How to Set Up a Belkin Router

How to Set Up a Belkin Router. Belkin routers are an excellent resource for connecting your home network to the Internet. While it isn't especially difficult to set up a Belkin router, there are specific things that you need to do in order to create the connection between your computer and the Internet.

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Connect your computer directly to your cable or DSL modem. If you see a log-in screen for your Internet Service Provider, make a note of the user name and password.

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Unplug your router and your cable or DSL modem.

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Plug your modem to your Belkin router's "WAN" port. Connect your computer to one of your Belkin router's numbered ports.

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Turn on in your modem and wait 10 seconds. Plug in your router and restart your computer.

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Select "Start," then "Control Panel" and then "Network Connections." Right-click "Local Area Connection" to bring up your network connection properties.

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Click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)," then "Obtain an IP Address Automatically" and then "Obtain DNS Server Addresses Automatically."

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Open your web browser. If you are prompted for a user name and password, enter the information you recorded in Step 1.