How to Connect a Belkin Wireless G Router

Updated April 17, 2017

The Belkin Wireless G router allows users to connect wirelessly to the Internet. The router does not provide the Internet connection itself, but connects to an Internet source (such as a DSL or cable modem), then splits the connection between users. Connecting the wireless router requires the physical connection, but also configuration of the router in order for it to work properly.

Connect one ethernet cable from the back of the DSL/Cable modem to the Internet port on the back of the Wireless G router. The Internet port is yellow.

Connect an ethernet cable from one of the grey ports on the back of the router to the Ethernet port on the computer.

Turn on the modem, and then the Belkin Wireless G router. Wait a few moments to let the devices boot up, then turn on the computer.

Insert the installation disc in the disc drive of the computer. The Setup Assistant will automatically run.

Select "Run the Setup Assistant Now", and then click "Go".

Select the box labelled "I have completed all Quick Installation Guide steps", and then click "Next". The router will run a self-installation. When prompted, enter the desired network name, then follow the prompts to complete the installation.


The Setup Assistant does not prompt for a network security password, but it is recommended that one be set. To set the network security password, open a web browser, and then type "" in the address bar. If the router prompts for a password, and this is the first time logging into the router, then leave the password blank and click "submit". Click on "Security" in the left menu to enter a network password.

Things You'll Need

  • Belkin Wireless G installation CD
  • 2 ethernet cables
  • DSL or cable modem
  • Belkin Wireless G router
  • Computer
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Dean Lee began writing in 2008, with articles appearing on various websites. Lee is currently a network technician with both Cisco Certified Network Associate and Security+ certifications. Lee graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and later completed a Master of Arts in communication at Regent University.