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 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.

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.

You begin this guide on the Status page of the Belkin F9K1002v3 router. To configure the WiFi settings, 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 F9K1002 router.

On this page the first thing you should check is the Wireless Channel. Read our guide on WiFi channels for more information. Your wireless channel should be set to channel 1,6, or 11.

Now find the box labeled SSID. This is the name you give your wireless network. You should create a unique name here, but avoid using personal information. Read our guide titled Wireless names for more information.

The last thing that should be done on this page is click the Apply Changes button. Then, look in the left sidebar and click the link titled Security.

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

This page deals with how you plan on securing your wireless network. The Security Mode should be set to WPA/WPA2-Personal(PSK). For more on why this is the most secure choice, read our guide, WEP vs. WPA.

The Authentication is narrowing down your choice even further. We strongly recommend WPA2-PSK.

Lastly, the Pre-Shared Key (PSK) is the password you use to access your local network. It is also used in the encryption so it needs to be strong. We suggest using at least 20 characters for your password. This password should not contain any personal information or words that can be found in a dictionary. Do use symbols, capital letters, and numbers though. For help in creating a strong and memorable password, we have created a great guide on the topic, Choosing a strong password.

Click the Apply Changes button 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 F9K1002 Info

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This is the wifi guide for the Belkin F9K1002 v3. We also have the following guides for the same router: