How To Disable WPS on Belkin® Router
Belkin router is one of the commonly used routers in wireless networks. Each computer in the network would have a wireless network card and all the computers communicate with each other through the Belkin router. You can share the Internet connection with other network users using the Belkin router. Any computers that enter the network range of the Belkin router can be the part of the network and can enjoy the offered service which can be very useful and risky at the same time. It can be useful because any user who enters your wireless network can easily share data with your office computers. It can be risky because chances of unauthorized access would increase if necessary security measure is not taken. Belkin routers have many features and options like WEP, SSID etc that you can configure for better protection. Wi-Fi Protected set-up (WPS) is a new method of configuring wireless network with high security included in Belkin routers. This advanced technology can be disabled or enabled according to the network requirement.
- Role of WPS
- Need to disable WPS
- Tips to disable WPS
Role of WPS
The role of the WPS is to monitor every connection attempts made by a computer or a wireless network device and allow access or deny access to the devices according to the users wish. Once you configure the WPS, you can use a 'Push button configuration' (PBC) or a PIN method to allow or deny access to wireless devices. User is provided an option to select what program or device is allowed.
Need to disable WPS
Your network can be a mixture of new and old computers and some of the computer might have older operating system which does not support advanced technologies like WPS. Hence there can be network conflicts and failures if the WPS is enabled. Old computers might not be able to access the router to be a part of the network. You can easily disable the WPS and enable other security options.
The Belkin routers have a firmware program which holds all the router settings and allows users to customize the network settings. To access the router configuration page, you need to type in the routers IP address in the address bar of your Internet browser and that would bring up the router settings page. You will be prompted to enter the user name and the password before the access is granted. Once the router page is open, you can see the 'Wi-Fi protected setup', you need to click on it and you would find an option to disable or
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