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

Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) is a computing standard from the Wi-Fi Alliance® which is designed to make the setting up and security configuration process of the wireless home network a lot easier.  It automatically configures your wireless network name (SSID) and WPA security key, as well as the WPS-enabled wireless devices on your home network.

The Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Routers support WPS which makes your WPS-enabled wireless devices connect to your network with a push of a button or by just entering a PIN.  Through your Linksys cloud account, you can basically connect to your wireless home network by using the WPS feature of your router.

Read on to learn more how to connect your devices wirelessly using the Linksys cloud account.

Step 1:
Access your Linksys cloud account.  For instructions, click here.

Step 2:
Click the Device List Tool.

 


Step 3:
On the upper right side of the Device List page, click the Add a Device button.

 

 


Step 4:
Select the WPS button.

 

 


Step 5:
Select one (1) of the options below based on the WPS connection method your device uses:

Push Button – click or press the WPS button on your device, and then click the WPS button on this page.
 

 
 

Device PIN – enter the PIN number in the text box, and then click Register.
 

 


QUICK TIP:  To use this feature, you must know your device's WPS PIN.  You can refer to the user manual for information about how to connect it through WPS. 

Router PIN – enter the number shown under Router PIN.
 

 


NOTE:  If you're asked for the router's PIN number, be sure to perform all of the steps immediately so that no disconnection occurs.  If you wait too long between steps, the connection may time out and you'll have to start over.

To connect a device, refer to its user manual for information about how to connect it to a wireless network.  Each device has its own way of connecting, but most have a method for selecting the network to connect to and entering a security key or password.

Adding more devices to your network

Connecting of wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, cameras, and wireless printers to the Internet has been made a lot easier.  Check the links below to learn how to connect your devices to your home network:

 
iPhone®
Xbox One®
PS4™
PS3™
PSP® and PSP® Go
Nintendo Wii™
Samsung® Smart TV


If you encounter problems connecting wireless devices to the network, click on the corresponding links:

How to resolve connectivity issues with your wireless TV
Troubleshooting iPhone® and iPod® wireless connectivity to a Linksys router
How to troubleshoot connection problems with a PlayStation®3
Troubleshooting network connection issues with Nintendo Wii™



Related Articles:

Connecting your wireless devices to the network
How to connect wireless devices to your network using the Linksys cloud account

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