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Quick Links. Download this manual See also: Setup Manual. Share your broadband Internet access on. Table of Contents. Wi-fi protected access wpa addendum for xp users 2 pages. Below are two short sections, one discusses the benefits of home networking, the other outlines best practices in order to maximize your wireless home network range and performance. If difficulties persist even at close range, please contact Belkin Technical Support.

Note: While some of the items listed below can affect network performance, they will not prohibit your wireless network from functioning; Page 6 These guidelines should allow you to cover the maximum possible area with your Wireless Router or Access Point. Secure connections, VPNs, and AOL Secure connections are connections that typically require a user name and password, and are used where security is important. Page 7 Introduction For more information regarding our networking products, visit our website at www.

Page 8: Product Overview 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. Page 10 Integrated Parental Control Web Content Filter Belkin has teamed with Cerberian, a leading content-filtering company, to bring you this unique feature.

Your Belkin Wireless G Router is the first home networking solution with an integrated web content filter that allows you to block unwanted or offensive web content before it makes it to your network.

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.

When information is being sent over the port, the LED blinks rapidly. The ports are labeled 1 through 4. The lights on the Router will momentarily flash.

Restoring the Factory Defaults Press and hold the Reset button for at least ten seconds then release it. You can use it to get your Router up and running in minutes. Page 17 Connecting and Configuring Your Router and working at the time of installation. 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. 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. Plug the other end of the cable into the networking port on your computer.

Page 21 Connecting and Configuring Your Router Step 3 Checking 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. 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. Page 23 Internet by opening your browser and going to your favorite web page.

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. You can also use it to manage advanced functions of the Router. Mac or PC computer that was originally connected to the cable or DSL modem Network cable to computer Note: Your Router may have ports in different locations than depicted in the illustration above. Page 27 Alternate Setup Method Logging out of the Router One computer at a time can log in to 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. Pressing this button will take you back to the home page.

Internet Status Indicator This indicator is visible in all pages of the Router, indicating the connection status of the Router. Page 31 Alternate Setup Method Setting your Connection Type From the connection type page, you can select the type of connection you use. Some dynamic connection types may require a host name. If you are not sure if your ISP requires a service name, leave this blank. Type in the information provided by your ISP in the space provided.

Enter your service IP address here. Enter the IP address here. Enter this information below. Choosing your state from the drop-down menu 6 will automatically fill in your login server IP address. Page 40 Internet service. 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. 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. Page 44 IP address to change. 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 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.

The different modes are explained below. If any nonHSM device connects or associates with the network, the Router will automatically shift the entire network back to Frame Bursting mode. In the United States and Australia, 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. Doing so will keep your network name hidden from computers that are scanning for the presence of wireless networks. This section is intended for the home, home office, and small office user. Page 52 Most of the new wireless equipment in the market today supports both bit and bit WEP encryption, but you might have older equipment that only supports bit WEP.

All Belkin wireless products will support both bit and bit WEP. Encryption Keys After selecting either the bit or bit WEP encryption mode, it is critical that you generate an encryption key. Page 53 WPA with radius server distributes the Network key to the clients automatically. This is typically found in a business environment.

For a list of Belkin wireless products that support WPA, please visit our website at www. 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. To configure encryption for your Mac computer, set the encryption using the manual method described in the next section. Page Wpa Setup Microsoft. This patch works only with the Windows XP operating system. You must now set all clients to match these settings.

Setting WPA with radius server Settings If your network uses a radius server to distribute keys to the clients, use this setting. In order for you to gain a wireless connection, you will need to set your wireless notebook card and wireless desktop card to use the same security settings.

The Advanced button will allow you to view and configure more options of your card. The Router can be configured to work as a wireless network access point. Bridging with access points of other manufacturers is not supported at this time. You can use the bridge There are also a few other requirements.

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 1.

Any computer attempting to access the network that is not specified in the filter list will be denied access. This may be necessary if the firewall is causing problems with an application such as a game or video conferencing application. 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.

Restarting or rebooting the Router will NOT delete any of your configuration settings. It is recommended that you back up your settings before you restore all of the defaults. 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. The configuration is now saved. Restoring a Previous Configuration This option will allow you to restore a previously saved configuration. A window will open that allows you to select the location of the configuration file. A reminder window will appear. It will take up to 60 seconds for the configuration restoration to complete.

A second countdown will appear on the screen.


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This site also contains information about the preconfigured Wi-Fi settings of the device. In the bottom part of this website, you will find a manual for accessing the user interface of this router and resetting its factory settings. Accessing the user interface is necessary when you want to change the router configuration. For the Belkin F5D, you have to do the following steps for access:. Resetting default settings is especially helpful when you have changed and forgotten the login data for the user interface. Please consider that not only will settings like IP address, username and password be set to factory settings, but all configurations you may have made will as well.


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