Aug 11

Using a WPS Button to Add a WPS Client

Any wireless computer or wireless adapter that will connect to the wireless router wirelessly is a client. The client must support a WPS button, and must have a WPS configuration utility, such as the NETGEAR Smart Wizard or Atheros Jumpstart.

To use the NETGEAR wireless router WPS button to add a WPS client:

1. Log in to the wireless router at its default LAN address of http://www.routerlogin.net with its default user name of admin and default password of password, or using whatever LAN address and password you have set up.

2. On the wireless router main menu, select Add a WPS Client, and then click Next. The following screen displays:

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By default, the Push Button (recommended) radio button is selected.

3. Either press the WPS button on the side of the wireless router, or click the onscreen button. The wireless router tries to communicate with the client for 2 minutes.

4. Go to the client wireless computer, and run a WPS configuration utility. Follow the utility’s instructions to click a WPS button.

5. Go back to the wireless router screen to check for a message.

The wireless router WPS screen displays a message confirming that the client was added to the wireless network. The wireless router generates an SSID, and implements WPA/WPA2 wireless security. The NETGEAR wireless router will keep these wireless settings unless you change them, or you clear the Keep Existing Wireless Settings check box in the WPS Settings screen.

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6. Note the new SSID and WPA/WPA2 password for the wireless network. You can view these settings in the Wireless Settings screen.

To access the Internet from any computer connected to your wireless router, launch a browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. You should see the wireless router’s Internet LED blink, indicating communication to the ISP.

Using PIN Entry to Add a WPS Client

Any wireless computer or NETGEAR wireless adapter that will connect to the wireless router wirelessly is a client. The client must support a WPS PIN, and must have a WPS configuration utility, such as the NETGEAR Smart Wizard or Atheros Jumpstart.

The first time you add a WPS client, make sure that the Keep Existing Wireless Settings check box on the WPS Settings screen is cleared. This is the default setting for the wireless router, and allows it to generate the SSID and WPA/WPA2 security settings when it implements WPS. After WPS is implemented, the wireless router automatically selects this check box so that your SSID and wireless security settings remain the same if other WPS-enabled devices are added later.

To use a PIN to add a WPS client:

1. Log in to the wireless router at its default LAN address of http://www.routerlogin.net with its default user name of admin and default password of password, or using whatever LAN address and password you have set up.

2. On the NETGEAR wireless router main menu, select Add a WPS Client (computers that will connect wirelessly to the wireless router are clients), and then click Next. The Add WPS Client screen displays:

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3. Select the PIN Number radio button.

4. Go to the client wireless computer. Run a WPS configuration utility. Follow the utility’s instructions to generate a PIN. Take note of the client PIN.

5. From the wireless router Add WPS Client screen, enter the client PIN number, and then click Next.

– The wireless router tries to communicate with the client for 4 minutes.

– The wireless router WNDR3700 WPS screen displays a message confirming that the client was added to the wireless network. The wireless router generates an SSID, and implements WPA/WPA2 wireless security.

6. Note the new SSID and WPA/WPA2 password for the wireless network. You can view these settings in the Wireless Settings screen.

To access the Internet from any computer connected to your wireless router, launch a browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. You should see the wireless router’s Internet LED blink, indicating communication to the ISP.

Configuring Advanced WPS Settings

From the Advanced menu, select Advanced Wireless Settings to display the following screen:

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The WPS Settings area displays the wireless router PIN, and allow you to Disable Router’s PIN and the Keep Existing Wireless Settings for either wireless network (2.4GHz or 5GHz).By default, both Keep Existing Wireless Settings check boxes are unchecked. This allows the wireless router to automatically generate the SSID and WPA/WPA2 security settings when it implements WPS. After WPS is implemented or changes in wireless settings are applied, the wireless router automatically selects this check box so that your SSID and wireless security settings remain the same if you add WPS-enabled devices or if you manually add non WPS capable devices later.

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