WPS Connection Method Set Up
WPS Connection Method Set Up– If you have configured your own wireless router, you have found the term WPS in the configuration menu, or you have seen the keypad marked WPS next to all Ethernet ports on the back of the router. Do you know what is WPS? What devices and operating systems provide support for WPS? Learn the answers to these questions and much more, from this tutorial:
What does the set up of the WPS connection method mean?
WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It is the default wireless network security that attempts to make the connection between routers and wireless devices faster and easier. WPS works only for wireless networks using encrypted passwords with private WPA or WPA2 personal security protocols. WPS does not work on wireless networks that use WEP security that is no longer in use, which can be utilized easily by any hacker with a set of tools and basic skills.
In the default settings, you can not connect a wireless device to a wireless network unless you know the network name (also called SSID) and password (also called the key to WPA-PSK). Let’s assume that you want to connect a device, such as your smartphone, to your wireless network. On your device, you must first select the network you want to connect to and then enter the security password. Without doing these two steps, you cannot connect to the WiFi network.
This is where WPS goes in to simplify the connection process. Read on to find out how.
What can WPS do?
Press WPS on your router to enable the discovery of new devices. Select the network you want to connect to. The device connects automatically to the wireless network without entering the password.
You may have a device such as a wireless printer or extended range with its own WPS button that you can use to make a quick connection. Connect to your wireless network with the WPS button on the router and then on the device. They will connect to the same network in the future without requiring you to use the WPS button again. This method involves using the eight-digit PIN. All routers with WPS are enabled for the PIN code to be automatically generated, and cannot be changed by the user.
The final method also involves using the eight-digit PIN. Some devices without the WPS button but with WPS PIN support will generate the client. You can then enter this PIN in your router’s wireless configuration panel, and the router will use it to add the device to your network.
Although the first two methods are quick, the last two do not provide any benefit regarding the time it takes to connect the device to your wireless network. You should type in eight digits of the PIN and type the password of the same slowness wireless network. The fourth method of connecting to a wireless network is even slower because you have to access the wireless Router configuration section and type the PIN provided by the client device. If you want to know how WPS PIN looks, it is generated by the router TP-Link Archer C1200.
While on your router everything will look different, the process for connecting devices via WPS PIN works the same.
Where can I find my WPS on my router?
Because the wireless router is a wireless connection set via WPS, they are the most popular type of device that provides support for network security standards. Almost all modern routers have WPS support. On many routers, WPS is enabled by default. Activating WPS manually is done well through your router’s firmware, and the administrative user interface, or using the WPS button.
On most routers, the WPS button is on the back of the router, next to the Ethernet Port. Press once, and WPS is turned on and working. You can connect a wireless device via WPS. In the screenshot below, you can see how the button looks on the ASUS router.