Wireless routers enable you to access the Internet and other network connections via any connected computing device at your home or in the office. If you have not secured your Wi-Fi router, however, outsiders can access your Wi-Fi without your knowledge. Even Internet grubbers, identity thieves, and hackers can access your system and steal your confidential information via the wireless network. So, before any damage, secure your router instantly. The following guide will allow you to set up wireless security step-by-step on a Belkin wireless router. Alternatively, you can also get experts’ help by calling on the Belkin customer service number.
How to secure a Belkin wireless router?
To start, you will require connecting a system using an Ethernet cable directly to your router. You can do that by using a wireless connection, but you will be disconnected from the wireless router at least two times when you setup without using a wired connection. If you’re using Windows Vista or its older version, it’s highly suggested to use an Ethernet cable for setting up the security.
- First of all, start your system that is connected to your wireless router. Reveal the web browser and enter the router’s IP address, which would be available in the user manual. The default IP address is ‘http: //192.168.2.1.’ Click the ‘Enter’ button.
- Click on the ‘Login’ link found on the page’s left side. The ‘Login’ window will appear. Don’t fill the password field as it should be blank. Click the ‘Submit’ button.
- Click the ‘Security’ tab under the ‘Wireless’ section of the task panel on the screen’s left side. Choose the ‘64 Bit WEP’ option in the ‘Security Model’ drop-down menu.
- Enter a password into the ‘Passphrase’ field and click the ‘Generate’ button. Now, a numeric key will be created.
- Note down the number available after ‘Key 1,’ because you will need to enter them to connect to the Wi-Fi network. Save your security settings by clicking on the ‘Apply Changes’ button.
Once you have saved the settings, your router will now transmit a secure wireless transmission. Whenever you connect any wireless-based devices, you need to enter the passphrase which was used for the wireless router. Additionally, you can try to set up your security settings using the WPA encryption than WEP to prevent unauthorized access to the Internet. It’s also suggested to make changes to your router via your main computer which isn’t having the wireless connection. If you face any problems, then contact the experts at the Belkin router customer support number and get further assistance.