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How to handle lack of WPS button on new Home Internet Router

  • 26 February 2021
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Hi, I got the new Home Internet Cylinder router.  Pretty simple setup but the speeds are good and the price is right.  I have a few devices I have always used WPS to connect.  Some extenders and some indoor cameras.  Can’t figure out how to do it now.  I do not see a WPS button.

Am I missing something?  The interface is so simple but maybe it will get better with time.

Thanks


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In addition to WPS, most extenders have a second option for connecting through a web interface. Check your extender model start-up instructions booklet or Google for the manufacturer extender “support” page or for a YouTube video.

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Thanks much for your help. I think the device I have is so simple and rudimentary that I am not able to do that.  It’s pretty old.  I will explore and do some searching by model number.

It’s the cameras that are driving me nuts.  Not sure what to do about that.  Even without a physical button, most routers will let you press something on the router interface to put it in WPS mode.

Giving this some time to see what unfolds.

Take care.

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Similar here, my printer has issues connecting to wifi. Since I got it the printer I have been using it on an ethernet cable and I really need to get off that. 

I’ve looked for a software based WPS in the 5G tools for but so far I’m finding nothing. Tried poking around in the phone app and the gateway’s web browser interface. 

I was having same lack of WPS button issue, in this case it was a Netgear wifi range extender.

Got on the phone with TMO support, we eventually had to factory reset the extender and connected it via LAN to the TMO gateway. It took some time and going thru all the Netgear prompts and setup. After all was done, disconnected the LAN and the extender is now wirelessly connected with WPS enabled. Note: when the LAN connection was done, it was from the top port of the gateway, if that makes a difference. Hope this helps others in same situation, good luck! 

Same issue here. My cameras require a WPS to set them up. the gateway has no WPS and thus cannot be set up with my current security system. I would have to purchase a completely new security system that is WIRED to use this. I like the price, but it is useless to me because of this problem. I was told when I ordered it that it would work. THEY LIED! It WILL NOT WORK with WPS setup at all. So unless you only want cheap internet service and nothing else, this is worth it. For wireless security systems, useless. I am cancelling my service because of this fact. I don’t like being lied to just to get me to sign up. If it wouldn’t work with WPS, they should tell people before they sign up. They should also put a note or something in the app or with the unit stating that it would not work with WPS systems. Very Very disappointed in the system and the way I was juked into getting something I could not use.

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Same issue here. My cameras require a WPS to set them up. the gateway has no WPS and thus cannot be set up with my current security system. I would have to purchase a completely new security system that is WIRED to use this. I like the price, but it is useless to me because of this problem. I was told when I ordered it that it would work. THEY LIED! It WILL NOT WORK with WPS setup at all. So unless you only want cheap internet service and nothing else, this is worth it. For wireless security systems, useless. I am cancelling my service because of this fact. I don’t like being lied to just to get me to sign up. If it wouldn’t work with WPS, they should tell people before they sign up. They should also put a note or something in the app or with the unit stating that it would not work with WPS systems. Very Very disappointed in the system and the way I was juked into getting something I could not use.

I’m currently using the T-Mobile home internet with 6 wireless Eufy cameras and have no issues. You could either upgrade your security cameras for cloud based that don’t require WPS or buy a wireless router to connect to the T-Mobile hub. Can’t blame new technology for not working with old technology. Same as buying a DVD player and being upset that your VHS won’t work with it. 

Best to connect to a truly dedicated wifi router if you have anything more than a pc and maybe a phone connected anyway. Even though it claims 100’s of available connections, it will start dropping them after about 30 devices. So, if you are using very many wifi enabled smart devices, speed and reliability degrade quickly. As for connections to a wifi security system, I would recommend that it be on it’s own wifi router regardless for security, and bandwidth isolation.

The Cylinder/black box aren’t designed to stand alone router! We need to get our own personal router connect to their gateway if we want more configuration like WPS, DMZ, firewall, QoS, etc…

I had to add my WRT-3200ACM router to this blackbox.

There is no way to disable the firewall from the blackbox or bridge, which is dumb.

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