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WPS Button?

PembsPanther
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WPS Button?

Hello Smiley
Just had BB switched on today, I am using the PN supplied wireless router and am curious as to what the WPS button is for?
Thanks in advance Smiley
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Re: WPS Button?

It's a method of connecting wireless devices securely to the router.
See here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Setup

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Re: WPS Button?

But doesn't WPS had a bit of a security flaw as detailed in that article and isn't really recommended now AFAIK
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Re: WPS Button?

It's handy for wireless printers and things like that which don't have a keyboard, but for anything else is a bit pointless imo...
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Re: WPS Button?

I've never used the facility.

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Re: WPS Button?

Thanks for the replies Smiley
Something I will probably not use I have my printer connected to the router but by Ethernet, everything else mobile, pads, lappies are all wifi connected the traditional way Smiley
THaks again