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For this walk through, you will need a computer that is hard-wired (connected using an Ethernet cable) to your router. If you are on a wireless computer, you cannot connect to the router without knowing the password. If you do not have an Ethernet cable, you can either purchase one at any office supply center, otherwise, you will have to reset the router, and enter your configuration information for your connection again. This walk through also assumes that the router's default IP address and administration user name and password are at defaults. If you have changed either of these, you will be unable to log into the router using this walk through and you will have to reset the router, and enter your configuration information for your connection again.

 

  • First, open Internet Explorer or your preferred Internet browser.
  • Next, go up to the address bar at the top of the browser, and backspace all text out of it.
  • Now, type in the router's IP address which is 192.168.2.1 by default. If everything is connected correctly, it will load a Belkin Status page.
  • On the left-hand side, click Security under Wireless.
  • You will be directed to a login page. By default, Belkin routers are not configured with a password, so just hit Submit.
  • This will direct you to a page which shows the security type that is currently configured on the router.
  • If you are using WPA/WPA2, uncheck the box at the bottom of the page that says Obscure PSK. This will show the password that is configured on the router. Write this down exactly as shown on this page.
  • If you are using WEP, write down Key 1 exactly as it is shown on this page.
  • You can close this window when done. Try entering that passphrase when connecting wireless to the router. It should authenticate.