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What is the WPS button for on my router?

Written by KCOM Support on 22/03/2022. Posted in Broadband.

WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup and is a quick way for you to connect devices securely to your wireless network.

Normally when you connect devices to your wireless network, you need to type in a password or security key. WPS differs to this in that all you need to do is press the WPS button to connect your device.

Connecting wirelessly using WPS

Connecting by WPS may be different depending on what router you're using but the following instructions are the most common:

  1. For around 5 seconds, hold the WPS button until the wireless or WPS light on your router starts flashing.
  2. If your device (normally something like a wireless printer) has a WPS button, you need to press this for around 5 seconds. If your device doesn't have a WPS button, there should be an option somewhere on the wireless settings to connect via WPS. Follow the instructions to connect your device.
  3. Within 2 minutes, your device should connect automatically without you having to type in a password.

For more detailed information with connecting your device via WPS, please visit your device manufacturer's website.

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