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Solved: Can't access Belkin Router menu

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MikeeF, Feb 16, 2010.

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  1. MikeeF

    MikeeF Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have a Belkin wireless range extender/Access point which I have pluged into the lan cable of my main router (Orangle Live box) in another part of the house.

    I want to be able to get into the Belkin's settings menu but I cant find it!

    192.168.1.1 Gets me the main router.

    Where would my Belkin be?

    and does anyone have the default password as I brought it second hand?


    thanx for you help

    Mike
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Reset it to factory defaults and download the manual from Belkin to configure it.
     
  3. MikeeF

    MikeeF Thread Starter

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    I did a reset.

    Belkin Manual says it sould be at 192.168.1.1 same as my main router
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Most Belkin routers are at 192.168.2.1, what is the exact model of that router?
     
  5. MikeeF

    MikeeF Thread Starter

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    Thanx for your help John.

    Is a FSD7130

    192.168.2.1 did'nt find anything :(
     
  6. MikeeF

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    Sorry to have bothered you I found the correct manual and found I had to change my tcp ip settings before I could connect to it !
     
  7. JohnWill

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    Connect a computer to one of the LAN ports on the router, open a command prompt and type IPCONFIG. The Default Gateway address is the base address of your router.
     
  8. MikeeF

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    Thx John I've done it. I has no Lan ports and was at 192.168.2.254 after reconfiging tcp ip
     
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    Everything working now?
     
  10. MikeeF

    MikeeF Thread Starter

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    Yep SOLVED :D

    Now have to figure how to get it to work as a wireless range extender! As at the moment its plugged into Lan. I be intouch if I run into problems :)

    MikeeF
     
  11. JohnWill

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    Well, that may be a lot more problematic!
     
  12. MikeeF

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    Lol why I brought it as one. I have'nt looked into doing it yet. Would you have a better range extender to recomend?
     
  13. JohnWill

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    I actually don't favor range extending stuff at all, I prefer boosting the signals at the source and destination.




    Hawking Tech has a number of products that will help you increase your wireless range. The root page is Hawking Hi-Gain™ WiFi Range Extending Products.

    Some of the more interesting products are this Hawking [HSB2] Hi-Gain WiFi Signal Booster, which can be used on either end of a wireless connection to boost the signal power.

    Another way to increase your signal strength is by the use of hi-gain antennas. You can choose from omni-directional or directional models, here are a some examples.

    Hawking [HAI7SIP] Hi-Gain 7dBi Omni-Directional Antenna

    Hawking [HAI15SC] Hi-Gain 15dBi Corner Antenna

    [HAO14SD] Outdoor Hi-Gain 14dBi Directional Antenna Kit

    For 802.11n applications, this ZyXEL ANT1106 6db omni-directional antenna can be used.

    For really long range outdoor applications, this 24dB parabolic WiFi Antenna may be a good choice.

    If you have a wireless adapter that doesn't have provisions for an external antenna, one adapter that I've had good luck with is a Rosewill RNX-G1 USB Wireless Adapter. It's feature is that is has a removable antenna and will accommodate replacement antennas.

    This is just a sample of available products, many people have hi-gain antennas with similar specifications, but I haven't seen any other suppliers of signal boosters.
     
  14. MikeeF

    MikeeF Thread Starter

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    In my case I think this has to do.

    when I stay at my Dad's I want to extend his Orange Live Box in France to my 2 laptops and Itouch! in another building.

    So Can't get better aerial for livebox. and need to extend for 3 wireless devices.

    Mikeef
     
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