How to Connect Your Android Device to a WPS Router
Many Wi-Fi routers feature WPS, which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It’s a network authorization system that’s simple and secure. If the wireless router features WPS, follow these steps to quickly connect your phone or tablet to the network:
- Visit the Wi-Fi screen in the Settings app.
- Tap the WPS connection button on the router.
The button either is labeled WPS or uses the WPS icon, shown here.
- On your Android, choose Wi-Fi Preferences.
This item is found at the bottom of the list of available networks on the Wi-Fi screen. If not, tap Action Overflow and choose Advanced.
- Choose WPS Push Button or WPS Pin Entry, depending on how the router does its WPS thing.
If you don’t see these items, expand the Advanced category.
For a WPS push-button router, push the WPS button on the router.
For a WPS PIN router, look on the device’s touchscreen for a PIN. Type that number on the Wi-Fi router.
Connection with the router may take a few moments, so be patient. The good news is that, as on all Wi-Fi networks, once the initial connection is established, the connection is made again automatically in the future.