WLAN PSK with less than 8 characters

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Mamba123
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WLAN PSK with less than 8 characters

Can you configure a PSK with less than 8 characters at Meraki?

If I try to configure a PSK with less than 8 characters, I get an error message that it should be at least 8 characters.

I know it's not safe.

But I still ask, can you set somewhere that smaller PSK are accepted.

 

Thanks.

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rbnielsen
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No, it is not possible to configure a PSK shorter than 8 characters.

LinkedIn ::: http://rbnielsen.dk

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UCcert
Kind of a big deal

Hi @Mamba123 - If security isn't a concern why not leave the SSID open?

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.

there is a reason why I asked this question.

rbnielsen
Head in the Cloud

No, it is not possible to configure a PSK shorter than 8 characters.

LinkedIn ::: http://rbnielsen.dk

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Thanks, that was also my question.

JohnD
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The WPA2 standard requires the PSK to be at least 8 characters, so this should be consistent across all compliant vendors (including clients), not just a Meraki specific thing.

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