How can I find out whether a WiFi’s security is WEP, WPA or WPA2?
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How can I know if a WiFi’s security is WEP, WPA or WPA2?



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  • Kelly Nice

    Using WEP/WPA/WPA2 on the wireless access point or router: Most wireless access points and routers today allow you to select during setup the security protocol to be used. Unfortunately, the default in many wireless devices is WEP--or, worse, nothing. If you are setting up your own network, make sure you use WPA2 or at least WPA.

  • Loreson San Juan

    try to check it in your WiFi router settings

  • Joel Alar

    You may try to download and install Inssider if you want a detailed description like wireless security, Signal and channel.

  • GrrGrrr

    (assuming that you do not own the connection)
    when you scroll ur mouse over the wifi network- it shows it's security type.
    (assuming that you own the connection)
    log into your router and see the security setup

    • Ahmed Khalil

      i think he is searching for setting of a wireless network he did not have access on it and also do not know its setting

  • ha14

    login to your router from webpage abd go to your wifi settings, you will find the info there.

    on windows 7
    1.Go to Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center.
    2.Click on Manage wireless networks on the left pane.
    3..Right Click your wireless network connection and select Properties.
    4.Click on Security tab.

    • Barbie Shah

      Thank u so much fr d answer... Helped me out ????????????????????

    • Geraldine

      Thank you for the step by step instructions. This was excellent advise.

  • Josh Barrett

    If your password is numerical, and maybe not set by you, it's Probably WEP. If not it's WPA or WPA2, probably WPA2

  • Jordyn Bushaw

    When you try to connect to a network, it makes you enter the password, which tells you what type of password key it is.

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