If you’ve ever seen the WPS button on your Verizon router, you may be wondering what it is and what it does.
The WPS button (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) allows you to connect devices to your router wirelessly without having to enter a password. Even though it sounds convenient, we highly recommend connecting any new device the traditional way, i.e. using the Wi-Fi password (Security key).
This article will explain everything you need to know about the WPS button on a Verizon router, including what happens if you do decide to press it.
What Does WPS Mean on a Verizon Router?
The WPS button on your Verizon router stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. This function allows you to connect devices to your router wirelessly without having to enter a password.
In order to use this function, your device must also support Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
If you’re not sure whether your device supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup, you can check the manual or contact the manufacturer.
It’s important to note that the Wi-Fi Protected Setup function is not foolproof.
If you’re concerned about security, it’s best to avoid using this function and instead connect your devices to your router manually.
Where Is the Verizon Router WPS Button?
The WPS button on a Verizon router is usually located on the back of the router.
However, it can also be found on the bottom or side of the router.
If you can’t find the WPS button on your Verizon router, check the manual or contact customer support.
How To Use Verizon WPS?
To use the Wi-Fi Protected Setup function on your Verizon router, simply press and hold the WPS button for about 2 seconds.
The button will begin to flash orange, letting you know it is searching for a device to connect to.
Once you see the flashing, go to the device you want to connect, and select the network you want to connect to.
The router will then attempt to connect any compatible devices that are in range.
Keep in mind that you’ll need to connect the new device within 2 minutes of pressing the WPS button.
If you don’t successfully connect your device within that time frame, you’ll need to restart the router and try again.
To restart your router, simply power it off for 1 minute, then power it back on.
What Happens When I Press the WPS Button on My Router?
When you press the WPS button on your Verizon router, the router will enable the Wi-Fi Protected Setup function.
As mentioned before, this function allows you to connect devices to your router without having to enter a password.
When Should I Use the WPS Button?
The WPS button on your Verizon router can be a convenient way to connect devices to your router without having to remember a password.
However, we recommend you only use it in case you can’t connect your devices using the Wi-Fi password.
In all other cases, you are better off disabling this feature altogether in the WPS settings of your Verizon router’s administrative page.
You should also avoid using the WPS button if you have any devices that don’t support Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
In general, it’s best to only use the WPS button when you’re trying to connect a new device to your router, and you’re sure that the device supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
This button is good for connecting such devices as wireless printers or cameras, or for anything else you will only use occasionally and don’t want to mess around with the settings.
Does Pressing the WPS Button Reset the Router?
You should be careful when using this button, since if you hold it for too long, you risk resetting your router to factory settings.
It is not the end of the world, yet you will need to go through the hustle of setting everything back up through the router’s administration page.
On top of that, make sure to check the user manual to know exactly where your WPS button is located.
Sometimes people confuse it with the reset button, press it, and end up resetting their devices instead of enabling the WPS.
The WPS button on a Verizon router is used to connect wirelessly to the network.
To use the WPS button, press and hold it for five seconds. If you have forgotten your password or need help connecting wirelessly, please see our guide below.
Once again, only use this button if you have no other way of connecting your device. The traditional way of connection is much better and more secure than using the WPS button.
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