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What Is Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)?

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WPS; Wi-Fi Protected Setup; Wireless Setup; WiFi; Wifi;

Solution

Overview


Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
is a simple and secure configuration that allows you to establish a wireless home network and enable network security without requiring prior knowledge of Wi-Fi technology. It is no longer necessary to configure the network name (SSID) and WEP key or WPA passphrase for network devices.

NOTE: WPS supports only networks that communicate through access points (wireless routers).

 

Wi-Fi Protected Setup Supported Methods


The printer supports the following methods in connecting to a wireless network:

  1. Personal Identification Number (PIN)—A PIN on the printer is entered into the wireless settings of the access point.
  2. Push Button Configuration (PBC)—Buttons on both the printer and the access point are pushed within a given period of time.

Look for any of these identifier marks to check if your access point is WPS certified:

 

You can find these WPS logos on the side, back, or top of your access point. For more information on accessing the wireless settings and determining the WPS capability of your access point, see the documentation that came with the access point, or contact your system support person.

 

Related Article

 
How to Rejoin Your Inkjet Printer to a Wireless Network Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

 

Still Need Help?
 
Please contact Lexmark Technical Support if you need additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need your printer/model type and serial number (SN).
 
Please call from near the computer and printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task on this device.

 



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