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SBG6900-AC (v1.5.x): WPS PBC Setup

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How do I enable WPS PBC on my SBG6900-AC?
The WPS (Wireless Protected Setup) feature allows wireless clients and the SBG6900-AC 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 SBG6900-AC.  WPS automatically generates a new strong WPA key for the Gateway and any WPS client devices on the wireless network.  The SBG6900-AC supports two types of WPS: PIN Entry and PBC (Push Button Connection).  This document provides information on:

NOTE: The wireless clients must meet the following requirements for a WPS connection.


  • The wireless client 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.

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

    NOTE: A 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 - 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 SBG6900-AC, 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 # 18753 – SBG6900-AC: Web Manager Access.

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

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  6. On the Home page, click on Manage Wi-Fi Network.  The Wireless - Primary Network Settings page will appear.


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

    NOTE: The settings will take effect immediately.  Restarting the gateway is not required.


Establish WPS Push-button Connection
  1. Push and hold down the Pairing Button on the top panel of the SBG6900-AC for 10 seconds to begin the exchange.

    NOTE: Both of the Wireless LED lights on the front panel will flash Green and Amber colors.

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

    NOTE: The exchange may last up to two minutes.


Verify WPS Push-button Connection
  1. Check the status on the wireless client's WiFi utility.



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