I had no idea until tonight that Apple’s Airport Extreme has built-in support for WPS.  WPS is a service that lets you automatically setup a device such as a printer, or, in my case, a ProForm Le Tour de France exercise bike, automatically with your WiFi network.  On the device you are trying to setup, you may need to select a WPS setup option.  On your Mac, go to /applications/utilities and find the AirPort utility application.

WPS Setup
click on the image of your AirPort extreme base station, then go to the menu up at the top of the screen and select BaseStation -> Add WPS Printer

After running it, click on the image of your AirPort extreme base station, then go to the menu up at the top of the screen and select BaseStation -> Add WPS Printer.  Yes, it says “printer” but it should work for any WPS device – it worked fine for my TDF.

WPS setup
WPS setup

Published by Fuad Kamal

Principal & lead architect of Anaara, Fuad develops enterprise native iOS applications for companies such as First Data & major telecom companies. He also mentors iOS & Swift for Thinkful. If you've been to any major airport in the world recently you've stared at his work - those flight arrival/departure screens are part of the Flight Information Display System (FIDS), whose interface he developed back in the day in Flash 7. In his spare time he enjoys martial arts, cycling, and photography. On rare occasion he will write poetry and work on post production for films.

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