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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Belkin F5D7234-4 v4.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.

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This is the status page from your Belkin router.

You should begin on the Status page of the Belkin F5D7234-4v4 router. To setup the WiFi, click the link in the left sidebar labeled Wireless, then Channel and SSID.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Belkin F5D7234-4

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This is the wifi channel page from your Belkin router.

This takes you to a page like the one you see here. First, change the SSID. This is the name you give your wireless network so that you can identify it in the future. Check out our guide titled Wireless names for more information. Avoid using anything that may point to you in this name such as your address, phone-number or your name.

Below that is the SSID BroadcastThis is an optional setting. If you choose to leave this at Enable you are visible to wireless devices when scanning for local networks. If you change to Disable, you are hidden from scanning wireless devices. You are not however hidden from a hacker using scanning tools to find all available networks in an area. Disabling your SSID Broadcast is like wearing camouflage. You are less of a visible target, but are not by any means completely invisible.

Skip down to the Wireless Channel. This only needs to be changed if you are not on channel 1,6, or channel 11. In the United States there are 11 channels to choose from. Of these 11 channels there is only room in the spectrum for three channels that do not overlap each other, channels 1,6, and 11. For more information on why you should only be using these three channels, check out our guide titled WiFi channels.

When you are finished, click the Apply Changes button. Then in the left sidebar click Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Belkin router.

The first thing on this page is the Security Mode. There are several different choices here. Check out our guide titled WEP vs. WPA for the differences in the security types. We recommend using WPA2 Only. This is the strongest and newest choice available.

Below that is the Authentication. Choose Password(PSK) here.

Next is the Password(PSK) type. You should definitely choose Passphrase(8~63 characters). This is much stronger than the alternative of a hex style password.

Finally, you need to enter the Password(PSK). You can use any letter, number or symbol on the keyboard. We recommend that you take full advantage of that and include some of each. Create a strong password of at least 20 characters. Avoid using any personal information in the password. You should also avoid using any real words in the password, these are easily cracked with dictionary programs. For more help on this topic, check out our guide titled WiFi channels.

That's all there is to it, simply click the Apply Changes button before you exit.

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.

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This is the wifi guide for the Belkin F5D7234-4 v4.We also have the following guides for the same router: