NETGEAR Universal WiFi Range Extender WN2000RPT User Manual

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Chapter 2. Range Extender Network Settings

Universal WiFi Range Extender WN2000RPT

Use WPS to Add a PC to the Range Extender’s Wireless

WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) lets you connect a computer or wireless device to the range
extender’s network without entering the wireless network passphrase or key. Instead, you
use a WPS button or enter a PIN to connect. WPS supports WPA and WPA2 wireless
security. If your range extender network is open (no wireless security is set), then connecting
with WPS automatically sets WPA2 + WPA wireless security on the range extender network.


You cannot use the Push 'N' Connect WPS button to connect the

range extender to your wireless network. The WPS button on the
range extender can be used only to connect a computer to the range

The Universal WiFi Extender WN2000RPT Installation Guide explains how to use WPS
during installation.

To join the extender’s network using WPS after installation:


From the range extender menu at, under the Setup heading,

select Add WPS Client. The following screen displays:


Select a radio button.

Push Button (recommended)

. Either click the

button or press the


button on the front of the range extender.

PIN Number

. Select the radio button, and a PIN displays.

The range extender tries to find the wireless client (the computer) that is attempting to join
the network. If you are using a WPS button, it tries for 2 minutes. If you are using a PIN, it
tries for 4 minutes.


Go to your wireless computer. Use its WPS software to try to connect to the range extender.

The first time you add a WPS client, WPS automatically sets the range extender’s
wireless security to WPA2 + WPA with a random passphrase. You can view these settings
in the Wireless Settings screen, described in the following section.