Recently a vulnerability in the WPS wireless network setup was discovered. I will not go into great detail on that vulnerability here, but will simply show you how to turn this off on the Netgear N600:

  1. Start the Netgear maintenance tool by going to This takes you into the setup tool installed during initial setup.
  2. Locate the Advanced Wireless settings
  3. Make sure the check box next to “WPS disabled” is checked.

Normally the “WPS disabled” option is checked when the router detects an intrusion attempt, and you can clear it here. In this case, we do the opposite - we disable the WPS by telling the router it is getting hacked.