If you regularly set up new connections on your wireless router, it can help to enable WiFi Protected Setup (WPS). This allows compatible wireless software to connect to your router by pushing the WPS button, instead of having to type the security code.
WPS settings are disabled by default, however they can be enabled from the router's admin pages.
How to enable WPS
To enable WiFi protected setup, follow the steps below:
- From a computer connected to your Bright Box router, go to 192.168.1.1 (opens in a new tab or window)
- The router's LOGIN SCREEN will open
- Enter the username and password for the admin pages
- The username is admin (all lower case)
- The password can be found on a sticker on your router
- Click LOGIN
- Select ADVANCED
- Open Wireless Settings and select Wi-Fi Protected Setup
- Select the Enable option and then SAVE SETTINGS
- Your settings will be saved
- You can now connect to your Bright Box using a compatible WPS device - You'll find some examples in the section below
Connect using push button connect
When setting up a wireless connection, you may be given the option to push the WPS button on the router. There's a couple of examples below:
To set up a secure wireless connection:
- Press and hold the WPS button on the router for five seconds - it will look like one of the options below:
- Alternatively, select Start PBC in Wi-Fi Protected Setup settings
- The Intelligent Wireless light on the router will flash quickly
- The wireless software will connect to the router, and then obtain the required wireless settings to set up a secure wireless connection
Connect using the PIN method
When setting up a wireless connection, some wireless software will prompt you to enter the router's PIN to set up a secure wireless connection.
You'll find the PIN in the WiFi protected settings.
Alternatively, the wireless software may give you a PIN for you to enter onto the router's admin pages - an example of a BlackBerry device has been included below:
In this case, type the key provided by the wireless device into the WiFi protected settings:
If you find you're unable to connect using WPS set up, don't worry. Simply connect by entering the router's wireless password instead.