Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Add a Windows 7 Computer to a network using WPS

If your router supports Windows Connect Now (WCN), or Wi‑Fi Protected Setup (WPS), you can add a computer to the network by following these steps:
  1. Turn on the computer.
  2. Open Connect to a Network by clicking the network icon (Picture of the wireless network icon or Picture of the wired network icon) in the notification area.
    A list of networks currently available is displayed.
  3. Click your network, and then click Connect.
  4. Instead of typing a security key or passphrase, press the Wi‑Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button on the router. The router will automatically set up the computer to connect to the network and apply the network's security settings.
    Picture of Windows Connect Now helping you add a computer to the network Windows Connect Now helps you add a computer to the network.


  • WCN sets up the network connection with security turned on by default. You can change the security settings later if desired.