You may have already come across the term “WPS button” in the manual of your WiFi router or another network-compatible device. But what is the purpose of this key and where is it located? We’ll explain it to you.
The abbreviation “WPS” stands for “Wi-Fi Protected Setup”. It is a method for simplifying connections between devices in the home network, for example between a router and a repeater. With WPS, the WiFi security key is transferred automatically and does not have to be entered manually.
- WPS can be implemented by the device manufacturers using various methods, for example by entering a PIN or the so-called push button configuration (WPS-PBC) – the WPS key.
- Where the WPS button is located depends on the respective device. For example, the WPS button on your router or repeater may be labeled “WPS”, “WiFi” or show an icon. Older devices do not have a WPS button.
- To establish a connection, press the WPS button on the router and on the device you want to connect to the network. Both devices should then automatically recognize and connect to each other.
To find the WPS button, you should usually look at the back of your router. However, the placement of the button depends on your device.
If your router doesn’t have a WPS button, you can use the web based set-up with an internet browser to set up your Wi-Fi connection. The instructions for this method usually come with your router device.
The WPS button enables you to connect devices via Wi-Fi to your router. By pushing the button, your router will easily establish a connection to other devices.
The WPS button is either marked with the letters “WPS” or with a symbol of two arrows forming a circle.