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TG862G/CT & TG862R: WPS Pin Entry Setup

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How do I establish a WPS wireless connection using WPS PIN?

The WPS (Wireless Protected Setup) feature allows wireless clients and the TG862 to establish a wireless connection with a push of a button or by exchanging pin code.  WPS and WPA2-PSK (Wireless Protected Access) wireless encryption are enabled by default in the TG862.  WPS automatically generates a new strong WPA key for the Gateway and any WPS client devices on wireless network.  

The TG862 supports two types of WPS: PIN Entry and PBC (Push Button Connection).  There are two methods to establish connection using WPS PIN Entry:

  1. Adding the TG862 WPS PIN into the WPS client  
  2. Adding a WPS client's pin into the TG862.

This document contains the following sections:


  • Wireless client must support WPS
  • The client's WPS must support hardware or software Pin Entry

    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.


Entering the TG862 WPS PIN into the Client

  1. Turn the gateway over with the bottom facing up and or to the side.  The WPS PIN will be displayed (as seen below). 

    NOTE:  The WPS PIN consists of eight numbers. 

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  2. Enter the pin into the WPS client.

    NOTE: Refer to WPS client's manufacturer manual for instructions.

Entering the Client WPS PIN into the TG862

  1. Open your wireless client's WPS utility and acquire a PIN number. Make a note of the PIN number.

    NOTE: Refer to WPS client's manufacturer manual on how to locate the client's PIN.
  2. Launch a web browser, such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. Enter into the address box, and press the Enter key.  The Login page appears.

    NOTE: By default the LAN IP address is If the default address has been changed, enter the custom address in the address box.
  3. On the Login page:
    a.   Enter admin in the Username field.
    b.   Enter password in the Password field.
    c.   Click the Login button.  The Gateway > At a Glance page appears.


  4. On the left-hand menu, click on Gateway.  A sub-menu appears.
  5. On the sub-menu, click on Connection.  A second sub-menu appears.
  6. On the second sub-menu, click on WiFi.  The Gateway > Connection > WiFi page appears.
  7. On the Gateway > Connection > WiFi page, click the Add WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) Client button.  The Gateway > Connection > Wireless > Add Wireless Client page appears.
  8. On the Gateway > Connection > Wireless > Add Wireless Client page:
    a.   WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) - Leave at default, Enabled.
    b.   Connection Options - Click the drop-down menu, and select Pin Number.
    c.   Wireless Client's PIN - Enter the PIN number that was retrieved from the wireless client.
    d.   Click the Pair button.  The wireless client will communicate with the TG862 and establish a connection.




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