Cisco Router Wifi Protected Setup

Cisco router Wifi protected setup

Cisco router Wifi protected setup (WPS) is a network security standard that connects a router and Wi-Fi device. It is a simple method to connect two devices swiftly. It does not need to enter the wireless network’s security password for the connection setup, unlike the standard wireless connection setup. In the Cisco routers, you have three different methods for the WPS connection. Read more on Cisco router Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

Configure WPS settings:

  • Before you start the setup, open the router’s configuration page and configure the WPS credentials if needed.
  • Connect the computer to the router and open the configuration page in a browser window.
  • Select the Wireless menu at the left pane and then click WPS.
  • In the WPS page, click the Edit button beside SSID.
  • Select the SSID from the WPS drop-down menu and choose a frequency band from the available options.
  • Check if the WPS SSID has been enabled in the below panel. If it has not been enabled, select Edit in the Wireless Table section.
  • Tick the checkbox of the WPS connection you want to enable and click Edit WPS and save the changes.
  • Return to the main page and check if the Cisco router Wifi protected setup Status shows ‘Configured.’

Method-1: Use the WPS button of the client device

  • Find the WPS push button on the client device that you are connecting to the router.
  • Open the WPS configuration page on the web utility of the router.
  • Now, press the WPS button on the client device and then immediately click the WPS button on the router’s web page.
  • Instead of using the WPS button on the web page, you can press the WPS push button on the router’s panel as well.

Method-2: Use WPS PIN of the client device

  • While you attempt to connect a Wi-Fi device using WPS, it might generate a WPS pin while your does the Cisco router Wifi protected setup. Sometime, the WPS pin might be available in the device users manual.
  • In such a scenario, locate the WPS pin from the device display or user manual.
  • Enter the PIN on the router’s configuration page and click the Register button.

Method-3: Use router’s Device PIN

  • If you prefer this method, use the Device PIN of the router, which is on the router label.
  • If you want to generate a new Device PIN, select Generate, and the PIN will appear in the Device PIN field.
  • Select the time duration for the Device PIN from the drop-down list.
  • Enter the PIN on the client device to establish the connection and Cisco router Wifi protected setup is completed.