Setup WiFi on the Belkin F5D7234-4

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The Belkin F5D7234-4 router is considered a wireless router because it offers WiFi connectivity. WiFi, or simply wireless, allows you to connect various devices to your router, such as wireless printers, smart televisions, and WiFi enabled smartphones.

Other Belkin F5D7234-4 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Belkin F5D7234-4 v3.We also have the following guides for the same router:

WiFi Terms

Before we get started there is a little bit of background info that you should be familiar with.

Wireless Name

Your wireless network needs to have a name to uniquely identify it from other wireless networks. If you are not sure what this means we have a guide explaining what a wireless name is that you can read for more information.

Wireless Password

An important part of securing your wireless network is choosing a strong password.

Wireless Channel

Picking a WiFi channel is not always a simple task. Be sure to read about WiFi channels before making the choice.

Encryption

You should almost definitely pick WPA2 for your networks encryption. If you are unsure, be sure to read our WEP vs WPA guide first.

Login To The Belkin F5D7234-4

To get started configuring the Belkin F5D7234-4 WiFi settings you need to login to your router. If you are already logged in you can skip this step.

To login to the Belkin F5D7234-4, follow our Belkin F5D7234-4 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Belkin F5D7234-4

If you followed our login guide above then you should see this screen.

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Belkin router.

You start on the Status page of the Belkin F5D7234-4v3 router. To configure the WiFi settings click the link in the left sidebar labeled Channel and SSID found under Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Belkin F5D7234-4

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This is the wifi channel page from your Belkin router.

The first thing to change on this page is the SSID. This is the wireless name you give your network so you can identify it. When creating a name, make sure to avoid using any personal information. For more on this topic, check out our guide titled Wireless names.

Next is the SSID Broadcast. If you want to "hide" your network name, check the Disable button. This only makes your network name camouflaged. If a hacker wants to scan for networks, they have the tools to scan for all networks, hidden or not. This is camouflage, not invisibility.

Skip down to the Wireless Channel. Use this drop down list to choose the channel you want to be on. You should use channel 1,6, or 11. If everyone used these three channels there would be no channel overlap which causes serious interference. Sharing a channel on the other hand causes very little due to channel sharing software within the router. Read our guide on the topic if you want to learn more about this, WiFi channels.

Click the Apply Changes, then, in the left sidebar click Security.

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This is the security page from your Belkin router.

The first thing on this page is the Allowed Client Type. Choose WPA2-Only. There are several choices here, and if you are interested in knowing the differences, check out our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.

The Encryption should be set to AES.

The last thing on this page is the Password (PSK). This is the password you use to access your network. Avoid using any personal information here. You should also avoid using any words that can be found in a dictionary. We do recommend using symbols, numbers, and capital letters. For help in creating a strong password that is memorable, check out our guide titled Choosing a strong password.

Possible Problems when Changing your WiFi Settings

After making these changes to your router you will almost definitely have to reconnect any previously connected devices. This is usually done at the device itself and not at your computer.

Other Belkin F5D7234-4 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Belkin F5D7234-4 v3.We also have the following guides for the same router: