Determine wireless encryption.

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  1. boozer macrumors newbie

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    I have a Macbook Pro. How can I find out the encryption of a wireless network; either WEP/WPA/WPA2. Is there a program or can I find out that information in the network settings.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    System Preferences > Network > AirPort > Advanced > Preferred Networks > Security
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     > About This Mac > More Info > Network > Locations > AirPort > Preferred Networks > SecurityType:
    Interesting! It doesn't work for me on my own network, but does for other networks that I'm not connected to.
     
  4. SuperCachetes macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, that's a neat trick. Though it's the opposite for me: my network (connected) has a slew of info. The other available networks show nothing.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I think we're talking about something else. We're not talking about the Channel, RSSI, Transmit Rate, etc. We're talking about the Security, such as WPA2, WEP, etc.
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