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Summary of Contents

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    Voor Nederlandstalige handleidingen en/of software kunt u terecht op: Los manuales y/o el software están disponibles en la lengua local: I manuali e/o il software nella propria lingua si trovano su: www.belkin.co.uk/support 802.11g 2.4GHz • Wireless 802.11g 2.4GHz • Wireless Mbps F5D7230-4...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    10. Information ........111 Warning for users of a Non-Flat Rate ADSL ..114 Belkin Router Internet Service Provider (ISP) Reference Guide ... 115...

  • Page 3: Introduction, Advantages Of A Wireless Network

    Introduction Thank you for purchasing the Belkin Wireless G Router (the Router). The following two short sections discuss the benefits of home networking and outline best practices for maximizing 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 Router for Optimal Performance”...

  • Page 4: Placement Of Your Router For Optimal Performance

    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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    Introduction Avoid Obstacles and Interference Avoid placing your Router near devices that may emit radio “noise,” such as microwave ovens. Dense objects that can inhibit wireless communication include: • Refrigerators • Washers and/or dryers • Metal cabinets • Large aquariums •...

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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.

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    Introduction For more information regarding our networking products, visit our website at www.belkin.com/networking or call Belkin Technical Support at: Europe: 00 800 223 55 460...

  • Page 8: Product Overview, Product Features

    In minutes you will be able to share your Internet connection and network your computers. The following is a list of features that make your new Belkin Wireless G Router an ideal solution for your home or small office network.

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    Product Overview Integrated 10/100 4-Port Switch The Router has a built-in, 4-port network switch to allow your wired computers to share printers, data and MP3 files, digital photos, and much more. The switch features automatic detection so it will adjust to the speed of connected devices. The switch will transfer data between computers and the Internet simultaneously without interrupting or consuming resources.

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    Product Overview Integrated 802.11g Wireless Access Point 802.11g is an exciting new wireless technology that achieves data rates up to 54Mbps, nearly five times faster than 802.11b. 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.

  • Page 11: Knowing Your Router, Package Contents, System Requirements, Easy Install Wizard Software System Requirements

    Knowing your Router Package Contents • Belkin Wireless G Router • Quick Installation Guide • Belkin Easy Install Wizard Software CD with User Manual • Belkin RJ45 Ethernet Networking Cable • Power Supply System Requirements • Broadband Internet connection such as a cable or DSL modem with RJ45 (Ethernet) connection •...

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    Knowing your Router Knowing your Router The Router has been designed to be placed on a desktop. All of the cables exit from the rear of the Router for better organization and utility. The LED indicators are easily visible on the front of the Router to provide you with information about network activity and status.

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    Knowing your Router Router, the LED will light. GREEN means a 10Base-T device is connected, AMBER means a 100Base-T device is connected. When information is being sent over the port, the LED blinks rapidly. Green Orange Blinking (Orange or Green) Modem Status LED This LED lights in GREEN to indicate that your modem is connected properly to the Router.

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    Knowing your Router Knowing your Router Power Jack Connect the included 5V DC power supply to this jack. Connections to Computers (Wired Computer Ports) - BLUE Connect your wired (non-wireless) computers to these ports. These ports are RJ45, 10/100 auto-negotiation, auto-uplinking ports for standard UTP category 5 or 6 Ethernet cable.

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    Knowing your Router Router will momentarily flash. The Power/Ready light will begin to blink. When the Power/Ready light becomes solid again, the reset is complete. Restoring the Factory Defaults Press and hold the “Reset” button for at least 10 seconds, then release it.

  • Page 16: Connecting And Configuring Your Router

    SUCH AS NOTEBOOK CARDS AND DESKTOP CARDS. Easy Install Wizard Belkin has provided our Easy Install Wizard software to make installing your Router a simple and easy task. You can use it to get your Router up and running in minutes.

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    Connecting and Configuring your Router “Alternate Setup Method” section of this User Manual to configure your Router. Additionally, if you are using an operating system other than Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP, you must set up the Router using the “Alternate Setup Method” section of this User Manual. IMPORTANT: Run the Easy Install Wizard software from the computer that is directly connected to the cable or DSL modem.

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    Connecting and Configuring your Router Connecting and Configuring your Router Welcome Screen After you insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive, the Wizard’s welcome screen will appear. Make sure you have not connected the Router at this point. If you have connected your Router, please reconnect your computer directly to the modem.

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    Connecting and Configuring your Router If you are not sure which adapter to choose, select the adapter at the top of the list. If you mistakenly choose the wrong adapter now, you will be able to choose a different one later. Step 2 Set up the Hardware The Wizard will walk you through connecting your Router to your...

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    Connecting and Configuring your Router Connecting and Configuring your Router This step instructs you to locate the power supply that is included with your Router. Plug the power supply’s small connector into the power port on the Router. Plug the power supply into an empty power outlet.

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    Connecting and Configuring your Router Step 3 Check the Connection Once you have completed connecting the Router, the Wizard will check the connection to the Router and then go on to determine what type of Internet connection you have. 3.2 User Name and Password Needed If you have a connection type that requires a user name and a password, the Wizard will ask you...

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    Connecting and Configuring your Router Connecting and Configuring your Router Step 4 Configure the Router The Wizard will now transfer all of the configuration information to the Router. This will take approximately one minute. During this time, do not turn off the Router or computer. The Router will restart itself at the end of this step.

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    Internet by opening your browser and going to your favourite web page. Congratulations. You have finished installing your new Belkin Router. You are ready to set up the other computers in your home. You can also add computers to your Router anytime you want.

  • Page 24: Alternate Setup Method

    Alternate Setup Method Alternate Setup Method The Web-Based Advanced User Interface is a web-based tool that you can use to set up the Router if you don’t want to use the Easy Install Wizard. You can also use it to manage advanced functions of the Router.

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    Alternate Setup Method Turn your cable or DSL modem on by reconnecting the power supply to the modem. Mac or PC computer that was originally connected to the cable or DSL modem To power adapter Note: Your Router may have ports in different locations than depicted in the illustration above.

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    Alternate Setup Method Alternate Setup Method Step 2 Set up 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.

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    Alternate Setup Method Logging out of the Router One computer at a time can log into the Router for the purposes of making changes to the settings of the Router. Once a user has logged in to make changes, there are two ways that the computer can be logged out.

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    Alternate Setup Method Alternate Setup Method (10) Home Button The “Home” button is available in every page of the UI. Pressing this button will take you back to the home page. Internet Status Indicator This indicator is visible in all pages of the UI, indicating the connection status of the Router.

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    Alternate Setup Method Help Button The “Help” button gives you access to the Router’s help pages. Help is also available on many pages by clicking “more info” next to certain sections of each page. LAN Settings Shows you the settings of the Local Area Network (LAN) side of the Router.

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    Alternate Setup Method Alternate Setup Method Step 4 Configure 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.

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    Alternate Setup Method Setting your Connection Type From the “Connection Type” page, you can select the type of connection you use. Select the type of connection you use by clicking the button to your connection type and then clicking “Next” next...

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    Alternate Setup Method Alternate Setup Method Setting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) Connection Type to Dynamic IP A dynamic connection type is the most common connection type used with cable modems. Setting the connection type to “dynamic” in many cases is enough to complete the connection to your ISP. Some dynamic connection types may require a host name.

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    Alternate Setup Method Setting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) Connection Type to Static IP A static IP address connection type is less common than other connection types. If your ISP uses static IP addressing, you will need your IP address, subnet mask, and ISP gateway address.

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    Alternate Setup Method Alternate Setup Method Setting your ISP Connection Type to PPPoE Most DSL providers use PPPoE as the connection type. If you use a DSL modem to connect to the Internet, your ISP may use PPPoE to log you into the service. If you have an Internet connection in your home or small office that doesn’t require a modem, you may also use PPPoE.

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    Alternate Setup Method User Name This space is provided to type in your user name that was assigned by your ISP. Password Type in your password and re-type it into the “Retype Password” box to confirm it. Service Name A service name is rarely required by an ISP. If you are not sure if your ISP requires a service name, leave this blank.

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    Alternate Setup Method Alternate Setup Method Setting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) Connection Type to Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP) [European Countries Only]. Some ISPs require a connection using PPTP protocol, a type of connection most common in European countries. This sets up a direct connection to the ISP’s system. Type in the information provided by your ISP in the space provided.

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    Alternate Setup Method My IP Address Provided by your ISP. Enter the IP address here. My Subnet Mask Provided by your ISP. Enter the IP address here. Connection ID (optional) Provided by your ISP. If your ISP did not give you a connection ID, leave this blank.

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    Alternate Setup Method Alternate Setup Method Setting your Connection Type if you are a Telstra [Australia Only]. Your user name and password are provided to you by Telstra BigPond. Enter this information below. Choosing your state from the drop-down menu IP address.

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    Setting Custom Domain Name Server (DNS) Settings A “Domain Name Server” is a server located on the Internet that translates Universal Resource Locators (URLs) like “www.belkin.com” into IP addresses. Many Internet Service Providers (ISPs) do not require you to enter this information into the Router. The “Automatic from ISP”...

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    Internet service. When you install the Router, its own MAC address will be “seen” by the ISP and may cause the connection not to work. Belkin has provided the ability to clone (copy) the MAC address of the computer into the Router.

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    Alternate Setup Method Cloning your MAC Address To clone your MAC address, make sure that you are using the computer that was ORIGINALLY CONNECTED to your modem before the Router was installed. Click the “Clone” button Changes” . Your MAC address is now cloned to the Router. Entering a Specific MAC Address In certain circumstances you may need a specific WAN MAC address.

  • Page 42: Using The Web-based Advanced User Interface

    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using your Internet browser, you can access the Router’s Web-Based Advanced User Interface. In your browser, type “192.168.2.1” (do not type in anything else such as “http://” or “www”) then press the “Enter”...

  • Page 43: Changing Lan Settings

    Subnet Mask There is no need to change the subnet mask. This is a unique, advanced feature of your Belkin Router. It is possible to change the subnet mask if necessary; however, do NOT make changes to the subnet mask unless you have a specific reason to do so. The...

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    IP address to change. Local Domain Name The default setting is “Belkin”. You can set a local domain name (network name) for your network. There is no need to change this setting unless you have a specific advanced need to do so. You can...

  • Page 45: Viewing The Dhcp Client List Page

    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Viewing the DHCP Client List Page You can view a list of the computers (known as clients), which are connected to your network. You are able to view the IP address the computer, the host name one), and the MAC address card (NIC).

  • Page 46: Configuring The Wireless Network Settings

    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Configuring the Wireless Network Settings The “Wireless” tab lets you make changes to the wireless network settings. From this tab you can make changes to the wireless network name (SSID), operating channel, encryption security settings, and configure the Router to be used as an access point.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Wireless Mode Switch Your Router can operate in three different wireless modes: “g and b”, “g only”, and “b only”. The different modes are explained below. g and b Mode In this mode, the Router is compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g wireless clients simultaneously.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Changing the Wireless Channel There are a number of operating channels you can choose from. In the United States and Australia, there are 11 channels. In the United Kingdom and most of Europe, there are 13 channels.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Broadcast SSID Feature Note: This advanced feature should be employed by advanced users only. For security, you can choose not to broadcast your network’s SSID. Doing so will keep your network name hidden from computers that are scanning for the presence of wireless networks.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Securing your Wi-Fi Network ® Here are a few different ways you can maximize the security of your wireless network and protect your data from prying eyes and ears. This section is intended for the home, home office, and small office user.

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    Most of the new wireless equipment in the market today supports both 64-bit and 128-bit WEP encryption, but you might have older equipment that only supports 64-bit WEP. All Belkin wireless products will support both 64-bit and 128-bit WEP. Encryption Keys After selecting either the 64-bit or 128-bit WEP encryption mode, it is critical that you generate an encryption key.

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    Typically, this is the mode that will be used in a home environment. For a list of Belkin wireless products that support WPA, please visit our website at www.belkin.com/networking. uses what is known as a pre-shared key...

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Sharing the Same Network Keys Most Wi-Fi products ship with security turned off. So once you have your network working, you need to activate WEP or WPA and make sure your wireless networking devices are sharing the same network key.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using a Hexadecimal Key A hexadecimal key is a combination of numbers and letters from A–F and 0–9. 64-bit keys are five two-digit numbers. 128-bit keys are 13 two-digit numbers.

  • Page 55: Wep Setup

    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface WEP Setup 64-Bit WEP Encryption Select “64-bit WEP” from the drop-down menu. After selecting your WEP encryption mode, you can enter your key by typing in the hex key manually, or you can type in a passphrase in the “Passphrase”...

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface 128-Bit 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. Select “128-bit WEP”...

  • Page 57: Wpa Setup

    Microsoft. This patch works only with the Windows XP operating system. You also need to download the latest driver for your Belkin Wireless G Desktop or Notebook Network Card from the Belkin support site.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Setting WPA-PSK (no server) From the “Security Mode” drop-down menu, select “WPA-PSK (no server)”. For “Encryption Technique”, select “TKIP” or “AES”. This setting will have to be identical on the clients that you set up. Enter your pre-shared key.

  • Page 59: Wpa2 Setup

    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface WPA2 Setup From the “Security Mode” drop-down menu, select “WPA2”. For “Encryption Technique”, select “AES”. This setting will have to be identical on the clients that you set up. Enter your pre-shared key. This can be from eight to 63 characters and can be letters, numbers, or symbols.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Connecting your computer to a wireless network that requires WPA-PSK (no server): Double-click the “Signal Indicator” icon to bring up the “Wireless Network Properties” screen. The “Advanced” button will allow you to view and configure more of your Router’s options.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Connecting your computer to a wireless network that requires WPA (with radius server): Double-click the “Signal Indicator” icon to bring up the “Wireless Network Properties” screen. The “Advanced” button will allow you to view and configure more of your Router’s options. Under the “Wireless Network Properties”...

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    Setting up WPA for Wireless Desktop and Wireless Notebook Cards that are NOT Manufactured by Belkin If you do NOT have a Belkin WPA Wireless Desktop or Wireless Notebook Card, and it is not equipped with WPA-enabled software, a file from Microsoft called “Windows XP Support Patch for Wireless Protected Access”...

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Setting up Windows XP Wireless Network Utility to use WPA-PSK In order to use WPA-PSK, ensure you are using the Windows Wireless Network Utility by doing the following: Under Windows XP, click “Start > Control Panel > Network Connections”.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Under the “Wireless Networks” tab, click the “Configure” button and you will see the following screen. For a home or small business user, select “WPA-PSK” under “Network Authentication”. Note: Select “WPA”...

  • Page 65: Using The Access Point Mode

    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Access Point Mode Note: This advanced feature should be employed by advanced users only. The Router can be configured to work as a wireless network access point. Using this mode will defeat the NAT IP sharing feature and DHCP server.

  • Page 66: Configuring The Firewall

    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Configuring the Firewall Your Router is equipped with a firewall that will protect your network from a wide array of common hacker attacks including: • IP Spoofing • SYN flood •...

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Configuring Internal Forwarding Settings The “Virtual Servers” function will allow you to route external (Internet) calls for services such as a web server (port 80), FTP server (Port 21), or other applications through your Router to your internal network. Since your internal computers are protected by a firewall, computers outside your network (over the Internet) cannot get to them because they cannot be “seen.”...

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Setting Client IP Filters 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.

  • Page 69: Setting Mac Address Filtering

    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Setting MAC Address Filtering The MAC address filter is a powerful security feature that allows you to specify which computers are allowed on the network. Any computer attempting to access the network that is not specified in the filter list will be denied access.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Enabling the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) The DMZ feature allows you to specify one computer on your network to be placed outside of the firewall. This may be necessary if the firewall is causing problems with an application such as a game or video conferencing application.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface 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.

  • Page 72: Utilities Tab

    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Utilities Tab This screen lets you manage different parameters of the Router and perform certain administrative functions.

  • Page 73: Restarting The Router

    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface 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 Click the “Restart Router”...

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface 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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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Saving a Current Configuration You can save your current configuration by using this feature. Saving your configuration will allow you to restore it later if your settings are lost or changed. It is recommended that you back up your current configuration before performing a firmware update.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface When the save is complete, you will see the following window. Click “Close”. The configuration is now saved. Restoring a Previous Configuration This option will allow you to restore a previously saved configuration. Click “Browse”.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface You will be asked if you want to continue. Click “OK”. A reminder window will appear. It will take up to 35 seconds for the configuration restoration to complete. Click “OK”. A 35-second countdown will appear on the screen. When the countdown reaches zero, the Router’s configuration will be restored.

  • Page 78: Updating The Firmware

    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface 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 exist. When Belkin releases new firmware, you can download the firmware from the Belkin update website and update your Router’s firmware to the latest version.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Downloading a New Version of Firmware You will now be taken to the download page of “F5D7230-4 Firmware update - North America”. To download the new version of firmware, click the download logo ( A window will open that allows you to select the location where you want to save the firmware file.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface When the save is complete, you will see the following window. Click “Close”. The download of the firmware is complete. To update the firmware, follow the next steps in “Updating the Router’s Firmware”. Updating the Router’s Firmware In the “Firmware Update”...

  • Page 81

    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface The “Update Firmware” box will now display the location and name of the firmware file you just selected. Click “Update”. You will be asked if you are sure you want to continue. Click “OK”. You will see one more message.

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Changing System Settings The “System Settings” page is where you can enter a new administrator password, set the time zone, enable remote management, and turn on and off the NAT function of the Router. Setting or Changing the Administrator Password The Router ships with NO password entered.

  • Page 83

    Internet and get a response. You cannot set the clock yourself. Enabling Remote Management Before you enable this advanced feature of your Belkin Router, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SET THE ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD. Remote management allows you to make changes to your Router’s settings from anywhere on the Internet.

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    NAT will disable your firewall functions. Enabling/Disabling UPnP UPnP (Universal Plug-and-Play) is yet another advanced feature offered by your Belkin Router. It is a technology that offers seamless operation of voice messaging, video messaging, games, and other applications that are UPnP-compliant. Some applications require the Router’s firewall to be configured in a specific way to operate...

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    Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Enabling/Disabling Auto Firmware Update This innovation provides the Router with the built-in capability to automatically check for a new version of firmware and alert you that the new firmware is available. When you log into the Router’s Web-Based Advanced User Interface, the Router will perform a check to see if new firmware is available.

  • Page 86: Manually Configuring Network Settings

    Manually Configuring Network Settings In order for your computer to properly communicate with your Router, you will need to change your PC’s TCP/IP settings to DHCP. Manually Configuring Network Adapters in Windows 2000, NT, or XP Click “Start”, “Settings”, then “Control Panel”. Double-click on the “Network and dial-up connections”...

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    Manually Configuring Network Settings Manually Configuring Network Adapters in Windows 98SE or Me Right-click on “My Network Neighbourhood” and select “Properties” from the drop-down menu. Select “TCP/IP -> settings” for your installed network adapter. You will see the following window. If “Specify an IP address”...

  • Page 88

    Manually Configuring Network Settings Manually Configuring Network Settings Set up the computer that is connected to the cable or DSL modem FIRST using these steps. You can also use these steps to add computers to your Router after the Router has been set up to connect to the Internet.

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    Manually Configuring Network Settings Close the window. If you made any changes, the following window will appear. Click “Save”. Restart the computer. When the computer restarts, your network settings are now configured for use with the Router.

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    Manually Configuring Network Settings Manually Configuring Network Settings Manually Configuring Network Adapters in Mac OS X Click on the “System Preferences” icon. Select “Network” Select “Built-in Ethernet” Network menu. from the “System Preferences” menu. next to “Show” in the...

  • Page 91

    Manually Configuring Network Settings Select the “TCP/IP” tab see “Manually” or “Using DHCP”. If you do not, check the PPPoE tab 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.

  • Page 92: Recommended Web Browser Settings

    Recommended Web Browser Settings Recommended Web Browser Settings In most cases, you will not need to make any changes to your web browser’s settings. If you are having trouble accessing the Internet or the Web-Based Advanced User Interface, then change your browser’s settings to the recommended settings in this section.

  • Page 93

    Recommended Web Browser Settings 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. Netscape Navigator ®...

  • Page 94: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Problem: Installation CD does not automatically start. Solution: If the CD-ROM does not start the Easy Install Wizard automatically, it could be that the computer is running other applications that are interfering with the CD drive. If the Easy Install Wizard screen does not appear within 15—20 seconds, open up your CD-ROM drive by double-clicking on the “My Computer”...

  • Page 95

    Troubleshooting Problem: The Easy Install Wizard cannot find my Router. Solution: If the Easy Install Wizard is not able to find the Router during the installation process, please check the following items: If the Easy Install Wizard 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.

  • Page 96

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Problem: The Easy Install Wizard cannot connect my Router to the Internet. Solution: If the Easy Install Wizard is not able to connect the Router to the Internet, please check the following items: Use the troubleshooting suggestions within the Easy Install Wizard.

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    This will cause the Router to reattempt communication with the modem. If the “WAN” light on the Router is not lit after completing these steps, please contact Belkin Technical Support. Try shutting down and restarting your computer. Problem: •...

  • Page 98

    Solution: If you are unable to connect to the Internet from a wireless computer, please do the following: Look at the lights on your Router. Your Belkin Router’s lights should be as follows: • The “Power” light should be on.

  • Page 99

    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 (the icon may be red...

  • Page 100

    (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.

  • Page 101

    Troubleshooting Problem: My wireless network performance is inconsistent. Data transfer is sometimes slow. Signal strength is poor. I am having difficulty establishing and/or maintaining a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. Solution: Wireless technology is radio-based, which means connectivity and the throughput performance between devices decreases when the distance between devices increases.

  • Page 102

    Range Extender/Access Point that can be connected wirelessly to a Belkin Wireless G Router, without requiring an Ethernet cable or 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:...

  • Page 103

    Troubleshooting Problem: I am having difficulty setting up Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) security on a Belkin Wireless Router or Belkin Access Point. Solution: Log into your Wireless Router or Access Point. Open your web browser and type in the IP address of the Wireless Router or Access Point.

  • Page 104

    C3 03 0F AF 4B B2 C3 D4 4B C3 D4 E7 E4 = 128-bit key 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.

  • Page 105

    You also need to download the latest driver for your Belkin Wireless G 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...

  • Page 106

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Problem: 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: From the “Security Mode” drop-down menu, select “WPA-PSK (no server)”. For “Encryption Technique”, select “TKIP” or “AES”. This setting will have to be identical on the clients that you set up.

  • Page 107

    Troubleshooting 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 G Router or access point uses.

  • Page 108

    Click “OK”, then “Apply” to save the settings. 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...

  • Page 109

    Troubleshooting Supported Operating Systems: • Windows XP Professional • Windows XP Home Edition Enabling WPA-PSK (no server) In systems running Windows XP, click “Start > Control Panel > Network Connections”. Right-click on the “Wireless Networks” tab. The “Wireless Network Connection Properties” screen appears. Ensure the “Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings”...

  • Page 110

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting What is the difference between 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, and Pre-N? Currently there are four levels of wireless networking standards, which transmit data at very different maximum speeds. Each is based on the designation 802.11(x), so named by the IEEE, the board that is responsible for certifying networking standards.

  • Page 111

    Troubleshooting Wireless Comparison Chart Speed 11Mbps Common household devices such as cordless phones and microwave ovens may interfere with the unlicensed band 2.4GHz Compatible with 802.11g Depends on interference— typically 100– 200 ft. indoors Mature—legacy technology *Distance and connection speeds will vary depending on your networking environment.

  • Page 112

    Troubleshooting Technical Support You can find technical support information at: http://www.belkin.com/networking tech support area. If you want to contact technical support by phone, please call: Europe: 00 800 223 55 460 www.belkin.com through the...

  • Page 113: Information

    Information FCC Statement DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY WITH FCC RULES FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY We, Belkin Corporation, of 501 West Walnut Street, Compton, CA 90220, declare under our sole responsibility that the product, to which this declaration relates, complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is...

  • Page 114

    Modifications The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications to this device that are not expressly approved by Belkin Corporation may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Canada-Industry Canada (IC) The wireless radio of this device complies with RSS 139 &...

  • Page 115

    Belkin Corporation Limited Lifetime Product Warranty Belkin Corporation warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship for its lifetime. If a defect is discovered, Belkin will, at its option, repair or replace the product at no charge provided it is returned during the warranty period, with transportation charges prepaid, to the authorized Belkin dealer from whom you purchased the product.

  • Page 116: Warning For Users Of A Non-flat Rate Adsl

    It is at the users own risk that they rely upon the automatic disconnect feature in the Belkin router. It is for the users themselves to ensure that the connection to the Internet is completely disconnected and remains inactive until required by the end user.

  • Page 120

    Belkin Tech Support Europe: 00 800 223 55 460 © 2005 Belkin Corporation. All rights reserved. All trade names are registered trademarks of respective manufacturers listed. Apple, AirPort, Mac, Mac OS, and AppleTalk are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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