Using the WPS Function

Released On: 2021-05-04 23:06:38Last update time: 2022-05-06 00:14:56

This article will show you how the WPS function of the TP-Link router works.


Use WPS for wireless function


1. Method one: Use the WPS button


Wireless devices that support WPS, including Android phones, tablets, and most USB network cards, can be connected to your router through this method.


Note: WPS is not supported by iOS devices. The WPS function cannot be configured in the wireless function of the router is disabled. Also, the WPS function will be disabled if your wireless encryption is WEP. Please make sure the wireless function is enabled and is configured with the appropriate encryption before configuring the WPS.


1). Tab the WPS icon on the device’s screen. Here we take an Android phone for instance.


2). Within two minutes, press the WPS button for 1 second on your router.


Note: If TP-Link router enters the pairing status, the WPS light would be blinking. Besides, be careful when you press WPS button, if you press it for more than 5 seconds, the wireless function of TP-Link device would be disabled.


2. Method two: Use PIN (Personal Identification Number) numbers


1). Log in to the web interface of the TP-Link router by referring to How to log in to the web-based interface of Wi-Fi Routers (new logo)?


2). Go to Advanced > Wireless > WPS > Router’s PIN.

The router’s PIN is enabled by default to allow wireless devices to connect to the router using the PIN. You can use the default one or generate a new one.



Note: PIN (Personal Identification Number) is an eight-character identification number preset to each router. WPS-supported devices can connect to your router with the PIN. The default PIN is printed on the label of the router.


3. Method three: Use the WPS Wizard


1). Select a setup method:


Push Button (Recommended): Click Connect on the screen. Within two minutes, press the WPS button on the client device.


PIN: Enter the client’s PIN and click Connect.


2). Success will appear on the above screen and the WPS LED on the router will keep on for five minutes if the client has been successfully added to the network.



Enable/Disable WPS function


If you want to enable/disable the WPS feature, go to System Tools System Parameters > WPS, tick or untick the Enable WPS checkbox.