I am adding TP Link range extender it requires to push WPS button on router
That button is actually on the front of the modem under the lights! It is a round button with 2 arrows on it.
So, I've pressed the button, but my TP-Link doesn't show as having connected. Are there any external signs on the Hitron that the WPS has been activated? A light or beep or something would be nice. If there is supposed to be a light or a beep, then the WPS is not working on this router.
I just went to test and when I pressed the button it started flashing. Do you see it flash?
It didn't flash until I enabled it by going into the router via 188.8.131.52 and changing the settings that enabled WPS. This wasn't intuitive and I called Shaw support to walk me through this,
That is odd allecase. Usually it should be automatically enabled. Apologies about the troubles! Glad it is up and working now.
I believe it is actually disabled by default, IIRC (small chance I am wrong here). WPS has some very strong flaws in it's implementation (you can check the code in two chunks of 4 digits, and then 3 digits, reducing the complexity to about 11,000 possible combinations) and has been exploited in the past. It is safer to have it disabled unless you are actually using the function. Then I would turn WPS off again after the devices have authenticated and your WPA2 PSK (wifi protection key) has been sent to the new device.
Most Range extenders Do have a way to connect and log directly into the extender. they emit their own wireless signal upon install. connecting and logging into the range extender you can then update its wifi settings manually.
Depends upon the brand.
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