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Re: Nighthawk R6080 has no WPS button.

edan7
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Nighthawk R6080 has no WPS button.

Dirctions to connect HP3520 wireless printer to network requires pushing and holding WPS button on router for 3 seconds.  The R6080 router does not have a WPS button.  Is there another way to connect printer to router?

Model: R6080|AC1000 Dual Band WiFi Router
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antinode
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Re: Nighthawk R6080 has no WPS button.

> [...] The R6080 router does not have a WPS button. [...]

 

   "I haven't found" and "does not have" are spelled differently for a
reason.  Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number,
and look for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look for "WPS".

 

   Further reading might not hurt, either.

 

> [...] Is there another way to connect printer to router?

 

   I suspect that the documentation for the printer would cover that
possibility.

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edan7
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Re: Nighthawk R6080 has no WPS button.

Thank you.  There is a button that is labeled "reset" but I didn't know that was the same as WPS.  Why would I?  

I will try it. 

 

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antinode
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Re: Nighthawk R6080 has no WPS button.

> [...] There is a button that is labeled "reset" but I didn't know that
> was the same as WPS. Why would I? [...]

 

   Well, duh.  The purpose of the User Manual is to explain the features
and operation of the device.  Why would you expect to know much of
anything about it without reading the manual?  Why would reading the
manual not be the first step in solving such a problem?

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Re: Nighthawk R6080 has no WPS button.


@edan7 wrote:

There is a button that is labeled "reset" but I didn't know that was the same as WPS.  Why would I?  

 


Because the button also has the "WPS" symbol. I agree, not very helpful, but it is there.

 

You might do better to use the printer's "network connect" utility. They all have one, although most are clunky and look like the were written in the days of Windows 3. The HP tool is a bit better than some. Canon's is hopeless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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edan7
Tutor

Re: Nighthawk R6080 has no WPS button.

Thanks. The button is very tiny with no marking on it. Underneath it says reset and has a tiny symbol of a lock. Is a lock symbol a WPS symbol? Would like to know for future reference in case I can help someone else.
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myersw
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Re: Nighthawk R6080 has no WPS button.


@edan7 wrote:
Thanks. The button is very tiny with no marking on it. Underneath it says reset and has a tiny symbol of a lock. Is a lock symbol a WPS symbol? Would like to know for future reference in case I can help someone else.

How many times does someone have to tell you the answers are in the manual. READ!!!

--Bill
ISP Comcast, Modem-Netgear CM1150V, Router-Unifi Security Gateway-Pro4, AP-2 Unifi AP-LR
Tesla > Edison
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Re: Nighthawk R6080 has no WPS button.


@edan7 wrote:
Underneath it says reset and has a tiny symbol of a lock. Is a lock symbol a WPS symbol?


Yes. Most Netgear routers and modem/routers have a button with the same symbol.

 

I suspect that other brands use a different symbol!

 

If you check the manual, you may find that it has a way of "pressing" the WPS button using the browser and the graphical user interface that manages the router.

 

 

Just another user.

My network DM200 -> R7800 -> GS316 -> PL1000 -> Orbi RBR40 -> Orbi RBS50Y -> RBS40V
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