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1 Introduction���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 1
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Setting WEP Encryption������������������������������������������������������������������������ 50
Setting MAC Address Control�������������������������������������������������������������� 51
Configuring the Firewall������������������������������������������������������������������������ 53
Using Dynamic DNS������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 57
Utilities �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 58
Restarting the Router���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 59
Updating the Firmware�������������������������������������������������������������������������� 65
Advantages of a Wireless Network�������������������������������������������������������� 1
Placement of your Enhanced Wireless Modem Router������������������������ 2
2 Product Overview������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 5
Product Features������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 5
7 Manually Configuring Network Settings�������������������������������������� 72
3 Knowing your Modem Router���������������������������������������������������������� 7
8 Recommended Web Browser Settings���������������������������������������� 77
Package Contents ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
System Requirements ���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 7
Setup Assistant Software System Requirements���������������������������������� 7
9 Troubleshooting ������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 79
4 Connecting and Configuring your Modem Router �������������������� 13
10 Information��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������96
5 Alternate Setup Method������������������������������������������������������������������ 27
6 Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface������������������������ 29
Changing LAN Settings������������������������������������������������������������������������ 39
Viewing the DHCP Client List Page������������������������������������������������������ 41
Configuring the Wireless Network Settings ���������������������������������������� 41
Setting WPA Security���������������������������������������������������������������������������� 49
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Thank you for purchasing the Belkin Enhanced Wireless Modem 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 Enhanced Wireless Modem Router” on page 2. By following our simple setup instructions, you will be able to
use your Belkin Home Network to:
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Share one high-speed Internet connection with all the computers in
your home
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hare resources, such as files and hard drives, among all the
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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 email, and chat
Advantages of a Wireless Network
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 expansion – the wide range of Belkin networking products let
you expand your network to include devices such as printers and
gaming consoles
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Easy installation – Belkin’s Setup Assistant software makes
setup simple
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No cabling required – you can spare the expense and hassle of
retrofitting Ethernet cabling throughout the home or office
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Flexibility – set up and access printers, computers, and other
networking devices from anywhere in your home
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Widespread industry acceptance – choose from a wide range of
interoperable networking products
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Placement of your Enhanced Wireless Modem Router
Important Factors for Placement and Setup
Your wireless connection will be stronger the closer your computer is
to your Router. 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 and connected devices
increases. This may or may not be noticeable to you. As you move
further from your Router, 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.
Ensure that your Router’s networking antennas are parallel to each
other, and are positioned vertically (toward the ceiling).
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In multistory homes, place the Router on a floor that is as close
to the center of the home as possible. This may mean placing the
Router on an upper floor.
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Try not to place the Router near a cordless 2.4GHz phone.
2. Avoid Obstacles and Interference
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 in order to see if
distance is the problem. If difficulties persist even at close range, please
contact Belkin Technical Support.
Avoid placing your Router near devices that may emit radio “noise,”
such as microwave ovens. Dense objects that can inhibit wireless
communication include:
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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Refrigerators
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Washers and/or dryers
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Metal cabinets
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Large aquariums
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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).
Place your Router, 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):
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3. Cordless Phones
4. Choose the “Quietest” Channel for your Wireless Network
If the performance of your wireless network is impaired after attending
to the above issues, and you have a cordless phone:
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.
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Try moving cordless phones away from your Router 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 to
channel 11. See your phone’s user manual for detailed instructions.
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Use the Site Survey capabilities found in the Wireless Utility of your
wireless adapter to locate any other wireless networks that are available
(see your wireless adapter’s user manual), and move your Router and
computers to a channel as far away from other networks as possible.
If necessary, consider switching to a 900MHz or 5GHz
cordless phone.
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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.
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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. Should you need to cover an even wider area, we
suggest the Belkin Wireless Universal Range Extender/Access Point.
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5. Secure Connections, VPNs, and AOL
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.
Secure connections typically require a user name and password, and
are used where security is important. Secure connections include:
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Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections, often used to connect
remotely to an office network
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The “Bring Your Own Access” program from America Online (AOL),
which lets you use AOL through broadband provided by another
cable or DSL service
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Most online banking websites
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Many commercial websites that require a user name and password
to access your account
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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.
If you continue to have difficulty with Secure Connections, VPNs, and
AOL, please review the steps above to be sure you have addressed
these issues.
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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
Enhanced Wireless Modem Router an ideal solution for your home or small office network.
Works with Both PCs and Mac® Computers
NAT IP Address Sharing
The Router supports a variety of networking environments including Mac
OS® 8.x, 9.x, X v10.x, Linux®, Windows® 98, Me, NT®, 2000, XP, Vista®,
and others. All that is needed is an Internet browser and a network
adapter that supports TCP/IP (the standard language of the Internet).
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
Network Status Display
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.
Lighted LEDs on the front of the Router indicate which functions are in
operation. You’ll know at-a-glance whether your Router is connected to
the Internet. This feature eliminates the need for advanced software and
status-monitoring procedures.
Web-Based Advanced User Interface
Integrated 10/100 4-Port Switch
You can set up the Router’s advanced functions easily through your web
browser, without having to install additional software onto the computer.
There are no disks to install or keep track of and, best of all, you can
make changes and perform setup functions from any computer on the
network quickly and easily.
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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.
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Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Integrated Enhanced Wireless Access Point
UPnP is a technology that offers seamless operation of voice
messaging, video messaging, games, and other applications that are
UPnP-compliant.
Enhanced is an exciting new wireless technology that achieves
data rates of up to 150Mbps. Actual throughput is typically lower
than the connected data rate and will vary depending on your
networking environment.
Support for VPN Pass-Through
NOTE: The standard transmission rate—150Mbps—is the physical data
rate. Actual data throughput will be lower.
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.
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.
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.
Setup Assistant
The Setup Assistant, second generation of Belkin’s renowned 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: Setup Assistant software is compatible with Windows 2000,
XP, and Vista, and Mac OS X v10.x. If you are using another operating
system, the Router can be set up using the Alternate Setup Method
described in this User Manual (see page 27)
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Setup Assistant Software System Requirements
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Quick Installation Guide
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Belkin Setup Assistant Software CD
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Minimum 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM
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RJ11 Telephone Cord
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Internet browser
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RJ45 Ethernet Networking Cable
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ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) Micro Filter*
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Power Supply
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User Manual on the Setup Assistant CD
Mac OS X v10.x
*ADSL micro filter varies by country. If it’s not included, you will need to
purchase one.
System Requirements
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An active ADSL service with a telephone wall jack for connecting
the Router
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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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No other DHCP server on your local network assigning IP
addresses to computers and devices
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Internet Connection Settings
The Setup Assistant contains a database of Internet Service Providers
(ISP) in each country to help you set up your Router quickly. If your ISP
is not on the list, please collect the following information from your ISP
before setting up the Router:
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Internet connection protocol: _________ (PPPoE, PPPoA, Dynamic
IP, Static IP)
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Multiplexing method or Encapsulation: __________ (LLC or VC
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Virtual circuit: VPI (Virtual Path Identifier) __________ (a number
between 0 and 255)
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VCI (Virtual Channel Identifier) __________ (a number between 1
and 65535)
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For PPPoE and PPPoA users: ADSL account user name
_____________ and password _______________
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For static IP users: IP Address ___ . ___ . ___ . ___
Subnet Mask ___ . ___ . ___ . ___
Default Gateway Server ___ . ___ . ___ .
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IP address for Domain Name Server ___ . ___ . ___ . ___ (If given
by your ISP)
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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 Network Status Display is easily visible on the FRONT of the Router
to provide you with information about network activity and status. See
the Network Status Display Guide for more detailed information.
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C. Wired-Computer Status
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Wireless security is OFF
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Wired computer is not present
Solid Green
Wireless security is ON
Solid Green
Wired computer is connected to
the Router
Flashing Green
WPS sync is in progress
Blinking Amber
Problem with wired computer
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D. Router/Power Status
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Wireless computer is not present
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Wireless computer is connected
to the Router
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Problem with wireless computer
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When you apply power to the Router or restart it, a short period of time
elapses while the Router boots up. During this time, the “router” icon
blinks. When the Router has completely booted up, the “router” icon
becomes a solid light, indicating the Router is ready for use.
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OFF
Router is off
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Router is booting up
Solid Green
Router is on and ready
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This icon lights in green to indicate that your modem is connected
properly to the Router. It turns amber when problem is detected.
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Router is NOT connected to a
functioning ADSL line
Blinking Green
Router is attempting to connect
to the ADSL line
Solid Green
Router is connected to an
ADSL service and is functioning
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F. Internet Status
This unique icon shows you when the Router is connected to the
Internet. When the light is off, the Router is NOT connected to the
Internet. When the light is blinking amber, the Router is attempting to
connect to the Internet. When the light is solid green, the Router is
connected to the Internet. When using the “Disconnect after x minutes”
feature, this icon becomes extremely useful in monitoring the status of
your Router’s connection.
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Router is NOT connected to the
Internet
Blinking Green
Router is attempting to connect
to the Internet
Solid Green
Router is connected to
the Internet
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This port is for connection to your ADSL. Connect your ADSL to this
port. An RJ11 telephone cord is provided in the package.
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J. Power Jack – Black
Connect the included 15V/.08A DC
power supply to this jack.
H. Connections to Wired Computers – Yellow
K. WPS Push Button
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, with onboard LEDs on the connectors.
WPS
This button is for the Wi-Fi Protected
Setup feature. Refer to the “Changing
the Wireless Security Settings” section
for more details.
I. Reset Button
The “Reset” button is used in rare cases when the Router may function
improperly. Resetting the Router will restore the Router’s normal
operation while maintaining the programmed settings. You can also
restore the factory default settings by using the “Reset” button. Use the
restore option in instances where you may have forgotten your custom
password.
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Push and release the “Reset” button. The lights on the Router will
momentarily flash. The “Router” light will begin to blink. When the
“Router” light becomes solid again, the reset is complete.
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ii. 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. The
“Router” light will begin to blink. When the “Router” light becomes
solid again, the restore is complete.
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Verify the contents of your box. You should have the following:
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Quick Installation Guide
Belkin has provided our Setup Assistant 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 Setup Assistant requires that your
computer be connected directly to your Router and that the Internet
connection is active and working at the time of installation. If it is not,
you must use the “Alternate Setup Method” section of this User Manual
to configure your Router. Additionally, if you are using an operating
system other than Windows 2000, XP, or Vista, or Mac OS X v10.4 and
v10.5, you must set up the Router using the “Alternate Setup Method”
section of this User Manual.
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Follow these steps if you are not replacing an existing modem. If you are
replacing an existing modem, skip to the next section, “Replacing an
Existing Modem or Modem Router”, starting on page 15.
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Unpack your new Router from the box and place it next to your
computer. Raise the Router’s antennas.
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Retrieve the yellow RJ45 cable that was included with your Router.
First, connect one end to any yellow port labeled “Wired” on the
back of your Router. Then, connect the other end to the networking
port on the back of your computer.
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Retrieve the included gray RJ11 phone cord. Connect one end to
the gray port labeled “ADSL line” on the back of your Router. Then
connect the other end to your ADSL connection (either a wall jack
or an ADSL splitter).
Note: Some ADSL connections require a micro filter. Your ADSL
provider can tell you if you need one. Belkin includes a micro filter
in regions known to use them. You may or may not have received
one in your box.
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Plug your Router’s power supply into the black port labeled
“Power” on the back of your Router
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Wait 20 seconds for the Router to start up. Look at the display on
the front of the Router. Make sure the “Wired” and “Router” icons
are lit up in green. If they are not, recheck your connections.
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1.2 Replacing an Existing Modem or Modem Router
Follow these steps if you currently have a modem or a modem router
that you will be replacing with your new Router.
Important: Please unplug the power adapter of your old modem from
your wall outlet first.
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Unpack your new Router from the box and place it next to your old
modem. Raise the Router’s antennas. Unplug your old modem’s
power cord.
Locate the cable that connects your old modem to your computer.
Unplug that cable from your old modem, and plug it into any yellow
port labeled “Wired” on the back of your new Router.
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Locate the cable that connects your old modem to the ADSL wall
jack. Unplug it from your old modem and then connect it to the
gray port labeled “ADSL line” on the back of your Router.
4. Plug your Router’s power supply into the black port labeled
“Power” on the back of your Router.
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Wait 20 seconds for the Router to start up. Look at the display on
the front of the Router. Make sure the “Wired” and “Router” icons
are lit in green. If they are not, recheck your connections.
IMPORTANT: Run the Setup Assistant from the computer that is
directly connected to the Router from Step 1.1B.
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Step 2: Set Up the Router – Run the Setup
Assistant Software
Note for Windows Users: If the Setup Assistant does not start
up automatically, select your CD-ROM drive from “My Computer”
and double-click on the file named “SetupAssistant” to start the
Setup Assistant.
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Shut down any programs that are running on your computer at
this time.
Select Country
Turn off any firewall or Internet-connection-sharing software on
your computer.
Select your country from the drop-down box. Click “Begin” to continue.
2. Insert the CD into your computer. The Setup Assistant will
automatically appear on your computer’s screen within 15
seconds. Click on “Setup Assistant” to run the Setup Assistant.
Follow the instructions there.
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Progress Screen
Verify that you have completed all QIG steps by checking the box to the
right of the arrow. Click “Next” to continue.
Setup Assistant will show you a progress screen each time a step in the
setup has been completed.
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2.1 Checking Settings
2.2 Verifying Hardware Connections
The Setup Assistant will now examine your computer’s network settings
and gather information needed to complete the Router’s connection to
the Internet.
The Setup Assistant will now verify your hardware connection.
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2.3 Naming your Wireless Network
2.4 Requesting Internet Account Info (if needed)
The Setup Assistant will display the default wireless network name or
Service Set Identifier (SSID). This is the name of your wireless network
to which your computers or devices with wireless network adapters
will connect. You can either use the default or change it to something
unique. Write down this name for future reference.
Select your ISP from the drop-down boxes.
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2.5 Configuring the Router
If your Internet account requires a login and password, you will be
prompted with a screen similar to the illustration below. Click “Next”
to continue.
The Setup Assistant will now configure your Router by sending data to
the Router and restarting it. Wait for the on-screen instructions.
Note: Do not disconnect any cable or power off the Router while the
Router is rebooting. Doing so will render your Router inoperable.
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2.6 Checking Internet Connection
Congratulations
We are almost done. The Setup Assistant will now check your
connection to the Internet.
You have finished installing your new Belkin Router. You will see the
Congratulations screen when your Router can connect to the Internet.
You can begin surfing by opening your browser and going to any
website.
You can use the Setup Assistant to set up your other wired and wireless
computers to connect to the Internet by clicking “Next”. If you decide
to add computers to your Router later, select “Finish—return to Main
Menu” and then click “Next”.
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2.7 Optional: Assistance Connecting Other Computers
If the Setup Assistant is not able to connect to the Internet, you will see
the following screen. Follow the on-screen instructions to go through the
troubleshooting steps.
This optional step will help you to connect additional wired and wireless
computers to your network. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Step 3: Set Up Wireless Security – Run the Security Assistant
Software
Once you have verified that your other wired and wireless computers are
properly connected, your network is set up and working. You can now
surf the Internet. Click “Next” to return to the main menu.
Now that your network is set up and working, it is recommended that
you turn on wireless security to prevent unauthorized access to your
network from neighboring wireless-enabled computers. The Security
Assistant will guide you through the process. Click “Security Assistant”
and follow the on-screen instructions.
IMPORTANT: Run the Setup Assistant from the computer that is
directly connected to the Router from Steps 1.1B and 1.2B.
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3.1 Picking the Security Type
The Security Assistant will show you a progress screen each time a step
has been completed.
Select the security type for your wireless network and click “Next”
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3.2 Creating a Network Key
3.3 Transferring the Key
Enter a network key (PSK) for your wireless network and click “Next”
to continue.
After setting up your wireless security, you will have to transfer
the network key to each of your wireless computers. Click on
“Transfer Key” if you have a USB flash drive. Follow the on-screen
instructions, or click on “Print” to print the information. Manually
enter it to each wireless computer. Then, click “Next” to continue.
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Congratulations
If all your wireless computers are able to connect to the Router, click
“Next”. If you are having trouble, select “I had problem with at least one
computer” and click “Next”. Then, follow on-screen instructions.
Once you have verified that your wireless computers are properly
connected, your wireless network is set up and secured. You now
can run your network wirelessly and securely. Click “Finish” to take
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Step 1: Hardware Connections – Follow the Quick Installation Guide
See the QIG or Step 1: Hardware Connections from the previous section.
Step 2: Set your Computer’s Network Settings to Work with a DHCP Server
See the section in this User Manual called “Manually Configuring Network Settings” for directions.
Step 3 Configure 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” (you do not need
to type in anything else such as “http://” or “www”). Then press the “Enter” key.
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Logging into the Router
Logging out of 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.
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 time-out 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 Time-Out Setting”.
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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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1. Quick-Navigation Links
5. Internet-Status Indicator
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.
This indicator is visible in all pages of the Router, indicating the
connection status of the Router. When the indicator says “Connected”
in blue, the Router is connected to the Internet. When the Router is not
connected to the Internet, the indicator will read “Not Connected” in
RED. The indicator is automatically updated when you make changes to
the settings of the Router.
2. Home Button
6. Connect/Disconnect Buttons
The home button is available in every page of the UI. Pressing this
button will take you back to the home page.
Use these buttons to manually connect or disconnect your ADSL
connection as needed.
3. Help Button
7. Language
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.
Shows the active language for the Advanced User Interface. Select a
desirable language by clicking one of the available languages.
4. Login/Logout Button
8. Version Info
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 into 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”.
Shows the firmware version, boot version, hardware version, and serial
number of the Router.
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12. ADSL Info
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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The page you are on can be identified by this name. This User Manual
will sometimes refer to pages by name. For instance “LAN > LAN
Settings” refers to the “LAN Settings” page.
10. Internet Settings
Shows the settings of the Internet/WAN side of the Router that
connects to the Internet. Changes to any of these settings can be made
by clicking on the links or by clicking on the “Internet/WAN” quicknavigation link on the left side of the screen.
11. Features
Shows the status of the Router’s firewall, wireless, UPnP, and Remote
Management 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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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
“connected” if your Router is set up properly.
Connection Type
From the “Connection Type” page, you can select one of these five
connection types based on the instruction provided by your ISP:
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Select the type of connection you use by clicking the radio button (1)
next to your connection type and then clicking “Next”.
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PPPoE (Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet) is the standard method of connecting networked devices. It requires a user name and password to
access the network of your ISP for connecting to the Internet. PPPoA (PPP over ATM) is similar to PPPoE, but is mostly implemented in the UK. Select
PPPoE or PPPoA and click “Next”. Then enter the information provided by your ISP, and click “Apply Changes” to activate your settings.
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User Name -Enter the user name. (Assigned by your ISP).
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Password - Enter your password. (Assigned by your ISP).
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Retype Password - Confirm the password. (Assigned by your ISP).
4.Service Name (Optional) - A service name is rarely required by an
ISP. If you are not sure if your ISP requires a service name, leave
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5. IP assigned by ISP
6. 1) For the Dynamic IP connection - Select “Yes” if your ISP
instructed you to use Dynamic IP.
VPI/VCI - Enter your Virtual Path Identifier (VPI) and Virtual Circuit
Identifier (VCI) parameter here. (Assigned by your ISP).
7. 2) For the Static IP connection - Select “No” if your ISP instructed
you to use Static IP.
Encapsulation - Select your encapsulation type (supplied by
your ISP) to specify how to handle multiple protocols at the ATM
transport layer.
- IP Address - Enter an IP address assigned by your ISP for the
Router WAN interface.
VC-MUX: PPPoA Virtual Circuit Multiplexer (null encapsulation)
allows only one protocol running per virtual circuit with fewer
overheads.
LLC: PPPoA Logical Link Control allows multiple protocols running
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8. MTU – Enter the MUT value for your ISP.
9. Disconnect after of x minutes of no activity – Checking the
box and enter the number of minute that you want the modem
router to auto disconnect after no activity. After this time has been
exceeded, the connection will be terminated.
Click “Apply Changes” to save and activate your settings. To go
back to the original settings before saving, click “Clear Changes”.
Or click any of the Quick-Navigation links for other options. Your
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For Dynamic IP connection:
This connection method bridges your network and ISP’s network
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2. VPI/VCI - Enter your Virtual Path Identifier (VPI) and Virtual Circuit
Identifier (VCI) parameter here. These identifiers are assigned by
your ISP.
3. Encapsulation - Select LLC or VC MUX your ISP uses.
Click “Apply Changes” to save and activate your settings. To go back to
the original settings before saving, click “Clear Changes”; or click any of
the Quick-Navigation links for other options. Your new settings will not
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Setting your ISP Connection Type to Static IP (IPoA)
1. This connection type is also called “Classical IP over ATM” or
“CLIP”, which your ISP provides a fixed IP for your Router to
connect to the Internet.
IP assigned by ISP – Select “No” if your ISP instructed you to use
fixed IP.
2. IP Address – Enter an IP address assigned by your ISP for the
Router WAN interface.
3. Subnet Mask – Enter a subnet mask assigned by your ISP.
4. Default Gateway – Enter a default gateway IP address assigned by
your ISP.
5. VPI/VCI – Enter your Virtual Path Identifier (VPI) and Virtual Circuit
Identifier (VCI) parameters here. These identifiers are assigned by
your ISP.
6. Encapsulation – Select the LLC or VC MUX your ISP uses.
Click “Apply Changes” to save and activate your settings. To go back to
the original settings before saving, click “Clear Changes”. Or click any of
the Quick-Navigation links for other options. Your new settings will not
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WAN IP Address – Enter an IP address assigned by your ISP for
the Router WAN interface.
Use Static Default Gateway - Enter a default gateway IP address.
If the Router cannot find the destination address within its local
network, it will forward the packets to the default gateway assigned
by your ISP.
4. VPI/VCI - Enter your Virtual Path Identifier (VPI) and Virtual Circuit
Identifier (VCI) parameter here. These identifiers are assigned by
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In this mode, the Router simply acts as a bridge passing packets across
the DSL port. It requires additional software to be installed on your
computers in order to access the Internet.
2. Subnet Mask - Enter a subnet mask assigned by your ISP.
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Click “Apply Changes” to save and activate your settings. To go back to
the original settings before saving, click “Clear Changes”. Or click any of
the Quick-Navigation links for other options. Your new settings will not
be saved unless your click “Apply Changes”.
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Enable Bridge Service – Check this box to enable bridge service
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VPI/VCI – Enter your Virtual Path Identifier (VPI) and Virtual Circuit
Identifier (VCI) parameters here. (Assigned by your ISP).
3. Encapsulation – Select the LLC or VC MUX your ISP uses.
Click “Apply Changes” to save and activate your settings. To go back to
the original settings before saving, click “Clear Changes”. Or click any of
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A “Domain Name Server” is a server located on the Internet that
translates Universal Resource Locaters (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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Advanced User Interface. In your browser, type “192.168.2.1” (do
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Changing 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).
All settings for the internal LAN setup of the Router can be viewed and
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4. IP Pool
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:
10.x.x.x (where x is anything between 0 and 255)
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.
2. Subnet Mask
5. Lease Time
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”.
The length of time the DHCP server will reserve the IP address for each
computer. We recommend that you leave the lease time set to “Forever”.
The default setting is “Forever”, meaning that any time a computer is
assigned an IP address by the DHCP server, the IP address will not
change for that particular computer. Setting lease times for shorter
intervals such as one day or one hour frees IP addresses after the
specified period of time. This also means that a particular computer’s
IP address may change over time. If you have set any of the other
advanced features of the Router such as DMZ or client IP filters, these
are dependent on the IP address. For this reason, you will not want the
IP address to change.
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3. DHCP Server
The DHCP server function makes setting up a network very easy by
assigning IP addresses to each computer on the network automatically.
The default setting is “On”. The DHCP server can be turned OFF if
necessary; however, in order to do so you must manually set a static
IP address for each computer on your network. To turn off the DHCP
server, select “Off” and click “Apply Changes”.
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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
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Configuring the Wireless Network Settings
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.
The “Wireless” tab lets you make changes to the wireless network
settings. From this tab you can make changes to the wireless
network name or Service Set Identifier (SSID), operating channel,
encryption security settings, and configure the Router to be used as
an access point.
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Changing the Wireless Network Name (SSID)
To identify your wireless network, a name called the SSID is used. The
SSID is your network name. The default network name of the Router is
“Belkin_XXXXXX_” followed by six digits that are unique to your Router.
Your network name will look something like “Belkin_123456”. 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 wirelessequipped 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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Note: Please periodically check for new Router firmware updates
from the “Utilities > Firmware update” page. Newer firmware can fix
problems, add wireless features, and/or improve wireless performance
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3) 1x1 802.11n
There are a number of operating channels from which you can choose—
in the United Kingdom (and most of Europe), Australia, and most of Asia,
there are 13. In other countries, there are other channel requirements.
Your Router is configured to operate on the proper channels for the
country in which you reside. 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.
Setting the Router to this mode will allow only 802.11n-compliant
devices to join the network, keeping out any slower 802.11b/g devices.
4) 802.11b & 802.11g & 1x1 802.11n
Setting the Router to this mode will allow 802.11b-, 802.11g-, and
802.11n-compliant devices to join the network.
Using the Wireless Mode Switch
This switch allows you to set the Router’s wireless modes. There are
several modes.
Note: Some modes may require firmware updates to be enabled.
1) 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.
2) 802.11g only
Setting the Router to this mode will allow only 802.11g-compliant
devices to join the network, keeping out any slower 802.11b devices.
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Using the Bandwidth Switch
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.
This switch allows you to set the Router’s wireless bandwidth modes.
There are several modes available:
1) 20MHz only
Setting the Router to this mode allows only 20MHz operation. This
mode is compatible with draft 802.11n-, 802.11g-, and 802.11b-compliant
devices, but will limit draft 802.11n-compliant devices’ bandwidth by
half. Reducing bandwidth to 20MHz-only operation might solve some
wireless problems.
2) 20MHz/40MHz Auto
Setting the Router to this mode allows it to switch automatically
between 20MHz and 40MHz operation. This mode enables 40MHz
operation, to maximize speed for draft 802.11n-compliant devices when
conditions permit. When a legacy 802.11g access point is presented
and occupies an adjacent secondary channel, the Router automatically
reverts to 20MHz operation to maximize compatibility. We recommend
using this as the default mode.
Protected Mode Switch
Protected mode ensures proper operation of 802.11g devices on
your Enhanced 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 Enhanced 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 Enhanced performance is
not affected by this setting.
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WMM, based on 802.11e QoS (Quality of Service), 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. This feature requires other wireless devices, such as Wi-Fi
phones or wireless laptops, to support WMM for best results.
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Changing the Wireless Security Settings
Your Router is equipped with the latest security standard called Wi-Fi
Protected Access™ 2 (WPA2™) and the legacy security standard called
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). Your Router also supports the Wi-Fi
Protected Setup™ (WPS) specification, which simplifies the setup of a
wireless network. WPS uses familiar methodologies, such as typing in
a Personal Identification Number (PIN) or pushing a button, to enable
users to automatically configure network names and strong WPA2 data
encryption and authentication. By default, your Router does not ship
with security enabled. You may automatically configure the security
settings using WPS. To change the security settings manually, you
will need to determine which standard you want to use. To access the
security settings, click “Security” on the “Wireless” tab.
Your Router is equipped with the latest security standard called Wi-Fi
Protected Access™ 2 (WPA2™) and the legacy security standard called
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). Your Router also supports the Wi-Fi
Protected Setup™ (WPS) specification, which simplifies the setup of a
wireless network. WPS uses familiar methodologies, such as typing in
a Personal Identification Number (PIN) or pushing a button, to enable
users to automatically configure network names and strong WPA2 data
encryption and authentication. By default, your Router does not ship
with security enabled. You may automatically configure the security
settings using WPS. To change the security settings manually, you
will need to determine which standard you want to use. To access the
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Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup
WPS uses WPA2 (described below) for encryption. It does not provide
additional security, but rather, standardizes the method for securing your
wireless network. You may use either the Push Button Configuration
(PBC) method or PIN method to allow a device access to your wireless
network. Conceptually, the two methods work as follows:
PBC: Push and hold the WPS button located on the back of your
Router for three seconds. Then initiate the WPS procedure on the client
device within two minutes. Refer to your client’s documentation on this
procedure. Pushing the PBC button will automatically enable WPS. The
client has now been securely added to your wireless network.
PIN: The client device has a PIN number (either four or eight digits) that
is associated with WPS. Enable WPS through the GUI shown below.
Enter the client’s PIN into the Router’s internal registrar (accessed
through this GUI). The client will be automatically enrolled into your
wireless network within two minutes.
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Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS): Enabled or Disabled.
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Personal Identification Number (PIN) Method: In this method, a
wireless client wishing to access your network must supply an
8-digit PIN to the Router. After clicking “Enroll”, you must start the
WPS handshaking procedure from the client within two minutes.
3.
Router PIN: If an external registrar is available, you may enter in the
Router’s PIN to the registrar. Click “Generate New PIN” to change
the PIN from the default value. Click “Restore Default PIN” to reset
the PIN value.
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WPA2 Requirements
IMPORTANT: In order to use WPA2 security, all your computers and
wireless client adapters must be upgraded with patches, driver, and
client utility software that supported WPA2. At the time of this User
Manual’s publication, a couple security patches are available, for free
download, from Microsoft®. These patches work only with the Windows
XP operating system. Other operating systems are not supported at this
time.
Push Button Configuration (PBC) Method: PBC is an alternate
method to connect to a WPS network. Push the PBC button
located on the back of the Router for three seconds, and then
initiate the PBC on the client device. Alternatively, push the “Start
PBC” soft button to start this process.
Manual Configuration Method: This section lists the default security
settings if not using WPS.
For Windows XP computers that do not have Service Pack 2
(SP2), a file from Microsoft called “Windows XP Support Patch
for Wireless Protected Access (KB 826942)” is available for free
download at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826942
For Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Microsoft has released a
free download to update the wireless client components to support
WPA2 (KB971021). The update is available from:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917021
IMPORTANT: You also need to ensure that all your wireless client cards/
adapters support WPA2, and that you have downloaded and installed
the latest driver. Most of the Belkin wireless cards have driver updates
available for download from the Belkin support site: www.belkin.com/
networking.
The Router features WPA2, which is the second generation of the WPA
based 802.11i standard. It offers a higher level of wireless security by
combining advanced network authentication and stronger Advanced
Encryption Standard (AES) encryption methods.
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Like WPA security, WPA2 is available in WPA2-Personal (PSK) mode.
Typically, WPA2-Personal (PSK) is the mode that will be used in a home
environment. Please refer to the User Manual for more information about
wireless security and different types of wireless security.
1.
After you’ve set up your Router, go to the “Security” page under
“Wireless” and select “WPA/WPA2-Personal (PSK)” from the
“Security Mode” drop-down menu.
2.
For “Authentication”, select “WPA-PSK”, “WPA2-PSK”, or “WPAPSK + WPA2-PSK”. This setting will have to be identical on the
wireless clients that you set up. “WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK” mode
will allow the Router to support clients running either WPA or WPA2
security.
3.
For “Encryption Technique”, select “TKIP”, “AES”, or “TKIP+AES”.
This setting will have to be identical on the wireless clients that you
set up.
4. Enter your pre-shared key (PSK). 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 wireless clients that you set up. For
example, your PSK might be something like: “Smith family network
key”. Click “Apply Changes” to finish. You must now set all wireless
clients to match these settings.
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to work with WPA2 and have the correct settings to get proper
connection to the Router.
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Setting WPA-PSK
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 works only with Windows XP.
Your Router supports WPA-PSK. 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 63 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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From the “Security Mode” drop-down menu, select “WPA-PSK”.
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.
Click “Apply Changes” to finish. You must now set all clients to
match these settings.
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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.
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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
Setting MAC Address Control
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 twodigit numbers. 128-bit keys are 26 digits long and can be divided into
13 two-digit numbers.
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.
For instance:
AF 0F 4B C3 D4 = 64-bit key
C3 03 0F AF 0F 4B B2 C3 D4 4B C3 D4 E7 = 128-bit key
In the boxes below, make up your key by writing in two characters
between A–F and 0–9. You will use this key to program the encryption
settings on your Router and your wireless computers.
Note to Mac users: Original Apple AirPort products support 64-bit
encryption only. Apple AirPort 2 products can support 64-bit or 128-bit
encryption. Please check your product to see which version you are
using. If you cannot configure your network with 128-bit encryption, try
64-bit encryption.
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Setting up an Allow Access List
Setting up a Deny Access List
1.
Select the “Allow” radio button (1) to begin setting up a list of
computers allowed to connect to the wireless network.
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.
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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.
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Click “Apply Changes” (4) to finish.
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Select the “Deny” radio button (1) 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 (2), type in the MAC
address of the wireless computer you want to deny access to the
wireless network, then click “<<Add” (3).
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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” (4) to finish.
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IP Spoofing
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The firewall also masks common ports that are frequently used to
attack networks. These ports appear to be “stealth” meaning that for
all intents and purposes, they do not exist to a would-be hacker. You
can turn the firewall function off if needed; however, it is recommended
that you leave the firewall enabled. Disabling the firewall protection will
not leave your network completely vulnerable to hacker attacks, but it is
recommended that you leave the firewall enabled.
Your Router is equipped with a firewall that will protect your network
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Configuring Internal Forwarding Settings
Choosing an Application
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.
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”.
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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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To restrict Internet access to a single computer for example, enter the
IP address of the computer you wish to restrict access to in the IP fields
(1). Next, enter “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”.
The Router can be configured to restrict access to the Internet, email, 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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Enabling the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
The MAC address filter is a powerful security feature that allows you
to specify which computers are allowed on the network. Any computer
attempting to access the network that is not specified in the filter list
will be denied access. When you enable this feature, you must enter
the MAC address of each client (computer) on your network to allow
network access to each.
The 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 enable this feature, select “MAC Address Filtering” and click “Enable
MAC Address Filtering” (1). Next, enter the MAC address of each
computer on your network by clicking in the space provided (2) and
entering the MAC address of the computer you want to add to the list.
Click “Add” (3), then “Apply Changes” (4) to save the settings. You can
have a MAC-address-filtering list of up to 32 computers.
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”.
Note: You will not be able to delete the MAC address of the computer
you are using to access the Router’s administrative functions (the
computer you are using now).
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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.
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!
To register free for your Dynamic DNS host name, please visit http://www.dyndns.org.
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.
Select DynDNS as the “DDNS Service” (1).
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Enter your DynDNS.org user name in the “User Name” field (2).
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Enter your DynDNS.org password in the “Password” field (3).
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Enter the DynDNS.org domain name you set up with DynDNS.org
in the “Domain Name” field (4).
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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”
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Utilities
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.
The “Utilities” screen lets you manage different parameters of the Router
and perform certain administrative functions.
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To turn off the ping response, select “Block ICMP Ping” (1) and click
“Apply Changes”. The Router will not respond to an ICMP ping.
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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
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Click the “Restart Router” button.
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The following message will appear. Click “OK”.
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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
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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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The following message will appear. Restoring the defaults includes
restarting the Router. It can take up to 60 seconds. It is important
not to turn the power to the Router off during the restart.
4.
A 60-second countdown will appear on the screen. When the
countdown reaches zero, the Router’s defaults will be restored. The
Router home page should appear automatically. If it does not, type
in the Router’s address (default = 192.168.2.1) into the navigation
bar of your browser.
Click the “Restore Defaults” button.
The following message will
appear. Click “OK”.
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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
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want to save the configuration file. Select a location. You can name
the file anything you want, or use the default name “user.conf”. Be
sure to name the file so you can locate it yourself later. When you
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When the save is complete,
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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 “.conf”. Locate the configuration file you want to restore and
double-click on it. After that, click on the “Restore” button.
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A 60-second countdown will appear on the screen. When the
countdown reaches zero, the Router’s configuration will be
restored. The Router’s 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.
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:
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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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To download the new version of firmware, click “Download”.
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”.
3.
The download of the firmware is complete. To update the firmware,
follow the next steps in “Updating the Router’s Firmware”.
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In the “Firmware Update” page, click “Browse”. A window will open
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Browse to the firmware file you downloaded. Select the file by
double-clicking on the file name.
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”.
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You will see one more message. This message tells you that the
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is loaded into the Router and the Router is rebooted. Click “OK”.
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countdown reaches zero, the Router firmware update will be
complete. The Router home page should appear automatically. If
not, type in the Router’s address (default = 192.168.2.1) into the
navigation bar of your browser.
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Changing System Settings
Changing the Login Time-Out Setting
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.
The login time-out 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 time-out 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 time-out 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.
Setting or Changing the Administrator Password
The Router ships with NO password entered. If you wish to add a
password for greater security, you can set a password here. Write down
your password and keep it in a safe place, as you will need it if you need
to log into the Router in the future. It is also recommended that you
set a password if you plan to use the remote management feature of
your Router.
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Setting the Time and Time Zone
Enabling Remote Management
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. You have the option to select a primary and
a backup NTP server to keep your Router’s clock synchronized. Select
your desired NPT server from the drop-down box, or simply keep it
as is.
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.
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.
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.
Advanced Feature: The “Remote Access Port” option allows you to
configure the desired “Remote Access Port for Remote Management”
feature. The default access port is set to port 8080.
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Enabling/Disabling UPnP
Enabling/Disabling Auto Firmware Update
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
enabled. If you want to disable this feature, simply select “Disable”
in the “UPnP Enabling” section of the “Utilities” page. Click “Apply
Changes” to save the change.
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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Set up the computer that is connected to the cable or DSL modem FIRST using these steps. You can also use these steps to add computers to your
Router after the Router has been set up to connect to the Internet.
Manually Configuring Network Settings in Mac OS up to 9.x
1.
Pull down the Apple menu. Select “Control Panels” and select
“TCP/IP”.
2.
You will see the TCP/IP control panel. Select “Ethernet Built-In” or
“Ethernet” in the “Connect via:” drop-down menu (1).
4.
If not already set, at “Configure:”, choose “Using DHCP Server”.
This will tell the computer to obtain an IP address from the Router.
5.
Close the window. If you
made any changes, the
following window will
appear. Click “Save”.
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(2)
3.
Next to “Configure” (2), if
“Manually” is selected, your
Router will need to be set
up for a static IP connection
type. Write the address
information in the table
below. You will need to enter
this information into the
Router.
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settings are now configured for use with the Router.
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Click on the “System
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Next to “Configure” (2), if “Manually” is selected, your Router
will need to be set up for a static IP connection type. Write the
address information in the table below. You will need to enter this
information into the Router.
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2. Select “Network” (1) from the “System Preferences” menu.
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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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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 adapter(s) are now configured for use with the Router.
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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:
5.
If “Use the following IP address” (2) is selected, your Router will
need to be set up for a static IP connection type. Write the address
information the table below. You will need to enter this information
into the Router.
6. If not already selected, select “Obtain an IP address automatically”
(1) and “Obtain DNS server address automatically” (3). Click “OK”.
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(2)
Your network adapter(s) 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.
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” in
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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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
Web-Based Advanced User Interface, then change your browser’s settings to the recommended settings in this section.
Microsoft® Internet Explorer 4.0 or Higher
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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.
Start your web browser. Select “Tools” then “Internet Options”.
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Under the “Internet Options” screen, click on “Connections” and
select “LAN Settings…”.
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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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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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Installation CD does not automatically start.
Solution:
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the CD drive.
1. 2.
If the Setup Assistant
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.
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Next, double-click on the CD-ROM drive that the Setup Assistant
Software CD has been placed in to start the installation.
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instead, a window appears showing the files on the CD,
double-click on the icon labeled “SetupAssistant.exe”.
4. If the Setup Assistant still does not start, reference the
section titled “Manually Configuring Network Settings”
(page 72 of this User Manual)
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Problem:
Setup Assistant cannot find my Router.
Solution:
If the Setup Assistant is not able to find the Router during the installation process, please check the following items:
1. 3. If the Setup Assistant is not able to find the Router during the
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.
Note: The computer should NOT be connected to the port labeled
“Modem” on the back of the Router.
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.
2. Unplug power to the Router for 10 seconds, and then plug the
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 correctly connected to the Router and plugged into a
wall outlet.
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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.
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4. Try shutting down and restarting your computer, then rerunning the
Setup Assistant.
If the Setup Assistant is still unable to find the Router, reference
the section titled “Manually Configuring Network Settings” for
installation steps.
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Problem:
Setup Assistant cannot connect my Router to the Internet.
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The Setup Assistant completed installation, but my web browser
doesn’t work.
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I am unable to connect to the Internet. The Router’s “Internet” light
is off and the “Modem” light is blinking.
Solution:
If the Setup Assistant is not able to connect the Router to the Internet,
please check the following items:
1. Use the troubleshooting suggestions within the Setup Assistant.
If the troubleshooting screen does not open automatically, click
on the “Troubleshoot” button in the lower, right-hand corner of the
Setup Assistant window.
Solution:
If you cannot connect to the Internet, the “Internet” light is off, and the
“Modem” light is blinking, the problem may be that your modem and
Router are not connected properly.
2. If your ISP requires a user name and password, make sure that you
have typed in your user name and password correctly. Some user
names require that the ISP’s domain be at the end of the name.
Example: “myname@myisp.com”. The “@myisp.com” part of the
user name may need to be typed as well as your user name.
1. If you continue to have no Internet connection, reference the
section titled “Manually Configuring Network Settings” (page 72 of
this User Manual)
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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 “Modem”
port, and at the other end to the network port on your modem.
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
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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 “Modem” light on the Router is not lit after completing these
steps, please contact Belkin Technical Support.
4. Try shutting down and restarting your computer.
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The Setup Assistant completed, but my web browser doesn’t work.
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I am unable to connect to the Internet. The Router’s “Modem” light
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I am unable to connect to the Internet. The “Modem” light on my
Router is blinking and the “Internet” light is solid.
Solution:
Solution:
If you cannot connect to the Internet, the “Modem” light is on, and the
“Internet” light is blinking, the problem may be that your connection type
may not match the ISP’s connection.
1.
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.
2.
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 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.
3.
You may need to configure your Router to meet the specific
requirements of your ISP. To search our Knowledge Base for ISPspecific issues, go to: http://web.belkin.com/support and type in
“ISP”.
If the “Modem” light is blinking and the “Internet” 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 and 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.
If you are still unable to access the Internet after verifying these settings,
please contact Belkin Technical Support.
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Problem:
I can’t connect to the Internet wirelessly.
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If you are unable to connect to the Internet from a wireless computer, please do the following:
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3. Look at the lights on your Router. Your Belkin Router’s lights should
be as follows:
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The “Power” light should be on.
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The “Internet” light should be on and not blinking.
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The “Modem” light should be either on or blinking.
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”.
2. Open your wireless utility software by clicking on the icon in the
system tray at the bottom, right-hand corner of the screen. If you
are also using a Belkin Wireless Card or Adapter with this Router,
the tray icon should look like this
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wireless card you have; however, any of the utilities should have
a list of “Available Networks”—those wireless networks it can
connect to.
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
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Problem:
I can’t connect to the Internet wirelessly, but my network name is listed.
I can’t connect to the Internet wirelessly, and my network name is
not listed.
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Solution:
If the name of your network is listed in the “Available Networks” list,
please follow the steps below to connect wirelessly:
1. If the correct network name is not listed under “Available Networks”
in the wireless configuration utility, please attempt the following
troubleshooting steps:
Click on the correct network name in the “Available Networks” list.
1. 2. If the network has security (encryption) enabled, you will need to
enter the network key. For more information regarding security,
see the section entitled “Securing your Wi-Fi Network” in this
User Manual.
3. Within a few seconds, the tray icon in the lower, left-hand corner of
your screen should turn green, indicating a successful connection
to the network.
Temporarily move your computer, if possible, five to 10 feet away
from the Router. Close the wireless configuration 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 Router for Optimal Performance” in this User Manual.
2. Using a computer that is connected to the Router through 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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• My wireless network performance is inconsistent.
• Data transfer is sometimes slow.
• Signal strength is poor.
• Difficulty establishing and/or maintaining a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection.
Solution:
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. 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.
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. As a result, the typical indoor range of
your wireless devices will be between 100 to 200 feet. 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 away from
the Router.
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 titled “Changing the Wireless
Channel” on page 43 for instructions on how to choose other channels).
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Problem:
How do I extend the range of my wireless network?
Solution:
Belkin recommends using one of the following products to extend
wireless network coverage throughout large homes or offices:
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Wireless Access Point: A wireless access point can effectively
double the coverage area of your wireless network. An access
point is typically placed in the area not currently covered by your
Router, and is connected to the Router using either an Ethernet
cable or through your home’s power lines using two Powerline
Ethernet Adapters.
These Belkin products are available at your local retailer, or can be
ordered from Belkin directly.
For network/range extension information, please visit: www.belkin.com/
networking to find out more about:
Powerline Turbo Starter Kit (F5D4073)
Powerline AV Starter Kit (F5D4074)
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I am having difficulty setting up Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security on a Belkin Wireless Router or Belkin Access Point.
Solution:
1. Log into your Wireless Router or Access Point.
For example:
Open your web browser and type in the IP address of the Wireless
Router or Access Point. (The Router’s default is 192.168.2.1, the
Access Point’s default 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”.
C3 03 0F AF 4B B2 C3 D4 4B C3 D4 E7 E4 = 128-bit key
4. 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.
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. Note to Mac users: Original Apple AirPort products support 64-bit
encryption only. Apple AirPort 2 products can support 64-bit or 128bit 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.
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 combination of numbers and letters from A–F and 0–9. For
128-bit WEP, you need to enter 26 hex keys.
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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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Problem:
I am having difficulty setting up Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security on a Belkin client card (Wireless Network Card or Adapter).
Solution:
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.
1. Important: A WEP key is a combination of numbers and letters from
A–F and 0–7. 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.
Double-click the “Signal Indicator” icon to bring up the “Wireless
Network Utility” screen. The “Advanced” button will allow you to
view and configure more options of your client card.
2. 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 client card.
3. Under the “Wireless Network Properties” tab, select a network
name from the “Available Networks” list and click the “Properties”
button.
4. Under “Data Encryption”, select “WEP”.
5. Ensure the 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.
6. Type your WEP key in the “Network key” box.
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For example: C3030FAF4BB2C3D44BC3D4E7E4 = 128-bit key
7.
Click “OK”, and then “Apply” to save the settings.
If you are NOT using a Belkin wireless client card, please consult the
manufacturer’s user manual for that wireless client card.
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Problem:
Problem:
Do Belkin products support WPA?
I am having difficulty setting up Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security
on a Belkin Wireless Router or Belkin Access Point for a home network.
Solution:
Solution:
Note: To use WPA security, all your clients must be upgraded to drivers
and software that support it. At the time of this publication, a security
patch download is available, for free, from Microsoft. This patch works
only with the Windows XP operating system.
1. 2. For “Encryption Technique”, select “TKIP” or “AES”. This setting
will have to be identical on the clients that you set up.
Download the patch here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=009d8425ce2b-47a4-abec-274845dc9e91&displaylang=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
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From the “Security Mode” drop-down menu, select “WPA-PSK”.
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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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Problem:
I am having difficulty setting up Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security on a Belkin client card (Wireless Network Card or Adapter) for a
home network.
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. 5. Double-click the “Signal Indicator” icon to bring up the “Wireless
Network Utility” screen. The “Advanced” button will allow you to
view and configure more options of your client card.
2. 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 client card.
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”.
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Type your WPA key in the “Network key” box.
Important: WPA-PSK is a combination 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.
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Problem:
I am having difficulty setting up Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security on a Belkin client card (Wireless Network Card or Adapter) for a business.
Solution:
Double-click the “Signal Indicator” icon to bring up the
“Wireless Network Utility” screen. The “Advanced” button
will allow you to view and configure more options of your
client card.
4. Under “Network Authentication”, select “WPA”.
5. In the “Authentication” tab, select the settings that are indicated by
your network administrator.
2. 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 client card.
6. Click “OK”, then “Apply” to save the settings.
1. 3. Under the “Wireless Network Properties” tab, select a
network name from the “Available Networks” list and click the
“Properties” button.
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Problem:
I am having difficulty setting up Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security and I am NOT using a Belkin client card for a home network.
Solution:
If you are NOT using a Belkin WPA Wireless Desktop or Wireless Notebook Network Card and it 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:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=009d8425-ce2b-47a4-abec-274845dc9e91&displaylang=en
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 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
Enabling WPA-PSK
1. In systems running Windows XP, click “Start > Control Panel >
Network Connections”.
2. Right-click on the “Wireless Networks” tab. The “Wireless
Network Connection Properties” screen appears. Ensure the
“Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings” box
is checked.
3. Under the “Wireless Networks” tab, click the “Configure”
button, and you will see the client card properties screen.
4. For a home or small business user, select “WPA-PSK” under
“Network Administration”.
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5. Select “TKIP” or “AES” under “Date Encryption”. This setting will
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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What’s the difference between 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, and
draft 802.11n?
Currently there are four levels of wireless networking standards,
which transmit data at very different maximum speeds. Each is
based on the designation for certifying network standards. The
most common wireless networking standard, 802.11b, transmits
information at 11Mbps; 802.11a and 802.11g work at 54Mbps; and
draft 802.11n works at 300Mbps. See the following chart for more
detailed information.
Wireless
Technology
G
Enhanced
N MIMO
N1 MIMO
(802.11g)
(1x1 draft
802.11n)
(draft 802.11n
with MIMO)
(draft 802.11n
with MIMO)
Speed*
Up to 54Mbps*
Up to 150Mbps*
Up to 300Mbps*
Up to 300Mbps*
Frequency
Common
household
devices such as
cordless phones
and microwave
ovens may
interfere with
the unlicensed
band 2.4GHz
Common
household
devices such as
cordless phones
and microwave
ovens may
interfere with
the unlicensed
band 2.4GHz
Common
household
devices such as
cordless phones
and microwave
ovens may
interfere with
the unlicensed
band 2.4GHz
Common
household
devices such as
cordless phones
and microwave
ovens may
interfere with
the unlicensed
band 2.4GHz
Compatibility
Compatible with
802.11b/g
Compatible
with 802.11b/g,
draft 802.11n,
and Belkin G+
MIMO
Compatible with
draft 802.11n**
and 802.11b/g
Compatible with
draft 802.11n**
and 802.11b/g
Coverage*
Up to 400 ft.*
Up to 1,000 ft.*
Up to 1,200 ft.*
Up to 1,400 ft.*
Advantage
Common—
widespread
use for Internet
sharing
Better coverage
and consistent
speed and
range
Enhanced
speed and
coverage
Leading edge—
best coverage
and throughput
*Distance and connection speeds will vary depending on your networking environment.
**This Router is compatible with products based on the same version of the draft 802.11n
specifications and may require a software upgrade for best results.
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Technical Support
You can find technical-support information on our website,
www.belkin.com, by navigating to the tech-support section.
If you want to contact technical support by phone, please call the number
you need from this list*:
*Local rates apply.
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Number
Internet adress
AUSTRIA
0820 200766
www.belkin.com/de/networking/
BELGIUM
07 07 00 073
www.belkin.com/nl/networking/
www.belkin.com/fr/networking/
CZECH REPUBLIC
239 000 406
www.belkin.com/uk/networking/
DENMARK
701 22 403
www.belkin.com/uk/networking/
FINLAND
0972519123
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FRANCE
08 - 25 54 00 26
www.belkin.com/fr/networking/
GERMANY
0180 - 500 57 09
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GREECE
00800 - 44 14 23 90
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HUNGARY
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ICELAND
800 8534
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IRELAND
0818 55 50 06
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ITALY
02 - 69 43 02 51
www.belkin.com/it/networking/
LUXEMBOURG
34 20 80 85 60
NETHERLANDS
0900 - 040 07 90
NORWAY
81 50 0287
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POLAND
00800 - 441 17 37
www.belkin.com/uk/networking/
PORTUGAL
707 200 676
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RUSSIA
495 580 9541
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SOUTH AFRICA
0800 - 99 15 21
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SPAIN
902 - 02 43 66
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SWEDEN
07 - 71 40 04 53
www.belkin.com/uk/networking/
SWITZERLAND
08 - 48 00 02 19
www.belkin.com/de/networking/
www.belkin.com/fr/networking/
UNITED KINGDOM
0845 - 607 77 87
www.belkin.com/uk/networking/
OTHER COUNTRIES
+44 - 1933 35 20 00
www.belkin.com/uk/networking/
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Europe-European Union Notice
Compliance with this directive implies conformity to the following
European Norms (in brackets are the equivalent international standards).
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).
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.
• EN 60950 (IEC60950) – Product Safety
• EN 55022 (CISPR 22) – Electromagnetic Interference
• EN 300 328 Technical requirement for radio equipment
• EN 55024 (IEC61000-4-2,3,4,5,6,8,11) – Electromagnetic Immunity
• ETS 300 826 General EMC requirements for radio equipment.
• 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.
For information on product disposal please refer to
http://environmental.belkin.com
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EU DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
ýesky
[Czech]
[Belkin Ltd] tímto prohlašuje, že tento [F6D4630-4] je ve shodČ se základními požadavky a
dalšími pĜíslušnými ustanoveními smČrnice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede [Belkin Ltd] erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr [F6D4630-4] overholder de
væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt [Belkin Ltd], dass sich das Gerät [F6D4630-4] in Übereinstimmung mit den
grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie
1999/5/EG befindet.
Eesti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab [Belkin Ltd] seadme [F6D4630-4] vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ
põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Por medio de la presente [Belkin Ltd] declara que el [F6D4630-4] cumple con los requisitos
esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
ǼȜȜȘȞȚțȒ
[Greek]
ȂǼ ȉǾȃ ȆǹȇȅȊȈǹ [Belkin Ltd] ǻǾȁȍȃǼǿ ȅȉǿ [F6D4630-4] ȈȊȂȂȅȇĭȍȃǼȉǹǿ ȆȇȅȈ ȉǿȈ
ȅȊȈǿȍǻǼǿȈ ǹȆǹǿȉǾȈǼǿȈ Ȁǹǿ ȉǿȈ ȁȅǿȆǼȈ ȈȋǼȉǿȀǼȈ ǻǿǹȉǹȄǼǿȈ ȉǾȈ ȅǻǾīǿǹȈ 1999/5/ǼȀ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente [Belkin Ltd] déclare que l'appareil [F6D4630-4] est conforme aux exigences
essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente [Belkin Ltd] dichiara che questo [F6D4630-4] è conforme ai requisiti essenziali
ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo [Belkin Ltd Belkin Ltd ] deklarƝ, ka [F6D4630-4] / iekƗrtas tips] atbilst DirektƯvas
1999/5/EK bnjtiskajƗm prasƯbƗm un citiem ar to saistƯtajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuviǐ
[Lithuanian]
Šiuo [Belkin Ltd] deklaruoja, kad šis [F6D4630-4] atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas
1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Suomi
[Finnish]
Hierbij verklaart [Belkin Ltd] dat het toestel [F6D4630-4] in overeenstemming is met de
essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, [Belkin Ltd], jiddikjara li dan [F6D4630-4] jikkonforma mal-ƫtiƥijiet essenzjali u ma
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[Hungarian]
Alulírott, [Belkin Ltd] nyilatkozom, hogy a [F6D4630-4] megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ
követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym [Belkin Ltd] oĞwiadcza, Īe [F6D4630-4] jest zgodny z zasadniczymi wymogami oraz
pozostaáymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/EC.
Português
[Portuguese]
[Belkin Ltd] declara que este [F6D4630-4] está conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras
disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
[I Belkin Ltd] izjavlja, da je ta [F6D4630-4] v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi
relevantnimi doloþili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
[Belkin Ltd] týmto vyhlasuje, že [F6D4630-4] spĎĖa základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné
ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
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vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Belkin Ltd] att denna [F6D4630-4] står I överensstämmelse med de väsentliga
egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir [Belkin Ltd] yfir því að [F6D4630-4] er í samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur,
sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Norsk
[Norwegian]
[Belkin Ltd] erklærer herved at utstyret [F6D4630-4] er i samsvar med de grunnleggende krav
og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
http://www.belkin.com/doc/
Hereby, [Belkin Ltd], declares that this product [F6D4630-4] is in compliance with the essential
requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
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Belkin International, Inc., Limited Lifetime Product Warranty
What is not covered by this warranty?
All above warranties are null and void if the Belkin product is not
provided to Belkin for inspection upon Belkin’s request at the sole
expense of the purchaser, or if Belkin determines that the Belkin product
has been improperly installed, altered in any way, or tampered with.
The Belkin Product Warranty does not protect against acts of God such
as flood, earthquake, lightning, war, vandalism, theft, normal-use wear
and tear, erosion, depletion, obsolescence, abuse, damage due to low
voltage disturbances (i.e. brownouts or sags), non-authorized program,
or system equipment modification or alteration.
What this warranty covers.
Belkin International, Inc. (“Belkin”) warrants to the original purchaser of
this Belkin product that the product shall be free of defects in design,
assembly, material, or workmanship.
What the period of coverage is.
Belkin warrants the Belkin product for the lifetime of the product.
What will we do to correct problems?
Product Warranty.
Belkin will repair or replace, at its option, any defective product
free of charge (except for shipping charges for the product). Belkin
reserves the right to discontinue any of its products without notice,
and disclaims any limited warranty to repair or replace any such
discontinued products. In the event that Belkin is unable to repair or
replace the product (for example, because it has been discontinued),
Belkin will offer either a refund or a credit toward the purchase of
another product from Belkin.com in an amount equal to the purchase
price of the product as evidenced on the original purchase receipt as
discounted by its natural use.
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To get service for your Belkin product you must take the following steps:
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Contact Belkin Tech Support at the number listed on page 95,
within 15 days of the Occurrence. Be prepared to provide the
following information:
a. The part number of the Belkin product.
b. Where you purchased the product.
c. When you purchased the product.
d. Copy of original receipt.
2.
Your Belkin Customer Service Representative will then instruct
you on how to forward your receipt and Belkin product and how to
proceed with your claim.
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How state law relates to the warranty.
THIS WARRANTY CONTAINS THE SOLE WARRANTY OF BELKIN.
THERE ARE NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR, EXCEPT AS
REQUIRED BY LAW, IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTY
OR CONDITION OF QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND SUCH IMPLIED WARRANTIES, IF ANY,
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE TERM OF THIS WARRANTY.
Belkin reserves the right to review the damaged Belkin product. All
costs of shipping the Belkin product to Belkin for inspection shall be
borne solely by the purchaser. If Belkin determines, in its sole discretion,
that it is impractical to ship the damaged equipment to Belkin, Belkin
may designate, in its sole discretion, an equipment repair facility to
inspect and estimate the cost to repair such equipment. The cost, if any,
of shipping the equipment to and from such repair facility and of such
estimate shall be borne solely by the purchaser. Damaged equipment
must remain available for inspection until the claim is finalized.
Whenever claims are settled, Belkin reserves the right to be subrogated
under any existing insurance policies the purchaser may have.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
IN NO EVENT SHALL BELKIN BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL,
DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR MULTIPLE DAMAGES SUCH
AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST BUSINESS OR PROFITS ARISING
OUT OF THE SALE OR USE OF ANY BELKIN PRODUCT, EVEN IF
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights, which may vary from state to state. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential, or other
damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.
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