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How to disable Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) on your Belkin router

Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) is the industry standard to simplify the security setup and management of wireless networks.  You can now set up and connect to a WPA™-enabled wireless network with WPS-certificated devices using either Personal Information Number (PIN) or Push Button Configuration (PBC) method.  Legacy devices without WPS can be added to the network using the traditional manual configuration method.

QUICK TIP:  See the indicator LED below the Router Status light and above the WPS button to check the status of the WPS connection.  The LED should be OFF when the WPS is idle, blinking green when the router is searching or attempting to connect to a WPS-enabled computer or device, solid green when the router has successfully connected to it, and blinking orange if a connection was not created.

Read the steps below to learn how to disable Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) on your Belkin router:

NOTE:  Some of the troubleshooting steps and images may vary slightly among different router models.

Step 1:
Launch a web browser like Internet Explorer®.

Step 2:

Enter "" as the router's default IP Address in the Address bar, then press [Enter].  If you have changed the router's IP Address, use that instead.  For instructions on how to check the current IP Address of your router, click here.

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QUICK TIP:  You may also enter "https://router" in the Address bar to access the router's web-based setup page.

Step 3:
To disable WPS, click on Login at the top right corner of the page.

Step 4:
Enter your router's Password then click Submit.

NOTE:  If you haven't set up a Password for your router, leave the field blank then click Submit.

Step 5:
Click Wi-Fi Protected Setup under Wireless.


Step 6:
On the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) page, select Disabled from the drop-down menu.


Step 7:
Click Image.

You should have successfully disabled the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ (WPS) feature of your router now.

Related Videos:

Setting up a Belkin router using an iOS device (VIDEO)
Setting up a Belkin router using an Android™ device (VIDEO)
Setting up a secure network using Wireless Protected Setup (VIDEO)

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