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Upgraded to WPA

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Frank_C
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Upgraded to WPA

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I upgrade to WPA and my WIFI is slower and keeps dropping on some devices.  Do I need to upgrade the router too?

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Hopefully you went to WPA2. 

 

If your  router is one of the very old ones that don't support WPA2 you can get a free upgrade to a newer model.

 

In general your speed should be faster with WPA2.  With all but the oldest devices the support WPA2 in hardware, and sometimes use software to do WEP.

Frank_C
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I am on WPA2 and my router is M1424WR

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@Frank_C wrote:

I am on WPA2 and my router is M1424WR


M1424WR doesn't say what version you have as Actiontec uses the same model number, but different revisions.

https://www.verizon.com/Support/Residential/Internet/fiosinternet/networking/user+guides/user+guides...

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