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SBG6950AC2: WPS PBC Setup

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How do I enable WPS PBC on my SBG6950AC2 gateway?
The WPS (Wireless Protected Setup) feature allows wireless clients and the SBG6950AC2 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 are enabled by default in the SBG6950AC2.  WPS automatically generates a new strong WPA key for the Gateway and any WPS client devices on the wireless network.  The SBG6950AC2 supports two types of WPS: PIN Entry and PBC (Push Button Connection).  This document provides information on both:


  • 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 encryption.

Enable WPS PBC
  1. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari.  Enter into the address box, and press the Enter key.  The Login page will appear.

    NOTE: 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 by-pass the alert screen, refer to article # 18181 - Alert Message for Web Manager Access.

  2. On the Login page, enter admin in the User Name field.
  3. Enter password or a customized password in the Password field.

    NOTE: When using the default password to login, it may be required to set a unique password to proceed to the Web Manager.  For assistance with Web Manager Access, refer to article # 18287 – SBG6950AC2: Web Manager Access.

  4. Click the Apply button.  The System Basic Setup page will appear.

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  5. On the System Basic Setup page, under the 2.4/5G WPS Settings section check the WPS Enable box.
  6. Click the Apply button.  The System Basic Setup page will refresh.

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Establish WPS Push-Button Connection
  1. Push and hold down the WPS Button on the front panel of the SBG6950AC2 for up to 5 - 10 seconds 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 on the wireless client WiFi utility to verify the connection.

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



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