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Question
How do I enable WPS PBC on my SBG6580-2?
Answer
The WPS (Wireless Protected Setup) feature allows wireless clients and the SBG6580-2 to establish a wireless connection with a push of a button or by exchanging a pin code.  WPS and WPA-PSK (Wireless Protected Access) wireless encryption is enabled by default in the SBG6580-2.  WPS automatically generates a new strong WPA key for the Gateway and any WPS client devices on the wireless network.  The SBG6580-2 supports two types of WPS: PIN Entry and PBC (Push Button Connection).  This document provides information on both:

Requirements

  • Wireless clients must support WPS.
  • The client's WPS must support hardware or software Push-button.
NOTE 1: Not all client wireless devices support WPS.  Please refer to the wireless client's documentation.

NOTE 2: Older, non-WPS clients can still be added to the network by configuring them with WEP or WPA-PSK encryption.


Enable WPS PBC
  1. Launch a Firefox or Safari browser.  Enter http://192.168.0.1 into the address box, and press the Enter key.  

    NOTEA browser message on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera, may appear when accessing the Web Manager.  The message includes 192.168.01 uses an unsupported protocol and ERR_SSL_VERSION_OR_CIPHER_MISMATCH.  The Web Manager uses an earlier version of the TLS protocol and does not match the version allowed by the web browser.  Safari browsers on Apple PC and mobile devices are not impacted.  The workaround to access the Web Manager with a PC is to use the Firefox browser and set the TLS version to 1.  For workaround instructions refer to article # 19435 - 192.168.0.1 uses an unsupported protocol
     
  2. A security or private risk alert may appear on the web browser advising users to proceed with caution when accessing the Web Manager.  There is no risk in proceeding to the Web Manager.  For instructions to bypass the alert screen, refer to article # 18181 - Alert Message for Web Manager Access.
     
  3. On the Login page, enter admin or a customized username in the Username field.
     
  4. Enter password or a customized password in the Password field.

    NOTE: On later versions of the SBG6580-2, the Wi-Fi Security Key is used as the default admin password printed on the bottom white label.  For assistance with Web Manager Access, refer to article # 18752 – SBG6580-2: Web Manager Access.


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  5. Click the Login button.  The Home page will appear.

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  6. Move the mouse cursor over Wireless on the main menu and click the Primary Network Settings link on the sub-menu.  The Wireless - Primary Network Settings page will appear.

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  7. On the Wireless - Primary Network Settings page, select Enabled for the WPS option.
     
  8. Click the Apply button.

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Establish WPS Push-button Connection
  1. Push and hold down the WPS Pairing Button on the front panel of the SBG6580-2 for 5 - 10 seconds and then release it to begin the exchange.

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  2. Push the wireless client's WPS Push-button (PBC).

    NOTE: The exchange may last up to two minutes.

     
  3. Check the status of the wireless client's WiFi utility to verify the connection.

    NOTE: Repeat steps 1 - 2 if the WPS connection was unsuccessful.

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