Configuring a second Belkin F5D7230 wireless router to function as a gateway for your Belkin F5D7230 main router effect to double the size of your private wireless Internet connection. A computer, connected to your network, can jump from one router to another without breaking the Internet connection it has with your network.
This allows seamless download or download if you switch from one router to another. You just need an Ethernet cable to make it happen. If you have it, then you can begin with the process right away. Here are the steps that you need to follow in order to configure the Belkin Router as a bridge.
- Tether your Belkin router to a computer with a CAT5 Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the cable into one of the five LAN ports on the back of the router. Plug the other end of the cable into the Ethernet port on the back of a desktop computer or on the side of a laptop.
- Open a web browser and enter the default IP address for the Belkin router in the browser address bar. The default IP address is 192.168.2.1. Click on the “login” button that you see on the screen. The Belkin router does not have a default password. Click “Submit” to access the Belkin Router user interface.
- Click on the “Status” link and note the LAN/WLAN MAC address on a piece of paper.
- Click the “Wireless Bridge” link located on the left column under “Wireless.” Enable “Wireless Gateway” and “Enable only specific access points to connect.”
- Enter the LAN/WLAN MAC address in the “AP1” box.
- Unplug the router from the computer and repeat steps 1-4 with the second router.
That was all about configuring the Belkin router in bridge mode. Now, if you are also looking for steps to enable DHCP on your Belkin router, then follow the procedure given in the section below.
Enabling DHCP on your Belkin F5D7230
A Belkin router offers static and dynamic IP configurations. When your router is configured for static IP address assignments, each device on the network is bound to a specific IP address that never changes. The dynamic configuration uses Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) to randomly assign IP addresses from a pool of available IP addresses. Log in to the router’s control console to enable or disable DHCP for your network.
- Open your Internet browser.
- Type “http://192.168.2.1” in the address line of your browser window, and then press Enter.
- Click on “Log-in” and then “Submit”.
- Click on “Network Settings” in the “LAN Configuration” menu on the left side of the window.
- Check “On” under “DHCP Server”, and then click “Apply Changes”.
With that, you have enabled DHCP on your Belkin Router. Now, if you have problems in either of the processes or both, then you can take the support of Belkin router experts.
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