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Re: EAX15 in AP mode, WPA2+WPA3 security

tesseract_
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EAX15 in AP mode, WPA2+WPA3 security

I have an EAX15 that I was previously using as a mesh extender. It was able to extend my wifi network that was running WPA2+WPA3 security. I now have hardwired Ethernet available so I reconfigured the EAX15 as an access point. It looks like now I have to choose between WPA2 or WPA3 Personal. Is there any way to get the device into mixed security mode when operating as an access point?

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plemans
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Re: EAX15 in AP mode, WPA2+WPA3 security

I wasn't aware the AP mode removed that option. 

What firmware are you on? 

I don't have that extender to test with but I know my EAX80 had mixed mode in AP mode because I used it

 

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tesseract_
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Re: EAX15 in AP mode, WPA2+WPA3 security

I am on firmware V1.0.3.36. (The latest, as far as I can tell?)
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plemans
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Re: EAX15 in AP mode, WPA2+WPA3 security

Looks like you're on the latest. 

Got a screensnip of it showing the wpa2 or wpa3 only? 

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tesseract_
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Re: EAX15 in AP mode, WPA2+WPA3 security

Sure, here's what I'm seeing. 

 

Screenshot_EAX15_WPA.png

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plemans
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Re: EAX15 in AP mode, WPA2+WPA3 security

does the 2.4ghz have that option?

What happens if you enable smart connect? Does it give you the option then?

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tesseract_
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Re: EAX15 in AP mode, WPA2+WPA3 security

2.4GHz has the same list of options.

 

That is a good thought to check whether enabling Smart Connect makes a difference. Unfortunately, it does not.

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plemans
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Re: EAX15 in AP mode, WPA2+WPA3 security

Guess I'll have to break out my EAX80 and put it back in ap mode to see if its specific to your device or that line of devices. I could swear it had mixed mode. 

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plemans
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Re: EAX15 in AP mode, WPA2+WPA3 security

You're right. Mine is the same in AP mode on my EAX80. No mixed wpa2/wpa3 mode. It doesn't make sense not to have that but to have a wpa/wpa2 mode. It's a super outdated, hacked security method option. Huh. Wonder if there are any mod's still watching the extender forums, as that shouldn't be an option and wpa2/wpa3 should be. 

security settings.png

 

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