Solved Where is WPS button on a BELKIN Wireless G Plus MIMO Router

May 10, 2014 at 22:13:02
Specs: Windows 7
I'm trying to connect an Epson WorkForce 600 Wireless printer to the router and it's telling me to press the WPS button "on your access point. Otherwise, press the software push button in the setting dialog box."

I'm unable to find the WPS button on the router. Where is the setting dialog box?


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May 12, 2014 at 02:31:14
You need neither Ad-hoc nor WPS. Ad-Hoc if for a direct connection without the use of a router. It wont work with a router.

Read the printers manual and set up the wireless manually. You need the IP address of your router which will usually be 192.168.1.1 or something similar and the security key for the router. You may also need to enter an IP address for the printer.

As detailed in the manual you will find it a lot easier to set up the printer using a wired connection first. Once the wired connection is up and running, you can remove the cable and revert to wireless.

Stuart

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May 11, 2014 at 00:24:04
Some routers don't have the WPS feature at all, but all it does is automatically detect and enter the wireless key and establishes the wireless connection so you don't have to do it manually - something which many people may find to technical to understand.

The settings dialogue box refers to your router's web-based configuration utility. There might be a WPS option in there so take a look.

But I simply wouldn't bother. Just enter your router's wireless key in the printer menu manually, the traditional, tried-and-tested method we've been using for years.


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May 11, 2014 at 01:51:29
something which many people may find to technical to understand.

Very true, that is why WPS was invented. It reduces a complex pass key and configuration system to a four digit PIN. The effect of this is to make the job of any hackers that much easier.

A quick search on Google will tell you what them that knows think of WPS. Don't use WPS, use the tried and trusted methods, they are far more secure.

Stuart

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May 11, 2014 at 09:52:41
This one might be of interest and is typical:
http://www.pcpro.co.uk/realworld/37...

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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May 11, 2014 at 21:49:43
None of this helped. I used the ad-hoc method and the computer still doesn't recognize the printer.

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May 12, 2014 at 02:31:14
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You need neither Ad-hoc nor WPS. Ad-Hoc if for a direct connection without the use of a router. It wont work with a router.

Read the printers manual and set up the wireless manually. You need the IP address of your router which will usually be 192.168.1.1 or something similar and the security key for the router. You may also need to enter an IP address for the printer.

As detailed in the manual you will find it a lot easier to set up the printer using a wired connection first. Once the wired connection is up and running, you can remove the cable and revert to wireless.

Stuart

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