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BigChicken

join:2010-06-27
Lincoln, NE

Sagem F@st 1704 WPS Button?

I just received my new Sagem 1704 today and am very disappointed in the amount of information that came with it. The FAQ that came with it advised to go to windstream.com/help and type in keywords "1704 Wireless". This turned up nothing for this modem/router. I went to Sagem's website to find they are not providing support documentation for this unit in the U.S. So I have 2 questions I haven't figured out yet; what does the WPS button on the back of the unit do since I can't find any documentation on it? And is there a manual available from Windstream or Sagem for download? I can't even find a way to shut this thing off without killing the power to it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



fourboxers
Co-Lead Mod
join:2003-05-04
Toronto, ON

1 recommendation

In addition to facilitate the
configuration it includes automatic selection of the radio channel and Easy Pairing (WPS) for
security key configuration.

»www.sagemcom.com/fileadmin/bloc_···4_GB.pdf


Windstream
Premium,VIP
join:2009-03-31
Twinsburg, OH
kudos:38
reply to BigChicken

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) is a standard for easy and secure establishment of a wireless home network, created by the Wi-Fi Alliance and officially launched on January 8, 2007.
The goal of the WPS protocol is to simplify the process of configuring security on wireless networks. The protocol is meant to allow home users who know little of wireless security and may be intimidated by the available security options to configure Wi-Fi Protected Access, which is supported by all Wi-Fi certified devices.
The standard achieves its goal by putting much emphasis into usability and security, and the concept is implemented through four usage models that enable a user to establish a home network.
Source - »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Setup
If you connect to a network and see this image (»ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/images/a···ig03.jpg) then you can simply press the button on the back of the 1704 and the security will be negotiated between the computer and the device.

To turn the service off follow these steps:
1. Access the modem interface by typing 192.168.254.254 into your web browser (username and password is admin)
2. When you are logged in select Wireless from the menu to the left
3. In the sub menu of Wireless select Security
4. In the main window you will see WSC Setup just below that there is an Enable WSC with a drop down box to the right showing enabled. Toggle the setting to Disabled
5. Select Apply/Save at the bottom of the page, and the service will be off.

Note: everytime you reset the device this setting will be re-enabled by default

-BP
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We're here to help! wci.broadbandhelp@windstream.com

BigChicken

join:2010-06-27
Lincoln, NE

Great info. Thanks for the help!