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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

WPA3 Encryption Coming to Windows 10

July 21, 2021

If your business or home Wi-Fi network doesn’t currently support the latest encryption standard of WPA3, now would be a good time to upgrade. To take advantage of the increased security, connecting devices also need to support WPA3. Many modern smartphones running current versions of the operating system currently support WPA3 networks. According to a PCWorld post, the next version of Windows 10 (version 21H2) will also support the WPA3 standard. Here’s a list of three new features of Windows 10 21H2.

  • GPU compute support for the Windows Subsystem for Linux and Azure IoT Edge for Linux
  • WPA3 H2E standard support for increased Wi-Fi security
  • Windows Hello for Business now supports simplified, faster, passwordless deployment

Windows 10 21H2 will be delivered to users in the fall. You can accelerate the deployment by participating in the Windows Insider program. No matter which route you take, you’ll need to have a WiFi network that supports WPA3. It’s a good excuse to finally install that Wi-Fi 6 mesh network for your home network.

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