by SCOOBS Investigator
Investigator

Will EE Routers have The New Wi-Fi Protocol WPA3 by the end of the year?

I see that the Wi-Fi Alliance announced The new Wi-Fi Protocol standard WPA3 at CES to begin rolling out this year, will EE Routers also have this by the end of this year?

 

and while were on the subject of security what happend about the krack vulnerability?

was this a non issue with EE Routers or was it patched?

 

https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16867940/wi-fi-alliance-new-wpa3-security-protections-wpa2-announc...

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EE Community Support Team

Re: Will EE Routers have The New Wi-Fi Protocol WPA3 by the end of the year?

Hi @SCOOBS,

 

Welcome back to the Community. Smiley Happy

 

As the new standard has only just been announced I don't have any information to share at the moment.

 

If any changes are made you will find them under technical specifications here.

 

Thanks

 

James

by john_largs
Visitor

Re: Will EE Routers have The New Wi-Fi Protocol WPA3 by the end of the year?

Hi James_B,  

I noticed that you did not answer the second part of @SCOOBS question

i.e "what happend about the krack vulnerability? was this a non issue with EE Routers or was it patched?" .

I too would like an answer from EE as to whether the Krack vulnerability affects the Brightbox 1 and 2 routers and whether EE has provided/will provide a patch

Thanks

 

John

by
EE Community Support Team

Re: Will EE Routers have The New Wi-Fi Protocol WPA3 by the end of the year?

Hi @john_largs,

 

Welcome to the EE Community. Smiley Happy

 

A software update wasn’t necessary as the exploit does not impact wireless access points such as the Bright Box.

 

Thanks

 

James

 

by mclaughlan
New Member

Re: Will EE Routers have The New Wi-Fi Protocol WPA3 by the end of the year?

Hi James@EE

 

I have a number of devices connected to my EE broadband wireless connection all with Norton AV and Security.  THis is now telling me that my wifi is vulnerable and at risk and I need to download an update from my device manufacturer.  When will this be available?  The issue is urgent?

by Grand Master
Grand Master

Re: Will EE Routers have The New Wi-Fi Protocol WPA3 by the end of the year?

@mclaughlan: @James_B covered this for a recently discovered  vulnerability in https://community.ee.co.uk/t5/Broadband-home-phone/Will-EE-Routers-have-The-New-Wi-Fi-Protocol-WPA3-... .

 

Of course, your AV could be talking about some other vulnerability, like you are using too weak wireless security. WPA2 with a strong passkey is recommended. You don't say what.

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