Setup WiFi on the Belkin F9K1002

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The Belkin F9K1002 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.

Other Belkin F9K1002 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Belkin F9K1002 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.


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 F9K1002

To get started configuring the Belkin F9K1002 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 F9K1002, follow our Belkin F9K1002 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Belkin F9K1002

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 F9K1002 router.

To configure the WiFi settings for the Belkin F9K1002v1 router, you begin on the Status page. Look in the left sidebar and click the link labeled Channel and SSID.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Belkin F9K1002

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This is the wifi channel page from your Belkin F9K1002 router.

You should now be on a page like the one you see above. The first thing you need to check is the Wireless Channel. Be sure you are on channel 1,6, or 11. For more on this subject, check out our guide titled WiFi channels.

The other setting on this page that needs to be changed is the SSID. This is the name you give your network so you can identify it. When creating a name, don't use personal information. Check out our guide titled Wireless names.

Click the button labeled Apply Changes. Then, in the left sidebar click Security.

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This is the wifi security page from your Belkin F9K1002 router.

On this new page, the first thing you should do is use the drop down list labeled Security Mode to choose the option of WPA/WPA2-Personal(PSK). Check out our guide titled WEP vs. WPA for more information.

Next is the Authentication. This is just further narrowing down your choice of security. We recommend the choice of WPA2-PSK.

The last thing on this page is the Pre-Shared Key (PSK). This is the password you use to access your wireless network. Create a strong password of at least 20 characters. Avoid using personal information, and real words that can be found in a dictionary. Do use symbols, capital letters, and numbers. For more on this topic, check out our guide titled Choosing a strong password.

That's it, you are finished, just don't forget to click the Apply Changes button.

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 F9K1002 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Belkin F9K1002 v1. We also have the following guides for the same router: