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2010-08-13 10:14 AM
Router's PIN: ######
Disable Router's PIN
Keep Existing Wireless Settings (2.4GHz b/g/n)
Keep Existing Wireless Settings (5GHz a/n)
This is the PIN number you use on a registrar (e.g. from the Network Explorer on a Vista Windows PC) to configure the router's wireless settings through WPS. You can also find the PIN on the router's product label too.
Disable Router's PIN
Only when the router's PIN is enabled, you can configure the router's wireless settings or add a wireless client through WPS with the router's PIN number. This Router's PIN function may temporarily be disabled when the router detects suspicious attempts to break into the router's wireless settings by using the router's PIN through WPS. Users can manually enable this function by unchecking the option and clicking the Apply button.
Keep Existing Wireless Settings
This shows whether the router is in the WPS Configured state.
If the this option is not checked, adding a new wireless client will change the router's wireless settings to an automatically generated random SSID and security key. Besides, if this option is checked, some external registrar (e.g. Network Explorer on Vista Windows) may not see the router.
Configuring basic wireless settings from the router's management GUI makes this option checked.
2010-08-13 10:43 AM
2010-08-13 11:03 AM
jmizoguchi wrote: Nothing confusing
If you don't have WPS capable wireless adapter then you have no business using it
Check router interface, usually have option to disable it
Advance wireless setting , etc
Router's PIN: ######
( )Disable Router's PIN
( )Keep Existing Wireless Settings (2.4GHz b/g/n)
( )Keep Existing Wireless Settings (5GHz a/n)
2010-08-13 11:13 AM
2010-08-13 11:48 AM
2010-08-26 11:46 AM
He's right. I had the same exact problem, so I factory reset the router and it still only somewhat fixes the problem. After the reset I can have an open network that acts completely normal, but if I attempt to put any form of password or encryption(WEP/WPA/WPA2) then WPS somehow turns on automatically along with the network password being turned on(which has NEVER happened before in the 13 months I have owned this product) and makes it impossible for any of my phones or laptops to connect via WiFi. I have spent countless hours trying to figure out why WPS turns on by itself and why it won't go away, but I can't find any setting to turn it off and keep it away. Turning off the WPS PIN setting mentioned above only makes it so that WPS can't be manipulated by using the router PIN, it doesn't do anything in the way of turning off or disabling WPS. I don't know what caused this all to start, I think it may have been as simple as the dog hitting the WPS button on the router when I wasn't looking. Either way, nothing helps, not even a factory reset. The WPS button on the router can't even be used to turn WPS off. The button seems to have 2 modes, if you press it once, it turns on(LED light is solid), if you press it again(you would think this would turn it off) it just makes the LED blink(WPS is still on during the blinking), then eventually it goes back to solid. As long as there is no wireless password set everything is fine(this wasn't the case until I factory reset today). But when I attempt to make a wireless password, WPS turns on, the WiFi SSID changes and nobody trying to connect via WiFi can log in. I have searched the internet for hours and read through the User Manual for my WNDR3700 a few times, but I can't find a working or sensible solution to my problem. tl;dr WPS cant be disabled by doing anything that has been mentioned here so far, so I need new suggestions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Mad_World wrote: No doesn't help the function is still active.
2010-11-07 06:23 AM
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2010-11-07 06:45 AM
jmizoguchi wrote: Under advance wireless setting
Although WPS can not setup by outsider because WPS physically must pressed to setups so you can leave it alone it will be safe
2010-11-07 06:52 AM
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2012-01-12 06:51 PM
jlewter wrote: I dont like the pin myself...
But an 8 digit pin means 100,000,000 different key combinations.
If the router detects too many attempts of something trying to connect then it also disables WPS connections for a short time.
I am unsure how strict the cycle time is for this type of connection, I know it's not fast, but lets assume it's nearly fast at perhaps 1 second, lets also assume that there's a SHORT delay of perhaps 60 seconds after 100 failed attempts..
A brute force attack would take roughly 5 years to break-in.
As for the push-button WPS, I dont know if it can be turned off without a lot of hassle, If users want the option then NetGear should supply it.
Something worth considering tho, anyone who is close enough to push tha button is also close enough to plug in an ethernet cord.
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