Access Point WEP or WPA encryption set up.

  Daibus 15:14 11 Aug 2006
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I have a Belkin Access Point which is working well and I can pick up the Wi Fi broadband signal on my laptop downstairs, but how do I get into the Belkin to set up a WPA or WEP encryption to make the Wi Fi connection secure?

Cheers.

  FelixTCat 15:22 11 Aug 2006

Daibus,

Double-click on the wireless network icon in the system tray and click on the Support tab. The Default Gateway is the address of your access point.

Enter that address into your browser and click Go.

Now you can log into your access point.

It is normally better to make changes to wireless settings through an ethernet connection to make sure that you don't lock yourself out of the system - some makes present a problem, others don't.

Regards,

Felix

  Chris147 15:23 11 Aug 2006

Hi Daibus.

Check the documentation that came with the Belkin Access Point, somewhere it will tell you the IP Address of the device.

If you don't have the documentation, check out the Belkin website for the user manual.

Chances are though, the address you need to type into your web browser is: 192.168.0.1 (or possibly 192.168.1.1).

HTH,

Chris.

  ade.h 15:51 11 Aug 2006

2.1 for Belkin, folks.

  Daibus 16:10 11 Aug 2006

Many thanks for your replies.

I typed 192.168.1.1 which gets me into my D-Link Router but going through the options I could not see WEP or WPA indicated. I tried 192.168.2.1 from my laptop (also indicated on Belkin website) but no joy.

I really wanted to know if the encryption can be set in the Access Point alone as I thought this would make it a bit simpler.

  Strawballs 16:32 11 Aug 2006

When you do get there I would use WPA it is more secure.

  FelixTCat 16:49 11 Aug 2006

Daibus,

You have to set encryption at both ends of your wireless network.

The Belkin address should be the Gateway address.

You should find encryption in the Wireless setup area of the router - look for tabs on the page to find sub-pages if it isn't visible.

Regards,

Felix

  Daibus 17:50 11 Aug 2006

I must be dull as I canĀ“t seem to get any sense out of my efforts.

I`ve tried a few combinations to get into the Belkin Access Point including 192.168.2.1(as indicated in the manual as well) etc but with no joy. I can get into my seperate D-Link Router with 192.168.1.1 but cannot find any reference there to the encryption formats or indeed even the Wireless setup area.

Where am I going wrong?

  ade.h 18:04 11 Aug 2006

If the D-Link is not a wireless router, then you won't see any encryption options. Belkin configs require scripts to be enabled, so ensure that you don't have script blocking running in either the browser, a plug-in, anti-malware app or the content filter of your firewall.

  dms05 18:05 11 Aug 2006

Daibus - you do have your AP set as an AP? My DLink AP can be set to various configurations such as Wireless Bridge, Wireless Client, Repeater and so on. I'm surprised you can access as detailed above (ie 192.168.2.1). Is your Firewall preventing connection?

  ade.h 18:08 11 Aug 2006

The firewall has to be accepting inbound traffic from the default gateway IP, so it would not be expected to block outbound attempts to the same IP.

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