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what is the WPS button on my modem for?

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what is the WPS button on my modem for?

I thought I had ethernet connection. Turns out to be Wi-fi. My modem has a button on top labeled WPS. What is that for?

Expert

Re: what is the WPS button on my modem for?

WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It's a security standard that tries to make connecting wireless devices easier. If you are connecting a new device that supports WPS, you can push the button on your router, then your device will connect to it automatically. 

Expert

Re: what is the WPS button on my modem for?

FWIW, I always advise posters to never use WPS. It is a potential security risk. Always disable it and manually configure your network settings !!;

https://www.google.com/search?q=wps+security+risk&oq=wps+security+risk&aqs=chrome..69i57.14768j0j4&s...

New Poster

Re: what is the WPS button on my modem for?

Thank you (very belatedly).