How to Set a Password on My Belkin Wireless G Router
Enabling password security on your Belkin Wireless G router prevents unwanted users from accessing your bandwidth. This helps keep your wireless network from being bogged down by too many users. It also helps protect you from Internet fraud. Hackers can gain access to your Internet bandwidth, and even to your personal files, from your router. Securing your Belkin protects you from all of this.
Things You'll Need
- Ethernet cable
Connect the router and computer to create a secure connection between the two pieces of equipment. To do this, plug an Ethernet cable into one of the LAN (Local Area Network) ports located on the back of the Belkin router. Connect the other end of the cable into the Ethernet port located on the back of the computer (the side of the computer, if you are using a laptop).
Access the GUI (graphic user interface) to gain access to the router settings. To do so, open a web browser and enter 192.168.2.1 into the address bar of the browser. Press "Enter" or "Return" on the keyboard.
Click on the "Login" hyperlink located at the top of the page. Enter "Admin" into the username and leave the password blank. Click "Submit" to load the GUI.
Click on the "Security" hyperlink located under "Wireless."
Select "64Bit WEP" or "128Bit WEP" from the drop-down menu and enter in any 10-digit hexadecimal password into the "Key1" box. Hexadecimal is a password with both letters and numbers in it.
Select "Apply Settings" to update the router's security password. Use this password to connect your computer and on other equipment to the router.