Where do I find WPS controls?

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Hello all. I have a zone director 1112 and am trying to connect my cable boxes to it. The cable company tells me to turn on WPS and then they will connect. I can not find ANYTHING called WPS when I am connected to the Zonedirector. Anyone know where that is so I can turn it on?   Thank you...Frank
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frank...
WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setupthere is nothing in ZD controller for WPS... its usually found in SOHO internet routers..what all devices you have in your network apart from controller and AP... there must be some internet modem or router... you should find something for WPS there...
btw - what are you trying to do or acheive??
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I am trying to hook up wireless cable tv boxes and they told me that I have to turn on WPS to allow the cable boxes to "talk" to my network so they can join it. I have the router/modem that came from FIOS but I believe that it is setup in "bridge" mode so I can also have a separate router that handles all my network stuff. 
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Hi,
    Then maybe they suggested enabling WDS mode, but not all third party devices are compatible with Ruckus 4 MAC exchange method.  What's commonly used, disabling directed-dhcp, might allow bridged client DHCP requests to go across.  We have a knowledge base article with instructions here:  https://support.ruckuswireless.com/answers/000003332
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Unfortantly this link not working anymore: We're sorry, but something went wrong.We've been notified about this issue and we'll take a look at it shortly.

Trying connect 2 devices with WPS.
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Any news regarding link to knowledge base?
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Yes, it's working for me today...


https://support.ruckuswireless.com/articles/000003332

Here is the important info from the Workaround section:

We frequently receive tickets for users trying to bridge users behind a <cu-bridge-name> wireless bridge.  Ruckus does not, and has not ever supported standard WDS AP bridging as outlined on Wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_distribution_system

We do use the WDS frame format (4 MAC address) to provide transparent bridging, a development from our work with IPtv and our now extinct MediaFlex product line, though we no longer sell the CPE devices that can bridge client traffic.  All ZoneDirector managed APs have WDS enabled by default.

The key to diagnosing client bridge issues is to look at ARP table and DHCP lease tables on the wired network, to understand how MAC addresses are handled.  Can you see MAC addresses of the clients beyond the <cu-mfgr> bridge, in the DHCP server lease table?

When attempting to connect non-Ruckus wireless bridge devices, we can test by disabling directed-DHCP, our proprietary conversion of broadcast to unicast of DHCP offer and ack messages, and evaluate how this affects the WDS with wireless bridge clients.

rkscli: set qos directedDHCP
usage: set qos directedDHCP {enable|disable}
rkscli:

From ZD CLI: remote_ap_cli –A “set qos directedDHCP disable”

The “-A” switch before the double-quoted AP command, means apply to all currently connected APs. We have successfully bridged clients using Ubiquity M5 client bridges with WDS option, under very specific conditions with 9.7.1+ ZD firmware.

WLAN setting on ZD -- standard Ruckus WLAN, WPA-PSK, no tunnel, no VLAN, no isolation (WPA-PSK is important as we saw open does not work)

If this does not help to provide the far side clients with an IP address, then we can say with certainty that this <third-party manufacturer> wifi bridge is not compatible (with Ruckus proprietary WDS).