Following-up on my previous post -
The post on the Apple Developer Forum has been updated with some great feedback, in particular, confirming my suspicion related to WiFi security type - see below:
Apple just told me that WPA-2 security is a known issue for ios 14. Their support rep said I should use WPA-3. Problem is my broadcom-based router (Netgear AC1750 purchased in 2018) does not offer WPA-3.
WPA3 Personal for better security, or WPA2/WPA3 Transitional for compatibility with older devices
The security setting defines the type of authentication and encryption used by your router, and the level of privacy protection for data transmitted over its network. Whichever level of security you choose, always set a strong password for joining the network.
Personal is the newest, most secure protocol currently available for Wi-Fi devices. It works with all devices that support Wi-Fi 6
(802.11ax), and some older devices.
• WPA2/WPA3 Transitional is a mixed mode that uses WPA3 Personal with devices that support that protocol, while allowing older devices to use WPA2 Personal (AES) instead.
• WPA2 Personal (AES) is appropriate when you can't use one of the more secure modes. In that case, also choose AES as the
encryption or cipher type, if available.
Don't create or join networks that use older, deprecated security protocols like WPA/WPA2 Mixed Mode, WPA Personal, TKIP, Dynamic WEP (WEP with 802.1X), WEP Transitional Security Network, WEP Open, or WEP Shared. These are no longer secure, and they reduce network reliability and performance. Apple devices show a security warning when joining such networks.
Apologies, discard that
Once you change the Security, you will need to monitor the devices for dropping connections intermittently
So are you saying there is a problem with iOS using WPA2-PSK [AES]?
Introduced in iOS 12.4?
Is there anything else I can assist with today?
Unfortunately, this may mean that I/we have to invest in new network hardware, which is not ideal. To this point I have not received any further feedback from Netgear but I will be passing this along.