Deco M5 running with insecure WPA

Deco M5 running with insecure WPA
Deco M5 running with insecure WPA
2020-04-01 05:35:39
Model: Deco M5
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Brand new Deco M5. My wifi scanner reports that the Deco is running only WPA security. This is really old technology. How do I enable higher security?

 

My scanner also says that the 2.4 Ghz band is using a 40 Mhz channel, which is much too wide for this band. Is there any way to change this?

 

Thank you.

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Re:Deco M5 running with insecure WPA
2020-04-01 20:52:09 - last edited 2020-04-01 20:52:51

@RandySea2 

 

The Deco uses WPA/WPA2-PSK/TIKP, which is not adjustable nor is the width settings. With the Deco units you can disable one band or the other, but you do not have access to advanced features like you would a router such as the Archer C4000.

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Re:Deco M5 running with insecure WPA
2020-04-01 21:39:59

Could you explain what it means that it runs " WPA/WPA2-PSK/TIKP "? For example, from my Windows 10 laptop, what security level will be used?

 

The scanner I use says the router is vulnerable because it uses WPA. But it isn't clear to me if that just means the router could connect with WPA or that I am currently connect with WPA.

 

Thank you again.

 

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Re:Deco M5 running with insecure WPA
2020-04-01 23:08:32
I found the answer to my last question. I just looked at network properties for my connection (in Windows 10). WPA2-Personal. I'm satisfied.
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