How to connect to your home WiFi without a password

(e.g., how to connect when you forget your WiFi password)

  1. Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

    Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a standardized WiFi technology enabling a WiFi connection without knowing the password. See more information here.

    Not all routers or WiFi devices support WPS (for example - iOS devices do not, but Android device do).

    However, if both your router and device support WPS - it's the simplest and quickest way to get connected.

    (If your router or device do not support WPS - you would have to recover your WiFi password)

  2. Position the Device to Connect

    Position the device you wish to connect (e.g., phone, laptop, tablet) close to your home WiFi router - no more than 3-5 ft away, if possible.

    If you cannot move your device - a large Smart TV, for example - don't worry. Just make sure you have a good and stable WiFi signal where your device is located (you can check that by placing a mobile phone next to your device's location with the fasTest speed test by analiti.com app in "fasTest loop" mode).

  3. Push the Router's WPS Button

    Locate your home WiFi router's WPS push button

    The button may be located in the front, top, back or sides of the router - and sometime marked with this icon.

    Now, push the router's WPS button.

  4. Activate the Device's WPS Function

    Locate your device's "WPS push button" function (it may be a physical button but usually it is a configuration menu option)

    Within 30-60 seconds after pushing the router's WPS button - activate your device's "WPS push button" function.

  5. Check Connection

    Within 1-2 minutes after both WPS buttons were activated - your device should have a connection established with the router.

    Test the connection to make sure it is functional and working (you can use the fasTest speed test by analiti.com app or just click speed test now to test the connection)

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