Here’s how to enable WPA3/WPA2 security on your Google Mesh or Nest Wifi system using the Google Home app on iPhone and Android.
Strengthen the security of your Google or Nest Wifi network by enabling WPA3 from the Google Home app
It just seems logical at this point that you’ll need an extra layer of protection on your home or work Wi-Fi network as you move forward. There is no bigger red flag than a weak security measure, which can potentially expose all your private data to malicious individuals. So with that in mind, we’re going to show you how you can enable the latest WPA3 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 3) on your Google mesh or Nest Wifi system in a few simple steps. You can do this directly from the Google Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
But before we go any further, what exactly is WPA3 and why do you need it? Here is a brief overview of the latest security protocol directly from the Wi-Fi Alliance website:
WPA3™ provides industry-leading security protocols. Building on the widespread success and adoption of Wi-Fi security, WPA3 adds new features to simplify Wi-Fi security, enable stronger authentication, deliver increased cryptographic strength for highly sensitive data markets and maintain the resilience of critical networks.
We won’t go into the technical details here except to tell you that this is the next big thing in security and you should enable it if your Wi-Fi router or access point has it. supports.
Note: Be aware that once you enable this feature on your Google/Nest Wifi system, devices that only support WPA1 will no longer be able to connect to the network. If you have too many and need them on a daily basis, you can completely skip this tutorial. WPA3 only works with a mix of WPA2. It completely disables WPA security once you upgrade to WPA3.
Step 1. Run it Google Home from your iPhone, iPad or Android phone. Make sure you are signed in to the app and have access to the Google/Nest Wifi system where you are enabling WPA3.
Step 2. Now press the Wi-Fi button at the top of the Home app.
Step 3. Now press the Settings icon in the upper right corner.
Step 4. Scroll down and you will see the WPA3 rocker switch. Press to activate.
Step 5. You will see a warning telling you that devices not compatible with WPA3 may have problems connecting to your network. Tap the Light up button.
Step 6. Your entire network will now reboot and then come back online after a few minutes with WPA2/WPA3 enabled.
Remember that if you have too many problems with WPA3 enabled, you can always disable the feature and revert to WPA2/WPA security by following the steps above again and disabling the WPA3 switch in step 4.
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