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Wi-Fi Protected Setup, more commonly referred to as WPS, is a popular feature that comes built-in with routers. Allowing people to connect their devices to the internet safely and smoothly, really improves the overall internet experience. However, it requires extra effort from one’s side to enable it.

While the WPS is sure to be an option your equipment offers, its default settings most likely do not have it activated. This is true even in the case of Spectrum routers.

Spectrum internet offers top-of-the-line equipment to ensure you get the best service there is. The service’s routers are known for impressive speeds, zero log time, and excellent performance. Yet even so you’ll have to do a bit of work if you want to make the most of the WPS feature. On the bright side, it’s easy enough, so you should have no trouble at all setting it up. Here’s all you need to know about the WPS button on the Spectrum router and how to activate it.

What is a WPS Button on Router?

WPS is a wireless network security standard that works to make the connection between your device and the router faster and clearer. It only works for wireless networks that have a password encrypted by the following security protocols: WPA Personal or WPA2. If your network uses the WEP security protocol, which any amateur hacker can easily crack, you’ll have a tough time securing your data. Thus, it’s extremely important that when you buy a router you make sure it meets these standards. In most cases, the router you pick will have this built-in but you might as well check for it and be sure.

If you found this is a bit more technical of an explanation than you’re comfortable with, however, here is what it means in simple words. When you link a device wirelessly to a network, you can’t connect to it unless you know what the name of the network is (SSID) and what the password (WPA-PSK key) for that service is. Without the knowledge of either one, you won’t be able to access the internet over the said network and that is all that the WPS button on the router does.

The function of WPS is to easily connect your device to a secured wireless network. It is a pretty handy feature to have and one you should activate the second you get the chance. Spectrum Internet subscribers especially can rest assured that the button comes built-in the routers and what’s more, it’s easy enough to activate. And, if you’re wondering how then read on!

Spectrum Router Settings and WPS

While buying your own routers has its benefits, renting one out from Spectrum internet is not all that bad. For one, they come with all the features you might need and two, they are designed to optimize the connection Spectrum provides. What’s more, you can get Spectrum WiFi to sort out any problem that comes up.

It’s worth noting, however, that having the WPS button and getting it to work are two different things. But, worry not we’ll guide you through the entire process. For starters, to check if your equipment indeed has this feature, find the button for WPS on the router. You’ll most likely find it at the back of your Spectrum router so make sure to check there thoroughly.

Then again, it’s possible that your router doesn’t have a physical button for WPS at all. However, that doesn’t mean the feature is absent, you’ll simply have to find the virtual enabling option in the software. Or, you could give the manual a read. It’ll tell you where it is and how you can access it. Once you locate it you can move onto the net part: activating it.

How to Enable WPS on Spectrum Router?

The process is fairly simple and if you follow the steps laid out below you’ll have no trouble setting it up.

  • Press the WPS button on the router
  • Hold it for three seconds before releasing it
  • This should power it on
  • To check if it has indeed been enabled, go to the Network menu and see if it is visible

There you go, pretty simple right? Just four steps and you’re done. If however, the WPS button still isn’t working, try the steps below to troubleshoot the problem.

WPS Button on Router Still Not Working?

Errors and glitches are all too common a concern with technology and while non-tech savvy persons find it intimidating it is nothing to be overwhelmed about. If your WPS button is still not working chances are it’s the same old errors and glitches that are causing it. Resolving these issues is easy though, read on to find how.

  • Sign in to your router using your Spectrum ID and password 
  • You can also use "admin" as username and "abcd" as password
  • Doing so will connect you to the default network
  • Once that’s done, you’ll be able to view the network interface and search and navigate Spectrum WiFi setup
  • Use the arrow keys to find wireless settings and click on it
  • When you do that, the WPS button on your Spectrum WiFi router will blink
  • Flashing is a good sign and if that happens it means the WPS feature has been enabled

See you were worried about nothing. Enabling the WPS button on the router is not hard at all and even if you do mess up along the way, it’s ok.  Having a secure, fast, reliable connection is important so go the extra mile to enable the WPS button on your Spectrum WiFi Router.

Final Words

The process for enabling the WPS button on Spectrum router is pretty straightforward. All it takes is a few minutes, and you have a fast, secure connection to access the internet over. The instructions are quite easy to follow, so you should have no trouble at all in enabling the WPS button. If, however, you still find yourself fumbling through, unsure of what you should be doing or why it isn’t going the way you thought it would, some video tutorials on the internet might make it a little easier. Meanwhile, getting technical support from relevant teams, such as router manufacturers, should also help.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do Spectrum WiFi routers come with a WPS button?

Most Spectrum routers have this feature built-in. However, the default setting does not have WPS enabled, so you’ll have to do that on your own.

How much time do you have to press the WPS button on the router?

After you press the WPS button on the device you want to connect to, you must press the WPS button on the router within 120 seconds. Make sure to press and hold the button for at least 3 seconds.

Where can I find the WPS button on my router?

In most cases, you’ll find the button at the back of your Spectrum WiFi router, close to the Ethernet ports.