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Wireless Pre-N Router
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Table of Contents
1 Introduction
Advantages of a Wireless Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Revolutionary 108 Mbps Wireless Pre-N
Technology with MIMO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Placement of your Wireless Pre-N Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2 Product Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Product Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
3 Knowing your Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Package Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Easy Install Wizard Software System Requirements . . . . . . 11
4 Connecting and Configuring your Router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
5 Alternate Setup Method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
6 Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface . . . . . . . . . . 42
Changing LAN Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Viewing the DHCP Client List Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Configuring the Wireless Network Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Setting WPA Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Setting WEP Encryption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Using the Access Point Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Setting MAC Address Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Configuring the Firewall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Using the Dynamic DNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Restarting the Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Updating the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
7 Manually Configuring Computer Network Settings . . . . . . . . 77
8 Recommended Web Browser Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
9 How to Set Up your Network to Operate with AOL®
for Broadband and your Network Router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
10 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
11 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Introduction
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Share one high-speed Internet connection with all the computers
in your home
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Share resources, such as files and hard drives among all the
connected computers in your home
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Share a single printer with the entire family
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Share documents, music, video, and digital pictures
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Store, retrieve, and copy files from one computer to another
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Simultaneously play games online, check Internet e-mail,
and chat
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Here are some of the advantages of setting up a Belkin
Wireless Network:
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Mobility – you’ll no longer need a dedicated “computer room”—now
you can work on a networked laptop or desktop computer anywhere
within your wireless range
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Easy installation – Belkin’s Easy Installation Wizard makes
setup simple
Flexibility – set up and access printers, computers, and other
networking devices from anywhere in your home
Easy Expansion – the wide range of Belkin networking products let
you expand your network to include devices such as printers and
gaming consoles
No cabling required – you can spare the expense and hassle of
retrofitting Ethernet cabling throughout the home or office
Widespread industry acceptance – choose from a wide range of
interoperable networking products
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Thank you for purchasing the Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router (the
Router). Following are two short sections—the first discusses the
benefits of home networking, and the other outlines best practices
that maximize your wireless home network range and performance.
Please be sure to read through this User Manual completely, and pay
special attention to the section entitled “Placement of your Wireless
Networking Hardware for Optimal Performance” on the next page. By
following our simple setup instructions you will be able to use your
Belkin Home Network to:
Introduction
Revolutionary 108Mbps Wireless Pre-N Technology
with MIMO
Your Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router uses a new smart antenna
technology called Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO). MIMO is a
smart antenna technique that increases speed, range, reliability, and
spectral efficiency for wireless networking systems.
MIMO technology will be used for 802.11n, a standard for
next-generation 802.11 products that boosts throughput to 100Mbps.
The element that makes Belkin’s Pre-N MIMO technology different
from a conventional radio is the use of three antennas and two
simultaneous data streams to deliver wireless transfers around your
home or office. A conventional radio uses one antenna to transmit
a data stream. Belkin’s smart antenna radio (MIMO), on the other
hand, uses three antennas. This design helps combat distortion
and interference. Belkin’s Pre-N MIMO is multidimensional. It builds
on one-dimensional smart antenna technology by simultaneously
transmitting two data streams through the same channel, which
increases wireless capacity.
Think of conventional radio transmission as a two-lane highway. The
speed limit governs the maximum allowable flow of traffic through
that lane. Compared with conventional radios, one-dimensional smart
antenna systems help move traffic through that lane faster and more
reliably—analogous to a four-lane road on which traffic consistently
moves at a rate closer to the speed limit. Belkin’s Pre-N MIMO helps
traffic move at the speed limit and opens more lanes—to become the
superhighway in this example. The rate of traffic flow is multiplied by
the number of lanes that are opened.
During the 1990s, Stanford University researchers Greg Raleigh and
V.K. Jones showed that a characteristic of radio transmission called
multipath, which had previously been considered an impairment to
radio transmission, is actually a gift of nature. Multipath occurs when
signals sent from a transmitter reflect off objects in the environment
and take multiple paths to the receiver. The researchers showed that
multipath can be exploited to multiplicatively increase the capacity of
a radio system.
If each multipath route could be treated as a separate channel, it
would be as if each route were a separate virtual wire. A channel with
multipath then would be like a bundle of virtual wires.
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Wireless is not as well-behaved as a bundle of wires. Each signal
transmitted in a multipath environment travels multiple routes. This
makes a wireless system act like a bundle of wires with a great deal of
leakage between them, causing transmitted signals to jumble together.
The MIMO receiver uses mathematical algorithms to unravel and
recover the transmitted signals.
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To exploit the benefits the virtual wires offer, MIMO uses multiple,
spatially separated antennas. MIMO encodes a high-speed data
stream across multiple antennas. Each antenna carries a separate,
lower-speed stream. Multipath virtual wires are utilized to send the
lower-speed streams simultaneously.
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Placement of your Wireless G Router
Important Factors for Placement and Setup
Your wireless connection will be stronger the closer your computer is
to your Router (or Access Point). Typical indoor operating range for
wireless devices is between 100 and 200 feet.
In the same way, your wireless connection and performance will
degrade somewhat as the distance between your Router (or Access
Point) and connected devices increases. This may or may not be
noticeable to you. As you move further from your Router (or Access
Point), connection speed may decrease. Factors that can weaken
signals simply by getting in the way of your network’s radio waves are
metal appliances or obstructions, and walls.
If you have concerns about your network’s performance that might be
related to range or obstruction factors, try moving the computer to a
position between five and 10 feet from the Router (or Access Point)
in order to see if distance is the problem. If difficulties persist even at
close range, please contact Belkin Technical Support.
Note: While some of the items listed below can affect network
performance, they will not prohibit your wireless network from
functioning; if you are concerned that your network is not operating at
its maximum effectiveness, this checklist may help.
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Wireless Router or Access Point Placement
Place your Router (or Access Point), the central connection
point of your network, as close as possible to the center of your
wireless network devices.
To achieve the best wireless network coverage for your “wireless
clients” (i.e., computers enabled by Belkin Wireless Notebook
Network Cards, Wireless Desktop Network Cards, and Wireless
USB Adapters):
• Ensure that your Router’s (or Access Point’s) networking
antennas are parallel to each other, and are positioned
vertically (toward the ceiling). If your Router (or Access Point)
itself is positioned vertically, point the antennas as much as
possible in an upward direction.
• In multistory homes, place the Router (or Access Point) on a
floor that is as close to the center of the home as possible.
This may mean placing the Router (or Access Point) on an
upper floor.
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Avoid Obstacles and Interference
Avoid placing your Router (or Access Point) near devices that may
emit radio “noise,” such as microwave ovens. Dense objects that
can inhibit wireless communication include:
• Washers and/or dryers
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• Metal cabinets
• Large aquariums
• Metallic-based UV tinted windows
If your wireless signal seems weak in some spots, make sure that
objects such as these are not blocking the signal’s path (between
your computers and Router or Access Point)
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Cordless Phones
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If the performance of your wireless network is impaired after
attending to the above issues, and you have a cordless phone:
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• Try moving cordless phones away from Routers (or access
points) and your wireless-enabled computers.
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• Unplug and remove the battery from any cordless phone that
operates on the 2.4GHz band (check manufacturer’s information).
If this fixes the problem, your phone may be interfering.
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• If your phone supports channel selection, change the channel
on the phone to the farthest channel from your wireless
network. For example, change the phone to channel 1 and
move your Router (or Access Point) to channel 11. See your
phone’s user manual for detailed instructions.
• If necessary, consider switching to a 900MHz or 5GHz
cordless phone.
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Choose the “Quietest” Channel for your Wireless Network
In locations where homes or offices are close together, such as
apartment buildings or office complexes, there may be wireless
networks nearby that can conflict with yours.
Use the Site Survey capabilities found in the Wireless Utility of your wireless
adapter to locate any other wireless networks that
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• Try not to place the Router (or Access Point) near a cordless
2.4GHz phone.
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are available (see your wireless adapter’s user manual), and move
your Router (or Access Point) and computers to a channel as far
away from other networks as possible.
• Experiment with more than one of the available channels, in
order to find the clearest connection and avoid interference
from neighboring cordless phones or other wireless devices.
• For Belkin wireless networking products, use the detailed Site
Survey and wireless channel information included with your
wireless network card. See your network card’s user guide for
more information.
These guidelines should allow you to cover the maximum possible
area with your Router (or Access Point). Should you need to
cover an even wider area, we suggest the Belkin Wireless Range
Extender/Access Point.
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Secure connections, VPNs, and AOL
Secure connections typically require a user name and password, and
are used where security is important. Secure connections include:
• Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections, often used to
connect remotely to an office network
• The “Bring Your Own Access” program from America Online
(AOL), which lets you use AOL through broadband provided by
another cable or DSL service
• Most online banking websites
• Many commercial websites which require a username and
password to access your account
Secure connections can be interrupted by a computer’s power
management setting, which causes it to “go to sleep.” The simplest
solution to avoid this is to simply reconnect by rerunning the VPN
or AOL software, or by re-logging into the secure website.
A second alternative is to change your computer’s power
management settings so it does not go to sleep; however, this
may not be appropriate for portable computers. To change your
power management setting under Windows, see the “Power
Options” item in the Control Panel.
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For more information regarding our networking products, visit our
website at www.belkin.com/networking.
Product Overview
Product Features
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 Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router an ideal solution for your home
or small office network.
Works with Both PCs and Mac® Computers
The Router supports a variety of networking environments including
Linux ®, Windows ® 95, 98, 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).
LED Display
Lighted LEDs on the top of the Router indicate which functions are
in operation.
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.
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.
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Integrated 10/100 4-Port Switch
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
UPnP 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)
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.
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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, XP, and Mac OS 9.X and Mac OS X. If you are using another
operating system, the Router can be set up using the Alternative Method
described in this User Manual (see page 24)
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The Router has a built-in, four-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.
Product Overview
Integrated Pre-N Wireless Access Point
Pre-N is an exciting new wireless technology that achieves data rates
up to 108Mbps.
Integrated Parental Control Web Content Filter
Belkin has teamed with Cerberian, a leading content-filtering company,
to bring you this unique feature. Your Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router is
the first home networking solution with an integrated web content filter
that allows you to block unwanted or offensive web content before it
makes it to your network.
Unlike similar access-control products, Belkin Parental Control is built
into our Router, so there is no software to install on any computer and
you will never be charged a per-computer fee for the service. Your
Router comes with a free six-month subscription, with no credit card
required for this trial period. This lets you take advantage of Parental
Control’s capabilities right away.
Belkin Parental Control allows you to set up your own policies and
block any website you want. There is also an optional reporting feature
(fee-based) that allows you to get a report showing you every website
that was visited from your network (refer to your Parental Control User
Manual for more information).
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 Advanced User Interface
and you can control access to your network.
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Package Contents
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Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router
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Quick Installation Guide
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Belkin Easy Install Wizard Software CD
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Belkin RJ45 Ethernet Networking Cable
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Power Supply
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User Manual
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System Requirements
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Broadband Internet connection such as a cable or DSL modem
with RJ45 (Ethernet) connection
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At least one computer with an installed network interface adapter
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TCP/IP networking protocol installed on each computer
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RJ45 Ethernet networking cable
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Internet browser
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A PC running Windows ® 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP, or a Mac ®
computer running Mac OS ® 9.x or OS X
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Minimum 64MB RAM
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Internet browser
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The Router has been designed to be placed on a desktop. All of the
cables exit from the rear of the Router for better organization and
utility. The LED indicators are easily visible on the TOP of the Router
to provide you with information about network activity and status.
Top Panel
The Router has been designed to be placed on a desktop. 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.
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Power/Ready LED
Indicates that power is applied to the Router
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Router is OFF
ON
Router is powered ON
Wireless: Wireless Network
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Wireless network is OFF
Green
Wireless network is ready
Blinking
Indicates wireless activity
Internet 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.
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No connection to the modem
Solid Green
Good connection to the modem
Blinking Green
Data is being sent from the Router
to the modem
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 Blinking
10Base-T or 100Base-Tx device
connected Network activity
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Power Jack – GRAY
Connect the included 12V DC power supply to this jack
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Connections to Computers (LAN Ports) – BLUE
Connect your wired (non-wireless) computers to these ports.
These ports are RJ45, 10/100 auto-negotiation, auto-uplinking
ports for standard UTP category 5 or 6 Ethernet cable. The ports
are labeled 1 through 4. These ports correspond to the numbered
LEDs on the top of the Router.
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Connection to Modem (Internet/WAN Port) – GREEN
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Reset Button (Located on bottom of Router)
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.
Restoring the Factory Defaults
Press and hold the “Reset” button for at least 10 seconds then
release it. The lights on the Router will momentarily flash. When
the lights stop blinking, the reset is complete.
10. Resetting the Router
Push and release the “Reset” button. The lights on the Router
will momentarily flash. When the lights stop blinking, the reset
is complete.
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This port is for connection to your cable or DSL modem. Use the
cable that was provided with the modem to connect the modem
to this port. Use of a cable other than the cable supplied with the
cable modem may not work properly.
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Verify the contents of your box. You should have the following:
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Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router
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Category 5 Networking Cable (for connecting the Router to
the computer)
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Power Supply
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Belkin Easy Install Wizard Software CD
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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.
Ethernet
USB
Easy Install Wizard
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
“Alternative Setup Method” section of this User 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 “Alternative Setup Method” section of this User Manual.
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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.
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Run the Easy Install Wizard Software
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Shut down any programs that are running on your computer at
this time.
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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
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• Category 5 Networking Cable
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Turn off any firewall or Internet-connection-sharing software on
your computer.
Windows User: Insert the Easy Install
Wizard software CD into your CD-ROM
drive. The Network Setup Utility screen will
automatically appear on your screen within
15 seconds. Click on “Run the Easy Install
Wizard” to begin.
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Select your region from the drop-down box shown on the screen.
Note for Windows Users: If the Easy Install
Wizard does not start up automatically, select
your CD-ROM drive from “My Computer” and
double-click on the file named “Start” to start
the Network Setup Utility.
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Mac OS Users: Insert the Easy Install Wizard software CD into your CDROM drive. Click on the CD icon; a folder will pop up. To begin, click on
“start.os9” if you have Mac OS 9.x, or “start.osx” if you have Mac OS X.
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Follow the Easy Install Wizard to complete the installation
Welcome Screen
After you insert the CD into your
CD-ROM drive, the Wizard’s
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.
Progress Screen
Easy Install will show you a
progress screen each time a step
in the setup has been completed.
Each time you see the progress
screen, click “Next” when you are
ready to move to the next step.
Examining Settings
The Wizard will now examine your
computer’s network settings and
gather information needed to
complete the Router’s connection
to the Internet. When the Wizard is
finished examining your computer,
click “Next” to continue.
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Hardware Setup – Connect the Router to your
Modem and computer
The Wizard will walk you through connecting your Router to your
computer and modem. Follow the steps on the screen using the
pictures as a guide.
2.1 This step instructs you to locate
the cable connected between your
modem and the networking port on
your computer. Unplug this cable
from the computer and plug it into
the GREEN port on the Router.
Click “Next” to continue.
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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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2.2 This step instructs you to locate
the BLUE cable that is included
with your Router. Plug one end
of this cable into ANY one of the
BLUE ports on your Router. Plug
the other end of the cable into the
networking port on your computer.
Click “Next” to continue.
2.3 This step instructs you to locate
the power supply that is included
with your Router. Plug the power
supply’s small connector into the
GRAY port on the Router. Plug the
power supply into an empty power
outlet. Click “Next” to continue.
2.4 This step instructs you to look at
the lights on the front of your
Router. Make sure the appropriate
lights are ON. Refer to the Easy
Install Wizard software on your
computer’s screen for more details.
Click “Next” to continue.
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Checking the Connection
3.1 Once you have completed
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3.2 User Name and Password Needed
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
“jsmith@myisp.com” or simply
“jsmith”. 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.
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connecting the Router, the Wizard
will check the connection to the
Router then go on to determine
what type of Internet connection
you have.
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3.3 Wireless Setup
This Step Is Optional. Click
“Next” if you want to skip it.
Using this step, you can
customize your wireless network
settings if you want to. Follow
the steps on the screen to
complete this step. Click “Next”
to continue.
Step 4
Configuring the Router
The Wizard will now transfer all of the configuration information to the
Router. This will take approximately one minute. During this time, do
not turn off the Router or computer. The Router will restart itself at the
end of this step.
4.1 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.
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4.2 Finished
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.
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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.
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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”.
1.4 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.
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.
To power adapter
Mac or PC
computer that
was originally
connected to
the cable or
DSL modem
Supplied Blue Ethernet
cable (to computer)
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modem
Existing network cable
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1.7 Verify that your modem is connected to the Router by checking
the lights on the TOP 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.
1.6 Verify that your computer is connected properly to the Router
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Set your Computer’s Network Settings to Work
with a DHCP Server
See the section in this User Manual called “Manually Configuring
Computer Network Settings” for directions.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Logging out of the Router
One computer at a time can log into 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 timeout is 10 minutes. This
can be changed from one 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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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.
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.
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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.
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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”.
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.
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.
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7.
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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.
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Internet Settings
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.
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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.
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Step 4
Configuring your Router for Connection to your
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
The “Internet/WAN” tab is where you will set up your Router to
connect to your Internet Service Provider (ISP). The Router is capable
of connecting to virtually any ISP’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 button
(1) next to your connection type and then clicking “Next” (2).
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Setting your Internet Service Provider (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.
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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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Setting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) Connection Type
to Static IP
1.
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.
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IP Address
Provided by your ISP. Enter your IP address here.
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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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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”
(3). After you apply the changes, the Internet Status indicator will read
“Connection OK” if your Router is set up properly.
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Setting your ISP Connection Type to PPPoE
Most DSL providers use PPPoE as the connection type. If you use a
DSL modem to connect to the Internet, your ISP may use PPPoE to log
you into the service. If you have an Internet connection in your home or
small office that doesn’t require a modem, you may also use PPPoE.
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Your connection type is PPPoE if:
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Your ISP gave you a user name and password which is required to
connect to the Internet
2.
Your ISP gave you software such as WinPOET or Enternet300 that
you use to connect to the Internet
3.
You have to double-click on a desktop Icon other than your browser
to get on the Internet
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2.
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User Name
This space is provided to type in your User name that was
assigned by your ISP.
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Password
3
Type in your password and re-type it into the “Retype Password”
box to confirm it.
Service Name
A Service name is rarely required by an ISP. If you are not sure if
your ISP requires a service name, leave this blank.
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MTU
The MTU setting should never be changed unless your ISP gives
you a specific MTU setting. Making changes to the MTU setting
can cause problems with your Internet connection including
disconnection from the Internet, slow Internet access and
problems with Internet applications working properly.
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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 5 minutes of no Internet activity.
This option should be used if you pay for your Internet service by
the minute.
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Setting your Internet Service Provider (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.
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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.
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Host Name
Provided by your ISP. Enter your host name here.
4.
Service IP Address
Provided by your ISP. Enter your service IP address here.
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My IP Address
Provided by your ISP. Enter the IP address here.
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My Subnet Mask
Provided by your ISP. Enter the IP address here.
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Connection ID (optional)
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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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Provided by your ISP. If your ISP did not give you a connection ID,
leave this blank.
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Setting your Connection Type if You Are a Telstra® BigPond User
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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Select your State
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User Name
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 can manually enter the login server address. See
“User Decide Login Server Manually” (4).
Provided by your ISP. Type in your user name here.
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3.
4.
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Password
Type in your password and retype it into the “Retype Password”
box to confirm it.
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Setting Custom Domain Name Server (DNS) Settings
A “Domain Name Server” is a server located on the Internet that
translates Universal Resource Locators (URLs) like “www.belkin.com”
to IP addresses. Many Internet Service Providers (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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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).
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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 Internet Service
Provider (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.
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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” (3). Your MAC address is now cloned to the Router.
Entering a Specific MAC Address
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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 (2) and click “Apply Changes”
(3) 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 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.
You will see the Router’s home page in your browser window.
Viewing the LAN Settings
Clicking on the header of the LAN tab (1) 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” (2) or to view the list of connected computers, click
on “DHCP client list” (3).
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Changing LAN Settings
All settings for the internal LAN setup of the Router can be viewed and
changed here.
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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)
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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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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”.
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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.
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.
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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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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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 Network Name (SSID)
To identify your wireless network, a name called the SSID (Service
Set Identifier) is used. The SSID is your network name. The default
network name of the Router is “Belkin Pre-N_” followed by six digits
that are unique to your Router. Your network name will look something
like “Belkin Pre-N_012345”. You can change this to anything you
choose, or you can leave it unchanged. Keep in mind, if you decide
to change your wireless network name, and there are other wireless
networks operating in your area, your network name needs to be
different from other wireless networks that may be operating in your
area. To change the SSID, type in the SSID that you want to use in the
SSID field (1) and click “Apply Changes” (2). 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 Wireless Mode Switch
This switch allows you to set the Router’s wireless modes. There are
three modes.
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802.11g-Only Mode
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Setting the Router to this mode will allow only Pre-N and
802.11g-compliant devices to join the network, keeping out any
slower 802.11b devices.
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Off
This mode will turn OFF the Router’s Access Point, so no wireless
devices can join the network. Turning off the wireless function of your
Router is a great way to secure your network when you are away
from home for a long period of time, or don’t want to use the wireless
feature of the Router at a certain time.
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Setting the Router to this mode will let Pre-N-, 802.11g-, and
802.11b-compliant devices to join the network.
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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
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.
Auto Channel Selection Feature and Changing the Channel
For best performance, your Router should use a channel that is at
least five channels away from the other wireless networks in the area.
For instance, if another network is operating on channel 11, then set
your network to channel 6 or below. The auto channel selection mode
will choose the clearest channel to operate on when the Router is first
powered up. Your Router ships from the factory with the auto channel
feature enabled. You can manually select a channel if you wish;
however, it is recommended to use the auto channel mode. To change
the channel, select the channel from the drop-down list. Click “Apply
Changes”. The change is immediate.
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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”, and 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.
Protected mode will ensure proper operation of 802.11g devices on
your Pre-N network when 802.11b devices are present or when there
is heavy 802.11b traffic in the operating environment. If you are using
a mix of Belkin Pre-N Wireless Cards and 802.11b or 802.11g cards
on your network, protected mode should be used. If you are in an
environment where there is no other (or very little) 802.11b wireless
network traffic, best 802.11g performance may be achieved with
protected mode OFF. If you are operating in an environment with
HEAVY 802.11b traffic or interference, best 802.11g performance may
be achieved with protected mode ON. Wireless Pre-N performance is
not affected by this setting.
QoS (Quality of Service) Configuration
QoS prioritizes important data on your network such as multimedia
content and Voice over IP (VoIP) so it will not be interfered with by
other data being sent over the network. Based on 802.11e, this feature
can be turned on or off and you can choose the acknowledgement
mode you want to use. If you plan to stream multimedia content or use
VoIP on your network, the QoS feature should be enabled.
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ACK Mode
There are two acknowledgement (ACK) modes that can be employed
to get the best multimedia performance on your network: Burst ACK
and Immediate ACK.
Immediate ACK is the default (factory) setting and is recommended
for normal network operation. Changing the ACK mode from
Immediate ACK to Burst ACK may affect long-range throughput.
Use Immediate ACK when long-range performance of your network
is most important to you.
Burst ACK mode will lower overhead by not acknowledging every
packet sent over the network. When there is a very good link between
the Router and the client, Burst ACK can provide a throughput boost.
If an application, such as streaming multiple high-data video streams,
requires maximum bandwidth, use Burst ACK mode. Keep in mind that
long-range performance may be affected when using Burst ACK mode.
QoS Switch
Allows you to turn ON or OFF QoS.
Changing the Wireless Security Settings
Your Router is equipped with the latest security standard called WPA
(Wireless Protected Access). It also supports the legacy security
standard called WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy). By default, wireless
security is disabled. To enable security, you will need to determine
which standard you want to use. To access the security settings, click
“Security” on the “Wireless” tab.
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Setting WPA Security
Note: To use WPA security, your wireless network cards must be
equipped with software that supports WPA. At the time this User
Manual was published, a security patch from Microsoft is available for
free download. This patch woks only with Windows XP.
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Note: To use WPA security, your wireless network cards must be
equipped with software that supports WPA. At the time this User
Manual was published, a security patch from Microsoft is available for
free download. This patch woks only with Windows XP.
1.
From the “Security Mode” drop-down menu, select “WPA-PSK
(no server)”.
2.
For “Encryption Technique”, select “TKIP” or “AES”. This setting will
have to be identical on the clients that you set up.
3.
Enter your pre-shared key. This can be from eight to 63 characters
and can be letters, numbers, or symbols. This same key must be
used on all of the clients that you set up.
4.
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Click “Apply Changes” to finish. You must now set all clients to
match these settings.
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Your Router supports WPA-PSK (no server). WPA-PSK uses what is
known as a pre-shared key as the security key. A pre-shared key is
basically a password that is between eight and 39 characters long. It
can be a combination of letters, numbers, or characters. Each client
uses the same key to access the network. Typically this is the mode
that will be used in a home environment.
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Setting WEP Encryption
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 “128-bit WEP” or “64-bit WEP” from the drop-down menu.
2.
After selecting your WEP encryption mode, you can enter you WEP
key manually by typing in the hex WEP key manually, or you can
type a passphrase in the “PassPhrase” field and click “Generate” to
create a WEP key from the passphrase. Click “Apply Changes” to
finish. You must now set all of your clients to match these settings.
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.
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Using a Hexadecimal Key
A hexadecimal key is a mixture of numbers and letters from A–F
and 0–9. 64-bit keys are 10 digits long and can be divided into five
two-digit numbers. 128-bit keys are 26 digits long and can be divided
into 13 two-digit numbers.
For instance:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Setting MAC Address Control
The MAC address filter is a powerful security feature that allows you
to specify which computers are allowed on the wireless network.
Note: This list applies only to wireless computers. This list can be
configured so any computer attempting to access the wireless 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) to which you want to allow network access. 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.
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Select the “Allow” radio button (1) to begin setting up a list of
computers allowed to connect to the wireless network.
2.
Next, in the “MAC Address” field that is blank (2), type in the MAC
address of the wireless computer you want to be able to access the
wireless network, then click “<<Add” (3).
3.
Continue to do this until all of the computers you want to add have
been entered.
4.
Click “Apply Changes” (4) to finish.
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Setting up a Deny Access List
The “Deny Access” list lets you specify computers that you DO NOT
want to access the network. Any computer in the list will not be
allowed access to the wireless network. All others will.
1.
Select the “Deny” radio button (2) to begin setting up a list of
computers to be denied access to the wireless network.
2.
Next, in the “MAC Address” field that is blank (3), type in the MAC
address of the wireless computer you want to deny access to the
wireless network, then click “<<Add” (4).
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Continue to do this until all of the computers you want to deny
access to have been entered.
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Click “Apply Changes” (5) to finish.
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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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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.
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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.
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.
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IP address of the computer you wish to restrict access to in the IP
fields (1). Next, enter “80” 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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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.
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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Using Dynamic DNS
The Dynamic DNS service allows you to alias a dynamic IP address
to a static host name in any of the many domains DynDNS.org offers,
allowing your network computers to be more easily accessed from
various locations on the Internet. DynDNS.org provides this service,
for up to five host names, free to the Internet community.
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The Dynamic DNSSM service is ideal for a home website, file server, or
to make it easy to access your home PC and stored files while you’re
at work. Using the service can ensure that your host name always
points to your IP address, no matter how often your ISP changes
it. When your IP address changes, your friends and associates can
always locate you by visiting yourname.dyndns.org instead!
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Setting up the Router’s Dynamic DNS Update Client
You must register with DynDNS.org’s free update service before
using this feature. Once you have your registration, follow the
directions below.
1.
Enter your DynDNS.org user name in the “User Name” field (1).
2.
Enter your DynDNS.org password in the “Password” field (2).
3.
Enter the DynDNS.org domain name you set up with DynDNS.org in
the “Domain Name” field (3).
4.
Click “Update Dynamic DNS” to update your IP address.
Whenever your IP address assigned by your ISP changes, the Router
will automatically update DynDNS.org’s servers with your new IP
address. You can also do this manually by clicking the “Update
Dynamic DNS” button (4).
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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 your
Router’s security level.
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“Apply Changes”. The Router will not respond to an ICMP ping.
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The “Utilities” 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.
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.
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Click the “Restore
Defaults” button.
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The following message
will appear. Click “OK”.
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The following message
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the defaults includes
restarting the Router.
It can take up to 60
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not to turn the power
to the Router off during
the restart.
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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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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.
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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When the save is
complete, you will see
the window below.
Click “Close”.
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now saved.
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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.
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You will be asked if you want to continue. Click “OK”.
3.
A reminder window will appear. It will take up to 60 seconds for the
configuration restoration to complete. Click “OK”.
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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Updating the 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.
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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 similar to the one below:
1.
To download the new version of firmware, click “Download”.
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”.
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When the save is complete, you will see the following window.
Click “Close”.
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In the “Firmware
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select the location of the
firmware update file.
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Select the file by
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The “Update Firmware”
box will now display
the location and name
of the firmware file you
just selected. Click
“Update”.
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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”.
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
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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
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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, imagine 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, 10 minutes after you leave, the login session will expire.
You will have to log into 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.
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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
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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)
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Note: This advanced feature should be employed by advanced
users only.
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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 not affect your firewall functions.
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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 UPnP-compliant. 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 UPnP-compliant
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 UPnP-compliant, 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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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.
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Manually Configuring Network Settings
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 Computer Network Settings in Mac OS up
to 9.x
1.
Pull down the Apple menu. Select “Control Panels” and
select “TCP/IP”.
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You will see the TCP/IP control panel. Select “Ethernet Built-In” or
“Ethernet” in the “Connect via:” drop-down menu (1).
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Next to “Configure” (2), if
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Router will need to be set up
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Write the address information in
the table below. You will need
to enter this information into
the Router.
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If not already set, at “Configure:”, choose “Using DHCP Server”.
This will tell the computer to obtain an IP address from the Router.
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.
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 Adapters in Mac OS X
1.
Click on the “System Preferences” icon.
2.
Select “Network” (1) from the “System Preferences” menu.
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Select “Built-in Ethernet” (2) next to “Show” in the Network menu.
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5.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Manually Configuring Computer Network Settings in Windows 2000,
NT, or XP
1.
Click “Start”, “Settings”, then “Control Panel”.
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:
(1)
(2)
(3)
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”. Click “OK”.(3)
Your network settings are now configured for use with the Router.
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1.
Right-click on “My Network Neighborhood” and select “Properties”
from the drop-down menu.
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2.
Select “TCP/IP Settings” for your installed network adapter. You will
see the following window.
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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
adapter(s) 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”.
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.
3.
Under the “Internet Options” screen, click on “Connections” and
select “LAN Settings…”.
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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.
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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”.
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How to Set Up your Network
How to set up your network to operate with AOL®
for Broadband and your new Belkin Router
There are two types of AOL connections available—either AOL DSL
or AOL Cable. A third service is called AOL BYOA (Bring Your Own
Access). This is used along with an existing broadband connection,
supplied by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). If you have AOL
DSL, please refer to “Directions for AOL DSL Users” below for setup
instructions. If you have either AOL Cable or the AOL BYOA service,
please go to the “Directions for AOL Cable Users” section of this
guide, on page 104.
Directions for AOL DSL Users
STEP 1: Create AOL screen names for the Router and for each
computer that will be using your AOL service.
STEP 2: Configure the Router for AOL for Broadband.
STEP 3: Configure your computers with the new AOL screen names
you just created.
Step 1
AOL DSL Users: Creating new AOL screen names
1.
If your Router is currently connected to the network, remove it from
the network and connect it directly to your broadband modem.
Then, log on to AOL as you normally do.
2.
Log on to your AOL master account.
3.
Perform a keyword search on
“names” by clicking “Keyword”,
and then “Go to Keyword”.
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In the “Keyword”
window, type in
“names” then
click “Go”.
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5.
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You will see the
“AOL Screen Names”
window. Click
“CREATE a
Screen Name”.
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A window will appear
that asks whether
the screen name is
for a child. If you are
creating the screen
name for the Router,
click “Yes” or “No” (it
doesn’t matter which
you select). If you
are creating a screen
name for an additional
computer, select the
appropriate answer.
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7.
The “Choose a Screen
Name” window will
appear. Type in a
screen name, and
click “Continue”. If
this screen name is for
the Router, the name
you choose should be
something like your
master screen name
followed by the word
Router. For instance
“JohnSmithRouter”.
If the screen name is
for a computer, type in
the screen name of the
computer for which you
are creating this screen
name. Click “Continue”.
8.
The “Choose a
password” screen
will appear. Enter the
password for this
screen name twice,
and click “Continue”.
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The “Select a Parental
Controls setting”
window will appear. If
this screen name is for
the Router, choose any
one of the settings (it
doesn’t matter which).
If this screen name is
for a computer, choose
the desired setting and
click “Continue”.
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10. The “Confirm your
Settings” window will
appear. Select “Accept
Controls”.
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11. The “AOL Screen
Names” window
appears. This window
will include all the
screen names you have
created to this point.
12. Repeat steps 1-11
to add an additional
screen name for each
computer that will be
using AOL and that will
be connected to the
Router. When you are
finished adding screen
names, go to Step 2.
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Step 1
AOL DSL Users: Creating new AOL screen names
Follow this step only if you use AOL DSL. Connect your Router to your
network per the instructions in your User Manual.
1.
Open your web browser.
2.
In the address bar of your browser, type http://192.168.2.1 and
click “Go”. You will be directed to the Router’s home page. Click
on “Connection Type” in the left-hand column under the “Internet
WAN” heading.
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You will see the Router’s login page. Leave the “Password” field
blank and click “Submit”.
4.
You will now see the PPPoE setup page.
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In the “User Name” field, type in the screen name that you created
for your Router.
6.
In the “Password” fields, type in the password you created for the
Router’s screen name.
7.
Leave the “Service Name” field blank. Do not change the
MTU setting.
8.
Click on “Apply Changes”.
9.
Click on the “Home” link at the top of the screen. The Internet
Status indicator should read “Connected”.
10. Go to AOL DSL Users STEP 3.
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Step 3
AOL DSL Users: Configure your computers with the AOL
Screen names you just created
This step consists of installing the AOL software on each computer
and configuring it to use one of the screen names you created in
STEP 1. Remember that each computer MUST use a different screen
name. For help installing and configuring the AOL software, contact
AOL’s technical support department.
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AOL Cable or AOL BYOA (Bring Your Own Access)
Users Directions
AOL Cable users need to follow these directions. If you have AOL DSL,
go to the “Directions for AOL DSL” section beginning on page 84.
AOL Cable Users STEP 1:
Create AOL screen names for each computer that will be using
your AOL service.
AOL DSL Users STEP 2:
Configure your computers with the new AOL screen names you
just created.
Directions for AOL Cable or AOL BYOA Users
Step 1
Creating new AOL screen names
Note: Your AOL connections must be set to operate on the TCP/IP
standard. If you have designated another protocol, reset them to
TCP/IP before proceeding.
1.
Connect the Router to the network per the instructions in your
User Manual. Once the Router is installed properly, go to the
next step.
2.
Log on to your AOL
master account.
3.
Perform a keyword
search on “names” by
clicking “Keyword”, and
then “Go to Keyword”.
4.
In the “Keyword”
window, type in
“names” then
click “Go”.
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You should see the
“AOL Screen Names”
window. Click “CREATE
a Screen Name”.
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A window will appear
that asks whether the
screen name is for a
child. Click “Yes” or
“No” to answer.
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The “Choose a Screen
Name” window will
appear. Type in the
screen name of the
computer for which you
are creating this screen
name. Click “Continue”
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The “Choose a
password” screen
will appear. Enter the
password for this
screen name twice, and
click “Continue”.
9.
The “Select a Parental
Controls setting”
window will appear.
Choose the appropriate
setting for this screen
name. Click “Continue”
10. The “Confirm your
Settings” window will
appear. Select
“Accept Controls”.
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11. The “AOL Screen
Names” window
appears. This window
will include all the
accounts you have
created to this point.
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12. Repeat steps 1-11 for
each computer that
will be using AOL and
that will be connected
to your Belkin Router.
When you are finished
adding screen names,
go to Step 2.
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Configure your computers with the new AOL screen
names you just created
This step consists of installing the AOL software on each computer
and configuring it to use one of the screen names you created in STEP
1. Remember that each computer MUST use a different screen name.
For help installing and configuring the AOL software, contact AOL’s
technical support department.
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Problem:
Installation CD does not automatically start.
Solution:
If the CD-ROM does not start the Easy Install Wizard automatically,
it could be that the computer is running other applications that are
interfering with the CD drive.
1. If the Easy Install Wizard screen does not appear within 15-20
seconds, open up your CD-ROM drive by double-clicking on the
“My Computer” icon that is located on your desktop.
2. Next, double-click on the CD-ROM drive that the Easy Installation
CD has been placed in to start the installation.
3. The Easy Install Wizard should start within a few seconds. If,
instead, a window appears showing the files on the CD,
double-click on the icon labeled “EasyInstall.exe”.
4. If the Easy Install Wizard still does not start, reference the
section titled “Manually Configuring Computer Network Settings”
(page 77) of this User Manual for an alternative setup method).
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Problem:
Easy Install Wizard cannot find my Router.
Solution:
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If the Easy Install Wizard is not able to find the Router during the
installation process, please check the following items:
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1. If the Easy Install Wizard is not able to find the Router during the
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installation process, there may be third-party firewall software
installed on the computer attempting to access the Internet.
Examples of third-party firewall software are ZoneAlarm,
BlackICE PC Protection, McAfee Personal Firewall, and Norton
Personal Firewall. If you do have firewall software installed on
your computer, please make sure that you properly configure
it. You can determine if the firewall software is preventing
Internet access by temporarily turning it off. If, while the firewall
is disabled, Internet access works properly, you will need to
change the firewall settings to function properly when it is turned
on. Please refer to the instructions provided by the publisher of
your firewall software for instructions on configuring the firewall
to allow Internet access.
power back into the Router. Ensure that the Router’s Power light
is on; it should be solid green. If not, check to make sure that
the AC adapter is connected to the Router and plugged into a
wall outlet.
3. Ensure that you have a cable (use the cable included with the
Router) connected between (1) the network (Ethernet) port on
the back of the computer and (2) one of the LAN ports, labeled
“1” through “4”, on the back of the Router.
Note: The computer should NOT be connected to the port
labeled “Internet/WAN” on the back of the Router.
4. Try shutting down and restarting your computer, then rerunning
the Easy Install Wizard.
If the Easy Install Wizard is still unable to find the Router,
reference the section titled “Manually Configuring Computer
Network Settings” for installation steps.
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Problem:
Easy Install Wizard cannot connect my Router to the Internet.
Solution:
If the Easy Install Wizard is not able to connect the Router to the
Internet, please check the following items:
1. Use the troubleshooting suggestions within the Easy
Install Wizard. If the troubleshooting screen does not open
automatically, click on the “Troubleshoot” button in the lower,
right-hand corner of the Easy Install Wizard window.
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 may 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.
If you continue to have no Internet connection, reference the
section titled “Manually Configuring Computer Network Settings”
on page 77.
Problem:
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The Easy Install Wizard completed installation, but my web
browser doesn’t work.
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I am unable to connect to the Internet. The “WAN” light on my
Router is off, and the “Connected” light is blinking.
Solution:
If you cannot connect to the Internet, and the “WAN” light is off,
and the “Connected” light is blinking, the problem may be that your
modem and Router are not connected properly.
1. Make sure the network cable between the modem and the
Router is connected. We strongly recommend using the cable
that was supplied with your cable or DSL modem for this
purpose. The cable should be connected at one end to the
Router’s “Internet/WAN” port, and at the other end to the
network port on your modem.
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2. Unplug the cable or DSL modem from its power source for three
minutes. After three minutes, plug the modem back into its
power source. This may force the modem to properly recognize
the Router.
3. Unplug the power to your Router, wait 10 seconds, and then
reconnect the power. This will cause the Router to reattempt
communication with the modem. If the “WAN” light on the Router
is not lit after completing these steps, please contact Belkin
Technical Support.
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The Easy Install Wizard completed installation, but my web
browser doesn’t work.
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I am unable to connect to the Internet. The “WAN” light on my
Router is on, and the “Connected” light is blinking.
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the “Connected” light is blinking, the problem may be that your
connection type may not match the ISP’s connection.
2. If you have a “static IP address” connection, your ISP must
assign you the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address.
Please refer to the section entitled “Alternate Setup Method” for
details on changing this setting.
3. If you have a “PPPoE” connection, your ISP will assign you a
user name and password and sometimes a service name. Make
sure the Router’s connection type is configured to PPPoE and the
settings are entered properly. Please refer to the section entitled
“Alternate Setup Method” for details on changing this setting.
4. You may need to configure your Router to meet the specific
requirements of your ISP. To search our knowledge base for
ISP-specific issues, go to: http://web.belkin.com/support and
type in “ISP”.
If you are still unable to access the Internet after verifying these
settings, please contact Belkin Technical Support.
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Problem:
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The Easy Install Wizard completed, but my web browser
doesn’t work.
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I am unable to connect to the Internet. The “WAN” light on my
Router is blinking, and the “Connected” light is solid.
Solution:
1. If the “WAN” light is blinking, and the “Connected” light is solid,
but you are unable to access the Internet, there may be thirdparty firewall software installed on the computer attempting to
access the Internet. Examples of third-party firewall software are
ZoneAlarm, BlackICE PC Protection, McAfee Personal Firewall,
and Norton Personal Firewall.
2. If you do have firewall software installed on your computer,
please make sure that you properly configure it. You can
determine if the firewall software is preventing Internet access
by temporarily turning it off. If, while the firewall is disabled,
Internet access works properly, you will need to change the
firewall settings to function properly when it is turned on.
3. Please refer to the instructions provided by the publisher of your
firewall software for instructions on configuring the firewall to
allow Internet access.
If you are still unable to access the Internet after disabling any
firewall software, please contact Belkin Technical Support.
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Problem:
I can’t connect to the Internet wirelessly.
Solution:
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If you are unable to connect to the Internet from a wireless
computer, please check the following items:
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1. Look at the lights on your Router. If you’re using a Belkin Router,
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the lights should be as follows:
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The “Power” light should be on.
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The “Connected” light should be on, and not blinking.
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The “WAN Internet” light should be either on or blinking.
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The “Wireless” light should be on or blinking
2. Open your wireless utility software by clicking on the icon in the
system tray at the bottom, right-hand corner of the screen.
3. The exact window that opens will vary depending on the model
of wireless card you have; however, any of the utilities should
have a list of “Available Networks”—those wireless networks it
can connect to.
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Does the name of your wireless network appear in the results?
Yes, my network name is listed – go to the troubleshooting solution
titled “ I can’t connect to the Internet wirelessly, but my network
name is listed”
No, my network name is not listed - go to the troubleshooting solution
titled “ I can’t connect to the Internet wirelessly, and my network
name is not listed”
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Problem:
I can’t connect to the Internet wirelessly, but my network
name is listed.
Solution:
If the name of your network is listed in the “Available Networks” list,
please follow the steps below to connect wirelessly:
1. Click on the correct network name in the “Available
Networks” list.
2. If the network has security (encryption) enabled, you will need to
enter the network key. For more information regarding security,
see the page entitled: Setting up wireless security
3. Within a few seconds, the tray icon in the lower left-hand
corner of your screen should turn green, indication a successful
connection to the network.
Problem:
I can’t connect to the Internet wirelessly, and my network name is
not listed.
Solution
If the correct network name is not listed under “Available
Networks” in the wireless utility, please attempt the following
troubleshooting steps:
1. Temporarily move computer, if possible, five to 10 feet from the
Router. Close the wireless utility, and reopen it. If the correct
network name now appears under “Available Networks”, you
may have a range or interference problem. Please see the
suggestions discussed in the section titled “Placement of your
Wireless Pre-N Router” on page 4 of this User Manual.
2. Using a computer that is connected to the Router via a network
cable (as opposed to wirelessly), ensure that “Broadcast SSID”
is enabled. This setting is found on the Router’s wireless
“Channel and SSID” configuration page.
If you are still unable to access the Internet after completing
these steps, please contact Belkin Technical Support.
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Problem:
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My wireless network performance is inconsistent.
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Data transfer is sometimes slow.
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Signal strength is poor.
•
Difficulty establishing and/or maintaining a Virtual Private
Network (VPN) connection.
Solution:
Wireless technology is radio-based, which means connectivity and
the throughput performance between devices decreases when
the distance between devices increases. Other factors that will
cause signal degradation (metal is generally the worst culprit) are
obstructions such as walls and metal appliances. Note also that
connection speed may decrease as you move farther away from the
Router (or Access Point).
In order to determine if wireless issues are related to range, we
suggest temporarily moving the computer, if possible, five to 10 feet
from the Router.
Limiting the wireless transmit rate—Limiting the wireless transmit
rate can help improve the maximum wireless range and connection
stability. Most wireless cards have the ability to limit the transmission
rate. To change this property, go to the Windows Control Panel, open
“Network Connections” and double-click on your wireless card’s
connection. In the properties dialog, select the “Configure” button on
the “General” tab (Windows 98 users will have to select the wireless
card in the list box and then click “Properties”), then choose the
“Advanced” tab and select the rate property.
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Changing the wireless channel—Depending on local wireless
traffic and interference, switching the wireless channel of your
network can improve performance and reliability. The default
channel the Router is shipped with is channel 11; you may choose
from several other channels depending on your region. See the
section on page 48 entitled “Changing the Wireless Channel” for
instructions on how to choose other channels.
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Wireless client cards are usually set to automatically adjust the
wireless transmit rate for you, but doing so can cause periodic
disconnects when the wireless signal is too weak; as a rule, slower
transmission rates are more stable. Experiment with different
connection rates until you find the best one for your environment.
Note that all available transmission rates should be acceptable for
browsing the Internet. For more assistance, see your wireless card’s
user manual.
Problem:
I am having difficulty setting up Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
security on a Belkin Router or Belkin Access Point
Solution
1. Log into your Wireless Router or Access Point.
Open your web browser and type in IP address of the Wireless
Router or Access Point. (The Router default is 192.168.2.1, the
802.11g Access Point is 192.168.2.254 ). Log into your router by
clicking on the “Login” button in the top right-hand corner of the
screen. You will be asked to enter your password. If you never set
a password, leave the password field blank and click “Submit”.
Click the “Wireless” tab on the left of your screen. Select
the “Encryption” or “Security” tab to get to the security
settings page.
2. Select “128-bit WEP” from the drop-down menu.
3. After selecting your WEP encryption mode, you can type in
your hex WEP key manually, or you can type in a passphrase
in the “Passphrase” field and click “Generate” to create a WEP
key from the passphrase. Click “Apply Changes” to finish. You
must now set all of your clients to match these settings. A hex
(hexadecimal) key is a mixture of numbers and letters from A-F
and 0-9. For 128-bit WEP, you need to enter 26 hex keys.
For example:
C3030FAF4BB2C3D44BC3D4E7E4 = 128-bit key
4. Click “Apply Changes” to finish. Encryption in the Wireless
Router is now set. Each of your computers on your wireless
network will now need to be configured with the same
security settings.
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WARNING: If you are configuring the Wireless Router or Access
Point from a computer with a wireless client, you will need to ensure
that security is turned on for this wireless client. If this is not done,
you will lose your wireless connection.
Note to Mac users: Original Apple Airport ® products support 64bit encryption only. Apple Airport 2 products can support 64-bit or
128-bit encryption. Please check your Apple Airport product to see
which version you are using. If you cannot configure your network
with 128-bit encryption, try 64-bit encryption.
Problem:
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security on a Belkin client card
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The client card must use the same key as the Wireless Router or
Access Point. For instance, if your Wireless Router or Access Point
uses the key 00112233445566778899AABBCC, then the client card
must be set to the exact same key.
Network screen. The Advanced button will allow you to view and
configure more options of your card.
2. The “Advanced” button will allow you to view and configure
more options of the card.
3. Once the advanced button is clicked the Belkin Wireless LAN
Utility will appear. This Utility will allow you to manage all the
advanced features of the Belkin wireless card.
4. Under the “Wireless Network Properties” tab, select a
network name from the “Available networks” list and click the
“Properties” button
5. Under “Data Encryption” select “WEP”
6. Ensure the check box “The key is provided for me automatically”
at the bottom is unchecked. If you are using this computer to
connect to a corporate network, please consult your network
administrator if this box needs to be checked.
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1. Double-click the Signal Indicator icon to bring up the Wireless
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7. Type you WEP key in the “Network key’ box.
Important: A WEP key is a mixture of numbers and letters from
A-F and 0-9. For 128-bit WEP, you need to enter 26 keys. This
Network key needs to match the key you assign to your Wireless
Router or Access Point.
For example:
C3030FAF4BB2C3D44BC3D4E7E4 = 128-bit key
8. Click “OK”, and then “Apply” to save the settings.
For non-Belkin wireless client cards please consult the manufacturer
for that wireless client card’s user manual
Problem:
Do Belkin products support WPA?
Solution
Note: To use WPA security, all your clients must be upgraded
to drivers and software that support it. At the time of this FAQ
publication, a security patch download is available, for free,
from Microsoft. This patch works only with the Windows XP
operating system.
Download the patch here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.
aspx?FamilyID=009d8425-ce2b-47a4-abec-274845dc9e91&displayl
ang=en
You also need to download the latest driver for your Belkin Wireless
802.11g Desktop or Notebook Network Card from the Belkin support
site. Other operating systems are not supported at this time.
Microsoft’s patch only supports devices with WPA-enabled drivers
such as Belkin 802.11g products
Download the latest driver at http://web.belkin.com/support
for the following products:
F5D7000, F5D7001, F5D7010, F5D7011, F5D7230-4,
F5D7231-4, F5D7130
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Problem:
I am having difficulty setting up Wireless Protected Access (WPA)
security on a Belkin Wireless Router (or Belkin Access Point) for a
home network.
Solution:
1. From the “Security Mode” drop-down menu, select “WPA-PSK
(no server)”.
2. For “Encryption Technique”, select “TKIP” or “AES”. This setting
will have to be identical on the clients that you set up.
3. Enter your pre-shared key. This can be from eight to 63
characters and can be letters, numbers, symbols, or spaces.
This same key must be used on all of the clients that you set up.
For example, your PSK might be something like: “Smith family
network key”.
4. Click “Apply Changes” to finish. You must now set all clients to
match these settings.
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Solution:
Clients must use the same key that the Wireless Router (or Access
Point) uses. For instance, if the key is “Smith Family Network Key”
in the Wireless Router (or Access Point), the clients must also use
that same key.
1. Double-click the Signal Indicator icon to bring up the “Wireless
Network” screen. The “Advanced” button will allow you to view
and configure more options of your card.
2. Once the “Advanced” button is clicked, the Belkin Wireless
Utility will appear. This Utility will allow you to manage all the
advanced features of the Belkin Wireless Card.
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3. Under the “Wireless Network Properties” tab, select a
network name from the “Available networks” list and click the
“Properties” button.
4. Under “Network Authentication”, select “WPA-PSK (no server).
5. Type your WPA key in the “Network key” box.
Important: WPA-PSK is a mixture of numbers and letters from A-Z
and 0-9. For WPA-PSK you can enter eight to 63 characters. This
network key needs to match the key you assign to your Wireless
Router (or Access Point).
6. Click “OK, then “Apply” to save the settings.
Problem:
I am NOT using a Belkin client card for a home network and I am having
difficulty setting up Wireless Protected Access (WPA) security.
Solution:
If you are not using a Belkin Wireless Desktop or Wireless Notebook
Network Card that is not equipped with WPA-enabled software, a
file from Microsoft called “Windows XP Support Patch for Wireless
Protected Access” is available for free download. Download the
patch from Microsoft by searching the knowledge base for Windows
XP WPA.
Note: The file that Microsoft has made available works only with
Windows XP. Other operating systems are not supported at this
time. You also need to ensure that the wireless card’s manufacturer
supports WPA and that you have downloaded and installed the
latest driver from their support site.
Supported Operating Systems:
• Windows XP Professional
• Windows XP Home Edition
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Supported Operating Systems:
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• Windows XP Home Edition
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1. Under Windows XP, click “Start > Control Panel > Network
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Connections”.
2. Right-clicking on the “Wireless Networks” tab will display the
following screen. Ensure the “Use Windows to configure my
wireless network settings” check box is checked.
3. Under the “Wireless Networks” tab, click the “Configure” button
and you will see the following screen.
4. For a home or small business user, select “WPA-PSK” under
“Network Administration”.
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Note: Select WPA (with radius server) if you are using this computer
to connect to a corporate network that supports an authentication
server such as a radius server. Please consult your network
administrator for further information.
have to be identical to the Wireless Router (or Access Point) that
you set up.
6. Type in your encryption key in the “Network Key” box.
Important: Enter your pre-shared key. This can be from eight to 63
characters and can be letters, numbers, or symbols. This same key
must be used on all of the clients that you set up.
7. Click “OK” to apply settings.
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5. Select “TKIP” or “AES” under “Date Encryption”. This setting will
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What’s the difference between 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11a?
Currently there are four levels of wireless networking standards, which
transmit data at very different maximum speeds. Each is based on
the designation 802.11(x), so named by the IEEE, the board that is
responsible for certifying networking standards. The most common
wireless networking standard, 802.11b, transmits information at
11Mbps; 802.11a and 802.11g work at 54Mbps; and Pre-N works
at 108Mbps. Pre-N, the precursor to the upcoming 802.11n release,
promises speeds that exceed 802.11g, and up to twice the wireless
coverage area. See the following chart for more detailed information.
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Common
household
devices such
as cordless
phones and
microwave
ovens may
interfere with
the unlicensed
band 2.4GHz
54Mbps
Common
household
devices such
as cordless
5GHz phones and
uncrowded
microwave
band
ovens may
interfere with
the unlicensed
band 2.4GHz
Belkin
Pre-N
802.11a
54Mbps
108Mbps
Common
household
devices such
as cordless
phones and
microwave
ovens may
interfere with
the unlicensed
band 2.4GHz
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Compatibility
Depends on
interference
- typically
100–200 ft.
indoors
Expected
Mature –
to continue
widely adopted to grow in
popularity
Compatible
with 802.11b
Incompatible Compatible
with 802.11b with 802.11g
or 802.11g
or 802.11b
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Depends on
interference
- typically
100–200 ft.
indoors
Less
interference
- range is
typically
50-100 ft.
2x the
coverage
of standard
802.11g
Slow
adoption for
consumers more popular
in business
environments
Expected
to continue
to grow in
popularity
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Compatible
with 802.11g
Coverage
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Adoption
Frequency
Speed 11Mbps
802.11g
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802.11b
Wireless
Technology
Wireless Comparison Chart
Information
Technical Support
You can find technical support information at http://www.belkin.com/
networking or www.belkin.com.
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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,
F5D8230-4
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.
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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:
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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.
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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.
Canada-Industry Canada (IC)
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).
• 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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Belkin Corporation Limited Lifetime Product Warranty
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.
This product incorporates open source software, copies of this software are
available licensed under the terms of the GNU GPL.
Die Firmware dieses Produkts enthält die Software Netzfilter/IP-Tabellen, die
unter die Allgemeine Öffentliche GNU-Lizenz fallen. Eine Kopie des Lizenztextes
und den Quellcode sowie den Objektcode dieser Software finden Sie kostenlos
unter: http://belkin.com/de/support/tech/gnugpl.html.
This product is to be used indoors only and must use cables
less than 10m in length
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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.
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