The Belkin F5D7130 is a wireless access point (WAP) that allows you to expand your wired home or office network with wireless computers and other network devices. Following a short series of steps, it is not difficult to configure the Belkin F5D7130 device once it has been installed.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Open your internet browser and type "192.168.2.254" (without the quotes) in the address field to access the web-based advanced user interface.
Click "Login" on the WAP's home page. Leave the password field blank. Click "Submit".
Select "Channel and SSID" on the "Wireless" tab. The settings here are the default, and are appropriate for most network applications. Change the settings only if you need a different channel, Mode or SSID name. Click "Apply changes" if you changed any of these settings.
Click "Encryption" on the "Wireless" tab. Encryption is turned off by default. To use Encryption, open the drop down list and select the appropriate automatic encryption.
Type in a passphrase, then click "Generate". Select one of the keys now populating the key fields by clicking on the radio button for that key. Click "Apply Changes".
Configure each computer or device on the wireless network with the key selected in step 5. Consult the manufacturer's documentation for the NIC cards or devices that need to be configured.
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