Windows 10: Security Question: Is WPA2/WPA Personal Secure?

Discus and support Security Question: Is WPA2/WPA Personal Secure? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi all, Sorry to be asking such a basic question, but this is related to my network's security so I thought it was important enough to ask about.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by NiceAndShy, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Security Question: Is WPA2/WPA Personal Secure?


    Hi all,

    Sorry to be asking such a basic question, but this is related to my network's security so I thought it was important enough to ask about.

    I just checked and my "Security Mode" is set to "WPA2 Personal".

    The WiFi Network is 2.4Ghz.


    Can someone please help me?

    Thank you!

    EDIT:

    I changed the security mode on the wifi router to "WPA2 Personal".

    :)
     
    NiceAndShy, Jan 11, 2018
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  2. Nokia N8 WLAN "Invalid Server Name" Error

    the only difference, my router's security set for WPA Personal, not WEP.

    So my phone's "WLAN Security mode" is set for WPA/WPA2 and at the "WLAN security settings" I made appropriate changes according my router settings: "WPA/WPA2" is set for Pre-shared key, at "Pre-Shared key" type the password of your network and "WPA2 only mode"
    is set for Off.

    And don't forget to change Settings/Connectivity/Network/"Network mode" for Dual mode.

    I made those changes and everything worked!

    and I'm proud of it Security Question: Is WPA2/WPA Personal Secure? :)

    Hope it helps to others facing same prob!!
     
    seventh_heaven, Jan 11, 2018
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  3. hadimassa Win User
    N95-3 - really need wifi EAP-LEAP

    Choose as modus: WPA/WPA2-> Wlan security settings-> WPA/WPA2-> EAP.
     
    hadimassa, Jan 11, 2018
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  4. Security Question: Is WPA2/WPA Personal Secure?

    WPA2 Personal is the usual security mode for basic networks (using a pre-shared password).

    With WPA2 there are 2 supported encryption protocols: WPA2-TKIP is insecure and deprecated but some routers may still allow it for backwards compatibility with very old devices. WPA2-AES (aka WPA2-CCMP) is the preferred encryption method.

    While not perfectly secure, as there have been a few flaws found in its 14-year lifespan, WPA2 is still the best we have for now. If you have further security needs then use a VPN.

    Wi-Fi Security: Should You Use WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP, or Both? has more detailed explanations.
     
    PolarNettles, Jan 11, 2018
    #4
  5. Helmut Win User
    My Wireless Access Point is now set to WPA2-PSK(AES) in recent years, which has been upped from WPA2-PSK(AES)+WPA-PSK(TKIP).
    The WPA-PSK(TKIP) was kept for compatibility for older stuff which has now been replaced.

    Both security options have been cracked. However you just use the highest level that is compatible with your hardware.

    Some manufacturers use slightly different terms, which is confusing, WPA2 Personal is probably the same as WPA2-PSK(AES) for recent kit. The detailed specs should tell you.
     
    Helmut, Jan 12, 2018
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  6. TairikuOkami, Jan 12, 2018
    #6
  7. ericnixmd Win User
    I have a massive migraine after thinking of trying to type that password into my iPhone, iPad, and IoT devices. :O
     
    ericnixmd, Jan 13, 2018
    #7
  8. Security Question: Is WPA2/WPA Personal Secure?

    PolarNettles, Jan 13, 2018
    #8
  9. That is just scareware, if you are connecting to encrypted webpages (https), you are still protected. Anyone can eavesdrop to your connection along the way, not just via wifi, but SSL connection makes sure, it stays encrypted.
     
    TairikuOkami, Jan 13, 2018
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  10. Around 25% of web traffic is still not using HTTPS. So there is still value in having layered protection.
     
    PolarNettles, Jan 13, 2018
    #10
  11. Because they do not need it, only Google is forcing them to get SSL, but it only helps malware.
    I use the same login and password (mine is Password123) on them, so whatever. *Smile
     
    TairikuOkami, Apr 5, 2018
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