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.

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