The WPS (Wireless Protected Setup) feature allows wireless clients and the TG862 to establish a wireless connection with a push of a button or by exchanging pin code. WPS and WPA2-PSK (Wireless Protected Access) wireless encryption are enabled by default in the TG862. WPS automatically generates a new strong WPA key for the Gateway and any WPS client devices on wireless network.
The TG862 supports two types of WPS: PIN Entry and PBC (Push Button Connection). There are two methods to establish connection using WPS PIN Entry:
Adding the TG862 WPS PIN into the WPS client
Adding a WPS client's pin into the TG862.
This document contains the following sections:
Wireless client must support WPS
The client's WPS must support hardware or software Pin Entry
NOTE 1: Not all client wireless devices support WPS. Please refer to the wireless client's documentation.
NOTE 2: Older, non-WPS clients can still be added to the network by configuring them with WEP or WPA-PSK.
Entering the TG862 WPS PIN into the Client
Locate the WPS PIN on a white sticker on the back panel. The WPS PIN will be displayed (as seen below).
NOTE: The WPS PIN consists of eight numbers.
Enter the pin into the WPS client.
NOTE: Refer to WPS client's manufacturer manual for instructions.
Entering the Client WPS PIN into the TG862
Open your wireless client's WPS utility and acquire a PIN number. Make a note of the PIN number.
NOTE: Refer to WPS client's manufacturer manual on how to locate the client's PIN.
Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. Enter http://192.168.0.1 into the address box, and press the Enter key. The Login page appears.
NOTE: By default the LAN IP address is 192.168.0.1. If the default address has been changed, enter the custom address in the address box.
On the Login page:
a. Enter admin in the Username field.
b. Enter password in the Password field.
c. Click the Login button. The System Basic Setup page appears.
On the System Basic Setup page in the WPS Settings section:
a. WPS Enable - Leave at default (checked).
b. Encryption Mode - Click the drop-down menu, and select PIN Code.
c. Enrollee PIN Code - Enter the PIN number that was retrieved from the wireless client.
d. Start WPS association - Click the lock icon. The wireless client will communicate with the TG862 and establish a connection. When the connection is established, the following window will appear: Client connected.
Click the OK button in the Client connected window.