE Directive (1995/5/EC) issued by the Commission of the
European Community.
Compliance with this directive implies conformity to the following European Norms (in brackets
are the equivalent international standards).
• EN 60950 (IEC60950) – Product Safety
• EN 300 328 Technical requirement for radio equipment
• ETS 300 826 General EMC requirements for radio equipment.
To determine the type of transmitter, check the identification label on your Belkin product.
Products with the CE marking comply with the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage
Directive (72/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community. Compliance with
these directives implies conformity to the following European Norms (in brackets are the
equivalent international standards).
Belkin Corporation warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for its
lifetime. If a defect is discovered, Belkin will, at its option, repair or replace the product at no
charge provided it is returned during the warranty period, with transportation charges prepaid, to
the authorized Belkin dealer from whom you purchased the product. Proof of purchase may be
required.
This warranty does not apply if the product has been damaged by accident, abuse, misuse, or
misapplication; if the product has been modified without the written permission of Belkin; or if
any Belkin serial number has been removed or defaced.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS,
WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. BELKIN SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND
ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
No Belkin dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or
addition to this warranty.
BELKIN IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING
FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, LOST PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL, DAMAGE TO OR REPROGRAMMING OR
REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR DATA STORED IN, OR USED WITH, BELKIN PRODUCTS.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages or
exclusions of implied warranties, so the above limitations of exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from
state to state.
• EN 55022 (CISPR 22) – Electromagnetic Interference
• EN 55024 (IEC61000-4-2,3,4,5,6,8,11)- Electromagnetic Immunity
• EN 61000-3-2 (IEC610000-3-2) - Power Line Harmonics
• EN 61000-3-3 (IEC610000) – Power Line Flicker
• EN 60950 (IEC60950) – Product Safety
Products that contain the radio transmitter are labeled with CE 0682 or CE alert marking and may
also carry the CE logo.
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