This nagging message may not warrant immediate worry, but it is a good idea to act.
What does a modern nightmare appear like? The thought of hackers hacking into our devices or our WiFi network can cause a flurry of fear. If your iPhone displays the message, “Weak Security” under your WiFi network, obviously, you’ll need seek out solutions.
There’s no reason to be concerned if you’ve seen the following message in your iPad or iPhone. There’s no way to hack your WiFi. There’s nothing that’s wrong at a minimum. The alert is visible the warning on devices that are running iOS 14or iPadOS 14 or greater. What does mean when there’s not an issue with your WiFi connection? Let’s look.
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What is WiFi Security?
WiFi is a network with different security standards that have changed in the past. The goal for these standards of security is to protect the computers that are connected to WiFi. From WEP to WPA/WPA2 to today WPA3 There are constant improvements throughout the decades.
The updates are designed to fix the weaknesses in earlier versions. WEP is the most old and therefore most vulnerable of the group. WPA is a bit more secure than WEP. It is followed by WPA2 and then WPA3 which represents the standard gold in Wi-Fi security standards.
What is weak security in WiFi on the iPhone?
While your iPhone is showing the message about inadequate WiFi security, it is nothing to have to do with the security of your iPhone. The issue is with your router. Insecure WiFi security indicates that your router is running older security standards that are less secure. If your router isn’t secured, it is vulnerable to attack. Anyone could gain access to it and use it to carry out illicit activities in your name. They can also monitor your online activities and install malware.
While WPA3 can be considered to be the safest of the standards however, it’s still fairly new and not every device can support it. It’s not even a huge difference if you’re a homeowner. The majority of routers today make use of WPA2 with AES, which is the security standard recommended after WPA3.
However, if your router is using WPAor WPA2 (TKIP) then your iPhone will show the security alert. It’s not just more secure than AES, but it also can slow your internet speed. If you have a router that is older model, i.e. that it isn’t able to handle the processing speed required to support WPA2 using AES you’ll prefer WPA/WPA2 using TKIP since it needs only a few processing speed and is much more secure than WEP.
If you’re using a router that’s based on WEP, the WEP security protocol, you must upgrade your hardware as soon as possible.
How to Fix Weak Security Warning?
There is only one way you can get rid of this issue is to change the settings of your router to utilize the safer standard. If you’re getting the warning while using another network than your own it’s impossible to do since you must access the settings of your router. If you have a router that you have you can follow these steps to alter your security setting.
To get access to your router’s settings, go to any of these IP addresses, one after one. 192.168.0.1, 192.168.1.1, 192.168.2.1, 10.0.1.1, 10.0.0.1, 10.10.1.1.
If none of the options above methods work, check the details of the network to find the WiFi address in the settings on your iPhone settings or from your computer is connected to the same network.
On your iPhone Open the Settings app, and then tap the Wi-Fi option..
After that, press the “i” (information) button beside the Wi-Fi network’s name to reveal more information.
Continue scrolling down to see the option’Router’ and then enter the IP address that is next to it to gain access to router settings.
If you own an Windows system that is connected with the network in question, start Windows Settings. Open the Windows Settings application and select the Network and Internet tab from the navigation pane to the left.
Open the properties of the network by clicking on the “i”.
Choose the option “IPv4 DNS servers”. The address that appears next to this is your IP number. you require to connect to the router settings.
When you arrive at the Router administrator webpage, enter your username and password to sign in. If you don’t have the username or password, they are usually found in the user’s manual that was included with your router, or in the bottom of your router.
After you have logged into your router’s settings, the procedure will differ for each user. The basic idea is to locate your settings to Wireless and then go to Wireless Security settings.
Edit the Security settings, and switch from WPA/WPA2 using the TKIP encryption, and then to WPA2 that uses AES encryption, or WPA3 If your router supports it.
If your router is capable of dual-band operation , which is the norm for routers today, i.e., it has two Wi-Fi networks operating in the 2.4 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz band you must alter the security settings on both networks.
After you save the settings and connect with the WiFi network the message will disappear.
If it doesn’t work then tap “Forget the Network’. After that, connect to the network again.
While seeing an Weak Security warning on your Wi-Fi network is not cause for immediate worry, it could signal an issue. The best option is to alter the security settings on your router as quickly as you are able. If you don’t do this, you’ll be at risk of attacks that weaker Wi-Fi security can expose you to. Changes to the security settings will kill the two birds that strike with one feather. It helps make your network more secure and also eliminates the annoying message that appears that appears on the iPhone.