WPA3 Support Long Overdue

Ring not supporting the latest security standards like WPA3 is disconcerting. WPA3 came out in January 2018, long before Ring Gen2 came out, and Ring still doesn’t support it.

@james72 WPA3 isn’t widely rolled out to a lot of consumer or ISP supplied routers as of yet. Higher end kit will have it but its not fully mainstream yet. More security is always good and Ring will likely move to support it when it is more widely used.

Routers that support WPA3 also support older WPA/WPA2, so Ring should not hide behind the statement that “WPA3 isn’t widely rolled out to a lot of consumer or ISP supplied routers as of yet”. Security-based systems such as Ring should be leading with secure connectivity, not lagging it.

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@Razor19 There are very few client devices which support it and I am not aware of any in the security space such as alarms with an WiFi component on the alarm panel which do. No doubt there will be some products somewhere but WPA3 is still really new and is no where near industry standard yet.

My Apple devices are now suggesting WPA2 on my Ubiquiti APs is not secure and network traffic can be monitored. Apple’s own “help” pages are advising people to secure their routers using WPA3. I upgraded my network settings this past weekend and now none of my Ring products and thermostats are able to connect to my network. Apparently, Ring and Nest are not able to support this new, more secure standard as of April 17, 2022.

If you somehow think WPA3 is going to protect you from determined people accessing your network traffic, then you are sadly mistaken.
Also you shouldn’t leave out what the full message says “Set to WPA3 Personal for better security. Set to WPA2/WPA3 Transitional for compatibility with older devices.”
So Apple isn’t suggesting giving up WPA2 totally. Also, surprise surprise, Apple happens to sell newer devices (their old ones don’t support WPA3) that they want you to buy. So a company making a recommendation that leads to profit for them. No surprise here.

Full disclosure, I own Apple stock in my retirment portfolio, but I sure wouldn’t be crying “WPA3 Wolf” based on their biased recommendation.