WiFi Protected Access 3 (WPA3) is the latest iteration of security protocols for Wireless Networks. WPA3 includes a more robust authentication method named Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE). SAE replaces the existing pre-shared key to minimize security risks even when using weak passwords.
WPA3 is a prerequisite for using a 6 GHz band network as part of WiFi 6E. If you have …
- Nodes capable of supporting WiFi 6E (Plume SuperPods with WiFi 6E)
- Client devices that can connect using the 6G band
… and you want to start using the WiFi 6E, it is necessary to switch the encryption to WPA3.
Does WPA3 support multiple passwords?
WPA3 doesn’t support multiple passwords for a single SSID, such as those commonly found in HomePass networks. If you want to continue using multiple passwords on your network, you must have a secondary SSID using WPA2.