Connect to a Wi-Fi Network with WPS in Windows 7

by Eric Geier [Published on 6 Dec. 2011 / Last Updated on 1 March 2011]

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) makes it quick and easy to configure wireless clients.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is natively supported in Windows 7. When you connect to a wireless router or access point that supports WPS, Windows will prompt you to enter the security key or push the button on the router (or AP). Once you press the WPS button on the router, the security settings will be securely transferred and saved, and you’ll be connected.

Some routers or APs may support WPS but might not have a physical button on itself. In this case, you’d have to bring up the web-based control panel of the router on another PC and click the button on the WPS page.

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The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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