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What is WPS (Push Button) and how to use it to connect a TV, Blu-ray Disc player or other Internet capable device to a Network wirelessly (Wi-Fi)

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Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a feature supplied with many routers. It is designed to make the process of connecting to a secure wireless network from a computer or other device easier.
NOTE: Some manufactures may use the following terms instead of WPS (Push Button) to describe this function.

  • Wi-Fi Simple Config
  • Push 'n' Connect
  • PBC
  • Quick Secure Setup (QSS)

Verify that the router and the Internet capable device supports the WPS feature:

  1. Look on your modem or router to see if it has a WPS button:
    WPS Push Button examples
  2. Go into the Network menu of your Internet capable device to see if the WPS option is available. 
    WPS selection

Follow these steps to set up a WPS (Push Button) connection:

  1. Using the supplied remote, press the HOME button.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Network.
  4. Select Network Set up or Setup Network Connections.
  5. Select Wireless,  Wireless LAN or Wi-Fi.
  6. Select WPS (Push Button).
  7. Select Start so that the TV searches for the WPS connection.
    Searching for the connection
  8. Press the WPS button on the router to establish a connection. Depending on the router and the home configuration, it may take a few minutes to connect.
    NOTES: Most routers have a light that flashes while the connection is established.
  9. Once a successful connection is made, select OK.
    WPS success

WPS Push button method for Android TVs

  1. Using the supplied remote control, press the HOME button.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Under the Network & Accessories category, select Network.
  4. Under the Network category, select Network setup.
  5. Under the Network setup, select either Easy or Expert.
    • Easy setup
      1. On the Select how to connect to your network screen, select Wi-Fi.
      2. On the Select a way to connect to your wireless router screen, select CONNECT BY WPS BUTTON.

        Connect by WPS Button

      3. Press the WPS button on the wireless router.

        NOTE: The search for the network router is cancelled if you do not press the WPS button on the router within 2 minutes.

    • Expert setup
      1. Under the Device Network screen, select Wi-Fi.
      2. Under the Network Wi-Fi screen, select Connect via WPS.

        Connect via WPS on Expert setup

      3. Press the WPS button on the router.

        Searching for WPS router

    If the WPS connection fails, try the following:

    • Make sure that the router's WPS feature is enabled.
    • Move the router closer to the device.

    Contact the router manufacturer or your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for further assistance.