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Unsecured Wi-FI Connection warning

This week, I suddenly started getting an "Unsecured Wi-Fi Connection" warning (from Trend Micro Maximum Security) on my Samsung Galaxy Note 9. When I opened Chrome (on my PC) and went to the IP address for my router, it did a firmware update but I'm still getting the not secure warning on my phone. Full warning message:

Unsecured Wi-Fi Connection

Using banking or shopping apps while connect to (network name) could put your personal data at risk. Switch to a different Wi-Fi network or use a 3G/4G connection instead.

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  1. Why am I suddenly getting this warning?
  2. What do I need to do (if anything)?

I'm using:

  • NETGEAR WNR-2000v2
  • WEP128
  • WEP Key 26 numbers and letters
  • Firmware (updated today but can't figure out what version it is)
  • Chrome v. 74.0.3729.108 (Official Build) (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with Android 9 (all updates installed)
  • Trend Micro Maximum Security (on both PC and phone)

Thanks for any assistance you can provide!

Model: WNR2000v2|Wireless-N 300 Router WNR2000v2|EOL
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Re: Unsecured Wi-FI Connection warning

> [...] I suddenly started getting an "Unsecured Wi-Fi Connection"
> warning (from Trend Micro Maximum Security) [...]

 

   Ask Trend Micro?

 

>    o WEP128

 

   WEP has been vulnerable/obsolete for some years, now.  Perhaps "Trend
Micro Maximum Security" now classifies it as "Unsecured".

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look for "Changing Wireless
Security Settings".  Select something with "WPA" in it.  I'd probably
choose "WPA2-PSK [AES]".

 

   Then run around to all your wireless client devices, and reconfigure
them to use the new scheme.  To avoid confusion, it might make some
sense to specify a new/different SSID ("wireless network name") when you
change the encryption scheme from WEP to WPA[2].  Then you'd simply be
adding a new wireless network on each client device.

 


> o Firmware (updated today but can't figure out what version it is)

 

   On a less obsolete router model, it's normally displayed on almost
every page you'd get from its management web site ("routerlogin.net", or
whatever).  On your antique, it seems to be under Maintenance > Router
Status.  Look for "firmware" in the User Manual.

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Re: Unsecured Wi-FI Connection warning

> [...] I suddenly started getting an "Unsecured Wi-Fi Connection"
> warning (from Trend Micro Maximum Security) [...]

 

   Ask Trend Micro?

 

>    o WEP128

 

   WEP has been vulnerable/obsolete for some years, now.  Perhaps "Trend
Micro Maximum Security" now classifies it as "Unsecured".

 

   Visit http://netgear.com/support , put in your model number, and look
for Documentation.  Get the User Manual.  Look for "Changing Wireless
Security Settings".  Select something with "WPA" in it.  I'd probably
choose "WPA2-PSK [AES]".

 

   Then run around to all your wireless client devices, and reconfigure
them to use the new scheme.  To avoid confusion, it might make some
sense to specify a new/different SSID ("wireless network name") when you
change the encryption scheme from WEP to WPA[2].  Then you'd simply be
adding a new wireless network on each client device.

 


> o Firmware (updated today but can't figure out what version it is)

 

   On a less obsolete router model, it's normally displayed on almost
every page you'd get from its management web site ("routerlogin.net", or
whatever).  On your antique, it seems to be under Maintenance > Router
Status.  Look for "firmware" in the User Manual.

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Re: Unsecured Wi-FI Connection warning

Thanks antinode! A couple more questions:

  1. Do you recommend that I get a new router?
  2. If so, any recommendations?
Model: WNR2000|Wireless-N Router
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Re: Unsecured Wi-FI Connection warning

>    1. Do you recommend that I get a new router?

 

   Not if your antique does the job.  A newer model would likely have
more features, and be capable of higher wireless-network speeds, but I
know nothing about your Internet service or your client devices, which
means that I don't know where your bottleneck is now, so I can't
guarantee that a newer/faster router would make any noticable change.

 

>    2. If so, any recommendations?

 

   Nope.  Depends on your environment/requirements.  I'd definitely look
beyond Netgear, however.

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Re: Unsecured Wi-FI Connection warning

Thanks so much antinode!

Model: WNR2000|Wireless-N Router
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