What is Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)?
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a standard for easy and secure wireless network set up and connections.
To use WPS, your product must support WPS and be compatible with WPA security. WPS can automatically set up a random network name (SSID) and strong WPA wireless security for wireless routers, access points, computers, adapters, Wi-Fi phones, and other consumer electronics devices. Some Wireless-G routers may not have WPS feature.
NOTE: The Wi-Fi Protected Setup configures one device at a time.
Advantages of Wi-Fi Protected Setup :
Wi-Fi Protected Setup automatically configures the network name (SSID) and WPA security key for the router or access point and for wireless devices that join the one can guess your security keys or passphrase because they are randomly do not need to know the network name and security keys or passphrases to use Wi-Fi Protected Setup to join a wireless network.
Disadvantages of Wi-Fi Protected Setup :
Unless all the Wi-Fi devices on the network are Wi-Fi Protected Setup -compatible, you will not be able to take advantage of the ease of securing the technology is fairly new, so not all wireless equipment supports Wi-Fi Protected your wireless device does not support Wi-Fi Protected Setup, it can be hard to join a network that was set up with WPS because the wireless network name and security key are random sequences of letters and numbers.
There are three methods on how to connect using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
Method 1: Connecting a Device using the WPS button:
Use this method if your client device has a Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button or if it prompts you to press the WPS button on your router.
Locate and press the button on your router. Within two minutes, click the WPS button on the device you want to connect to the router’s wireless network. After the device has been configured, click Close.
Method 2: Connecting a Device using its WPS PIN
Use this method if your client device has a Wi-Fi Protected Setup Personal Identification Number (PIN).
Open the setup page of your router. Click on the Wireless tab, then select the Wi-Fi Protected Setup radio button.Enter your client device’s PIN on the appropriate field then click the Register button. After the client device has been connected, click OK.
Method 3: Connecting a Device using the Router’s WPS PIN
Open the setup page of the router. Click on the Wireless tab, then select Wi-Fi Protected Setup radio button. Take note of the router’s WPS PIN. You may find the Router’s WPS pin on the back of the router also. When your device prompts for the router’s WPS PIN, enter your router’s unique PIN. After entering the PIN, follow the onscreen instruction for your device.