Belkin Routers are efficient devices that allow users to access fast and seamless internet anywhere they like. If you too like the brand ‘Belkin’ and have just bought a Belkin router as well, then you should carefully read the information that follows.
Here is how you can begin with the initial setup of your Belkin Router:
Switch off the ISP modem
The process begins with connecting your modem with the router using an Ethernet cable. Use the cable that you were using to connect the modem with the computer. Connect one end into the ‘LAN’ or ‘Ethernet’ port on the modem with another end going inside ‘WAN’ port on the router.
- Use a different Ethernet cable to connect the ‘LAN’ port of the Belkin router to the computer.
- Now, turn on your ISP modem
- Connect the router to AC mains using the AC adapter and then, turn on the router.
Some Belkin routers come with hardware switches, so if you that the router doesn’t start, then find the on/off switch to turn on the router. As the router turns on, the ISP modem will detect it and both the devices configure themselves before you could access the internet.
How to log into the Belkin Router?
Now that the Belkin router is connected, it’s time to log into Belkin Router in order to set it up.
- Launch your web browser on the connected computer and enter ‘http://192.168.2.1’. Hit ‘Enter’ and you’ll see Belkin ‘Settings’ page.
- Select ‘Login’ and leave the password box blank and then, select ‘Send’.
- You will now see the basic settings page for Belkin routers.
How to set up the Belkin Router?
Belkin uses a web interface to enable the configuration. You will have to set a secure password, network type, check firewall, check for firmware updates and set Wi-Fi.
- Set the network type.
- Go to ‘Internet WAN’ and select ‘Connection Type’.
- In the ‘Connection Type’, select ‘Dynamic’, especially if you are using a cable or PPPoE.
- Select ‘Next’.
- The router is going to ask for the information related to your ISP.
- Set a password now, as there isn’t any default password for Belkin routers.
- Select ‘System Settings’, an option that you can find under ‘Utilities’.
- Leave the password field empty and add the new password that you’ve set a couple of times.
- Select ‘Apply Changes’ or ‘Save’.
- You can change the login timeout as well, but if it has been already set to 10 minutes, then it is sufficient.
Check for firmware updates
It is important to check for firmware updates to ensure the proper functioning of the Belkin router. Here is how you can check it.
- Select ‘System Settings’ under ‘Utilities’ menu.
- Select ‘Firmware Update’ and then, click the ‘Check firmware’ option.
- If you see a new firmware version, then follow the wizard and select ‘Update’.
You can also opt for a manual update, but then, there will be a different set of steps to follow in order to do so, details of which can get by consulting experts at the router help.For more information go to Belkin Range Extender Setup.