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Setting up the Linksys media connector using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™

You can set up your Linksys Wireless-AC Wi-Fi 5GHz Universal Media Connector Bridge with 4-Port Switch using the device’s Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) feature, making it easier for you to configure your wireless network.   This article will give you instructions on how to set up the media connector with your Linksys Wireless-N Router.

To do this, you need to perform two (2) steps:

Enable the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ on the router
Enable the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ on the media connector

NOTE:  The Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ configures one (1) device at a time.  It is important that the router is set to WPA2 security mode to avoid devices getting disconnected during the WPS connection configuration.

Enable the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ on the router

Using the WPS button
Using the WPS PIN

Using the WPS button

Step 1:
Locate and press the WPS    button on your router.   Your router’s WPS button is located either on the front or back panel.

NOTE:  Alternatively, you can access your router’s web-based setup page and configure WPS from there by clicking on the same WPS    button.  To access your router’s web-based setup page, click here for instructions.   If you’re using a Mac® computer, click here.

Using the WPS PIN

Use this method if your client device has a WPS Personal Identification Number (PIN).

NOTE:  This method assumes that you already have your client device’s PIN.  If you’re not sure where to acquire your client device’s WPS PIN, refer to its product documentation.

Step 1:
Access your router’s web-based setup page.   To learn how, click here.

NOTE:  If you are using a Mac® computer to access the router’s web-based setup page, click here.

Step 2:
Click on the Wireless tab, then select the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ radio button.

Step 3:
Enter your client device’s PIN in the blank field, and then click the Register button.

Enable the Wi-Fi Protected Setup on the media connector

Step 1:
Access the media connector’s web-based setup page.  To learn how, click here.

Step 2:
Click on the Wireless tab.

Step 3:
Two (2) minutes after enabling the router’s WPS, select the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ radio button.

Step 4:
When the media connector is configured, click .

The Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ screen will display the Link Status, Network Name (SSID), and Security method.


Related Article:

Adding wireless devices to your network using the WPS feature of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi

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