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 v5. 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.


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 F5D7234-4 router.

This guide begins on the Status page of the Belkin F5D7234-4v5 router. To change the WiFi settings, 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 F5D7234-4 router.

You are then taken to a page like the one you see here. There are several things that need to be changed on this page to make your wireless network more secure:

  • First, check your Wireless Channel >. This only needs to be changed if you are not on channel 1,6, or 11. In the United States there are 11 channels to choose from. Of these 11 channels there is only room in the spectrum for up to three channels that don't overlap one another, 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.
  • The next thing that needs to be changed is the SSID. This is the name you give your network so you can identify it later on. This name should be unique but avoid using personal information. Check out our guide for more on this topic, Wireless names.
  • Under that is the Broadcast SSID. This is an optional setting. If you choose to leave this this box checked, you are visible to wireless devices when scanning for local networks. If you uncheck this box, 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 Broadcast SSID is like wearing camouflage. You are less of a visible target, but are not by any means completely invisible.
  • Click the Apply Changes button when you are done.

To get to the next page, click the link in the left sidebar labeled Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Belkin F5D7234-4 router.

On this page you need to change the:

  • The Security Mode. Make sure you are using WPA/WPA2-Personal(PSK). This is the most up-to-date option available. For more information on this topic, check out our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.
  • The Authentication should be changed to WPA2-PSK.
  • The Encryption Technique should be AES. AES is much stronger than TKIP.
  • The Pre-shared Key (PSK) is the password you use to access your network. Use this space to create a strong password of at least 20 characters. You can use any key on your keyboard. We recommend using some of each type, numbers, letters, and symbols. The more you use, the stronger it becomes. Avoid using any personal information. You need to also avoid using any actual words. For more help in creating a strong password, click the link of Choosing a strong password.
  • Finally, click link titled Apply Changes.

That's it you did it!

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 v5. We also have the following guides for the same router: