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I was wondering if anyone know if it is possible to connect your iPhone/iPad to a router via WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)?

I would like to bypass entering my password on my iOS device and speed pairing similar to how printers can get on the router with a PIN or first attempt.

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No, you cannot do this (source). You should strongly consider not using WPS anyway, as it has a number of documented security issues. Apple has a page which describes recommended router setup for connecting an iOS device, which might help.

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Thanks good answer! :) – Groot Feb 13 '13 at 13:24
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if WPS is the only option then it is better to use it then to leave the network wide open... but we can say that about all the security setups... You know the old saying "if there is a will there is a way". – TheXed Feb 15 '13 at 16:20
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@TheX WPS is never the only option. On any network that has WPS configured, there are other authentication mechanisms in place - WPS is just an available shortcut. While it may not be possible to disable WPS on some APs/routers, it's never enforced as the only authentication option. – Iszi Nov 29 '13 at 4:37
    
Apple does support WPS on its airport line of routers, so the security risks seem worth the trade off for allowing printers to connect without typing a secure pass code or pass phrase onto the printer without benefit of a full keyboard. – bmike Mar 13 '14 at 16:11
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THat is such a typical Apple answer! "We can't do that and you shouldn't want to anyway." – mwengler Aug 18 '14 at 1:53

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