Setup WiFi on the Belkin F5D8235-4

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The Belkin F5D8235-4 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 F5D8235-4 v1.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 F5D8235-4

To get started configuring the Belkin F5D8235-4 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 F5D8235-4, follow our Belkin F5D8235-4 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Belkin F5D8235-4

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.

Starting on the Status page of the Belkin F5D8235-4v1 router, click the link in the,gray, left sidebar labeled Channel and SSID. You can find this under the heading of Wireless.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Belkin F5D8235-4

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This is the wifi channel page from your Belkin router.

On this page, use the Wireless Channel drop down list to be sure you are on either channel 1,6, or 11. This the most channels you can get out of the spectrum that do not overlap. Overlapping channels cause a lot of interference. Completely sharing a channel on the other hand does not cause very much at all due to channel sharing software built into the router itself. If you need more information on why you should only use channel 1,6, or 11, check out our guide titled WiFi channels.

The other thing that needs to be changed is the SSID. This is the name you give your wireless network so you can recognize your network from the others around you. This name should be unique but without giving away any personal information. Read our guide on Wireless names for more knowledge on the subject.

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

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This is the security page from your Belkin router.

You are taken to a page like the one you see here. First you need to choose the Security Type from the drop down list. There are several different options here and reading our guide titled WEP vs. WPA will explain the differences. We strongly recommend using WPA-PSK(no server).

Next is the Authentication. Choose WPA2-PSK. This changes the Encryption Technique to AES which is exactly where it should be.

Finally, the router asks you for your Pre-shared Key (PSK). This is simply the password you will use to access your network. This password is used in the encryption method so it needs to be strong. Create a strong password of at least 20 characters. Avoid using any real words within the password and don't use any personal information either. We do recommend using some symbols, capital letters, and symbols within the password. For more information on this point, check out our guide titled Choosing a strong password.

When you are finished, be sure to 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 F5D8235-4 v1.We also have the following guides for the same router: