Belkin F9K1105 User Manual

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F9K1105V1 8820-00843 Rev. B00

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    WIRELESS DUAL-BAND N ROUTER N450 DB User Manual F9K1105V1 8820-00843 Rev. B00...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    The Belkin Router Manager ........

  • Page 3: Getting Started, What's In The Box, Initial Setup

    N450 DB Wireless Dual-Band N Router Ethernet cable (attached to router) Power supply (attached to router) Network information card (attached to router) Belkin Setup CD with User Manual Quick Setup Guide Initial setup Where to Place Your Router For the best results, place the Router next to your modem in an open location away from large metal objects and magnets such as those found in speakers.

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    N150/300/450 GeTTInG sTaRTeD Steps 1 & 2 How to set It Up Connect Your n450 Db Router 1 . Turn off your modem by disconnecting its power supply. 2 . Connect your Router to your modem using the cable (already attached).

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    N150/300/450 GeTTInG sTaRTeD Steps 3 & 4 3 . Power up your modem by plugging in its power supply. 4 . Power up your Router by plugging in its power supply.

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    GeTTInG sTaRTeD Run the Installer software Insert the included CD into your computer. It should run automatically; if not, find the setup program and open it. Follow the prompts. Setup The setup software will configure your Internet connection and let you know when things are working. If you have DSL, you may need a username and password from your Internet provider.

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    GeTTInG sTaRTeD 1 . Click the Setup icon on the CD menu.

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    2 . After a brief installation, the setup software will ask you for the network name and password from the network information card that is stored in the foot of your new Belkin Router. Store the card under the base of your Router for future reference.

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    This may take a few minutes to complete. Once finished, a “Success” message will appear indicating that you are connected to the Internet via your new Belkin Router. During setup you may be asked for additional information . You may need to enter a username and password provided by your ISP.

  • Page 10: Advanced Tools & Settings

    GeTTInG sTaRTeD advanced Tools & settings After the initial setup is complete, you have the option to change settings like your network name, security type, and password. To make these changes and others, click on the Advanced Tools icon at the CD Setup menu and select one of the following settings that you would like to change: network name &...

  • Page 11: The Belkin Router Manager

    To access the Router settings, click on the icon and select from the menu that appears. The status of your Router is shown by the Belkin Router Manager icon, which closely mimics the light on the front of the Router.

  • Page 12: Adding Computers To Your Network

    This may take a few minutes to complete. Once finished, a “Success” message will appear indicating that you are connected to the Internet via your new Belkin Router. note: The setup software runs only on Windows and Mac OS X systems.

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    Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer. Connect to Your Router Retrieve the network ID card from the foot of your new Belkin Router. Can’t find the card? The default network name and password are also printed on the foot of the Router.

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    GeTTInG sTaRTeD Using the WPs button 1 . Start WPS Push Button Connection (WPS PBC) on your computer or other Wi-Fi device that you would like to connect wirelessly to your Router. Often there will be a button for this purpose in software that came with the device, or a physical “WPS,”...

  • Page 15: Manually Set Up Your Internet Connection

    GeTTInG sTaRTeD http://router/ Manually set Up Your Internet Connection Use a browser to visit http://router/. The router homepage should appear. You can also try visiting Internet Status: Connected The status of your Internet connection is shown in the upper right corner of the router homepage. If after a few moments it says “Connected,”...

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    GeTTInG sTaRTeD Internet Status: Not Connected DHCP Client List Static Route Internet WAN Connection Type MAC Address Wireless Channel and SSID If not, select “Connection Type” from the menu on the left. If a password screen appears, press “Submit.”...

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    GeTTInG sTaRTeD Dynamic Connection Cable and fiber customers generally require a dynamic connection. Some DSL customers require a PPPoE connection. Let’s try dynamic first. Select “Dynamic” from the menu that appears and press “Next.” A service name is generally not required. Hit “Apply Changes.”...

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    GeTTInG sTaRTeD Internet Status: Connected If after a few minutes your Internet Status says “Connected,” you’re done! You can surf the Internet. If these steps do not work, try restarting your modem and repeating the process . If not, we’ll try a PPPoE connection next. PPPoe Connection Some DSL customers require a PPPoE connection.

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    GeTTInG sTaRTeD Enter the username and password supplied by your Internet provider and click “Apply Changes.” Ignore the other fields. The Router will restart. Internet Status: Connected If after a few minutes your Internet Status says “Connected,” you’re done! You can surf the Internet. If these steps do not work, try restarting your modem and repeating the process .

  • Page 20: Connect Your Wireless Devices

    GeTTInG sTaRTeD Connect Your Wireless Devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) 1. Open the Settings app and select the Wi-Fi menu item. 2. Select your wireless network from the list that appears there. If asked to do so, enter the network password. Mac OS ®...

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    GeTTInG sTaRTeD Windows ® Your computer provides a menu of available wireless networks at the right end of the task bar. 1. Left-click on the icon that looks like signal strength bars. 2. Select your wireless network from the list. If asked, enter your network password (network key).

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    GeTTInG sTaRTeD Guest access You can allow guests to use your Internet connection without joining your personal network. The network name and password for the guest network is located on the network information card found under the foot of your Router. A person using your guest network will be able to join without a password, but will be shown a login page when they attempt to surf the Web.

  • Page 23: Getting To Know Your Router, Front Panel

    GeTTInG TO KnOW YOUR ROUTeR front Panel a) Router status light Your Router’s status is shown by the light on the front. Off: The Router is not plugged into a power source. blinking blue: The Router is starting up. solid blue: The Router is connected to the Internet. blinking amber: The Router can’t detect the modem.

  • Page 24: Back Panel

    GeTTInG TO KnOW YOUR ROUTeR back Panel a) Modem (Wan) Connector Connect your modem to this port using an Ethernet cable. b) Wired (lan) Connectors Connect computers and other wired network devices to these ports using Ethernet cables. C) Reset button This button is used to restart your Router in rare cases when it functions incorrectly.

  • Page 25: Technical Details, Technical Features

    IP address sharing To save you the cost of adding IP addresses per computer in your house, your Belkin Router uses Network Address Translation (NAT) technology, allowing you to share a single IP address across your network.

  • Page 26: System Requirements

    TeCHnICal DeTaIls system Requirements Router 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 RJ45 Ethernet networking cable Internet browser setup software A computer running Windows...

  • Page 27: Using Your Router, Enabling Auto Update On Your Belkin Router

    UsInG YOUR ROUTeR enabling auto Update on Your belkin Router The Router has the capability to automatically check for a newer version of firmware and alert you when it’s available. You can choose to download the new version or ignore it. By default this feature is disabled. If you want to enable it, select “Enable”...

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    UsInG YOUR ROUTeR 4 . Click on “System Settings” in the left-hand column under the “Utilities” heading. 5 . Toward the lower-half side of the screen you will find “Auto Update Firmware Enabling”. 6 . Select “Enable” by clicking the radio button and then click “Apply Changes”...

  • Page 29: Updating Your Router Via Your System Tray

    1 . Click on the blue Belkin Router Manager icon (right-click for Windows) in your system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac). 2. Select “Check for Updates” or “Update Available” from the menu.

  • Page 30: Updating The Router's Firmware Via The Web Interface

    Internet as this interface is built into the Router itself. setup steps: 1 . Locate and download the firmware file from the Belkin support site. (Type your part number into the search box in the top right corner and look for “Firmware” in the title.) 2 .

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    UsInG YOUR ROUTeR 4 . Open a web browser on the computer. 5 . In the address bar of the web browser, type “” and press “Enter” on your keyboard. 6 . Click “Login” in the upper right-hand corner of the page. The Router does not ship with a password, so just click “Submit”.

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    UsInG YOUR ROUTeR 8 . Click the “Browse” button toward the middle of the screen to search for the file you saved previously. note: The firmware version in the images below is depicted as an example. Your file name will vary depending on your model and version.

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    UsInG YOUR ROUTeR 10 . Click the “Update” button. 11 . A prompt asking, “Are you sure you want to continue with upgrading?” will appear. Click “OK”. 12 . A second prompt will open telling you the Router will not respond during the upgrade and warning you not to remove the power supply from the Router.

  • Page 34: Resetting The Router, Restoring Your Router To Factory Defaults

    UsInG YOUR ROUTeR Resetting the Router Reset button – Red 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”...

  • Page 35: Restoring The Router To Default Settings Using The Web Interface

    UsInG YOUR ROUTeR Restoring the Router to Default settings Using the Web Interface symptoms You need to restore the factory defaults using the web interface. This may be because the Router is not performing as expected 3 . Click “Login” in the upper right-hand corner of the page. The or you wish to remove all previously configured settings.

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 4 . Click on “Restore Factory Defaults” in the left- 5. Click on the “Restore Defaults” button. hand column under the “Utilities” heading.

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    UsInG YOUR ROUTeR 7. The Router will begin the restoring process. Once the restore is complete, the Router will reboot. note: This may take several minutes. Your Router has successfully been restored to its factory settings. 6 . A warning box will open that says, “Warning: All your settings will be lost.

  • Page 38: Troubleshooting, Support, And Warranty, Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting The setup CD does not automatically start . If Belkin Setup does not run when you insert the CD-ROM, your computer may not be configured to open CDs automatically. If Belkin Setup does not appear within 15 seconds, browse to your CD-ROM drive and open the “Belkin Setup”...

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    TROUblesHOOTInG, sUPPORT, anD WaRRanTY belkin setup cannot connect my Router to the Internet . If Belkin Setup is not able to connect the Router to the Internet, please check the following items: 1 . Use the troubleshooting suggestions within Belkin Setup.

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    TROUblesHOOTInG, sUPPORT, anD WaRRanTY belkin setup completed installation, but I cannot browse the Web . The light on the front of my Router is solid amber . 1 . Use the troubleshooting suggestions within Belkin Setup. 2 . If your ISP requires a user name and password, make sure that you have typed in your user name and password correctly.

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    TROUblesHOOTInG, sUPPORT, anD WaRRanTY I can’t connect to the Internet wirelessly and my network name is not listed in available networks . 1 . Verify that your Router is on and the front-panel light shows solid blue. 2 . If you are far from the Router, you might try moving closer to see if you might have been out of range.

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    TROUblesHOOTInG, sUPPORT, anD WaRRanTY limiting the wireless transmit rate—Limiting the wireless transmit rate can help improve range and connection stability. Most wireless cards have the ability to limit the transmission rate. To change this property in Windows, go to the Windows Control Panel, open “Network Connections”, and double-click on your wireless card’s connection.

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    TROUblesHOOTInG, sUPPORT, anD WaRRanTY Does the Router support Wireless Protected access (WPa) security? The Router ships with WPA/WPA2 security turned on. Windows XP and some older network hardware may require a software update to support WPA/WPA2. I am having difficulty setting up WPa security on my Router . 1 .

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    TROUblesHOOTInG, sUPPORT, anD WaRRanTY I am having difficulty setting up Wired equivalent Privacy (WeP) security on my Router . 1 . Log in to your Router. Visit http://router/ Click on the “Login” button in the top right-hand corner of the screen.

  • Page 45: Technical Support

    TROUblesHOOTInG, sUPPORT, anD WaRRanTY Technical support australia new Zealand singapore 1800 622 1130 europe

  • Page 46: Belkin International, Inc., Limited 2-year 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.

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    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...

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    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,...

  • Page 49: Regulatory Information, Fcc Statement

    We, Belkin International, Inc., of 12045 E. Waterfront Drive, Playa Vista, CA 90094, declare under our sole responsibility that the device, f9K1105 V1, complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 50: Ce Statement

    Directive 1999/5/EC, (EMC) Electromagnetic compatibility Directive 2004/108/EC, and the (LVD) Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/ EC. A copy of the European union CE marking “Declaration of Conformity” may be obtained at the website: Information Products with the CE marking comply with the EMC Directive (2004/108/EC) and the Low Voltage Directive (2006/95/ EC) issued by the Commission of the European Community.

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    © 2011 Belkin International, Inc. All rights reserved. All trade names are registered trademarks of respective manufacturers listed. iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Windows and Windows Vista are either registered...

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