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Sunday, February 19th, 2023 7:59 PM

My WiFi won't let me change WPA to WEP

When i try going to the Network Settings/LAN/Wifi from my router
and trying to change the Authentication Type WPA to WEP
I keep getting this error message saying
"n and n/b/g mode only support WPA2 and WPA/WPA2."
Can someone tell me what am i doing wrong

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1 year ago

Why do you need to switch to WEP? It was discontinued in 2004, and is (very) insecure.

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1 year ago

I know that some really old game consoles require WEP (e.g. some older GameBoy stuff, the Wii), but you really shouldn't be using it.  You bear the risk of allowing unauthorized access to your traffic and usage of your network.

If you have something that really cannot do WAP, and you're determined, I suggest finding an older Wireless Access Point or router than you can turn down the power to very low (so that the signal won't get far outside your home) and connecting that to your Gateway as another Access Point.  Turn it off when not actively using it for your WEP-only device.

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