Changing Authentication to WPA2

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GQ
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Changing Authentication to WPA2

Hello

We want to change the encryption mode to WPA2 which is currently setup as WPA1 and WPA2. My question is what will be the impact of this on end users. We have lot of devices in the network and i am concerned that changing the encryption method will disconnect all the wireless clients. If yes then do the end clients need to enter the passphrase again to connect to the SSID. Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated. 

 

Thanks

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UCcert
Kind of a big deal

Re: Changing Authentication to WPA2

Hi @GQ 

 

The devices will de-auth and then reconnect. The users shouldn’t have to re-enter the pass phrase again.

Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenoconnor/

I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.

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UCcert
Kind of a big deal

Re: Changing Authentication to WPA2

Hi @GQ 

 

The devices will de-auth and then reconnect. The users shouldn’t have to re-enter the pass phrase again.

Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrenoconnor/

I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.

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Inderdeep
Kind of a big deal

Re: Changing Authentication to WPA2

@GQ :Check this out 

https://community.meraki.com/t5/Wireless-LAN/Changing-WPA-encryption-mode/m-p/125735#M17706

 

Regards
Inderdeep Singh
www.thenetworkdna.com ( Awarded by Cisco IT Blogs award 2020)
BlakeRichardson
Kind of a big deal

Re: Changing Authentication to WPA2

@GQ  Obviously if you have any clients that don't support WPA2 then they will be dropped from the network. Unless you are using Windows XP or some ancient Linux dist then I can't see you have any issues. 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
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