TG589 router - Wireless connection via WPS

WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) allows you to add new wireless devices to your local network in a swift and easy way, without the need to enter any of your wireless settings (network name, wireless key, encryption type).

Both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz access points of your TG589 router support WPS.

What you need

Your wireless client must support WPS. Consult the documentation of your wireless client for this.

The following operating systems have native WPS support:

  • Windows supports WPS from Windows Vista Service Pack 1 onwards
  • Android supports WPS from Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) onwards
  • BlackBerry supports WPS from BlackBerry 6 onwards

Your TG589 router must use WPA2 PSK or WPA+WPA 2 PSK encryption or no encryption (default encryption).

WPS cannot be used in combination with the following encryptions:

  • WPA2
  • WPA
  • WEP

The WPS function must be enabled on your TG589 router. This is the default setting.

WPS methods

The following WPS methods are supported by your TG589 router:

Push Button Configuration (PBC) >
Simply push the WPS button on both your wireless device and your TG589 router to connect them to each other.

PIN code entry on the wireless device >
Enter the PIN code of your TG589 router on your wireless device to connect them to each other.

PIN code entry on your TG589 router >
Enter the WPS PIN code of your wireless device on the TG589 router to connect them to each other.

Connecting your wireless device using PBC

Make sure that you know how to start WPS on your wireless device before you start.

  1. Briefly press the WPS button on your TG589 router.



  2. The WPS LED starts blinking orange. This indicates that your TG589 router is now searching for wireless clients that are in registration mode. You now have two minutes to start WPS on your wireless client.
  3. Start WPS PBC on your wireless client.
  4. Your TG589 router provides its wireless settings to the wireless client.
  5. At the end of the WPS process, the status of the WPS  LED on your TG589 router will change to either of the following:
       - Solid green
    This indicates that you successfully registered and connected this wireless client. You are now connected to your TG589 router wireless network.
        - Blinking red
    This indicates that your TG589 router could not find any wireless client in WPS pairing mode or that the exchange of the wireless settings and/or registration failed.

Connecting your wireless device using WPS PIN code entry on the device

  1. Check the label on your TG589 router and note the following information:
       a) For each access point, a PIN code that is printed next to a WPS logo.


     
       b) The Network Name.
    These are the default values. If you already changed these settings, use the new settings instead.
  2. Go to the WPS PIN code entry page of your wireless client. Consult the documentation of your wireless client for more information.
  3. Enter the PIN code,
    Do not include the hyphen when entering the PIN code. For example, if the PIN code is 1234-5678, then enter 12345678.
  4. Your wireless client may prompt you to select your access point. If this is the case, your access point will be  listed with its Network Name.
    You can find the default network name on the product label of the TG589 router.

Connect your wireless device using WPS PIN code entry on your router

  1. Locate and note the WPS PIN of your wireless client. For more information, consult the documentation of your wireless client.
  2. Browse to the TG589 router web interface.
  3. Choose Wireless. The Wireless page appears.
  4. On the left menu, select the access point to which you want to connect the wireless client to.
  5. In the WPS Device PIN code box under Access Point, type the PIN code of your wireless client and click Set PIN code.

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