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NCOS: WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)

Products Supported: MBR1400, MBR1200B. Click here to identify your router.

NCOS Version: 6.0 or later - for information on upgrading NCOS, click here.


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Configuration

Troubleshooting

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Summary

This article explains how to use WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) feature of Series 3 CradlePoint routers.

WiFi Protected Setup is a protocol for quick and easy establishment of a wireless network. It can be used instead of a typical password setup to connect clients that also support this function. This feature is particularly useful when working with wireless devices that do not have any visual interface, like printers.


Configuration

Configuration Difficulty: Beginner

Client Initiates Connection

  • Step 1: Refer to your device's manufacturer for documentation on using WPS. The instructions should indicate at which point the WPS button on the Cradlepoint router will have to be pressed.
  • Step 2: Consult your router's manual for a diagram depicting the exact location of the WPS button on your router model.
  • Step 3: When prompted by the client device, press the WPS button on the Cradlepoint router, and keep it pressed for at least 5 seconds. The WPS LED will illuminate blue to indicate activity.

Once the Cradlepoint router and your device find each other, they will negotiate a WPA-Personal security level WiFi connection between themselves.


Troubleshooting

If the router times out when trying establish a WPS connection, try the following:

  • Verify the client device has WPS enabled and is successfully entering configuration mode.
  • Make sure the client device is within WiFi range of your router.

If the router displays an error indicating WPS is disabled, or it does not seem to react when the WPS button is pressed, please check its settings.

  • Step 1: Log into the NCOS Setup Page. For help with logging in please click here.
  • Step 2: Click on the NETWORKING tab, select the Local Networks sub-menu, and and choose WiFi Radio #1 (2.4GHz)
    • Note: You can also choose WiFi Radio #2 if available
  • Step 3: Scroll down to the WiFi Settings section.
    • Note: If you do not see it, make sure Advanced Configuration Mode is enabled on your router.
  • Step 4: Locate the WPS setting and place a checkmark into the box next to it.
  • Step 5: Click Save at the bottom of the page.

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Published Date: 07/13/2017

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