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How do I make this Belkin Wireless Router work

Customer Question

Whenever the router is plugged in I have a red light.I'll do a soft reset,it flashes green three times then goes red.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Brad M replied 6 years ago.

Brad M :

Hi, my name isXXXXX will be happy to assist you with this issue.

Brad M :

What is the make & model of your router?

Customer :

Belken F7d2301 v1

Customer :

Excuse me, Belkin F7D2301 v1

Customer :

Just bought the darned thing today too.

Customer :


Brad M :

It seems we are having some difficulty with chat. i will switch this to Q&A

Expert:  Brad M replied 6 years ago.
Which light on the router is red?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.


Do you have an answer, Brad? the only one i see is the one in the middle, that maybe one over WPS. Ha!

Expert:  Brad M replied 6 years ago.
Try unplugging the power to your modem and your router. Then plug your modem back in, wait for about 30 seconds or so, then plug your router back in. Let me know if this does not fix the problem.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Three greens and a then constant red on router-no web page.
Expert:  Brad M replied 6 years ago.

WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup, and it is a way for your router to add a device to the network that also support WPS. Are you using the WPS button on your router to add devices to the network? If your computer does not support WPS, then you should be able to join the network manually by typing in any network password XXXXX setup on the router. If the top light is flashing amber, that means that your router cannot detect the modem. If you have not tried setting up your router using the Belkin Setup CD, I recommend setting it up that way. Insert the CD in your computer and follow the prompts on the screen. If you still have problems after running Belkin Setup, see the following steps taken from the manual for your router:


Belkin Setup completed installation, but I cannot browse the

Web. The light on the front of my Router is solid amber.

1. Use the troubleshooting suggestions within Belkin Setup.

2. If your ISP requires a user name and password, make sure that

you have typed in your user name and password XXXXX Some

user names require that the ISP's domain may be at the end of the

name. Example: "[email protected]". The "" part of

the user name may need to be typed as well as your user name.

3. If you have a static connection, your ISP will have

assigned you an IP address, subnet mask, and gateway

address. Please re-run Belkin Setup and enter this

information when a static connection is mentioned.

4. You may need to configure your Router to meet

the specific requirements of your ISP. To search

our knowledge base for ISP-specific issues, go to: and type in "ISP".

5. If you continue to have no Internet connection, refer

to "Manually Configuring Network Settings" in this

manual for an alternative setup method.


Please let me know if you are still having problems with your setup. You can download the product manual from the Belkin website (

Customer: replied 6 years ago.


My fix today was simple,1- Googled Belkin 2- defaulted router to factory specs 3- loaded softwarre. I was then wireless. Thankyou for your help. Oh...I did accept an answer...Sandy's.

Expert:  Brad M replied 6 years ago.
I am glad to hear that you got your problem solved and you are able to get online with your router. Have a good one.