Hi Lukebur06 —
Welcome to the eero community and thanks for your feature request.
Unfortunately, WPS is considered to be an insecure method of joining a network. For that reason, we don't plan to add it as an option for eero. If you'd like, you can share the devices with us that are requiring WPS and perhaps we can help find a workaround.
This response is really a poor response from a tech company (I work in tech).
Yes, WPS is an insecure method of joining a network. However, you are providing a service and many device manufacturers out there are making devices that use WPS to connect to the network. I have a washer and dryer set from Whirlpool that use this feature.
Now, fortunately I write software for a living and I'm a tech guy so having my phone connect directly to the washer and dryer through an internal web server is something that just makes sense to me... but for normal people, not so much.
You guys should stop with the nose in the air "WPS is insecure and we are better than that" responses and realize you are making a consumer product and consumers need this feature.
If my friends ask me about my eero... guess what I tell them? "Hey, I love it but... "
Having very recently switched from Apple Airport to eero, today I’ve felt the pain of having to connect my printer manually to my eero WiFi - entering a strong password on a telephone-style numeric keypad is a nightmare!
First off, as an FYI - Apple support the push button style of WPS via the Airport Utilty app (similar to the eero app), without having any physical buttons on the router. So putting security considerations aside, there is no reason eero couldn’t add support for push button WPS via a firmware update.
Now as for security - I’ve done a little bit of reading and it’s not clear (to me anyway) whether it’s *only* the PIN method of WPS that is insecure, or whether having a (virtual) push button approach is also problematic or not.
If using an app-based WPS button is secure, will eero implement that?
And if all WPS is just deemed insecure, I’d be grateful for recommendations on what to look for in a new printer that enables me to join an eero (or any non-WPS) WiFi network without going through the hassle I’ve just had.
Could something like Thread help here perhaps?