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FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

In Netgear routers you can disable WPS

In Netgear routers you can disable WPS(under Advanced Wireless Settings) and I recommend you do.


This will prevent anyone from using this exploit. And if you want to let visitors use your AP, then setup a Guest SSID & PW and leave it disabled except when guests are over.



DataRiker
Premium
join:2002-05-19
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Almost every router I've ever used has the ability to turn it off.

The point being 99% of people will never hear or care of this news, and essentially the next generation of routers has been taken down.

People won't be upgrading routers for a very long time.

I can't stress enough how big this news is.


aannoonn

@optonline.net
reply to FFH5
I thought you had to push a physical button on Netgear routers to use WPS. And that enables it for just 2 minutes.


FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5
said by aannoonn :

I thought you had to push a physical button on Netgear routers to use WPS. And that enables it for just 2 minutes.

There is a button, but I never used it. And you can turn off the WPS feature in the router's web menu as I showed in picture above.


aannoonn

@optonline.net
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I think WPS is off unless you push the button.

WiFu

join:2010-01-07
There are three types of WPS: Pushbutton, internal PIN (on the AP), external PIN (on the station). The last one needs to be off.