Use WPS to Add a Device to the WiFi Network
WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) lets you connect a WiFi-enabled computer or mobile device to the modem
router’s network without entering the WiFi network passphrase or key. Instead, you use a WPS button or
enter a PIN to connect.
If you use the push button method, the computer or device that you are trying to connect must provide either
a physical button or a software button. If you use the PIN method, you must know the PIN of the computer
or device that you are trying to connect.
WPS supports WPA and WPA2 WiFi security. If your modem router network is open (no WiFi security is
set, which is not the default setting for the modem router), connecting with WPS automatically sets WPA +
WPA2 WiFi security on the modem router network and generates a random passphrase. You can view this
passphrase (see View or Change the Basic WiFi Settings on page 73.
Use WPS With the Push Button Method
For you to use the push button method to connect a WiFi device to the modem router’s WiFi network, the
WiFi device that you are trying to connect must provide either a physical button or a software button. You
can use the physical button and software button to let a WiFi device join only the main WiFi network, not
the guest WiFi network.
To let a WiFi device join the modem router’s main WiFi network using WPS with the push
1. Launch a web browser from a computer or mobile device that is connected to the network.
2. Enter http://www.routerlogin.net.
A login window opens.
3. Enter the modem router user name and password.
The user name is admin. The default password is password. The user name and password are
The BASIC Home page displays.
4. Select ADVANCED > WPS Wizard.
The page displays a description of the WPS method.
5. Click the Next button.
By default, the Push Button (recommended) radio button is selected.
6. Either click the button onscreen or press the WPS button on the right side panel of the modem router.
For two minutes, the modem router attempts to find the WiFi device (that is, the client) that you want to
join the modem router’s main WiFi network.
During this time, the WiFi LED on the top panel of the modem router blinks white.
7. Within two minutes, go to the WiFi device and press its WPS button to join the modem router’s main
WiFi network without entering a password.
Manage the WiFi Network Settings
Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router Model D7000v2