Re: [BCAB] Wi Fi connection Ben Mustill-Rose 31 Oct 2016 15:44 GMT

Hi,

Yes - it's exactly the same, but you *really* should disable this
functionality on your rooter as it's a massive security risk. In fact
depending on the age of your rooter it may be possible for someone to
gain access to your network in a few minutes or less with it on.

Cheers,
Ben.

On 10/31/16, Colin Phelan <Colin_Phelan@pmlgroup.com> wrote:
> Thanks Andrew, so is the WPS bit only the method of connection, once you are
> connected are you actually on the same strength and quality of network as
> you would by entering the network key?
> Regards
> Colin
>
>
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> From: Bcab [mailto:bcab-bounces@lists.bcab.org.uk] On Behalf Of Andrew
> Hodgson
> Sent: 31 October 2016 11:47
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> Subject: Re: [BCAB] Wi Fi connection
>
> Hi,
>
> WPS is a way of securely sending wireless information regarding the network
> and key to devices that connect in a specific time frame.  They connect you
> to the network that is specificed by the WPS settings on the network you are
> trying to connect to.
>
> Pros are that it makes it very easy to connect to the network, especially if
> you have trouble seeing the screen.
>
> Cons are that if other people in the area push the WPS button at the same
> time, there is a very slim chance they could connect also to the network,
> but it is quite slim.
>
> The other issue is if you have more than one wireless network, the WPS
> system will generally connect you to only one network, and you need to
> choose the network you want to connect to in the router options in the WPS
> settings.
>
> I generally use WPS especially for this type of device where I struggle to
> see the screen or input the data through a really small keyboard.
>
> Andrew.
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> Subject: [BCAB] Wi Fi connection
>
> Hi All,
> Whilst attempting to connect my new Robert stream 107 internet radio over
> the weekend I had significant issues with it not connecting to my network.
> Stating failed to connect after entering wi fi pin.
> A friend then came around and  we ended up connecting it by selecting the wi
> fi circuit with WPS at the end, pressing the WPS button on the router then
> entering on the circuit on the radio - it then connected and has stayed
> connected so far.
> Using this method, I did not have to enter my wi fi key - what is the
> difference in the 2 methods and their pros and cons Many thanks Colin
>
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