The Belkin Wireless-G router connects your computer and other devices, such as a game console or printer, to the Internet. The Wireless-G router has a limited range, though, and if you move outside of that range, the signal quality degrades. A poor-quality wireless signal may result in a slow and unreliable connection. The Belkin Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender boosts your signal as it sits between the router and your computer or device.
Belkin Dual-Band Wireless Range Extender
Put the Range Extender in a central location between the Wireless-G router and the devices you want to connect to the Internet.
Connect the small end of the power cable to the Range Extender. Connect the other end of the cable to an electrical outlet.
Move your computer and other devices as close to the Range Extender as possible. Belkin recommends that you place the devices in the same room as the Range Extender.
Click the network icon in the Windows system tray. If the Range Extender has connected to your Wireless-G router, "Belkin.setup" appears in the network list. Click "Belkin.setup" and select "Connect automatically."
Open your Internet browser and type "http://belkin.range" into the address bar, then press "Enter." If prompted to log in, leave the password field blank and click "Submit."
Configure advanced settings for the Range Extender, if desired. From this control panel, you can connect the Range Extender to a different network, change security type or update the device's firmware. Click "Save Changes" when finished changing the settings.
- Keep your Belkin Wireless-G router away from sources of interference, such as metal objects, for a better signal. Other interference sources include devices that operate at a 2.4Ghz frequency, including cordless phones and microwaves.
- Try a different wireless channel. In the United States, routers broadcast a signal on channels 1, 6 and 11.
- Microsoft recommends that you replace wireless-G routers with wireless-N equipment. A wireless-N router has better range and is at least twice as fast as a wireless-G device.
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