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Question
How do I enable WPS PBC on my WR2100 Wireless Repeater?
Answer
The WR2100 Wireless Repeater’s function is to enhance and extend the wireless network coverage, range, and connectivity.  It repeats the wireless signal from the wireless access point to all the other wireless devices.  This improves the wireless experience for hard to reach wireless client and mobile devices.  

The installation process consists of establishing a wireless connection between the WR2100 and the wireless access point (wireless gateway or wireless router).  Once the WR2100 is connected to the wireless access point, the WR2100 extends the wireless network by broadcasting the network name of the wireless access point.  

The WR2100 can be installed by way of WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) or manual installation methods.  The WPS installation method consists of establishing wireless connection with a push of a button on both the WR2100 and the wireless access point.  A manual install method consists of configuring a wireless connection in the WR2100's web manager and establishing a connection with the wireless access point.  This document contains the following the following sections:
 
Requirement
  • Wireless Access Point (wireless gateway or wireless router) with Internet access
  • WPS push-button support on the wireless access point

    NOTE: If the wireless access point does not support WPS, use the manual installation method.  Please refer to article # 9301 - WR2100: Manual Installation Setup.
 
To Install WR2100 Using WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
  1. Make sure the wireless access point is powered on and working properly. 
  2. Plug the WR2100 into a power outlet near the wireless access point.
  3. Press the Power button on the bottom of the WR2100.  The Power LED stays on for a few seconds then starts blinking.  Wait till the Power LED becomes solid again to be ready for use.

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  4. Press the WPS button on the wireless access point.  The LED on the wireless access point will blink. 
  5. Press and hold the WPS button on the WR2100 and then release the WPS button after 3 seconds.  The WPS LED on the WR2100 will blink up to 2 minutes and will automatically associate and make the connection to the Wireless Access point. 

    NOTEThe WPS exchange and the WPS LED may blink up to 2 minutes. 

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  6. When the Access Point/Repeater LED turns solid Green, the WR2100 is connected to the wireless access point. 

    NOTE: If the Access Point/Repeater LED is Off, the WPS connection is unsuccessful repeat steps 5 & 6.

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  7. Move and plug the WR2100 into a power outlet near the center of the wireless coverage area (distance between the wireless access point and the wireless clients). 
  8. Check the color on the Access Point/Repeater LED to verify the connection status.  
    • Solid Green - Access Point connection is available and the signal strength is good.
    • Solid Amber - The signal strength is normal.
    • Solid Red - The signal strength is poor, move the WR2100 closer to the wireless access point until the LED is solid Amber or Green.
       

Connecting Wireless Client 

No additional configuration is needed for existing wireless clients that are connected to the wireless access point.  The existing wireless client can connect to the WR2100 because the WR2100 broadcast the same wireless network of the wireless access point.  The wireless client connects to the wireless network of the WR2100 or the wireless access point, depending on the strongest broadcasting signal.  

New wireless clients will need to be connected to the wireless network of the wireless access point.
  1. Please refer to the owner's documentation to locate the wireless network name and wireless security key of the wireless access point.   
  2. Configure the wireless network and wireless security key on the wireless client.

If the new wireless client supports WPS and is near the WR2100, the wireless connection can be established by WPS push-button.

  1. Press and hold the WPS button on the WR2100 and then release the WPS button after 3 seconds.  The WPS LED will blink for 2 minutes.
  2. Press the WPS button on the wireless client.  The WPS exchange and the WPS LED may blink up to 2 minutes. 
  3. Wait till the WPS LEDs is solid on both the WR2100 and the wireless client.  
  4. The Repeater/Client LED become solid Green when the wireless client is connected to the wireless network.

    NOTE: If the Repeater/Client LED is Off, the WPS connection is unsuccessful repeat steps 1 - 3.

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