- WPS Vulnerability status update for Linksys devices
Linksys is aware of the security flaw that is inherently part of Wi-Fi Alliance's® Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) design that many vendors have implemented in their wireless routers in order to be compliant and interoperable. To learn more about WPS, click here.
Linksys is actively working on the field-upgradeable methods recommended by the Wi-Fi Alliance™ to mitigate this vulnerability on Linksys wireless routers and will update this document as more information becomes available. These recommended methods will help improve the security and be compliant with the WPS certification.
Linksys has released firmware that allows customers to disable WPS to eliminate this issue. The following list contains those products that have this feature.
|Product Name||Availability of Firmware to Disable WPS|
|E1000 v2||Available Now|
|E1000 v2.1||Available Now|
|E1200 v1||Available Now|
|E1200 v2||Available Now|
|E4200 v1||Available Now|
|E4200 v2||Available Now|
|X2000 v2||Available Now|
Not all workarounds are available or practical for all customers, but can provide additional protection for customers who can implement them.
Disable Wireless Radio – For customers that are not using the wireless functionality, disabling the Wi-Fi radio will alleviate the exposure. All devices in the above list have an option in the Advanced UI to disable the radio.
IMPORTANT: Please note that if the radio is disabled, none of the wireless devices within the network will be able to connect to the Internet.
Further information, support, and services for your Linksys Consumer Products can be found at the Linksys Support Site. Here you can download the User Guide, check for the latest devices updates, and contact technical support.
The CERT Vulnerability Note can be found here:
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