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Feature request: WPS wi-fi connection

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:28 pm
by shureek
I have Epson L355 printer that can connect to wi-fi router via WPS or SES (don't know what it is) only. I don't want to replace my RG951G-2hnd to some other only because I cannot connect printer to wi-fi. I beg you to add such functionality and I'm ready to do beta testing as soon as possible.

Re: Feature request: WPS wi-fi connection

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 3:28 pm
by marekm
Is WPS the only way, normal WPA2-PSK password can't be used? WPS was a nice idea but turned out to be insecure by design, and is best to leave disabled.

Re: Feature request: WPS wi-fi connection

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:37 pm
by karina
there must be a way to configure the printer manually. I can't imagine Epsom only providing a WPS connectivity option.

Re: Feature request: WPS wi-fi connection

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:02 am
by shahbazian
WPS support added to CM2 wireless package in RouterOS v6.25

Re: Feature request: WPS wi-fi connection

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:15 pm
by BB20
Not sure if you need to enable WPS, because it is cracked within 10 hours if you use 8 digit PIN. So it it even worse then WEP :shock:

Re: Feature request: WPS wi-fi connection

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:43 pm
by awacenter
WPS is insecure. I donot recommend its use.
It is a special case of WPA,

Re: Feature request: WPS wi-fi connection

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:44 pm
by normis
That is not entirely true. WPS only problem is PIN mode. RouterOS doesn't support PIN mode, only button mode. Button mode is secure.

Re: Feature request: WPS wi-fi connection

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:12 pm
by shahbazian
Hi Normis,
How can I get more information about WPS in RouterOS?
Do something about it was added to the MikroTik wiki?

Re: Feature request: WPS wi-fi connection

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:18 pm
by normis
not yet

to use WPS you need cm2 package enabled in RouterOS v6.25. Then in Wireless settings you need to enable WPS. Older devices don't have a easy to use button, so you will have to use the Virtual buton in Quickset.

Windows laptop will see that there is a protected AP which offers WPS. When WPS is chosen, the Windows laptop will ask you to go and push the WPS button (either on the device, or in QuickSet). This allows to connect to a protected AP without knowing the password.

That's it.

Re: Feature request: WPS wi-fi connection

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:45 am
by shahbazian
Thanks Normis

I test the Soft button on wlan interface. This worked correctly.
But my question is, Whether the hard button is on the router?
I test the mode button on mAP-2n, But do not work as WPS button.

Re: Feature request: WPS wi-fi connection

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:25 am
by normis
Thanks Normis

I test the Soft button on wlan interface. This worked correctly.
But my question is, Whether the hard button is on the router?
I test the mode button on mAP-2n, But do not work as WPS button.
future devices will have a WPS button.
for existing products, RouterOS/RouterBOOT update will possibly add this function to the reset button, but currently only the mAP and cAP has easy to use buttons

Re: Feature request: WPS wi-fi connection

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:42 pm
by shahbazian
It is great idea to use mode button (in mAP-2n) as wps button and ability to disable that in configuration.