WPS is short for Wi-Fi Protected Setup, it is an easy method for setting up a wireless secured connection between wireless router (or AP) and client (adapter) quickly. It is also called QSS (Quick Security Setup) on some TP-LINK device.
There are three ways to make the WPS connection:
1. Press the WPS button on both wireless router and client;
2. Register client’s PIN code on router’s WEB manage page;
3. Register router’s PIN code on client’s utility.
It has been reported that many wireless routers do not implement any kind of lock out policy for brute force attempts.
TP-LINK has been aware of this problem and has designed a lock out policy against brute force attack on WPS PIN. After several failed WPS attempts from a client, the router will lock out WPS connection through router’s PIN. We have implemented this policy on our popular WPS-enabled model, TL-WR1043ND. Please click here to download the firmware. Later, we will release similar firmware for other models.
For the users of other models, we suggest you disable WPS function by following steps
On the left side menu, please click on WPS (or QSS).
Click on Disable WPS.