How can I upgrade my router to WPA2 network?

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  1. dull2222 macrumors newbie

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    I bought my router about three years ago. Right now I have WEP network,but it seems to be hacked eaisly. Could I update my network to WPA2 without replacing? I find an answer, it said"If you don't want to replace your router,you can create another wireless network with My WIFI Router software.It would turn your laptop with cables into ad hoc or WPA2 encryption network just with a click." Is it possible?
     
  2. irnchriz, Jul 24, 2014
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    irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    Depends on the chipset in the router but it would be unlikely to support wpa if it shipped with only wep.
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

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    Exactly which router is it? This isn't a question with a generic answer.
     
  4. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Router is just three years old. I've got routers older than that with WPA2. Heck, from memory, even my WRT54G (10 years old, I think?) supports WPA. It's possible it just uses WEP by default for compatibility with older devices.

    As mentioned, OP needs to give us the router model before we can help.
     
  5. irnchriz macrumors 65816

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    erm, well duh. again depends on the router and the chipset it has, as I said. :confused:
     
  6. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    But it's not really dependent on chipset. More like firmware. Apparently, even my decade old WRT54G supports WPA2 (running Tomato).
     

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