How to Disable WPS to Protect your Home Networking System
First of all, let us assume that you have changed the default admin name and password on your Netgear router. If you have done so, then this is the smartest thing and smartest decision taken by you. We are saying this because your home network’s weakest part is supported by a feature called WiFi Protected Setup (WPS). Nowadays, this feature is available in every home networking router used for new extender setup.
The WPS feature was introduced to make it easier to connect smart WiFi devices to a network such as Netgear range extender and game consoles safely and securely.
How does WiFi Protected Setup Works
Well, the idea behind this feature is that you simply need to press a button on the Netgear router and a button given on your range extender. After few minutes both items will automatically get paired. Here, you don’t have to follow any meaningful or brain-teaser steps of configuration.
If your smart device doesn’t support WPS feature, then the router can be set up so that you just need to enter a PIN into the setup screen of the device. This process is meant for creating a strong and valid connection instead of long 15-16 character password.
The PIN supposes to be the biggest and the main problem because it can be trapped easily by unknown and anonymous people. For a smart and intelligent human being, detecting an eight-digit number will take some time actually, but on the other hand the process of hacking the WPS PIN of a wireless or wired router is as simple as installing a single piece of software. Well, that will do the hard work for you. Quite interesting isn’t it? Well, there aren’t any difficult command-line options to fill in.
Doesn’t it bother for you if somebody uses your WiFi Connection or Internet
With the use of a right and appropriate software, unauthorized sources and users on your internet connection can:
Form your PC over HTTP and analysis the entire traffic sent to.
Upload images and download illegal content or website use your personal WiFi or network.
Take control over your internet and WiFi-enabled devices.
Also, attempt to have access on your PC and shared hard drives and personal information across the global.
Won’t allow you to access Mywifiext for Netgear extender setup. They are the biggest obstruction that crates loads of interferences.
They can also access the settings of your main router and change them without your permission, only of you are making use of default login credentials. So, it is strictly recommended to change username and password immediately after the process of range extender setup.
Perform the most threatening man in the middle attack by altering data sent from to your PC or laptop.
Tips to turn off or Disable WPS
Note down that the tips to turn off WPS differs by the make and model number of your router.
The WPS feature is not available for this device. So, you don’t have to worry because you are already protected.
- Pull up a web browser and in the address bar enter or fill the default IP address or mywifiext.com.
- Provide username and password (default) to the required fields.
- Tick the option ‘Advanced Settings’ and after that, ‘Wireless’.
- Now, from the tab, consider choosing WPS.
- At last, move the slider next to enable WPS in order to turn off the position.
You are free to contact mywifiext.net of you need any assistance.
- Launch a web browser and go with the default IP address of your device.
On the top-right corner, hit on Login.
- Type the default password and click on ‘submit’.
- On the left side of the screen, under the wireless settings click on WiFi Protected Setup.
- Now, consider changing the WPS drop-down list option in order to ‘disable’.
- At last, lick on ‘apply changes’.
Don’t panic as Buffalo routers aren’t affected by WPS. So, sit back and relax.
- Open an internet browser and type in the default IP address of your Cisco device. These devices feature different options. We insist you to visit this page and get both default usernames and passwords and the IP address for your particular hardware.
- Now, from the menu go with Wireless > Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
- Tap the Off option in order to disable WPS.
- At last, click Save and apply your settings.
- Open a web browser and type 192.168.1.1 (default IP address) into the URL bar.
- Enter the default login details.
- Click on the setup tab.
- Remove the ‘check’ that is situated next to Enable in WiFi Protected Setup.
- Finally, click on save settings.
- Open a browser and type mywifiext.net setup.
- Enter the username and password (default).
- Click on Advanced Setup and after that, choose Wireless Settings.
- Now, under the WPS Settings place a check the box ‘Disable Router’s Pin’.
- At last, ‘Apply’ your settings.
- Pull up a web browser. Type IP address of your device in the URL field.
- Login to the router settings page and provide admin name and password to the required fields.
Under the Wireless menu click the WPS icon.
- After that, change the WPS drop-down list option and Disable.
- At last, click ‘Apply’ to save your settings.
- Load up an internet browser and enter 192.168.0.1.
- Log into the router settings by typing username and password.
- Tick the Wireless Setup icon.
- Tap on WPS and after that, click on the blue button and disable WPS.
Click 192.168.1.250 and know about your Netgear WiFi extender IP address, login, and setup.
Just relax because Linksys routers are no longer affected by such a brainteaser problem of WPS. You cannot disable WPS but Linksys routers prevent brute-force attacks on the PIN.
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