WPA2 wifi password length

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by drambuie, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. drambuie macrumors 6502a

    Feb 16, 2010
    I'm wondering what lengths people here use for their WPA2 wifi passwords.

    I presently have a 29 character password with a mixture of upper and lower alphabetic, numeric, and symbolic characters. Living in a hi-rise with a lot wireless networks, I wonder if it's strong enough. Also, I turn wireless off when not using it, but that will be a pain when I start to use my Time Capsule, and I'm a bit leary about leaving wifi active 7/24. I'm not worried about people accessing my computers as they are firewall protected and turned off when not in use. It's more about possible unauthorized access to my internet connection. I also have MAC address filtering, but I guess that's not hard for a determined hacker to overcome, so I'm thinking about lenghtening my password to around 50 random characters.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It should be, yes. Change it about once a month or so, for added security.
    There's no harm in leaving it on 24/7.
    I really don't think you have anything to worry about.
  3. brand, Jun 27, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012

    brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006

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