text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation

Setting up a secure network using Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS)


Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) is a feature that lets you easily connect WPS-supported client devices to your router wirelessly.  It is also a method for establishing a network in a secure and simple manner.
 
IMPORTANT:  The device you want to connect must support WPS.  If your device does not support WPS, you can still set up a secure network through your router’s web-based setup page.  To learn how to do this, click here.

To set up your network using WPS, follow the steps below:

NOTE:  It is recommended to use a wired computer when accessing the router’s web-based setup page.

 

Step 1:
Launch a web browser to open your router’s web-based setup page.  Enter the router’s IP address in the Address bar.
 
NOTE:  192.168.2.1 is the default IP address of Belkin routers.

 

User-added image


Step 2:
Click Login.

 

User-added image


Step 3:
Enter your router’s Password if you have one.  Otherwise, leave the field blank and click Submit.

 

User-added image


Step 4:
On the left panel of the router's web-based setup page, click Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

 

User-added image

 

By default, WPS is enabled.  There are two methods to connect a wireless computer using WPS.   Click the links below to know how:

Personal Information Number (PIN) Method
Push Button Configuration (PBC) Method

Personal Information Number (PIN) Method

 

Step 1:
Enter the PIN of your adapter in the Enter Client Device PIN box and click Enroll

 

NOTE:  The PIN can be found  either in the software utility of the adapter or on the device itself.

 

User-added image

 

The software will give a WPS setup initialization notification.

 

User-added image

 

When the setup is successful, a notification will be displayed.

 

User-added image
 

Push Button Configuration (PBC) Method
 

To use this option, you will need an adapter that supports PBC via a software utility or on the adapter itself.
 
Step 1:
Click User-added image on the router's web-based setup page. 
 
You will have 2 minutes to press the WPS button on the router and the device you want to connect.
 
The software will give a WPS setup initialization notification.
 
User-added image
 
When the setup is successful, a notification will be displayed.
 

User-added image


Connecting computers to your network
 
Now that you have successfully setup WPS for your router, you can proceed in connecting your wireless computers to your network.  For step-by-step instructions on how to do this, click on the links below:

iPhone® and iPod®
Android™

Mac®
Windows®



Related Videos:


Setting up the Belkin router using an iOS device (Video) Setting up the Belkin router using an Android™ device (Video) Setting up WPA or WPA2 security on the Belkin wireless router
Checking the wireless settings of your router

Was this support article useful?

Thank you for your feedback.

Additional Support Questions?

Search Again

CONTACT SUPPORT