How To Do WPS Setting On Router?

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a wireless connection method that lets you connect WPS-supported devices such as printers, mobile phones, streaming devices, etc., to your wireless router without the need for the network credentials. Here we describes the methods to do WPS setting on router.

  • 1. Using the WPS button
  • 2. Using the WPS PIN of the device
  • 3. Using the router's WPS PIN
The WPS button is usually located either on the front or rear panel of your router. Therefore, before beginning the WPS setup process, locate the WPS button on your router. Note: Here, we’ll see the steps for the Linksys router. The steps might vary slightly for other router models.

Connecting A Device Using The WPS Button

Use this method if either your wireless device or the router has a physical WPS button.

Step 1:

  • 1. Find and press the WPS button on your router.
  • 2. Alternatively, you can access your router's web-based setup page and enable WPS.
  • 3. To go to your router's setup page, open a web browser on your computer connected to the router and enter "192.168.1.1" in the address bar.
  • 4. On the login page, enter the router credentials to log in to the setup page.
  • 5. Click the Wireless tab and then click the Wi-Fi Protected Setup radio button in the Basic Wireless Settings section.
  • 6. Now, click the virtual WPS button to enable WPS. It's a vital part for WPS setting on router

Step 2:

  • 1. Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on your device that needs to be connected to the wireless router.
  • 2. If your device doesn’t have a physical WPS button, then you can refer to the product user manual for the instructions to enable WPS.
  • 3. Once WPS is enabled, the device will search for the wireless network and get connected to it.

Connecting A Device Using Its WPS PIN

Step 1:

  • 1. Go to your wireless device and access the wireless network settings.
  • 2. Choose the WPS PIN option and make a note of the 8-digit PIN displayed on the device.
  • 3. For some devices, the WPS PIN can be seen on the device label.

Step 2:

  • 1. Access your router's setup page in a web browser using its IP address and login credentials.

Step 3:

  • 1. On the router setup page, navigate to the Wireless tab and select the Wi-Fi Protected Setup radio button for WPS setting on router.

Step 4:

  • 1. Enter the WPS PIN of your wireless device and then click the Register button.
  • 2. Now, your device will be connected to the wireless router.

Using The Router's WPS PIN

Use this method if your wireless device prompts for the router's WPS PIN to establish the connection.

Step 1:

  • 1. Access your router's setup page.
  • 2. Enter the router’s login credentials on the login page.
  • 3. Go to the Wireless section and make sure the Wi-Fi Protected Setup radio button is selected.
  • 4. Below that, you can see the WPS PIN of your router. Make a note of the 8-digit PIN.

Step 2:

  • 1. On your wireless device, access the network settings menu and start the WPS PIN connection method.
  • 2. If the device prompts for the WPS PIN of your router, then enter it.
  • 3. Proceed with the on-screen instructions to complete the WPS setting on router.