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 v4.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 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.

router status mac address internet IP
This is the status page from your Belkin router.

Begin on the Status page of the Belkin F9K1002v4 router. Then, click the link on the left side of the page 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 router.

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

Now, skip down to the SSID. This is the name you give your wireless network so that you can identify it. When you do this, avoid using any personal information. For more on this topic, check out our guide titled Wireless names.

When you are finished with those things, click the Apply Changes button. Then, click the Security choice in the left sidebar.

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This is the wifi security page from your Belkin router.

You should now be on a page like the one you see here. First, the Security Mode should be set to WPA/WPS-Personal(PSK). For more on this, read our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.

The Authentication is just narrowing down your choice above. Choose WPA2-PSK.

The last thing on this page is the Pre-Shared Key. This is the password you will use to access your network. We recommend using a strong password here of at least 20 characters. Don't use any personal information here, don't use any real words here. Do use some symbols, capital letters, and numbers in your password. For more information, read our guide titled Choosing a strong password.

Finally, click the Apply Changes button. Congratulations, 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.

Other Belkin F9K1002 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Belkin F9K1002 v4.We also have the following guides for the same router: