Lyric Security System: Join Lyric to WIFI using WPS

Lyric Security System: Join Lyric to WIFI using WPS


Hi, DIYers. Sterling with Alarm Grid here.
Today we’re going to show you how to use WPS encryption to join your Honeywell Lyric Security
System to your router that supports WPS encryption. When joining any Wi-Fi capable device to your
router, there’s a couple of different ways to do it. One is through WAP or WPA or WPA
2 security. That typically entails, on the device that you’re connecting, going into
the device’s Wi-Fi connectivity options and selecting the network you want to join to
and typing in the router’s security password. We have a video on that. It’s the Wi-Fi connection
video. Basically, we’ve already shown you how to
use the WPA 2 using the security password and how to join a Lyric with that method.
Now we want to show you how to use the WPS encryption mode. With WPS no security password
is needed. The whole idea is, with the device that’s in the house, in range of the Wi-Fi
network, you’re initiating WPS enrollment from the router. That’s a manual action. You’re
telling the router to go into that mode. When the router’s in that WPS learn mode, any device
that supports WPS that is then put into WPS mode will automatically talk to the router,
handshake, kiss off, give a good connection on the security password, it hands it off
without having to type the security password in. It’s an alternative way to connect to
a Wi-Fi router. The reason you may do that on a Lyric is because
Honeywell doesn’t give you every single possible character for a security password. For instance,
if your password has an equal sign, this system, if we go into the Wi-Fi config option, and
if we were to scan for a network and try to type our security password, you can see that
even if we toggle over to the numbers there’s no option for an equal sign. You can go and
you put a dash or a little dash, you can put a period, you can put an ampersand, a dollar
sign, but certain special characters are not yet available on the screen. This is a firmware
updatable panel, perhaps character changes will come. If you have that equal sign, perhaps eventually
you’ll be able to type that in. But if you have an equal sign today and you don’t want
to have to change your router’s password, you just have to do WPS encryption instead.
You’ll still be able to join to your Wi-Fi network and it will still be secure. We’re
going to show you, there are two ways to do this. Just like we did on our Wi-Fi connectivity
video, you can hit security, tools, and either type the default installer code, which is
4112, and you hit save. You ignore the AlarmNet 360, which has to do with connecting the system
for monitoring. This system is not yet enabled for monitoring. We’re just ignoring that 360
message. From this screen, we can do comm diagnostics,
configure Wi-Fi, and then WPS, and we’d be in the WPS enroll mode. The other way to do
it, or the alternative way if you’re not the installer, as long as you have your master
code, you can hit the master code by default, it’s 1234, and we’re into this level here.
You can see Wi-Fi config. This is the same exact screen as the programming screen that
we saw when we used the default 4112 installer code. At this point, two different ways to
get to here but this is how you do WPS. You could see, it says right here, “Press
WPS on the Access Point,” then this WPS. Which means put your router into WPS mode, then
press the button on here. I’m going to shout out to my partner and have them put our router
into WPS enroll mode. On most routers your WPS button is labeled, it will either be two
chasing arrows or it’ll actually say WPS. You press and hold the button on the router.
I just heard my whistle from my partner, let’s me know he’s now in WPS mode. If you try to access WPS at the Lyric and
the router is not in the WPS mode, it will not connect. That’s why it’s secure, because
you’re manually putting the router into that mode. With the router in that mode, you just
hit WPS and it says, “Please wait.” Our Wi-Fi indicator before had an exclamation mark letting
us know we are not connected with the network. Now that it’s cycling, that’s processing the
WPS connection. We can now see, “Device has been successfully added to the network.” If
we hit okay and we come back out, or actually if we go to Scan Access Points, you can see
we once again have a check mark next to our Wi-Fi connection. We had purposely put in the wrong network
password to break the Wi-Fi connection. Now, because we’ve successfully enrolled it via
WPS, we can see that we’re now back online. That’s how you would connect your Honeywell
Lyric system to your router that supports WPS. We hope you’ve enjoyed that video. If you have any questions on connecting your
Lyric to your router via WPS encryption, please let us know. We invite you to subscribe to
our channel so you’re up to date on all of the new Honeywell Lyric videos that we release
as we continue to evaluate this brand new system.

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