Did you know that, if you have a Windows 10 laptop, tablet or 2-in-1 device that can connect to wireless networks, you can use the WPS standard to make quicker connections, without having to type the network password? If you need to use WPS on your Windows 10 device, here’s a complete guide for how to connect to wireless networks in Windows 10, using the WPS standard:
NOTE: If you need a refresh on what WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) is, we recommend that you read this article: What is WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)?
Step 1: Open the list of available wireless networks
First, you need to open the list of available wireless networks. The simplest way is to click or tap the wireless icon in the notification area, so that the networks list is shown.
Step 2: Select the wireless network to which you want to connect
In the list of available wireless networks, click or tap on the one that you want to connect to. Then, click or tap Connect.
Before you press Connect , you can also select if you want to connect automatically to the selected network, each time you are in its area.
Step 3: Instead of entering the password use the WPS button on your router
At this step you are asked to enter the password that you want to use in order to connect to your wireless network.
Next, go to the router and press and hold the WPS button for a couple of seconds. You will find this button on the back of the router or on one side.
After a couple of seconds, you will notice that Windows 10 automatically receives the wireless settings from the router and connects to the wireless network, without you entering the password.
Now you are connected to the wireless network using WPS. The next time you connect to this network from the same computer or device, you won't need to use the WPS button because the router has transferred all the required settings to Windows 10, including the security password. Windows stores these details and will use them automatically, when making future connections to the same network.
As you can see from this guide, connecting to wireless networks in Windows 10, using WPS is very quick and easy. Anyone can do it and you will need to read this guide only the first time you do it. If you have any questions or problems, don’t hesitate to comment below.