Belkin N150

Configuring as an Access Point

Step 1: Resetting the Router

  • Unplug all ethernet cables from the router.
  • Plug the router’s power adapter into both the wall outlet and the router itself, and wait 30 seconds.
  • Hold down the reset button for 15 seconds.

 

Router ports

Step 2: Accessing Router Configuration

  • Plug your computer’s ethernet cable into one of the router’s LAN ports.

Computer plugged into router

(You should never plug any device into the port labeled “WAN” or “Internet”.)

 

  • Open your internet browser, and enter “192.168.2.1” in the address bar.
  • From the sidebar navigation on the left, select System Settings under Utilities.
  • When prompted for a login, leave the Password field blank and click theSubmit button.

 

Belkin setup

Step 3: Administrative Password

  • Under the Administrative Password heading, enter a new Password for your device.

This is the password used to access your router’s configuration and management. This is NOT the same as the password you will use to get on your wireless network!)

  • Click on the button at the bottom of the page to Apply Changes.

 

Belkin System Settings

Step 4: Wireless Configuration

  • From the sidebar navigation on the left, select Channel and SSID under Wireless.
  • You will be taken back to the router login screen. Enter your newly established admin Password and click Submit.
  • Enter your desired network name as the SSID.
  • Click on the button at the bottom of the page to Apply Changes.

Belkin Setup SSID

 

  • From the sidebar navigation on the left, select Security under Wireless.
  • Choose WPA/WPA2-Personal(PSK) as a Security Mode.
  • Choose WPA2-PSK as the Authentication.
  • Enter a Pre-shared Key to protect your wireless network from intruders.
  • Click on the button at the bottom of the page to Apply Changes.
    Belkin Security Settings

 

 

Step 5: Disabling DHCP

(Failure to complete this step will result in your inability to access the network via your router.)

  • From the sidebar navigation on the left, select Use as an Access Point under Wireless.
  • Click on the Enable radio button, to disable DHCP and turn the router into an access point.
  • Click on the button at the bottom of the page to Apply Changes.
    Belkin Setup Disable DHCP

 

  • Click OK on the windows that pop up.

Step 6: Cable Setup

  • Unplug the ethernet cable from your computer, and plug that same cable into your room’s network jack.

 

Cable Setup

Step 7: Verify Connectivity

    • Connect your computer to the router:
      • Either via wireless, with the SSID and pre-shared key you established above.
      • Or via ethernet, plugging into another LAN port.

(Again, you should never plug any device into the port labeled “WAN” or “Internet”.)

 

Verify Connectivity

In Windows Vista/7:

  • Open the Start menu, type “cmd“, and press Enter.
  • In the Command Prompt that opens, type “ipconfig” and press Enter.
  • Your IPv4 address should be of the form 169.234.XXX.XXX. (If this is not the case, return to Step 1 of the guide.)

 

Windows IP Info

In Mac OS X:

  • Open the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
  • Under the Internet & Wireless heading, click on the Network icon.
  • Your IP address should be of the form 169.234.XXX.XXX. (If this is not the case, return to Step 1 of the guide.)
    Mac IP Info

 

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