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 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.

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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.

This guide begins on the Status page of the Belkin F5D8235-4v3 router. To setup the WiFi, click the link in the left sidebar labeled Channel and SSID.

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.

First, you need to check your Wireless Channel. Everybody's wireless channel should be on 1,6, or 11 for your sake and your neighbors. In the United States there are 11 channels you can choose from. There is only room in the spectrum for up to three channels that don't overlap partially. Overlapping channels cause a lot of interference. On the other hand, completely sharing a channel does not cause as much interference due to channel sharing software within the router. So, unless you live away from other people, you should be using either channel 1,6, or 11. Check out our guide titled WiFi channels for more information.

The other thing that needs to be changed on this page is the SSID. This is referring to the name that you give your home network so you can identify yours from the others around you. When creating this name, don't use anything personal that would point to you. For more on this topic, check out our guide titled Wireless names.

Once you are finished, click the Apply Changes button. Then, in the left sidebar, click the link titled Security.

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

This takes you to a page like the one you see here.

First you should see a drop down list titled Security Mode. Looking at this particular screenshot they have chosen WEP. WEP can be cracked within minutes. A much better choice is WPA/WPA2-Personal(PSK). This is much stronger choice. Check out our guide titled WEP vs. WPA for a description of the different security modes.

We don't have the proper screenshot to show you the next step, but it should be Authentication. This is just further narrowing down the security mode. You need to choose WPA2-PSK.

Next is the Encryption Technique. This router may automatically choose this for you, it should be set to AES if given a choice. AES is very strong and with the current technology is uncrackable.

The last thing you need to do is the Pre-Shared Key. This is simply the password you use to access your network. It is also used within the encryption so it needs to be a strong password. We recommend at least 20 characters, the longer, the better for passwords. We suggest using some symbols, numbers, and capital letters in the password for strength. Don't use personal information. Don't use any words that can be found in a dictionary. For help in creating a strong password that you can easily remember, check out our guide titled Choosing a strong password.

Finally, click the option of Apply Changes before exiting.

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 v3. We also have the following guides for the same router: