NWA50AX - difference between wpa2-mix and wpa3

e_mano_e Posts: 22  Freshman Member

the Zyxel Online Web Help isn't really much helpful to describe the difference.
The help just says: Select a security mode from the list: none, enhanced-open, wep, wpa2, wpa2-mix or wpa3.

But what does wpa2-mix mean? Is it wpa/wpa2 combination?
Or is wpa-mix a wpa2/wpa3 combination?
And when I choose wpa3 will the access point fall back to wpa2 if older devices are trying to connect to wlan?


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  • Zyxel_Dick
    Zyxel_Dick Posts: 21  Freshman Member
    Answer ✓
    Hi e_mano_e,

    Welcome to Zyxel forum.

    There are 3 kinds of WLAN security mode setting.

    1. WPA1, it means WPA-TKIP and WPA2-AES, know as WPA2-Mix.
    2. WPA2, it means WPA2-AES only.
    3. WPA3, it means WPA3 only and when we select WPA3, it will enable "transition mode" to be compatible the client which does not support WPA3.

    Thank you.
    BR, Dick

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  • tgl
    tgl Posts: 2
    On my NWA210AX, the "wpa3" setting actually will let in both WPA2 and WPA3 clients (verifiable by looking at the station list, which shows each client's security setting).  I too would be interested to know how wpa2-mix differs.
  • e_mano_e
    e_mano_e Posts: 22  Freshman Member
    your explanation would be a great addition for the Zyxel Web Online Help.