If you’re getting a message that says “Weak Security” it means that your Wi-Fi router is configured in an insecure way. A new feature in iOS 14 monitors your Wi-Fi connection to alert you if your connection does not have optimal security settings. This doesn’t mean that your router has suddenly become less secure. It means that your router already had a security problem, and you are just now finding out.

Update your router’s firmware

Make sure your router is up to date with the latest firmware. As security vulnerabilities are discovered, router companies are hard at work updating the firmware for routers to make them secure. Staying up to date with router firmware helps to keep your devices safe.

Check your password settings

Make sure your router has a different unique password for both the administration page, and for connecting to the network. Be sure to use either WPA2 (AES) or WPA3 for your router’s password encryption as other methods have security vulnerabilities and will not get rid of the weak security warning message.

It might be time for an upgrade

If you have an older router, it may not be supported by the manufacturer anymore. If it isn’t getting firmware updates, then your devices are not going to be protected from any security threats discovered after the last update. This means it’s time to purchase a new router.

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