Wrt54g2 validating identity
Instructions from Netgear on using push button mode (How do I use Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to connect to my Wi Fi network? I believe the official term for this mode of operation is Push Button Connect or PBC for short.
I suspect the Netgear Arlo Pro security camera uses the push button mode of WPS.
Locally however, anyone that can touch a router with a physical WPS button, can get onto the Wi-Fi network.
In between local and remote is the kid next door looking for a network to break into.
If the router is offering multiple networks, such as a private 2.4GHz, a private 5GHz and a Guest, I have no idea which network the NFC device is assigned to.
Sure, this will fail for months on end, but it only takes one success.
My favorite router, the Pepwave Surf SOHO, does not support it.
A March 2017 article in PC Magazine, The Best Wi-Fi Mesh Network Systems of 2017 describes nine different mesh router systems.
The camera talks to a Netgear base station on a Wi-Fi network created by the base station. The camera is linked to the base station by pushing buttons on the devices.
Push button mode does not have any remote security problems.
If your does, try to turn it off, then verify that it really is off using the software mentioned near the end of this page.