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Title: Connecting devices using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) on your Linksys router

Article ID: 17336


Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) is a feature that lets you easily connect WPS-supported client devices, such as wireless printers, to your router wirelessly.  This article will provide three (3) methods that you can follow depending on what client device you are using to connect to the router through the WPS feature.

Connecting a device using the WPS button
Connecting a device using its WPS PIN
Connecting a device using the router’s WPS PIN

NOTE:  The Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ configures one device at a time.  The WPS button is located either on the front or back panel of your Linksys device.  Some Wireless-G routers may not have a WPS feature.  Refer to your product documentation for the detailed features of your router.

Connecting a device using the WPS button

Use this method if your client device has a WPS button or if it prompts you to press the WPS button on your router.

Step 1:
Locate and press the WPS  button on your router.  Alternatively, you can access your router’s web-based setup page and configure WPS from there by just clicking on the same WPS  button found on the first item.  To access your router’s web-based setup page, open any web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari®) and enter “192.168.1.1” on the Address bar then press [Enter].  You will be asked for your log-in details.  Leave the User name field blank and enter “admin” on the Password field then click OK.

Step 2:
Within two (2) minutes, click the WPS button on the client device that you want to connect to the router’s wireless network.

NOTE:  To learn how to use the WPS feature on your client device, refer to its documentation.

Your device should now be connected to your router wirelessly using WPS.  If you encounter problems with the WPS setup such as Connection Failure! Your client device failed to connect to the network. Refer back to your client device for further instructions. Press "OK" to continue., you may manually configure your router’s wireless settings.  For instructions, click here.

Connecting a device using its WPS PIN

Use this method if your client device has a WPS Personal Identification Number (PIN).  This method assumes that you already have your client device’s PIN.  If you’re not sure where to get your client device’s WPS PIN, refer to its product documentation.

Step 1:
Access your router’s web-based setup page.  Open any web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari®) and enter “192.168.1.1” on the Address bar then press [Enter].

Step 2:
You will be asked for your log-in details.  Leave the User name field blank and enter “admin” on the Password field then click OK.

Step 3:
Click Wireless > Wi-Fi Protected Setup™.

Step 4:
Enter your client device’s PIN in the blank field then click the Register button.

After the configuration process, your device should now be connected to your router wirelessly using WPS.  If you encounter problems with the WPS setup such as Connection Failure! Your client device failed to connect to the network. Refer back to your client device for further instructions. Press "OK" to continue., you may manually configure your router’s wireless settings.  For instructions, click here.

Connecting a device using the router’s WPS PIN

Use this method if your client device asks for the router’s Personal Identification Number (PIN).

Step 1:
Access your router’s web-based setup page.   Open any web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari®) and enter “192.168.1.1” on the Address bar then press [Enter].

Step 2:
You will be asked for your log-in details.  Leave the User name field blank and enter “admin” on the Password field then click OK.

Step 3:
Click Wireless > Wi-Fi Protected Setup™.

Step 4:
Take note of the router’s WPS PIN on the third item of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ screen.

Alternatively, you can also find the Linksys router’s PIN at the bottom of your router together with the Serial No. and MAC Address information.

IMPORTANT:  The router’s PIN may vary according to the device being used.

Step 5:
When your device prompts for the router’s WPS PIN, enter your router’s unique PIN.

Step 6:
After entering the PIN, follow the onscreen instructions for your client device.

Your device should now be connected to your router wirelessly using WPS.  If you encounter problems with the WPS setup such as Connection Failure! Your client device failed to connect to the network. Refer back to your client device for further instructions. Press "OK" to continue., you may manually configure your router’s wireless settings.  For instructions, click here.

Other ways to utilize the WPS feature

Your router has the capability to connect multiple devices in the network such as smartphones.  If you want to connect other devices using the WPS feature of your Linksys router, click on any of the following:

Connecting devices using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ on your iPhone® through Connect Express
Connecting devices using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ on an Android™ smartphone through Connect Express
Connecting devices through the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ on an Android tablet using Connect Express
Connecting devices using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) in your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account

 

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