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If your PC is a desktop, not a laptop, probably it can be hooked to your modem/router only wired (using an Ethernet cable). If, for whatever reason(s), you want to connect it wirelessly, you have to buy a USB wireless adapter.

Belkin... | Answered on Dec 30, 2014

Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup
WPS uses WPA2 (described below) for encryption. It does not
provide additional security, but rather, standardizes the method for
securing your wireless network. You may use either the Push Button
Configuration (PBC) method or PIN method to allow a device access to your wireless network. Conceptually, the two methods work as follows:
PBC: Push and hold the WPS button located on the back of your
Router for three seconds. Then initiate the WPS procedure on the client device within two minutes. Refer to your client's documentation on this procedure. Pushing the PBC button will automatically enable WPS. The client has now been securely added to your wireless network.
PIN: The client device has a PIN number (either four or eight digits)
that is associated with WPS. Enable WPS through the GUI shown
below. Enter the client's PIN into the Router's internal registrar
(accessed through this GUI). The client will be automatically enrolled
into your wireless network within two minutes.

Belkin... | Answered on Oct 05, 2014

Prob with Router or Phone? (Takes time to try to understand/figure out your issue. Please explain Details.) Best answer I have so far is Your Cell-Phone Provider does NOT allow your Phone to do Internet calls over a WiFi connection thru the internet unless You pay for it. Didn't used to be that way, had the prob with T-Mobile myself. Was free for a bit, then T-Mobile started charging me or turned off the feature. SUCKED! Most likely, your Cell-Phone Provider because they want those minutes charged to your account. Sorry bout that. Thanks.

Belkin... | Answered on Jun 28, 2014

Who is the phone service provider? What is the IP, subnet and gateway address of the phone? and what are they supposed to be? Common problem is the gateway is a different number. Thats all I can say without more information.

Belkin... | Answered on Jun 18, 2014

You need to up date the firm ware for your router. Go to belkin support site and download latest firmware and update your router and this will fix your issue

Belkin... | Answered on May 13, 2014

Usually you don't need to setup any additional settings or creating new users on the Belkin router to access an USB HDD attached to it, if you used the Belkin Router Manager to set it up.

The Seagate drive you are using have it's own power supply, so that should not be a problem. Also the accepted formats are FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS formatted HDD.

You can try to set it up again using the manager. This is the user manual for your router, if it helps:

If you still can't get it working, let me know and we will try to find another solution.

Belkin... | Answered on Jan 05, 2014

Check the bottom there should be a Password written down or normally blank or admin admin

Belkin... | Answered on Oct 24, 2013

Thank you for the clarification. I believe that 50 feet long is prone to interference that is why your computer freezes. You can try using a shorter cable to and check if the same problem occurs. This could be a problem with interference or a problem with the second computer. By trying a shorter cable, you would be able to define which is the problem.

Belkin... | Answered on Mar 09, 2013

Try setting the MTU size to 1400 and also check if there's any firmware update for it if there is update the firmware.
Hope it help

Belkin... | Answered on Jan 05, 2013

Pull the power from the router and modem. Wait about 1 minute and plug in just the modem. Wait 1 minute for the modem to come up completely and plug in the router. Wait another minute for the router to come up completely. Now test your connection.

Belkin... | Answered on Dec 03, 2012

Wi-Fi routers usually have the ability for the user to restrict the hours of Internet access(most of the time used for unruly teenagers).Log into the router(the IP address might be,if not it is probably on the router somewhere).Then locate "admininstration" or something like that to look at the access time settings.

Belkin... | Answered on Oct 18, 2012

you need not have a disk to install your router....you can configure it manually by following the steps below...
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For Wired Computers:
Step 1: Connect the Modem to Router (in the port named Modem) and take another ethernet cable and connect one end to the Router(in the port named wired) and other end to any one of your computer
Step 2: Open the Internet explorer and type and click on Enter in the keyboard
Step 3: Now you will be able to see the belkin router setup page
Step 4: On your left hand side click on Connection type,it will prompt for Login Password,leave it blank and click on Submit
Step 5: Now select the Connection type as "Dynamic" and Click on Next.
Step 6: In the next screen,leave the host name as Blank and Click on Apply Changes
Step 7: The Router will save the information and bring back to the router setup page
Step 8: Now,on your left hand side click on MAC Address or MAC Address Cloning.
(If it ask for any Login password,leave it blank and click on Submit)
Step 9: Click on Clone and Click on Apply Changes
Step 10: The router will save the information and bring back to the same page
Step 11: Now check the Internet Status on the top right hand corner,Check wither it says connected or not connected
If it says connected, then you can start to go online in the wired computers
If it says Not connected or no connection,then please follow the steps
Step 12: Unplug the power cable of both your modem and router,leave it for 10 secs,then put the power cable only on to the modem and wait until all the lights are lit up,then put the power cable back to the router and check wither u are able to see all the lights in the router.You will be able to see all the lights glowing and the Internet status:Connected.
You can start to go online in the wired computers
Wireless Computers:
Step 13: In the Belkin router Setup page,on your left hand side,if you have Wifi Protected Setup(WPS) Click on it.
Step 14: It will Promot you for a login password ,leave it blank and Click on Submit
Step 15: Change the WPS to Disable and Click on Apply Changes
Step 16: The router will save the Information and bring back to the same page
Step 17: On your left hand side,click on Security.
You can select any security type, the belkin routers have 2 types,they are
A) WEP(64-bit WEP)
C) Disabled
A) WEP (64-bit WEP):
If you are selecting the Security type as WEP (64-bit WEP) then you will be able to see the Key 1 with 5 small boxes.You have to type 2 numbers in each box only in Key 1.
After you have typed please make a note of it and Click on Apply Changes.
If you are selecting the Security type as WPA then you will be able to see the Preshared key or Password (PSK),in that box you can type as thing as you wish.
After you have typed the password please make a note of it and Click on Apply Changes
C) Disabled:
If you feel no need of any security for your Wireless Network you can select the option as Disabled and Click on Apply Changes
Step 18: After you have selected any one of the Option,now on your left hand side Click on Channel and SSID.
Step 19: Changed the SSID to any name as you wish
Step 20: Change the Wireless Channel to 6 or 1
Step 21: After you have changed please click on Apply Changes.
Step 22: Now we have configured the Router for both Wired and wireless Computers
To Check the wireless computers:
Step 1: Go to the wireless computer
Step 2: If it is a laptop turn on the wireless switch in the laptop
Step 3: Now Search for wireless Networks in the range,please see below according to your Operating System
Start---->Control Panel----->Network and Internet Connections(Network and Internet)---->Right Click Wireless Network Connection---->Click on View Avaliable Wireless Network
Start---->Control Panel---->Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center)---->On your left hand side click on Manage Wireless Networks------>Right Click on Wireless Network Connection----->Click on Connect
Start----->Control Panel---->Network and Internet (Network and Sharing Center)------->On your left hand side Click on Change Adapter Settings---->Right Click on Wireless Network Connection--->Click on Connect
Step 4: Now you will be able to see the Network name which you gave in the Router,try to connect to this it will ask for password type it and click on Connect.
You will be able to connect in wireless and you will be able to go online in wireless computers
The above mentioned tips are the Complete setup of a belkin router for both wired and wireless computers

Belkin... | Answered on Oct 17, 2012

You can create password from 'wireless' option in router setup page. Here you can type your own password.Read more

Belkin... | Answered on Aug 22, 2012

On my D-Link router, I type the IP address of the router into the internet browser and it gives me a log in page, when I log in, I can control the router from there including the WPA pass phrase.

Belkin... | Answered on Jun 10, 2012

Go to http://www.ehow.com/how_4527815_two-routers-one-home-network.html

Belkin... | Answered on Apr 19, 2012

The password should be stored in your niece's laptop, or any other computer which has connected to that router.

If that computer has Windows 7, there is a built-in function to display the password. Go to:
Start > Control Panel > Network & sharing > Manage wireless
That will being up a list of routers. Find the correct one, right-click and select "Properties".


That will bring up an info box for that router. Select the "Security" tab, The security key (password) will be hidden behind asterisks. Place a check in the box for "Show characters". That will display the password

If the computer which has connected to the router has an older operating system (Vista or Windows XP), then you may not have that built-in password display feature. But you may still be able retrieve the password by installing some specialized software.

Here are two suggested free software programs to display wireless passwords:
WirelessKeyView by Nirsoft:

Advanced Password Recovery by Josh Cell Software:

Belkin... | Answered on Dec 31, 2011

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