July 20, 2023 / Sophie Jones
Your Nighthawk router is much more than a box flashing various color lights. It also has a few buttons using which the installation and connection processes become simple. One such button is the WPS button on Nighthawk router. Read this blog to find out how to use this button to set up a networking device and connect WPS authorized client to the router. However, it won’t be possible if you do not where the button is actually located on your WiFi router. So, let’s start with the same.
Generally, the WPS button is located at the back panel of the WiFi router alongside the LAN port. The button might possess a different look depending on the model of the router you are using. In some routers, the button is clearly labeled as WPS whereas in some cases you will see the WPS icon.
In some cases, the WPS button is present on the front or side panel of the router. It generally sits beside the WiFi ON/OFF button.
But, why this button is named so? This is what we are going to discuss now before shedding light on the steps to use the button.
This is to inform you that the WPS button is present on all the routers manufactured by well-known brands; Netgear being one of them. WPS is an acronym for WiFi Protected setup that makes the wireless connection with the router secure. It means the router’s network won’t get attacked by hackers if you chose to create a connection via the WPS button.
And yes, the major purpose of using the WPS button is to avoid the hassle of entering the WiFi password to connect to the network. Remember that the steps that we are going to discuss now will help you use the WPS button on other routers too.
WPS Push Method: The WPS Push method can be used if your router has the WPS button and the client device supports the WPS function. In this case, you can press the WPS button on both devices to connect them. For example, this method can be used to complete Nighthawk setup for the extender and pair it with the router without using the password.
WPS PIN Method: This approach can be used if your router supports the WPS feature but lacks a physical WPS button. In this case, you are required to create a secure connection using a WPS PIN.
Now, let’s move to the most important section of the post which explains the process of using the WPS button on the WiFi router.
Just in case you are using the WPS button on Nighthawk router for completing Netgear WiFi extender setup, all you need do to is press the button on both devices one by one.
You learned about the location of the WPS button on your WiFi router. The post also revealed the steps using which you can use the button to create a secure connection. But, what will do if the WPS button on Nighthawk router is not working? Well, you have to ensure the following things in this case:
Once you take care of these points, using the WPS button on Netgear router will become a breeze for you.
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