How to Connect a Laptop to a Wireless Belkin Router Network

by Dean Lee

In order to connect a laptop to a wireless Belkin router network, you need to configure the laptop with the correct network name, or service set identifier (SSID), and the network password, if available. Once the laptop has the correct configuration, it will connect to the wireless network created by the Belkin wireless router.

Open the laptop's wireless utility by double-clicking on the wireless network icon in the system tray located on the bottom right corner of the desktop. The wireless icon looks like a computer with a signal coming out of it.

Double-click on the SSID for the Wireless Belkin Router Network.

Enter the Wireless Security Key to connect to the network.

Tip

  • check You can obtain the SSID and wireless security key from your network administrator. If you do not have a network administrator, connect an Ethernet cable from the computer to one of the LAN ports on the router. Open a Web browser and type in "192.168.2.1", then click "Login." Click "Submit" without entering a password, then under Wireless in the left menu, click on "Channel and SSID" to see or enter a new SSID. Click on "Encryption" to enter the wireless security key.

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About the Author

Dean Lee began writing in 2008, with articles appearing on various websites. Lee is currently a network technician with both Cisco Certified Network Associate and Security+ certifications. Lee graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and later completed a Master of Arts in communication at Regent University.

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