As you move farther from your Router (or access point), connection speed may decrease. Factors that can weaken signals simply by getting in the way of your network’s radio waves are metal appliances or obstructions, and walls.
Introduction • Try not to place the Router (or access point) near a cordless 2.4GHz phone. Avoid Obstacles and Interference Avoid placing your Router (or access point) near devices that may emit radio “noise,” such as microwave ovens. Dense objects that can inhibit wireless communication include: •...
Introduction are available (see your wireless adapter’s user manual), and move your Router (or access point) and computers to a channel as far away from other networks as possible. • Experiment with more than one of the available channels, in order to find the clearest connection and avoid interference from neighboring cordless phones or other wireless devices.
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.
Internet. Note: Easy Install Wizard software is compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, and Mac OS 9.X and Mac OS X. If you are using another operating system, the Router can be set up using the Alternate Setup...
Unlike similar access-control products, Belkin Parental Control is built into our Router, so there is no software to install on any computer and you will never be charged a per-computer fee for the service. Your Router comes with a free six-month subscription, with no credit card required for this trial period.
Power Supply • User Manual System Requirements • Broadband Internet connection such as a cable or DSL modem with RJ45 (Ethernet) connection • At least one computer with an installed network interface adapter • TCP/IP networking protocol installed on each computer •...
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 TOP of the Router to provide you with information about network activity and status.
These LEDs are labeled 1–4 and correspond to the numbered ports on the rear of the Router. When a computer is properly connected to one of the LAN ports on the rear of the Router, the LED will light. GREEN means a 10Base-T device is connected, AMBER means a 100Base-T device is connected.
Connect your wired (non-wireless) computers to these ports. These ports are RJ45, 10/100 auto-negotiation, auto-uplinking ports for standard UTP category 5 or 6 Ethernet cable. The ports are labeled 1 through 4. These ports correspond to the numbered LEDs on the top of the Router.
This port is for connection to your cable or DSL modem. Use the cable that was provided with the modem to connect the modem to this port. Use of a cable other than the cable supplied with the cable modem may not work properly.
USB connection at this time, you will be instructed to use the RJ45 Ethernet port during the installation procedure. If your modem has only a USB port, you can request a different type of modem from your ISP, or you can, in some cases, purchase a modem that has an RJ45 Ethernet port on it.
Shut down any programs that are running on your computer at this time. 1.2 Make sure you have the following items at the computer that is now directly connected to the cable or DSL modem. DO NOT CONNECT THE ROUTER AT THIS TIME.
Insert the Easy Install Wizard software CD into your CD-ROM drive. Click on the CD icon; a folder will pop up. To begin, click on “start. os9” if you have Mac OS 9.x, or “start.osx” if you have Mac OS X.
Connecting and Configuring your Router Multi-NICs Screen This screen will appear ONLY if you have more than one network adapter installed in your computer. If you have more than one network adapter installed in your computer, the Wizard will need to know which adapter is connected to your modem.
This step instructs you to locate the BLUE cable that is included with your Router. Plug one end of this cable into ANY one of the BLUE ports on your Router. Plug the other end of the cable into the networking port on your computer.
3.2 User Name and Password Needed If you have a connection type that requires a user name and a password, the Wizard will ask you to type in your user name and password. If your connection type does not require a user name and password, you will not see this screen.
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.
Internet by opening your browser and going to your favorite web page. Congratulations! You have finished installing your new Belkin Router. You are ready to set up the other computers in your home. You can also add computers to your Router any time you want.
Plug the loose end of the cable you just unplugged into the port on the back of the Router labeled “Internet/WAN”. Connect a new network cable (not included) from the back of the computer to one of the ports labeled “1–4”.
Alternate Setup Method Verify that your modem is connected to the Router by checking the lights on the TOP of the Router. The green light labeled “WAN” should be ON if your modem is connected correctly to the Router. If it is not, recheck your connections.
Logging into the Router You will see the Router’s home page in your browser window. The home page is visible to any user who wants to see it. To make any changes to the Router’s settings, you have to log in. Clicking the “Login”...
Alternate Setup Method (10) Quick-Navigation Links You can go directly to any of the Router’s advanced UI pages by clicking directly on these links. The links are divided into logical categories and grouped by tabs to make finding a particular setting easier to find.
(10) Login/Logout Button This button enables you to log in and out of the Router with the press of one button. When you are logged into the Router, this button will change to read “Logout”. Logging into the Router will take you to a separate login page where you will need to enter a password.
Shows the status of the Router’s NAT, firewall, and wireless features. Changes can be made to the settings by clicking on any one of the links or by clicking the “Quick Navigation” links on the left side of the screen.
Clicking “MAC Address” will let you clone your computer’s MAC address or type in a specific WAN MAC address, if required by your ISP. When you have finished making settings, the “Internet Status” indicator will read “Connection OK” if your Router is set up properly.
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 next to your connection type and then clicking “Next”...
ISP. Some dynamic connection types may require a host name. You can enter your host name in the space provided if you were assigned one. Your host name is assigned by your ISP. Some dynamic connections may require that you clone the MAC address of the PC that was originally connected to the modem.
If your ISP uses static IP addressing, you will need your IP address, subnet mask, and ISP gateway address. This information is available from your ISP or on the paperwork that your ISP left with you. Type in your information, then click “Apply Changes”...
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.
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. The MTU setting should never be changed unless your ISP gives you a specific MTU setting.
[European Countries Only]. Some ISPs require a connection using PPTP protocol, a type of connection most common in European countries. This sets up a direct connection to the ISP’s system. Type in the information provided by your ISP in the space provided. When you have finished, click “Apply Changes”...
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. Disconnect after X… The Disconnect feature is used to automatically disconnect the Router from your ISP when there is no activity for a specified period of time.
IP address. If your login server address is different than one provided here, you may manually enter the login server IP address by placing a check in the box next to “User Decide Login Server Manually”...
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”...
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.
. Your MAC address is now cloned to the Router. Entering a Specific MAC Address In certain circumstances you may need a specific WAN MAC address. You can manually enter one in the “MAC Address” page. Type in a MAC address in the spaces provided and click “Apply Changes”...
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” or to view the list of connected computers, click...
Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Changing LAN Settings All settings for the internal LAN setup of the Router can be viewed and changed here. IP Address The “IP address” is the internal IP address of the Router. The default IP address is “192.168.2.1”. To access the advanced setup interface, type this IP address into the address bar of your browser.
This 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.
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...
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.
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, there are 11 channels. In the United Kingdom and most of Europe, there are 13 channels. In a small number of other countries, there are other channel requirements.
QoS (Quality of Service) Configuration QoS prioritizes important data on your network such as multimedia content and Voice over IP (VoIP) so it will not be interfered with by other data being sent over the network. Based on 802.11e, this feature can be turned on or off and you can choose the acknowledgement mode you want to use.
This patch woks only with Windows XP. Your Router supports WPA-PSK (no server). WPA-PSK uses what is known as a pre-shared key as the security key. A pre-shared key is basically a password that is between eight and 63 characters long. It can be a combination of letters, numbers, or characters.
Select “128-bit WEP” or “64-bit WEP” from the drop-down menu. 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.
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.
The Router can be configured to work as a wireless network access point. Using this mode will defeat the NAT IP sharing feature and DHCP server. In AP mode, the Router will need to be configured with an IP address that is in the same subnet as the rest of the network that you will bridge to.
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.
Setting up a Deny Access List The “Deny Access” list lets you specify computers that you DO NOT want to access the network. Any computer in the list will not be allowed access to the wireless network. All others will.
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.
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”.
Restriction can be set for a single computer, a range of computers, or multiple computers. 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 . Next, enter “80” in both the port fields .
Use this feature on a temporary basis. The computer in the DMZ is NOT protected from hacker attacks. To put a computer in the DMZ, enter the last digits of its IP address in the IP field and select “Enable”. Click “Apply Changes” for the change to take effect.
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.
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.
Using the Web-Based Advanced User Interface Utilities The “Utilities” screen lets you manage different parameters of the Router and perform certain administrative functions. Parental Control See the included Parental Control User Manual for more information on the Parental Control feature.
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...
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.
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.
Restoring a Previous Configuration This option will allow you to restore a previously saved configuration. Click “Browse”. A window will open that allows you to select the location of the configuration file. All configuration files end with a “.bin”. Locate the configuration file you want to restore and...
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 60 seconds for the configuration restoration to complete. Click “OK”. A 60-second countdown will appear on the screen. When the countdown reaches zero, the Router’s configuration will be restored.
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.
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”.
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...
Click “OK”. You will see one more message. This message tells you that the Router may not respond for as long as one minute as the firmware is loaded into the Router and the Router is rebooted. Click “OK”.
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.
Internet. The synchronized clock in the Router is used to record the security log and control client filtering. Select the time zone that you reside in. If you reside in an area that observes daylight saving, then place a check mark in the box next to “Enable Daylight Saving”.
ISP assigns you multiple IP addresses or you need NAT disabled for an advanced system configuration. If you have a single IP address and you turn NAT off, the computers on your network will not be able to access the Internet. Other problems may also occur.
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.
Manually Configuring Network Settings Set up the computer that is connected to the cable or DSL modem FIRST using these steps. You can also use these steps to add computers to your Router after the Router has been set up to connect to the Internet.
Manually Configuring Network Settings Manually Configuring Network Adapters in Mac OS X Click on the “System Preferences” icon. Select “Network” from the “System Preferences” menu. Select “Built-in Ethernet” next to “Show” in the Network menu.
Router for a PPPoE connection type using your user name and password. 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.
If “Use the following IP address” 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.
Select “TCP/IP Settings” for your installed network adapter. You will see the following window. 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.
Recommended Web Browser Settings In most cases, you will not need to make any changes to your web browser’s settings. If you are having trouble accessing the Internet or the advanced web-based user interface, then change your browser’s settings to the recommended settings in this section.
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.
Broadband and your Router There are two types of AOL connections available—either AOL DSL or AOL Cable. A third service is called AOL BYOA (Bring Your Own Access). This is used along with an existing broadband connection, supplied by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). If you have AOL DSL, please refer to “Directions for AOL DSL Users”...
How to Set Up your Network In the “Keyword” window, type in “names” then click “Go”. You will see the “AOL Screen Names” window. Click “CREATE a Screen Name”. A window will appear that asks whether the screen name is for a child.
How to Set Up your Network The “Choose a Screen Name” window will appear. Type in a screen name, and click “Continue”. If this screen name is for the Router, the name you choose should be something like your master screen name followed by the word Router.
How to Set Up your Network The “Select a Parental Controls setting” window will appear. If this screen name is for the Router, choose any one of the settings (it doesn’t matter which). If this screen name is for a computer, choose the desired setting and click “Continue”.
How to Set Up your Network The “AOL Screen Names” window appears. This window will include all the screen names you have created to this point. Repeat steps 1-11 to add an additional screen name for each computer that will be...
How to Set Up your Network Step 1 AOL DSL Users: Creating new AOL screen names Follow this step only if you use AOL DSL. Connect your Router to your network per the instructions in your User Manual. Open your web browser.
How to Set Up your Network In the “User Name” field, type in the screen name that you created for your Router. In the “Password” fields, type in the password you created for the Router’s screen name. Leave the “Service Name” field blank. Do not change the MTU setting.
Screen names you just created This step consists of installing the AOL software on each computer and configuring it to use one of the screen names you created in STEP 1. Remember that each computer MUST use a different screen name.
AOL Cable or AOL BYOA (Bring Your Own Access) Users Directions AOL Cable users need to follow these directions. If you have AOL DSL, go to the “Directions for AOL DSL Users” section beginning on page 82. Directions for AOL Cable or AOL BYOA Users...
How to Set Up your Network You should see the “AOL Screen Names” window. Click “CREATE a Screen Name”. A window will appear that asks whether the screen name is for a child. Click “Yes” or “No” to answer. The “Choose a Screen Name”...
How to Set Up your Network The “Choose a password” screen will appear. Enter the password for this screen name twice, and click “Continue”. The “Select a Parental Controls setting” window will appear. Choose the appropriate setting for this screen name.
This step consists of installing the AOL software on each computer and configuring it to use one of the screen names you created in STEP 1. Remember that each computer MUST use a different screen name.
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”...
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.
Problem: Easy Install Wizard cannot connect my Router to the Internet. Solution: If the Easy Install Wizard is not able to connect the Router to the Internet, please check the following items: Use the troubleshooting suggestions within the Easy Install Wizard. If the troubleshooting screen does not open automatically, click on the “Troubleshoot”...
The Easy Install Wizard completed installation, but my web browser doesn’t work. • I am unable to connect to the Internet. The “WAN” light on my Router is on, and the “Connected” light is blinking. Solution: If you cannot connect to the Internet, the “WAN” light is on, and the “Connected”...
The Easy Install Wizard completed, but my web browser doesn’t work. • I am unable to connect to the Internet. The “WAN” light on my Router is blinking, and the “Connected” light is solid. Solution: If the “WAN” light is blinking, and the “Connected” light is solid,...
Solution: If you are unable to connect to the Internet from a wireless computer, please check the following items: Look at the lights on your Router. If you’re using a Belkin Router, the lights should be as follows: • The “Power” light should be on.
I can’t connect to the Internet wirelessly, but my network name is listed. Solution: If the name of your network is listed in the “Available Networks” list, please follow the steps below to connect wirelessly: Click on the correct network name in the “Available Networks”...
802.11g Access Point is 192.168.2.254.) Log into your Router by clicking on the “Login” button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. You will be asked to enter your password. If you never set a password, leave the password field blank and click “Submit”.
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.
Important: A WEP key is a mixture of numbers and letters from A-F and 0-9. For 128-bit WEP, you need to enter 26 keys. This network key needs to match the key you assign to your Wireless Router (or access point).
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”.
Router (or access point). Click “OK, then “Apply” to save the settings. Problem: I am NOT using a Belkin client card for a home network and I am having difficulty setting up Wireless Protected Access (WPA) security. Solution: If you are not using a Belkin Wireless Desktop or Wireless Notebook Network Card that is not equipped with WPA-enabled software, a file from Microsoft called “Windows XP Support Patch for Wireless...
For a home or small business user, select “WPA-PSK” under “Network Authentication”. Note : Select WPA (with radius server) if you are using this computer to connect to a corporate network that supports an authentication server such as a radius server. Please consult your network...
Troubleshooting 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. 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.
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Federal Communications Commission Notice This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
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