Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How to Disable WPS on Your Belkin Router

The article describes the procedure of disabling WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) on a Belkin router. WPS is a feature that simplifies the setup and management of wireless networks. Since some of the old operating systems or computers may not support the WPS feature, only disabling it leaves one with the option.
The methods compiled here are simple and correct until date. However, it is still advised that these should be followed carefully to avoid bumping into problems. It will save your time and money that would indeed be wasted looking for Belkin router support or Belkin support options.


Before beginning, make sure that you have a wired connection through the Ethernet cable to your computer. A wired connection is required to access your router’s configuration page through the IP address. Besides, grab your login details like username & password to login into the router. 

Open your internet browser and type ‘’ (without quotes and as is) in its address bar. Hit the Enter key on the keyboard to proceed. You will see the Router Setup Utility login page. Click on the Login button on the extreme top right hand corner. 

When prompted, enter the admin password and then hit the Submit button. If you never set up a custom password for your router, then leave the box blank and simply hit Submit. It is because most of the Belkin wireless routers are shipped without any password. Thus, the field is generally left blank until a new password has already been set up. 

When logged in to the router, click on the Wireless link, the heading in the left hand pane. It will display different sort of information like Language, Version Info, and Internet Settings etc. in the right hand pane. 

Click on the Wi-Fi Protected Setup link under Wireless and you will see the already selected frequency of your wireless connection like 2.4 or 5G etc. Click on the dropdown menu next to the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) option and select Disabled.

Click on the Apply Changes button to save the changes to the router. Exit the router’s interface if you aren’t making further changes to the settings. You can also verify the WPS disabling with its light. The light over the WPS button but under the Router Status Light must go off after the setting has been done.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

How to Troubleshoot Hooking Netgear Wireless Modem to PC

Call 1-877-242-9701 (24x7) for Netgear Router Support

In this post I have tried to explains how to troubleshoot a Netgear wireless modem hooked to a PC upon experiencing problems. The methods compiled here are simple and correct until date. It is, however, suggested that these should be followed carefully to avoid running into problems or you can also contact Netgear router support at their Toll Free No +1-877-242-9701


Reboot all the devices viz. computer, router, and modem by turning them off and on. A simple reboot has observed to be the easiest and most effective method of making things work until these have gone wrong. Once the devices have booted up, recheck if you get you Netgear device to connect and browse the internet. 

Alternatively, you can power cycle the devices by unplugging their power cords for 10-20 seconds. Plug the power cords firmly back in after the specified time and wait for them to turn on. This should resolve any common issue that might have occurred due to sudden power outage that distorts the memory. 

If the issue persists, then download latest software updates from the official website of Netgear. Browse to the product section, locate the model or version of your Netgear device, and download and install all the available updates. This will help improve the functionality and performance of your Netgear modem. 

If the problem has lasted, then try this method. Click on the Start button and navigate to Run. Type ‘cmd’ (without quotes and as is) in the blank field and hit Enter on the keyboard. When the Command Prompt window comes, type ‘ping’ (without quotes) and then press the Enter key. Test ‘ping’ also to check if computer is making connection to the router.

Look carefully through the prompts that appear afterwards. If you see a prompt like Request timed out, it indicates that the modem has not been setup correctly. Enter the correct username and password to connect to the internet. If you are not sure or have forgotten this information, check with your ISP (internet service provider). 

The error message may also occur due to enabled proxies in Internet Explorer browser. To do so, open the browser and navigate to Tools and then Internet Options. Highlight the Connections tab and then press the LAN Settings button. Remove checkmark from the box beside Use a proxy server for your LAN. Click on the OK button exit the LAN Settings dialog box. Click on the Apply button and then OK to exit the Internet Options window. Clear the browsing history including cookies etc. and then reconnect to the internet. It should work find now.

If nothing so far has worked out, then hard reset the Netgear router-com-modem. To do so, take a thinner, sharper object and push it inside the Reset hole, located at the back of the router. Hold the button for 10-20 seconds or until you see the blinking power LED light and then release it. This will restore the router’s settings to factory defaults. You can use the default username and password that originally came with the router to login and reconfigure it.

How to Upgrade a Netgear Router

A Wireless router is a device that performs the functions of a wireless access point and a network switch joining your computer and your high-speed modem and as a wireless access point that allows your wireless devices, such as a laptop.  They are commonly uses to allow access to the Internet or a computer network without the need for a cabled connection. You should periodically check for an upgrade to your Netgear router. Upgrading your router can add new features that improve the security and performance of the device as well as addressing any problems not originally detected during manufacturing. Netgear allows you to check for an upgrade from within the SmartWizard interface. You can access the SmartWizard using your web browser. The methods described here are simple and correct to the date. It is, however, recommended that these should be followed carefully to avoid encountering problems. You can also contact Netgear router Support at their Toll Free 1-877-242-9701 for help and support.

Steps to Upgrade Netgear router

•    Open your web browser and type "" in the address bar and press "Enter."

•    Type the user name and password for the Netgear router into the login dialog. The default user name for your Netgear router is "admin" and "password" is the default password. Click the "OK".

•    Locate the "Maintenance" area on the left side, and click the "Router Upgrade" link.

•    Click the "Check" button. This automatically connects you to the Netgear support servers and checks to see if a newer version of the router software is available. If an upgrade is available, you are asked to download the file onto your computer. By default, the file is saved in the "Downloads" folder.

•    Minimize the Netgear SmartWizard page, and navigate to the downloaded file. Right-click the file and click "Extract here."

•    Maximize the Netgear SmartWizard page, and click the "Browse..." button. This opens a "Choose File to Upload" window on the screen. Browse to the extracted file, and click the "Open" button. This takes you back to the "Router Upgrade" screen on the Netgear SmartWizard.

•    Click the "Upload" button. This initiates the automated upgrade process. Your router will restart once this process has completed.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Step by Step Instructions for PPPOE Configuration on a Belkin Router

A Belkin router can be configured to use the PPPoE connection with the DSL modem. Not all but some ISPs (internet service providers) require their DSL customers to go online using PPPoE. The below mentioned guide will help you configure the PPPoE connection on your Belkin router. It is however recommended that users follow the instructions carefully to avoid facing problems and eventually contacting Belkin technical support to fix them.
Make your computer a wired connection if it is a wireless one. Connect an Ethernet cable to the computer and run its other end into the one of the 4 LAN ports of the router.
Step1:When done, go online (connect to the internet).
Open Internet explorer or Firefox etc., Type ‘’ and
then press Enter key.When prompted for a username and password,
enter it in the box and click on the Submit button and then on the Login button. It will also be indicated on the screen 
setup pageDefault = leave blank. Simply click on the Submit button and then Login to continue to the Setup screen.

Step2:When the Belkin Setup screen appears, click on Connection 
Type under the Internet / WAN heading on the left hand side pane.
Browse to the PPPoE option, click to select it and then hit the Next button.

setup2 page Step3:In the PPPoE screen, fill in all the information correctly like username and password etc. Confirm the password by retyping it in the Retype Password box. The box next to MTU should be left as default. The last option saying Disconnect after minutes of the activity should
 be left unselected in most of the cases.

 Review your settings. Recheck that you have entered all the information correctly. When done, click on the Apply Changes button to close the PPPoE screen. Exit out the router Setup screen.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

How To Extend Wireless Router Signal Range?

If you are using wireless router to run computer network you may find yourself in a situation where in your computer is not able to connect to the network in some parts of your home. If you want to extend wireless signal range for your wireless network and improving wireless router speed and performance follow the following tips:-

• Place your wireless router in a central location in your home. Be sure that your wireless router is not against an outside wall.

• Keep your wireless router away from metal objects and floors. The closer your wireless router to these obstructions the more severe the interference, and the weaker your connection will be.

• If your router’s antenna is removable, you can upgrade to a high-gain antenna that focuses the wireless signals in only one direction. The antennas supplied with your router are designed in such a way that they broadcast in all directions.

• Update your firmware. To get the latest firmware updates for your router, visit your router manufacturer's website.

• Add a wireless repeater. Wireless repeaters extend your wireless network range without requiring you to add any wiring. Just place the wireless repeater halfway between your wireless router, modem router, or access point and your computer, and you can get an instant boost to your wireless signal strength. Check out the wireless-N repeaters from Linksys, Hawking Hi-Gain, ViewSonic, D-Link, and Buffalo Technology, or shop for a wireless-N repeater.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

How to Change Security Settings on a Belkin Wireless Router

Belkin wireless router is the perfect device for setting up a wireless network. If you don't want any stranger within the range of your wireless router to be able to access your network you will first need to enable the router's security settings.


• On your computer which are connected to Belkin wireless router. Click on the "Start" and then open the “Control Panel”.

• Scroll down through the options list and then double-click the "Devices" icon. Right-click on the entry for your Belkin wireless router and click on "Update Driver."

• Open your web browser by clicking on its corresponding desktop icon and on the address bar type "" Press the Enter key. Click on the "Login" button.

• The password field should be left blank and then the ‘Submit’ button is clicked on, in order to access the settings menu. After this, the tab at the top of the screen labeled as ‘Wireless’ needs to be clicked on.

• Find the "Security" link at the center of the page and click on it. Click on the "Security Mode" drop-down menu box and then change the security mode to whichever setting you want. Choose the "128 bit WEP" option from the drop-down menu if you want to enable security encryption on your wireless network.

• Click on the "Generate" button at the bottom of the screen to generate the encryption key and then type in a password you want to use in the "Passphrase" text box. Leave the box empty if you want anyone within range to be able to access your wireless router. Click on the "Apply Changes" button to save the changes.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Linksys Routers: An Overview

Routers are one of the most useful computer peripherals that users connect to access Internet on multiple computers, sharing files, or playing games
among other things. Linksys routers are undoubtedly the first choice of most of the users when it comes to using wireless devices. Linksys routers offer all-in-one solution for different computing, internet needs of users. This router can provide lightening fast speed, much better than a Dialup connection without engaging your phone. Linksys knows no limits when it comes to sharing connections or network at a time. The router helps in fastening the network, the sharing of files, printers and hard drive among others. Moreover, you can choose to play multiplayer games with the help of this router.

The router is capable of connecting four computers attached directly. The size of the network can be altered and any number of hubs or switches can be connected to create whatever size is required for a network. This enables you to share your whole network within a single high-speed Internet connection.

There are certain significant features of Linksys Routers. These features make Linksys router the best amongst its counterparts. These significant features are:

1. The Linksys router facilitates port filtering, MAC and IP address filtering, DM2 hosting and NAT technology etc. It also provides the advanced security to its users.

2. It is very easy to setup and configure a Linksys router with a Personal Computer or a laptop.

3. It has 4 LAN ports which are of the advanced technology and 1 ASDL port. The 4 LAN ports are 10/100 Auto MDI0x and are equipped with the latest technology.

4. The router supports PPPoE, PPPoA and RFC1483 connections. These are the most advanced connection features found in next generation routers.

5. It provides upto 25 Mbps speed and ADSL/2+ compliant- SPI firewall with Denial of Service attach prevention. This is the reason why the speed is very high. Therefore people across the world have been quite keen to get this router.

6. The security events are minutely observed and hence there are minimal changes of security threat when it comes to Hacking. Linksys router enables web-based and Email logging of security events.

7. It also supports 5 VPN Tunnels for IPSec and VPN Pass-through for IPSec. Moreover, it also supports for PPTP and L2TP products.

8. It has a manufacturer warranty for two years and hence is safe to use.

Now with the manufacturer’s warranty, there are no worries regarding the quality. Even if you face any problems with the Linksys router, you can always seek help from the Linksys router support offered by the various online technical support companies. V tech-squad has a special sell for troubleshooting all your Linksys router setup related problems including Wi-Fi setup, networking, security, and upgrade etc. If you are facing problem with your linksys router Configuration, You can reach V tech-squad online technical support at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201 For US/CA.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

How to Set up a Linksys Wireless Router

LinkSys is a brand of computer networking products. Producing routers both wired and wireless. LinkSys is by far the most ubiquitous router in use for home users and offices. It's not always easy to set up a wireless router with a Windows client. Linksys routers come with a step-by-step Setup Wizard which makes setup and configuration easy to understand.

Set up a Linksys Wireless Router

• Attach the antennas to the Linksys wireless router.

• Place the router in a central location, making sure it's not surrounded by metal. (A signal can't be obtained through metal.) The router should be located so that the distance between clients (computers) is somewhat equal. This will create a better connection.

• Plug the Ethernet cable into the "Internet" port on the back of the Linksys router.

• Connect a computer to the router by plugging another Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer and attaching the other end to one of the available ports on the back of the router. You can choose any port except the one labeled "WAN."

• Plug the router into an electrical outlet.

• Wait for the power light to stop flashing, at which time the router is finished booting up. While the router is booting, the power light will be blinking. This process may take a few minutes to complete.

• •Reboot your computer so it can access a new IP address from the router through the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).

V tech-squad has a special shell for troubleshooting all your Linksys router-related problems including Wi-Fi setup, networking, security, and upgrade etc. If you are facing problem with your Linksys Router Setup and Configuration, You can reach V tech-squad online technical support at their Toll Free No +1-877-452-9201 For US/CA.

Monday, July 18, 2011

How to Block Websites on Netgear Router

Blocked Websites
If you want to block certain sites that you do not want your children browsing to.It is not even possible to forbid kids from using the computer as they use it to play video games or grab some knowledge from Google for their science, math projects. 

There are various ways through which you can do that, in this posts we discuss how to do that with your netgear router.

Steps to block websites on Netgear Router

• Open a browser and type "" in address bar and press "Enter."

• Enter the username and password after the login credentials are displayed, you are taken to the main configuration page for the router.

• Click "Block Sites" on the left side of the window under the "Content Filtering" category.

• Type the domain name of the website that you want to prevent access to in the box at the top of the screen. Alternatively, type a single keyword to prevent access to any website containing that word.

• Click the "Add Keyword" button.

• Place a check in the box labeled "Allow Trusted IP Address to Visit Blocked Sites" if you would like a computer on the network to retain the ability to browse the websites you have blocked, then use the boxes to the right to enter the IP address of the computer.

• Click the "Apply" button at the bottom of the window to save your settings.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

How to Secure a Linksys Wireless Network

Setting up security on a Linksys wireless network keeps unwanted users that are in the vicinity of your router to connect to the internet and "steal" your wireless router internet connection. They could also gain access to your PC and steal files and folders of data. Two encryption methods used to secure wireless routers are wired equivalent privacy (WEP) and Wi-Fi protected access (WPA). WPA was developed in response to vulnerabilities inherent in WEP encryption technology. Because WPA supports higher-security encryption methods such as user-specific keys, rotating keys and authentication certificates to verify connection sessions, it results in a more secure network than WEP.

Steps to Secure a Linksys Wireless Network

• Open a web browser type your Linksys router's IP address into the address bar and pressing "Enter”

• Enter your user name and password into the popup window and press "Enter."

• Click on the "Wireless" tab near the top of the screen. After you click on "Wireless," click on the option "Wireless Security" below it.

• Select "WPA Personal" on the first drop-down list. After you have selected "WPA Personal," select "TKIP" on the "WPA Algorithms" drop-down list.

• Type a password into the "WPA Shared Key" field. You will use this password to connect to your wireless Internet connection.

• Leave the "Group Key Renewal" setting on the default value of "3600." This value determines the rate at which your computer refreshes the encryption key sent to connected computers.

Monday, July 11, 2011

How to Fix a Failed Linksys Wireless Router Set-up

It is very important for a person to have internet connection these days. Most people are online at least for a major part of their working time. Having a wireless router can help you maximize your internet use. However, there might be some circumstances where in the linksys router settings default process is not working. When that happens kindly see below alternative process.

Sept to fix a failed Linksys Wireless Router Set-up

Power Cycle the Router

• Turn on the linksys router and press the reset button on the back for 30 seconds

• Unplug the linksys router's power cord and wait for 1 minute, then plug it in again.

• Unplug the cable that connects the computer to the DSL modem and connect the computer to port 1 of the router.

Set-up the Router

• Open a web browser. Type "" into the address bar and click "Go." A login window will appear.

• Skip user name and type "admin" (admin is the default password) as the password, and click "OK."

• Click on the "MAC Address Clone" sub tab and select "Clone your PC's MAC". Save the settings.

• Go back to the "Basic Setup" tab and look for the LAN IP, which is

• Change the IP address to then save the settings.

• Shut down the computer and router for 2 minutes, then turn both back on.

Get Online

• Connect the DSL modem to the Internet port of the linksys router.

• Shut down the DSL modem, linksys router and computer, and wait 3 minutes.

• Turn on the DSL modem and wait for it to stabilize.

• Turn on the linksys router once the modem has stabilized, then turn on the computer.

• Check to see if you are able to get online.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

How to Configure Netgear Router for DSL Connection

Netgear wireless router is one of the most popular wireless networking devices allows you to interconnect your computers, laptops, peripheral devices, and non-computer devices etc. Wireless routers is designed to allow wire-free Internet connectivity for multiple computers for home or business network within a selected area. If you want to set it up for DSL connection to access internet wirelessly? However, it can be utterly difficult and time consuming to setup the router device on your own without precise instructions. Don’t worry. Here is your comprehensive support guide that will help you setup your Netgear wireless router device for DSL internet connection.


1. First switch off all the devices and remove all the cables.

2. Connect the Modem to the Internet port of the NETGEAR router and the computer to any of the four LAN ports as shown in the diagram.

3. When powered on, the router will detect the modem itself.

4. Now open up the browser window and in the address bar, type or and press enter.

5. When the window pops up asking your login information, type in the default username and password that must have come with the router documentation. Generally, most of the routers come with ‘admin’ (as the default username) and ‘password’ as the default password.

6. Click Setup Wizard on the top left corner, Select Yes for the Setup Wizard to detect the type of internet connection and click Next..

7. The Setup Wizard will detect the type of Internet connection. DSL connections which require a login to connect to the internet will be detected as PPPoE. Click Next

8. The next window will ask your username/password, key in the information given by your ISP, and click on ‘Apply’.

9. The router will then save all the settings, follow rest of the instructions and connect to the internet.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to Update Firmware of Belkin Wireless N Router

A Belkin Wireless N Router is generally used to connect a number of systems used in a small office. Even if you have more than one computer in your house, and you want to connect all the computers through one internet connection, then the N Router is the ideal thing for you. For getting the optimum performance from Belkin Wireless N Router we need to update the firmware of that device. In this blog I have tried to explain how to Update Firmware of Belkin Wireless N Router.

To check having latest firmware in Belkin Router follow the steps below.

1. Log on to Belkin router
2. Click on Utilities and under Utilities you can see Firmware Update.
3. Click on Check Firmware version.
4. Click on Check Firmware version. If you have an old version of firmware it will show you that and will give an option to download the latest version of firmware
To download the latest version of firmware follow the instruction given by the router after click on the button check the firmware version

Steps to Update Belkin Router's Firmware

1. Go to the update Firmware page again.
2. Click on Update and then Click “OK” to continue.
3. One more alert will come Click OK to continue.
4. Now the router starts reboot. After rebooting the Belkin wireless router the firmware version will be updated to the latest version

If you want to set up a Belkin Router please read our blog posted as "how to set up a Belkin Router"

How to Secure a Belkin Wireless Router

Wireless routers allow you to access the Internet and other networks from any connected computer your home or office. If you have not secured your Belkin wireless router, Malicious users can easily capture information transmitted over an open wireless network. They can easily access your computer and all your important files by gaining entrance through your wireless network. According to Belkin, it is important to set a passcode for your wireless router to prevent unauthorized users from capturing information transferred over the unsecured wireless network. Secure your router before any damage is done.

Steps to Secure Belkin Wireless Router

· Type "" into your browser's address bar, then press "Enter."

· Click "Login" at the top of the page. Enter your login information to log in to the Belkin router. By default, the "Password" field is blank.

· Click the "Submit" button.

· Open the "Wireless" menu of the page that loads.

· Click the "Security" option.

· In the "Security Mode" field, select a security mode for the Belkin router.

· Choose a passcode and enter it into the "Password" field.

· Click the "Apply" button to save the new setting

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