How To Disable WPS On Router?

WPS is a feature on most of the routers that allow you to connect to the network without the network credentials. Users can get connected to the network instantly by just pressing a button (WPS). When the WPS button on your router and device are pressed simultaneously, the device will be connected to the network. If you feel that it is less secure, you can disable WPS on your router. WPS is considered as insecure as people around the network can easily use the network if they are within the range of the router. You can prefer using WPA2 security by providing a strong password for your wireless network. You can continue with the instructions that are given below to disable WPS on router.

  • Step 1:You can disable the WPS feature from the web-based setup page of the router.
  • Step 2:On your computer connected to your router, press the Windows and R buttons together. Type cmd and tap Enter.
  • Step 3:In the Command Prompt window, type ipconfig.
  • Step 4:You can find the router's IP address in the Default Gateway section.
  • Step 5:Now, you have to launch a web browser on the computer and enter the router IP address in the address bar. Enter your router username and password to log in.
  • Step 6:Navigate to Advanced Settings and click the Wireless option.
  • Step 7:Check for the WPS option and click the relevant option to disable WPS. This might vary depending on your router model.
  • Step 8:Make sure to save the settings you have made.
  • Step 9:Now, the WPS feature on the router will be disabled.
  • Step 10:You can now set the network credentials on the router.
  • Step 11:Make sure to choose a strong password for your router.
  • Step 12:If you want to get connected to the network from another device, select your network name from the displayed list.
  • Step 13:Enter the password of your network and tap Connect. Now you successfully disable WPS on router.