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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Other Belkin F5D8235-4 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Belkin F5D8235-4 v2. 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.

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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 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.

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This is the status page from your Belkin F5D8235-4 router.

You begin on the Status page of the Belkin F5D8235-4v2 router. To configure the WiFi settings, click the link in the grey sidebar labeled Channel and SSID. This can be found 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 F5D8235-4 router.

On this page, you need to check your Wireless Channel. If you are on channel 1,6, or 11 you don't need to do anything. If you are on one of the other eight channels, you need to switch to either channel 1,6, or 11. There is only room in the spectrum for three channels at the most that don't overlap. Overlapping channels cause a lot of interference, but completely sharing a channel does not. Please read our guide on WiFi channels for a more detailed explanation.

The other thing that needs to be changed is the SSID. This is simply put, the name you give your wireless network. This name should be original but don't use your name or address. For more on this subject, read our guide titled Wireless names

Click the Apply Changes button. Then, looking to the left sidebar again, tick the link titled Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Belkin F5D8235-4 router.

Use the first drop down menu titled Security Type to choose the option of WPA-PSK(no server). There are several choices here, but this is the strongest by far. Check out our guide titled WEP vs. WPA for an explanation of the differences in the security types.

Below that is the Authentication. This is just further narrowing the security type down. We recommend choosing WPA2-PSK.

It looks as if the Encryption Technique is automatically updated when you choose WPA2-PSK. It has chosen AES which is best and strongest choice.

Lastly is the Pre-shared Key (PSK). This is the password you are to use when you access your network. This is also used in the encryption method so it needs to be a strong password. We strongly recommend using at least 20 characters in your password. When creating your password don't use any words, these are easily cracked. Don't use any personal information either, they are easily guessed. Do use some symbols, numbers, and capital letters in the heart of the password. For more help in creating your password that is strong and memorable check out our guide titled Choosing a strong password.

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.

Other Belkin F5D8235-4 Info

Don't forget about our other Belkin F5D8235-4 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Belkin F5D8235-4 v2. We also have the following guides for the same router: