Upcoming Windows 10 OS won’t support certain Wi-Fi networks

by Milan Stanojevic
Milan Stanojevic
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Windows 10,ends support for WEP and TKIP

Microsoft recently rolled out the Windows 10 May 2019 Update to the general public.

Speaking of new OS versions, the tech giant is planning to drop some features in the upcoming Windows 10 feature updates. This means that some of the current Windows 10 v1903 features won’t be available on Windows 10 20H1.

Microsoft followed the same tradition for previous feature updates and now Windows 10 version 1903 is going to be the next target. However, this time, the list of removed features is going to be shorter compared to the previous updates. The company does not plan to pull any major features.

There are some changes that may not grab the attention of too many Windows 10 users. However, a change is driving a lot of criticism from Windows users.

Microsoft is planning to end support for some Wi-Fi networks. These networks include those that are secured with TKIP or WEP.

The tech giant wants its users to use reliable networks based on advanced types of encryption such as WPA2 or WPA3. Both of these encryption types offer more advanced encryption levels compared to the 20 years old WEP standard. 

No official end of support deadline

Microsoft has yet to announce the end of support deadline and some more details regarding the plan. The company says that support will end in the upcoming releases very soon.

This situation can be problematic for billions of wireless users who still use outdated technology.

Microsoft will ensure a smooth upgrade process. The company just started to move in this direction with the release of Windows 10 May 2019 Update. Users will now see an end of support notification for TKIP and WEP technology.

The Redmond giant may start testing these changes with the help of Windows Insiders. The upcoming Windows 10 feature update will be available in October or November along with these changes.

As mentioned before, WEP is an outdated and insecure network. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you should plan a transition to WPA2 or WPA3 asap. 


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