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How Do I Connect To The Internet If My Phone Doesn’t Have A WPS Button?

WPS Button

Some phones and devices have the WPS feature. WPS enables you to connect to a network system using your handset or gadget.

To activate WPS, you need to press the WPS button on the router. The WPS feature enables home users who do not know about network security to set up the Wi-Fi network in their homes securely.

What is WPS?

WPS Button

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a Wi-Fi standard designed to make it easy and quick for users to connect their wireless network devices without knowing the Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN.

This process is often called “push-button” or “quick connect.” It does not involve entering configuration information, such as the SSID password.

The WPS PIN is entered into both devices (router and client) during setup. An authentication exchange occurs between the two devices based on the WPS standard, which securely configures the new wireless connection.

Why Does My Phone Not Have a WPS Option?

Your phone is probably Android or iOS. Android phones used to have the WPS option enabled on their mobile phones.

This feature allows users to connect their mobile phones to a Wi-Fi network using the WPS feature on the router.

However, due to security concerns and advancements in technology, Android ceased to include this feature in the Android 8 version of their operating system.

Therefore, the WPS feature is not available on mobile phones that use Android 8 or newer.

Android replaced the WPS feature with Wi-Fi Easy Connect. This is a new and more secure network onboarding feature that, similar to WPS, allows joining a network without necessarily entering a password.

The iOS operating system does not support WPS. Therefore, if you want to connect to a Wi-Fi network, you must manually type the password for the network you desire to connect to on your phone.

To do this, you will go to Settings on your iOS device and find Network Settings, where you will get a prompt to enter the network password.

What Do I Do If My Phone Does Not Have a WPS Button?

Your phone and router both need to have a WPS button, or your router needs to support PIN configuration. If your phone and router have a WPS button, you can press them simultaneously.

However, if your router does not have a WPS button but is WPS enabled, it will usually generate a pin. This pin has eight digits.

First, you will enter this pin into a configuration panel for your router, usually on a computer or phone. You can therefore use your router to add a device to your network.

How Can I Connect to Wi-Fi Without a WPS Button on My Phone?

WPS Button

If your phone doesn’t have a WPS button, we recommend manually connecting your phone to the router. You will need to input the WPS pin through your device’s settings.

Go to Options > Wireless and Networks > Wi-Fi Settings, push the WPS button on your router, and enter your WPS pin for an Android device.

As mentioned in this post, setting up your iPhone can be tricky for an iOS device. If you don’t have internet service on your phone and use Wi-Fi from another service provider, the button will not be available.

This is because WPS uses a different type of encryption for the authentication process, and Apple does not support this encryption.

However, you should be able to connect to an open network without the assistance of WPS. Just enter the password manually.

However, if it’s a closed network, you will need to use WPS again since Apple’s encryption system with iOS is not compatible with secure networks that use a different type of encryption.

Go to Settings on your iOS device and find Network Settings, where you will get a prompt to enter the network password.

Benefits of WPS

WPS Button

Quick

When using the WPS button on a router and a WPS-enabled device, you press the WPS button on your router and open WPS on your device to select the network you want to join. The procedure saves you the time you could have wasted entering the password.

Easy

To use WPS, you do not need any technical skills. You only need to identify the WPS button on your router and press it.

Large Support

The majority of devices for networking, including routers, support WPS, thus making it reliable. Even operating systems such as Linux, Android, and Windows support WPS. There are minimal chances that your device won’t support it.

Drawbacks of WPS

Not Very Secure

WPS is vulnerable to attacks, especially for connections that are pin-based. Since pin-based WPS connections, especially on Android, authenticate using only four digits, the connection is prone to brute-force attacks. In addition, if an external person gains access to the network, the individual can access all the connected devices on that network.

Anyone Can Use it.

To access WPS, someone needs to access the router physically. Therefore, anyone who has access to the router can use the connection if it is easily accessible. Anyone can do this with or without your consent.

iOS does Not support WPS.

Several operating systems, such as Windows, Android, and Linux, support WPS. However, one operating system, iOS, does not support WPS. Instead, one must manually key in the password of the Wi-Fi network to use the connection.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What should I do if my WPS connection stops working?

First, check if WPS is active on your router and your device. If WPS is enabled on both devices, bring the device nearer to the router. The reason could be that your device is outside the router’s coverage area. Next, confirm if PIN or button mode is enabled on your router. If none of these work, you can reach out to a professional for further assistance.

2. Why does my phone not have a WPS button?

Do not worry that your phone lacks the WPS button. Only routers have the WPS button. Just confirm if your phone has WPS enabled if you want to use the WPS feature.

3. What should I do after pressing the WPS button?

Immediately press the WPS button on the router, and the connection becomes open for a few minutes. You can now connect WPS-enabled devices to the network.

4. Do phones have the WPS button?

No, phones do not have the WPS button. As stated earlier, only routers have the button. However, the equivalent of a WPS button on mobile phones is the WPS feature on the mobile phone.

5. What is causing my WPS not to work?

Even after pressing the WPS button on your router, WPS may fail to work. The first measure you can take is to ensure that two minutes elapse after pressing the WPS button. Furthermore, check to ensure that you have enabled WPS on the device that you are connecting. Go ahead and try to reconnect your device using the WPS button.

Final Thoughts

To sum it up, connecting to a WPS network is easy. However, it can have its challenges. Nevertheless, it would help if you understood that phones do not have a WPS button. Only routers have the WPS button.

Phones, instead, have the WPS feature enabled, where you can access WPS and connect to a router. If your phone doesn’t have a WPS feature, we recommend manually connecting your phone to the router. You will input the WPS pin through your device’s settings.

By following the guide that we have given above, you can diagnose problems with the WPS feature in your router and devices.

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