WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
The following routers have been tested for WPS compatibility:
|Manufacturer||Model||Firmware||Soft Button||Hard Button||PIN|| WPS
|D-Link||DIR-655||Passed||Dean||Button is on the side!|
|D-Link||DIR-655||Passed||Passed||KDF||Enter pin on web form that shows on fab4, Choose Auto->PBC on router page|
|D-Link||DIR-855||1.12US, 1.20US||Passed||Passed||MrC||Enter pin on web form that shows on fab4, Choose Auto->PBC on router page.|
|Linksys||WRT160Nv2||Passed||Passed||Passed||KDF||Use pin given by fab4. For PBC use hard button after starting fab4 pbc. May need to enable WPS via web interface first.|
|D-Link||DIR-300||1.03||Passed||Passed||Passed||Yes||Yes||Felix||Hard button on the side - hard to find and WPS needs to be enabled first either via install CD or web-interface|
|Level One||WBR-6001|| R1.97g6-R86
|Passed||Passed||Passed||No||No||Felix||Hard button is labeled 'WPS' instead of double arrow sign, Wireless LED seems to change the blink pattern, but not really obvious|
|Linksys||WRT54G2 v1||1.0.01 build 003||Passed||Passed||Passed||Yes||Yes||Felix|
|Netgear||WGR614v8||V1.1.11_6.0.36||Passed||n/a||Passed||n/a||n/a||Felix||Missing hard button and missing sign - user might not even know it's WPS capable|
|Netgear||WNR3500 v1||V1.0.22_6.0.22NA||Passed||Passed||Passed||No||Yes||Felix||Need to press hard button until the LED lights up (about 3 seconds), Hard button has proprietary sign (a lock) and is labeled 'WPS'|
|Edimax||EW-7416APn (Rev A)||1.16||Passed||Passed||Passed||Funkstar||WPS button shared with reset button on rear of unit. WPS can be enabled/disabled in web interface.|
|Belkin||F5D8236-4v1||1.00.01||Passed||Passed||FredFredrickson||Didn't know there was a hardware WPS button- will check and update here.|
PIN configuration method
The client generates a 8-digit PIN (or has a fixed one printed on a label) which is entered into the router (acting as a registrar) to start the configuration process. This method is more secure because only the client with that particular PIN is allowed to connect to the router during the 2 minutes walk time the router is listening to new clients.
PBC configuration method
A button is pressed on the client and the router to start the configuration process. This method is less secure because any client can connect to the router during the 2 minutes walk time the router is listening to new clients. But it is the more convenient method.
For certification the PIN method is *mandatory* on all devices (clients and registrars) whereas push button method is optional according to this document WFA Wi-Fi Protected Setup FAQ.pdf from wi-fi.org.
What is the PIN printed on the routers label for?
Some routers have a 8-digit PIN printed on a label attached to the bottom of the router. This can be used in connection with MS Vista using Windows Connect Now where the router (acting as a client) gets configured from a external registrar (Windows in this case).