Methods of using WPS

Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) is a standard published by the Wi-Fi® Alliance with the aim of simplifying the configuration process to establish a secure WiFi home network.


If you have client devices such as WiFi adapters that support the WPS feature, you can use this to automatically configure WiFi security.


This article will guide you on how to connect a Wireless-N adapter to your network using WPS. There are three different ways to use WPS. Select the method that applies to the client device you are using.

WPS configures one client device at a time. Repeat the instructions for each client device.


Using the WPS button
Entering the client device’s PIN on the router
Entering the router’s PIN on the client device

 


 

Using the WPS button


1. Run your WiFi adapter’s setup wizard.

If you have client devices that do not support WPS, take note of your WiFi settings, and then manually configure those client devices. You can also check the WiFi settings of your router.


2. In the Connect to a wireless network window, click Use Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ to connect.
 

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3. The Quick connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ push button window will appear. Press the WPS button of your router then click Connect on the window.
 

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Follow the onscreen instructions for more details.
 

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In this example, the router used is the Linksys EA4500. The WPS button may be located at the top of the router depending on the model.

4. Click Close.
 

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5. Once the Set Network Location window appears, select a location for your network.

6. Click Close.
 


 

Entering the client device’s PIN on the router


1. Run your adapter’s setup wizard. If you have client devices that do not support WPS, take note of your network’s WiFi settings, and then manually configure those client devices.

2. In the Connect to a wireless network window, click Use Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ to connect.
 

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3. Click Use a PIN to connect.
 

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4. Follow steps 1 and 2 on the Quick connect using a PIN window. Take note of the WPS PIN.
 

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If you don’t know where to enter the PIN, refer to the instructions.


5. Click Close.
 

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6. Once the Set Network Location window appears, select a location for your network.

7. Click Close.
 


 

Entering the router’s PIN on the client device


Use this method if your client device asks for the router’s PIN.


1. On the client device, enter the PIN listed on the router’s WPS screen. The PIN is also printed on the label at the bottom of the router. 

2. After the client device has been configured, click OK on the router’s WPS screen. You may refer to your client device or its documentation for further instructions.

 

Find out more:


Connecting devices using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) on your Linksys router

 

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