Using the button on the case to control the Wi-Fi network

All Keenetic routers have a special button wifibutton.png on the case that is preconfigured for Wi-Fi network control. 

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Pressing this button carries out two operations:

  1. Switching the Wi-Fi network off/on.
    Turning off Wi-Fi on the router turns off the corresponding Wi-Fi network LED on the router, and when searching for available networks on clients, no Wi-Fi router network is present.
  2. Starts a WPS (secure connection to the router without a client-side password) connection.
    Allows you to quickly connect new clients (smartphones, tablets, laptops, TVs, media centres) with Windows, Android and other WPS-compliant operating systems to the Wi-Fi network.

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For devices that only have a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi access point:

  • Pressing it once — starts a fast WPS connection.
  • Pressing and holding for 3 seconds — turns the Wi-Fi on or off.

For devices with a dual-band Wi-Fi access point (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz):

  • Pressing and holding for 3 seconds — turns the Wi-Fi on or off.
  • Pressing it once — starts a fast WPS connection on the 2.4 GHz network.
  • Pressing twice — starts a fast WPS connection on a 5 GHz network.


Messages are added to the system log when the Wi-Fi Control Button is switched off/on:

CLI: ndmNetwork::Interface::Radio: "WifiMaster0": the radio switch state is changed to off, software state is up.

ndmNetwork::Interface::Radio: "WifiMaster0": the radio switch state is changed to on, software state is up.

In the router's settings, you can select other functions for the Wi-Fi Control Button. For more information, see the article The functions of Keenetic router's buttons and indicators.

A description of the WPS procedure and connection examples can be found in the instruction Connecting to a wireless network via WPS.

 

 

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