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maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: HT2000W WPS button


@BirdDog wrote:

@maratsade wrote:

"Not a fan of WPS either, makes people lazy, same as unversal plug and play."

I had to use it to connect a wifi extender.  There was no other way.


I should rephrase it. What I was trying to saying is it allows people to not learn how to manually setup their home network which IMO everyone should know how to do. Obviously not the case for you. Smiley Happy


Plug and play has become more and more common. I thought it was weird that there was no other way to install the wifi extender except with the WPS button.  On the other hand, it gave me a chance to see what the thing did...I had never used WPS before. Smiley Happy

 

I agree with you that people should make an effort to learn how to manyally set up their home network.  It would certainly make things easier in the long run, even if it might be a big learning curve for some...

lake_woman
Senior

Re: HT2000W WPS button

Excuse me, but I do know how to set up a home network and have done so several times. What's it to you if I want to be lazy and use the WPS button?

Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: HT2000W WPS button

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: HT2000W WPS button


@Gwalk900 wrote:

WPS suffers several long standing vulnerabilities.

 

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/04/13/we-told-you-not-to-use-wps-on-your-wi-fi-router-we-told-...

 

Here is a straight forward article that outlines the WPS issue:

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/176124/wi-fi-protected-setup-wps-is-insecure-heres-why-you-should-disable-...

 


I had read both of those the other day, plus another one, when I first replied.  I didn't really know enough about the implications, nor if they applied to all instances of someone using WPS, so I decided not to reference them.  I'm glad you did.  

 


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Ricky
Tutor

Re: HT2000W WPS button

I never could get the WPS button to work for me either. I tried to connect my wireless printer and my cell phone. I could not get either of them to work. The printer is close to the modem so I just hardwired it. The phone I entered the password manually. So I have to agree there may be a issue with the WPS button.

Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: HT2000W WPS button

Hughes users likely have a smaller attack surface due to not having a public facing IP.

When it comes to networking ... possession is everything ... and that includes access to the routers wired LAN ports and physical access to the WPS button.

I still put the WPS function along with Guest Access and few other items on my 'disable list' when setting up a router.

 

Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: HT2000W WPS button


@Ricky wrote:

I never could get the WPS button to work for me either. I tried to connect my wireless printer and my cell phone. I could not get either of them to work. The printer is close to the modem so I just hardwired it. The phone I entered the password manually.


I could never see the value in having a complex secure pass-key for wireless access and then invent and implement a simplified work-around to it.

GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: HT2000W WPS button

@Gwalk900

 

I disabled the guest access for both radios right off the bat, but not WPS.  I wasn't even familiar with WPS until getting this modem.  My netgear router had it, but I never really paid attention to what it was.  With that said, with what's being discussed, I just disabled it.  


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lake_woman
Senior

Re: HT2000W WPS button

Nevertheless, I still want my WPS button to work, problem free. That is the main and only problem stated in this thread.

 

While I do appreciate the responses, they do not respond to the original post.

Amanda
Moderator

Re: HT2000W WPS button

Hi lake_woman

 

Just an update, we're referring this to our hardware team to investigate. I have a couple of HT2000Ws here I can play around with too. I will provide an update as soon as I receive one.

 

Thank you

Amanda