Belkin Login Procedures for
Local, Wireless and Remote Access
Belkin router login:
When setting up your Belkin router for the first time, it will necessary to have a direct local connection from your computer or laptop to your router through an Ethernet cable.
If the Belkin router has been previously configured and is already working, and you want to make changes.
You may access the Belkin router login page with your favorite Internet browser, by it’s Belkin Router IP address.
Remote management may also be configured, in case you are located at a distance and wish to monitor and configure your Belkin router remotely.
WHNME provides instruction on each of these methods, so you can your Belkin router login can be accessed with ease, whether locally or from a remote location.
Local connection login:
Accessing your Belkin router login through a local area connection, will require a direct connection using a network cable linking to directly from your router to a computer or laptop.
The computer must have a functioning network interface card (NIC) installed, and the router an RJ45 port available for use.
To begin, locate the Belkin router and power adapter, an Ethernet cable to connect from your router to your Computer, and preform the necessary steps below.
- Take one end of the Ethernet cable and connect it into an available LAN port labeled 1-4 on the back of the Belkin router, giving it a firm connection into the RJ45 socket.
- Next, take the opposite end of the Ethernet cable and insert it into the network interface port on the computer or laptop to be used in configuring the router.
- Power on the computer or laptop, login if necessary and let your system completely boot up to a desktop and ready to begin.
- Plugin the Belkin power adapter to the routers power port, and the AC plug into a working receptical to insure that power is being applied to the router.
- Stand by for approx 3 minutes while the Belkin router boots up, letting the router completely power on and the router appears that it is operationally ready.
Now that a local connection has been established between our Belkin wireless router and your computer, continue on to the next step, “Logging in using Internet browser:” to sign in using the Belkin router login box.
Logging in using Internet browser:
If your Belkin router was already setup and configured, you may access the Belkin router login prompt easily by launching your favorite Internet browser and typing in the internal IP address of your router on the URL address bar at the top of the page.
- Using your laptop or computer open your favorite Internet browser, to access your Belkin router login page.
- Using the URL address line at the top of your Internet browser, type in the Belkin routers IP address, and press “Enter” on your computers keyboard.
The factory set IP address for Belkin routers is either 192.168.2.1, or by entering http://router in the URL field of your Internet browser.
- The router Belkin login box will appear on the screen, asking you enter the username and password. If you are unsure of the Belkin login information, we provide a list all the Belkin router password combinations here.
TIP: If the Belkin router was modified from the factory settings, and you must gain entry to your Belkin wireless router. You can reset the router configuration by restoring using the Reset Belkin Router instructions.
- Click the OK button to login to your router.
Belkin Router Login
Remote router login:
There may be times when you need to access your Belkin router login through remote management via the Internet. If so, you will need to configure your wireless router to provide access from the WAN side of your Belkin router.
To setup remote router Belkin management, simply follow the steps below.
- Once you have logged into your Belkin router, and have the main “Router Setup” page displayed in your Internet browser.
- Select “System Settings” under the section labeled “Utilities”.
TIP: It is extremely important to change the default Administrator Password when enabling remote management, as default password information is publicly available through installation documentation and would pose a severe security risk to your wireless network.
- Under the section “Administrator Password”, change the default password to a complex private password containing upper and lower case letters, numeric and special characters being over a minimum of 10 characters in length.
- Next, under the router Belkin “Remote Management” section below, select the bullet option to “Enable” Remote Management.
- If you are not sure what your IP address will be when logging in remotely. e.g. when logging in from a public WiFi hotspot, then you may place a “Check in the Box” for “Any IP address can remotely manage the router”, or assign a unique IP if the information is known to you.
- Lastly, it is recommended that you change the “Remote Access Port” from 8080 to a unique port number that you are only familiar with.
- Once you have all the necessary changes for remote access management, Click on the “Apply Changes” button located at the bottom of the screen to save the configuration.
TIP: WHNME suggests that it is never a good idea to leave remote management enabled for long periods of time, and disable it after no longer necessary.
To remotely connect to your Belkin router login page from another location via the Internet, just open an Internet broswer on the remote system, and enter your router Belkin external WAN IP address followed by a colon and port number which you have assigned during the remote management configuration.
Example: if your routers external WAN IP address is 22.214.171.124. On the remote system you should enter http://126.96.36.199:8080 where 8080 is the port number you assigned, and press “Enter”.
This will connect you with the Belkin router login box to perform your remote management duties.