An access pin is being requested on Free Wi-Fi

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Why am I getting a message that says I need to enter the PIN for Cisco Small Business WAP4410N on SMN Free WAP?

If it's free there shouldn't be a PIN, should there?

How do I get past this block?

Software/Hardware used:
Intel Core 2 on Windows XP

Answered By 5 points N/A #96168

An access pin is being requested on Free Wi-Fi


The network may be asking you for the WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) Personal Identification Number (PIN). This is a feature available in new routers that enables WiFi Protected Setup compliant devices to be able to connect to the network with minimal to no configuration required on the user’s or client’s side.

You can try asking for the Personal Identification Number from the owner of the network or from the network administrator and you also need to check if your wireless card and its software supports the feature. If not, then you can just ask the network administrator for basic network information like the SSID, network authentication, network encryption and the network key being used and just manually create the profile on your computer.

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