Setup WiFi on the Belkin F9K1103

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The Belkin F9K1103 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 F9K1103 Guides

This is the wifi guide for the Belkin F9K1103 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.

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 F9K1103

To get started configuring the Belkin F9K1103 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 F9K1103, follow our Belkin F9K1103 Login Guide.

Find the WiFi Settings on the Belkin F9K1103

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 router.

You begin on the Status page of the Belkin F9K1103v1 router. To configure the WiFi settings to be more secure, click the link in the left sidebar labeled Channel and SSID.

Change the WiFi Settings on the Belkin F9K1103

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This is the wifi channel page from your Belkin router.

On this page there are two columns, on the left is 2.4GHz and on the right is 5GHz. If you are unsure of which to fill in, we suggest filling in 2.4GHz. Only if all your wireless devices were made after 2012 should you use 5GHz. Older devices won't work on 5GHz.

First, use the Wireless Channel drop down list to choose the correct channel, either 1,6, or 11. For more on this topic, read our guide labeled WiFi channels.

Next, find the box labeled SSID. This is the name you give your local network. This name should be unique, but without any personal information. For more on this subject, read our guide titled Wireless names.

When you have changed or checked both these things, tick the box labeled Apply Changes. Then, looking in the left sidebar, tick the link titled Security.

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This is the security page from your Belkin router.

You should now be on the page you see here. The first drop down list is called the Security Mode. Pick the choice of WPA/WPA2-Personal(PSK). For an explanation on why this is the most secure choice, read our guide titled WEP vs. WPA.

Below that is the Authentication. This is narrowing down the security mode. Choose the option of WPA2-PSK here.

Then, next is a box labeled Pre-Shared Key (PSK). This is the password you use to access your network. We recommend using at least 20 characters in this password. Don't use any personal information. Don't use any real words that can be found in a dictionary. Do use numbers, symbols, and capital letters. For more information on this, read our guide titled Choosing a strong password.

Lastly, 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 F9K1103 Info

Don't forget about our other Belkin F9K1103 info that you might be interested in.

This is the wifi guide for the Belkin F9K1103 v1.We also have the following guides for the same router: