Change Security Settings In Belkin® Wireless Router
A router is a device that forwards data packets to their destinations. Belkin Wireless G Router is a powerful Router from Belkin. It lets users share files and a broadband Internet connection among different computers. It uses 802.11g. 802.11g technology that provides you with networking speeds nearly five times faster than the current Wi-Fi (802.11b) standard. Also, it gives 400 feet of wireless coverage. 802.11g technology is backward compatible with the 802.11b Wi-Fi networking standard. Belkin Wireless Router supports security features such as Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Wireless Protected Access (WPA). For changing the security settings in Belkin Wireless Router you must first enter your Router or Access Point. For that, Open your web browser and type IP address of the Router or Access Point. Then, log in to your router. Select the 'Encryption' or 'Security' tab in 'Wireless' tab to get the security settings page. Then, select the security standard which you are using from the drop down list. Generate a hexadecimal key which is a mixture of numbers and letters. Remember this key and click on 'Apply Changes' to finish the process. You can now change the settings of all your clients by entering this generated hexadecimal key. For that, open the 'Option' window for Belkin wireless card in your clients. Then, click the 'Advanced' button and here you can change the security by entering the same key generated by the Belkin Router.
- Restart hardware
- Update firmware
Users commonly face many issues with Belkin Wireless Router, especially problems related to the connectivity. Losing of signal randomly, disappearing of signals for one second or two after which it comes back etc are some of the common problems. Most commonly Belkin Wireless Router works fine during initial period but starts losing signals after one hour. This problem causes great loss to business users especially if the work is to be done using the Internet.
It is the most common and primary method of resolving issues with Belkin Wireless Router. For that, turn everything off i.e modem, router and computer. Then, turn on modem, wait for it to get a steady connect light. After that, turn on the router and give it some time to stabilize. Then, turn on the computer and check if the connectivity problem is resolved or not.
Firmware is a small program or data structures that internally control various electronic devices. In most of the electronics devices, this small program is present. Updating of firmware in Belkin Wireless Router may fix the problems. For that, go to your router setup and look for firmware updates. After updating firmware, restore factory defaults. Check for the connectivity.
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