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What does weak security mean on WIFI

If you’re like most people, you use the Wi-Fi in your home or office to connect your laptop, phone, or other devices to the internet. But what if someone else was using that same Wi-Fi network and they were able to see what you’re doing? Hackers can do this by using something called a “man-in-the-middle” attack. In this blog post, we will discuss what weak security on wifi means and how you can protect yourself from these types of attacks.

What are the reasons behind weak security warning on WIFI?

Reasons for weak security warnings on WiFi networks can be due to a number of factors.

  • One reason might be that the network is using an outdated encryption method that can easily be cracked by hackers.
  • Another reason could be that the network administrator has not configured the network properly, leaving it open to attack.

Whatever the reason, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with weak security on WiFi networks.

How do I fix weak security on my Wi-Fi?

  • First, log in to your WIFI router settings portal ( Note: Each router brand has a different IP Address to login to your router settings menu, so make sure to use your default router login IP address)
  • Click on Wireless and select wireless settings
  • In the wireless settings menu under security make sure to choose WPA/WPA2-Personal and AES encryption

How do I improve security on my Wi-Fi?

If you’re getting a “weak security” warning when you connect to your Wi-Fi network, it means that your network is using an older and less secure encryption method.

There are two main ways to upgrade the security of your Wi-Fi network:

  • Use a stronger encryption method. The most common and secure encryption methods are WPA/WPA2-Personal or WAP/WPA2-Enterprise.
  • Use a VPN. A VPN (a virtual private network) encrypts all of the data that is sent between your devices and the internet.

Both of these methods will help to keep your Wi-Fi network secure and protect your privacy. If you’re concerned about the security of your Wi-Fi network, we recommend that you use both a VPN and a stronger encryption method.


Hi! I am Sufiyan, founder and voice behind RouterInstructions. I am a networking expert with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Here at, my main goal is to provide quick and easy guides to fix WIFI routers issues, WIFI extenders issues, slow Internet issues.