Jul 11

The easiest and most secure way to connect your wireless devices to the router is with WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup). Most wireless devices such as wireless adapters, media players, Blu-ray DVD players, wireless printers and cameras will have a WPS button (or a software utility with WPS) that you can press to connect to the DIR-890L router. Refer to your user manual for the wireless device you want to connect to make sure you understand how to enable WPS. Once you know, follow the steps below:

DIR-890L WPS Button windows 8

Step 1 – Press the WPS button on the DIR-890L for about one second. The Internet LED on the front will start to blink.

Step 2 – Within two minutes, press the WPS button on your wireless client (or launch the software utility and start the WPS process).

Step 3 – Allow up to one minute for your connection to be configured. Once the Internet light stops blinking, you will be connected and your wireless connection will be secure with WPA2.

It is recommended that you enable wireless security (WPA/WPA2) on your wireless router or access point before configuring your wireless adapter. If you are joining an existing network, you will need to know the security key (Wi-Fi password) being used.

To join an existing network, locate the wireless network icon in the taskbar next to the time display.

DIR-890L WPS Button windows 8a

Clicking on this icon will display a list of wireless networks that are within connecting proximity of your computer. Select the desired network by clicking on the network name.

DIR-890L WPS Button windows 8b

You will then be prompted to enter the network security key (Wi-Fi password) for the wireless network. Enter the password into the box and click Next.

DIR-890L WPS Button windows 8c

If you wish to use Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to connect to the router,you can also press the WPS button on your router during this step to enable the WPS function.

DIR-890L WPS Button windows 8d

When you have established a successful connection to a wireless network,the word Connected will appear next to the name of the network to which you are connected to.

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