HG659 router

kymyeates
Level 2

Cant find reference to changing router settings from WPA2 TKIP to WPA2 AES. Where to start ....help

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BasilDV
Moderator

Hi @kymyeates

 

Thanks for reaching out.

 

Have you checked the WLAN settings under the Home Network tab when upon accessing the modem interface?

 

You may check this article for the guide on how to access the modem interface.

Let us know how it goes.

BasilDV

kymyeates
Level 2

i dont want to change passwords just WPS2 settings as outlined ...thanks 

BasilDV
Moderator

Hi @kymyeates

 

As advised, you can use the article as a guide on how to access the modem interface in order to check if the wanted WPS2 settings is available.

 

BasilDV

david64
Level 14

Hi @kymyeates . This is from an iiNet article on the HG659:

 

If you’re in the Home Network settings (not the Start Wizard)
make sure Security mode is set to WPA-PSK+WPA2-PSK with
TKIP+AES WPA encryption.

 

https://help.iinet.net.au/sites/default/files/2019-12/QSG_Huawei_HG659_WEB_1.pdf

 

You would hope that the router would choose the more secure method WPA2/AES instead of TKIP method.

"TKIP is no longer considered secure, and is now deprecated. In other words, you shouldn't be using it. AES is a more secure encryption protocol introduced with WPA2. "

 

You should check the firmware level of your router. This is from a recent post.

"The recent firmware version for  the Huawei HG659 should be V100R001C216B113."