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    So… what does this mean for the network operator? Is this something I can implement with a firmware update, or is this a “I have to go buy new Ubiquiti WAPs” thing? Same for the end-user - can the WPA2-compatible cards/antennae act as a client on a WPA3-Personal or -Enterprise network, or do we have to wait for laptop manufacturers to build in the new hardware and worry about depreciation cycles, etc?

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      From another article:

      WPA3 is available on new routers certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance, and it’s up to individual vendors whether to install the protocol on existing routers with a software update.

      I don’t have an answer to your second question, but as it’s only a new encryption standard, I don’t think any hardware upgrades will be necessary…

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        Cheers, thanks for that! I was just reading in [https://www.wired.com/story/wpa3-wi-fi-security-passwords-easy-connect/](yet another article) that new hardware would be required:

        “Even at the very beginning, when a user has a mix of device capabilities, if they get a network with WPA3 in it, they can immediately turn on a transitional mode. Any of their WPA3-capable devices will get the benefits of WPA3, and the legacy WPA2 devices can continue to connect,” Robinson says.

        Lurking inside that assurance, though, is the reality that WPA3 will come at a literal cost. “The gotcha is that everyone’s got to buy a new everything,” says Rudis. “But at least it’s setting the framework for a much more secure setup than what we’ve got now.”