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WPS button on router

Trying to hook up an HP 3520 printer to my ATT wireless network and printer is asking me to hit the WPS button.  I called ATT tech suppport and they are trying to sell me ATT Support Plus. Seems tech support should know what button that is.  I have an ATT 7550 router and just looking for someone to tell me what a WPS button  is.  I have hit the button on the side with the lights with no results.

Trying to hook up an HP 3520 printer to my ATT wireless network and printer is asking me to hit the WPS button.  I called ATT tech suppport and they are trying to sell me ATT Support Plus. Seems tech support should know what button that is.  I have an ATT 7550 router and just looking for someone to tell me what a WPS button  is.  I have hit the button on the side with the lights with no results.

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arby822 wrote:

Trying to hook up an HP 3520 printer to my ATT wireless network and printer is asking me to hit the WPS button.  I called ATT tech suppport and they are trying to sell me ATT Support Plus. Seems tech support should know what button that is.  I have an ATT 7550 router and just looking for someone to tell me what a WPS button  is.  I have hit the button on the side with the lights with no results.


Not all routers have a WPS button - guessing you are using Uverse with their router / gateway. If not what are you using?


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Trying to hook up an HP 3520 printer to my ATT wireless network and printer is asking me to hit the WPS button.  I called ATT tech suppport and they are trying to sell me ATT Support Plus. Seems tech support should know what button that is.  I have an ATT 7550 router and just looking for someone to tell me what a WPS button  is.  I have hit the button on the side with the lights with no results.


Not all routers have a WPS button - guessing you are using Uverse with their router / gateway. If not what are you using?

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Edited by Max69 on Jun 17, 2013 at 5:23:32 PM

WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Basically, you press a button on both devices to allow them to connect. Not all routers have a physical button. Some require that you log into the router to turn it on. If there is a physical button, it will have an icon of two curved arrows pointing in opposite directions.

WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Basically, you press a button on both devices to allow them to connect. Not all routers have a physical button. Some require that you log into the router to turn it on. If there is a physical button, it will have an icon of two curved arrows pointing in opposite directions.

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I am using the uverse router. Do u have any idea od what my solution is then


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I am using the uverse router. Do u have any idea od what my solution is then


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Edited by ilikewireless on Jun 17, 2013 at 10:28:13 PM

You can avoid the automatic network setup that requires you to press the WPS button on the router. This is done by choosing the "add network connection" menu on the printer that requires you to enter the wireless access passphrase. I remember my HP printer asking me to press the WPS button but I just canceled automatic setup and then I went into the manual setup so that I did not have to use the WPS button on my router.

You can avoid the automatic network setup that requires you to press the WPS button on the router. This is done by choosing the "add network connection" menu on the printer that requires you to enter the wireless access passphrase. I remember my HP printer asking me to press the WPS button but I just canceled automatic setup and then I went into the manual setup so that I did not have to use the WPS button on my router.

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Edited by AssistJunkie on Feb 27, 2016 at 12:28:01 PM

 

If you see this symbol, this is your WPS. I am a technician at Livewatch Security, helping a user setup WPS, looking for information on the router being used, came across this forum, and thought I'd toss my 2 cents in in case anyone still needed the answer. Usually when you are doing a WPS setup, you press and hold the button until you see the lights start flashing or the WPS lights up

 

If you see this symbol, this is your WPS. I am a technician at Livewatch Security, helping a user setup WPS, looking for information on the router being used, came across this forum, and thought I'd toss my 2 cents in in case anyone still needed the answer. Usually when you are doing a WPS setup, you press and hold the button until you see the lights start flashing or the WPS lights up

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thanks. I have looked for this answer everywhere!

thanks. I have looked for this answer everywhere!

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I notice in the photo a Netgear extender. I just bought one and am trying to connect it to the router. So do I press the WPS on the extender first, and while light is blinking, press on and hold the WPS button on router? My computer network connection shows I'm connected to Netgear_ext, but the light on the extender doesn't come on to show router is connected. So either using WPS or trying to connect through the browser doesn't work. Any suggestions I surely will appreciate. Thank you.

I notice in the photo a Netgear extender. I just bought one and am trying to connect it to the router. So do I press the WPS on the extender first, and while light is blinking, press on and hold the WPS button on router? My computer network connection shows I'm connected to Netgear_ext, but the light on the extender doesn't come on to show router is connected. So either using WPS or trying to connect through the browser doesn't work. Any suggestions I surely will appreciate. Thank you.

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@skling55 - RE: My computer network connection shows I'm connected to Netgear_ext, but the light on the extender doesn't come on to show router is connected. 

 

The purpose of WPS is to connect the netgear to the RG by pressing the WPS button on the two devices to give them a short period of time to automatically exchange credentials.

 

One roadblock to this happening is that WPS is NOT enabled in the RG. Access the RG GUI - http://192.168.1.254/xslt?PAGE=C_2_1 - enable the WPS - Press the buttons & it should work.

 

Your RG GUI may be different

There is a save button for changes at the bottom of the page

You can use the GUI WPS button instead of the physical WPS button

You may need the GUI password found on the label on the side of the RG.

Ignore the WPS PIN. That is another method. Read about it in wikipedia.

@skling55 - RE: My computer network connection shows I'm connected to Netgear_ext, but the light on the extender doesn't come on to show router is connected. 

 

The purpose of WPS is to connect the netgear to the RG by pressing the WPS button on the two devices to give them a short period of time to automatically exchange credentials.

 

One roadblock to this happening is that WPS is NOT enabled in the RG. Access the RG GUI - http://192.168.1.254/xslt?PAGE=C_2_1 - enable the WPS - Press the buttons & it should work.

 

Your RG GUI may be different

There is a save button for changes at the bottom of the page

You can use the GUI WPS button instead of the physical WPS button

You may need the GUI password found on the label on the side of the RG.

Ignore the WPS PIN. That is another method. Read about it in wikipedia.

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my tv which is at&t u verse keeps saying hold usp button but there is not one my cpmputer and living room tv is working but not my bed room tv

 

my tv which is at&t u verse keeps saying hold usp button but there is not one my cpmputer and living room tv is working but not my bed room tv

 

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@Ae1998 - Do not recognize UPS button.

 

For TV there is a screen that says press OK. THis for when the TV turns on & u-verse does not. Press OK  on the TV remote & it should work.

@Ae1998 - Do not recognize UPS button.

 

For TV there is a screen that says press OK. THis for when the TV turns on & u-verse does not. Press OK  on the TV remote & it should work.

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hi there,i have same problem,we just swich to at&t uverse same as picture above by Assist junkie shown..done restore dafault first ,on wireless,press wifi protected set up,push button set up,press the sign shown in the picture ,hold for 3 secs as instructed ,many times no result,no blinking light seen .anyone could help please what needs to be done?doing good this printer on cox router ,now we switch to at&t got this problem with my printer won't connect to wireless.pls.help anyone ,appreciate it much.
hi there,i have same problem,we just swich to at&t uverse same as picture above by Assist junkie shown..done restore dafault first ,on wireless,press wifi protected set up,push button set up,press the sign shown in the picture ,hold for 3 secs as instructed ,many times no result,no blinking light seen .anyone could help please what needs to be done?doing good this printer on cox router ,now we switch to at&t got this problem with my printer won't connect to wireless.pls.help anyone ,appreciate it much.

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@hankie70 - You can follow steps in the printer setup to select your network & enter your password or you can use the WPS button. The WPS button is probably not enabled in the rg. To enable see post 9 in this thread.

@hankie70 - You can follow steps in the printer setup to select your network & enter your password or you can use the WPS button. The WPS button is probably not enabled in the rg. To enable see post 9 in this thread.

*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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