What's the status of WPS on wireless routers these days?

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Hello/Greetings/Hi!

My client has one of those Samsung SmartCam that requires WPS for  
wireless connections with routers. And then, I re(member/call) WPS being  
a big issue last year and so. Is this a big problem today even on newer  
wireless routers (e.g., Netgear R6300) with their latest firmwares (e.g,  
updated a couple months ago)?

Thank you in advance. :)
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Re: What's the status of WPS on wireless routers these days?
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A couple of months ago, I needed to connect my Sony BluRay player to my
WiFi, and wasn't intrigued by the hunt and peck method of entering my WPA
passphrase, so I tried the buton that said WPS.  
The Sony message told me to press the WPS button on my router, a recent
vintage Netgear N150 from Target.  By the time I returned to the room where
the Sony is located, my connection was established, and I haven't needed to
do anything since.

Is that how it's supposed to work ;-)

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Re: What's the status of WPS on wireless routers these days?
On 12/09/2013 05:29 PM, dold@37.usenet.us.com wrote:
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As originally planned, yes.  Unfortunately, it takes all of a few hours,
if that, for someone other than you to do exactly the same thing, and
either get into your network, or use your internet connection for their
own purposes.

Maybe you will be lucky and it will be the latter, and all they'll be
doing is reading the news and checking stock reports.

Jon


Re: What's the status of WPS on wireless routers these days?

Supposedly all the routers other than Apple (believe it or not) have the  
WPS hack. Hey Apple was bound to get something right.

So the status is don't use WPS.


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Sure, but that's only because Apple routers don't support WPS at all.
Flip the switch on any other router (assuming the firmware bothers to
disable WPS when you turn it off) and you're in the same place as Apple
users.

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Re: What's the status of WPS on wireless routers these days?
On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:29:56 +0000 (UTC), dold@37.usenet.us.com wrote:

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That's how it's supposed to work. What it's not supposed to allow, however,
is the capability for an intruder to get onto your wireless network
relatively easily.

Once you're done with WPS, turn it off. If you can, that is.


Re: What's the status of WPS on wireless routers these days?
On 12/10/2013 10:08 PM, Char Jackson wrote:
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That's my problem. Just set up a Netgear N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit  
Router WNDR4300 -- sounds impressive doesn't it? But, you can't turn off  
WPS without turning off the router. Anyone know how to make this unit  
work securely? Thanks.

riserman

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I re(call/member) some routers still had this vulnerability even if it  
is disabled!


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Ask Netgear? They will probably say to buy a new one if it is old. :(  
Can it do third party firmwares?
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Re: What's the status of WPS on wireless routers these days?
On 12/13/2013 3:17 PM, Ant wrote:
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Alas it is a new model! Not sure what you mean by third party firmwares.  
Please explain.

riserman

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