How To Configure Router To Use WPA2 or WPA3 Security Type

How To Configure Router To Use WPA2 Or WPA3, WPA2 has stronger protection and is easier to configure than the previous options.

As you may already know, WEP security can be easily cracked – which is why it’s a good idea to configure your router to use WPA2 or WPA3 security. So, In This Guide, I Will Show You How To Configure a Router To Use WPA2.

WEP security only protects your Wi-Fi network from normal users. Even newbie hackers can use the free tool and follow a tutorial to crack your WEP security. This lets them connect to your Wi-Fi network and access network shares. Plus it gives them the capability to decode real-time traffic on the network.

In opposition, Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2), which uses AES/CCMP encryption, is the most protected option available to sufficiently protect your wireless network.

What are the benefits of choosing the WPA2 Security

  • WPA2 has stronger protection and is easier to configure than the previous options.
  • The main difference with WPA2 is that it uses the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instead of TKIP.
  • AES is able to secure top-secret data, so it’s a good option for keeping a personal device or company WiFi safe.
  • WPA2-AES also gives you more security from a KRACK attack.
  • WPA2 depends on a user-generated password to keep strangers off your wifi, and there’s currently no way for a hacker to crack it remotely.

Difference Between WPA, WPA2, And WPA3

Available Year200320042019
Encryption methodTemporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP)Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE)
Security strengthStronger than WEP offers basic securityStronger than WPA offers increased security Stronger than WPA, WPA2 offers advanced security
Device supportCan support older softwareOnly compatible with newer softwareCan Support the latest devices and their latest software
Password lengthShorter password requiredLonger password requiredLonger password required
Business usageNo enterprise solutionsHas enterprise optionWPA3 offers both personal and enterprise option
Processing power requiredMinimal neededSignificant amount needed

How To Configure Router To Use WPA2?

To Configure Router To Use WPA2 or whenever you need to do any settings to network settings or to select some options on your router, you will need to enter the Admin Panel.

Router settings can be accessed within a dedicated mobile app. But, some router doesn’t have a dedicated mobile app so, I’ll be using an internet browser. You can do this on any device connected to a Wi-Fi router to change network security settings.

To get to the admin panel, you need to know two things:

  • Default IP address for your router
  • Default administrator username and password

1. Each router has a unique IP address for entering the Admin panel. In most cases, it’s written on the back of your router. If your router does not have a default IP address, contact your distributor and ask for an IP Address

In some routers, the default IP will be shown as a domain, while in other routers, it will be shown as a number (e.g.

2. Also, on the back of the router has a default admin username and password. If you don’t find it, contact your distributor and ask for a username and password.

3. If you have the IP address and admin username and password, open any browser on a device connected to the Wi-Fi router you want to configure.

4. Type the default IP address into the search bar. This will open a login page where you need to enter the username and password.

How To Configure Router To Use WPA2

5. After entering the username and password, you have now successfully entered the admin panel.

6. Now, Search for the ‘Network,’ option then go to ‘wireless security.

7. There you’ll see WPA, WPA2, WPA3, and so on as options to choose from. Choose WPA2 for wireless security and AES for encryption, then click save and restart the router.

How To Configure Router To Use WPA2

How To Configure Router To Use WPA3?

WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Access III) is the latest generation in mainstream security for wireless networks. If You want to use WPA3 security then you must need the latest WPA3-supported routers and devices that support this technology.

Also, If you are a user who is worried about privacy and security and has WPA3-supported routers you may be interested in how to configure your router to use only WPA3. Below I will show the steps.

To Configure the router to use WPA3 you should follow the same steps from 1 to 6 mentioned above. In step 7 choose the WPA3 security and then click Save and restart the router.

Final Words

So, now you have successfully learned how to configure the router to use WPA2 Or WPA3 Security. If you find any problems regarding the topic feel free to comment below and I will be happy to solve your problem.

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