Abbreviated as WPS, Wi-Fi Protected Setup
is an optional Wi-Fi Alliance
certification program that is designed to enable users with little knowledge of Wi-Fi
configuration and security settings to configure new wireless networks, and also add new devices and enable security. Wi-Fi Protected Setup supports Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11
products including consumer electronics and phones, as well as computers and access points (APs
). Wi-Fi protected setup also applies to 802.11 devices traditionally used for home and small office purposes, including those that communicate through 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11.g as well as multiple-band devices.