How to Setup a Belkin Router with Windows 8

Windows 8 integrates Windows Connect Now, a technology which lets you automatically set up your Belkin router by pushing the network settings. Windows Connect Now has been there in Windows 7 and Vista SP2 also and its extension to Windows 8 makes it possible for a router user like you to take its advantage and setup and configure your wireless network, customize password, and do a lot more. Other than Windows Connect Now, you can set up your Belkin router the old ways viz. the installation media and web interface. Here are discussed all the options to setup a Belkin router in Windows 8. Check them below here.

Using Windows Connect Now

Step 1

Plug your Belkin router into the power outlet and turn it on. Wait while the router boots up. Since you are using Windows Connect Now, you need not connect the router to computer or the DSL/Cable modem using the Ethernet cable. Push “Wi-Fi Protected Setup” button on your Belkin device to let Windows Connect Now detect it and find network settings for it. If your Belkin router shows “Compatible with Windows” or the Windows logo, it means you can connect using Windows Connect Now. If you don’t see any of this on your Belkin device, you can’t connect via Windows Connect Now (WCN).

Step 2

Once you see the WCN capability on your router, click the Network icon in the system tray of your Windows 8 computer and a list of all the available networks will appear up. Locate the default Belkin router network, click it and then click Connect. If your Belkin router network is password protected, it would prompt you for a wireless security key. Refer to your Belkin router setup manual for the default network name and the key and get going. Follow rest of the instructions to set it as your home network and/or customize your settings.

Using Belkin Router Setup Disk

Step 1

Load the Belkin installation disk into the optical drive of your Windows 8 computer and wait for it to auto-play. When prompted, start the installation and connect your Belkin router physically to your computer and the DSL/cable modem using the Ethernet cable. Follow the on-screen prompts and set up and configure your router.

Using Belkin Router Web Interface

Step 1

You don’t need the installation disk or anything else to setup your Belkin device this way. Simply physically connect (using the Ethernet cable) your router to your computer and the DSL/cable modem. When properly connected, open your Internet browser and type 192.168.2.1 in the address bar. Hit Enter to proceed. Click Login and then type your default password in the Password field. Click Login after entering the password and you will now be logged on to your Belkin router. From here, you can begin to set up your wireless network (SSID), setup a new router password, enable a firewall, setup parental controls, and do other miscellaneous things.
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Choose any one of these methods and setup your Belkin router today and should you face any problems while or after doing so, call us at +1-877-907-4935 and get an expert to help you.