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Methods of using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)

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

If you have client devices such as wireless adapters that support WPS feature, you can use this to automatically configure wireless security for your wireless network.  To learn more about WPS, click here.

This article will guide you on how to connect a Wireless-N adapter to your network using WPS.  There are three (3) different ways to use WPS.  Select the method that applies to the client device you are using.

NOTE:  WPS configures one (1) client device at a time.  Repeat the instructions for each client device.

i.     Using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button
ii.    Entering the client device’s PIN on the router
iii.   Entering the router’s PIN on the client device

Using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button

Step 1:
Run your wireless adapter’s setup wizard.

NOTE:  If you have client devices that do not support WPS, take note of your network’s wireless settings, and then manually configure those client devices.  To learn how to check the wireless settings of your router, click here.

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

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

 

QUICK TIP:  Follow the onscreen instructions for more details.

NOTE:  In this example, the router used is the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router, EA4500.  The Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) button may be located at the top of the router depending on the model.

Step 4:
Click Close.

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

 

NOTE:  In this example, a Windows 7 computer is used.

Step 6:
Click Close.

 

Entering the client device’s PIN on the router

Step 1:
Run your adapter’s setup wizard.

NOTE:  If you have client devices that do not support Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS), take note of your network’s wireless settings, and then manually configure those client devices.

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

 

Step 3:
Click Use a PIN to connect.

 

Step 4:
Follow steps 1 and 2 on the Quick connect using a PIN window.  Take note of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ PIN.

 

NOTE:  If you don’t know where to enter the PIN, click here for instructions.

Step 5:
Click Close.

 

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

NOTE:  In this example, a Windows 7 computer is used.

 

Step 7:
Click Close.

 

Entering the router’s PIN on the client device

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

Step 1:
On the client device, enter the PIN listed on the router’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) screen.  The PIN is also printed on the label at the bottom of the router.

 

Step 2:
After the client device has been configured, click OK on the router’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) screen.  You may refer to your client device or its documentation for further instructions.


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