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jmom2ks@aol.com
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-21-2011

What does this button do?

I have the e4200 and yesterday, while trying to setup my new Mac computer and printer I totally screwed the network up.  I pressed one button that must be where it all started.  It is a small blue button on the back of the machine.  It has two arrows going in a circle that marks it, I think.  Somehow, I have gotten the router back to the default settings with a password to match.  The named network I had is gone along with the guest access.  What did I do?  Help!  Thanks.

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sabretooth
Posts: 5,327
Registered: ‎11-11-2008

Re: What does this button do?

What does the manual say that button does?

jaymay
Posts: 1,830
Registered: ‎04-22-2012

Re: What does this button do?

That blue button is the WPS(Wifi Protected Setup) button. If you press that button, it should help you in connecting other wireless devices to your router. That will depend though if other wireless devices has a wifi protected setup feature as well. One possible reason why you can't see the network is that after you pressed the button, the router may have change the wireless settings completely - from the network name to the password to something like a computer-generated password. But technically, pressing the wps button shouldn't cause this problem.

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zee29
Posts: 1,329
Registered: ‎04-22-2012

Re: What does this button do?

Are you referring to this button (check the pic) That is the WPS button. Wi-fi protected setup.

 

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sabretooth
Posts: 5,327
Registered: ‎11-11-2008

Re: What does this button do?

Oh, you mean from the manual... ok.