WPA2 is the most common security type for Wi-Fi but you can check this in your router/modem settings. This can be done by logging into the admin site for your router/modem. If you need support on how to do this, contact your internet service provider. You can also follow the steps below for your specific device.
Checking Your Wi-Fi Security Type in Windows 10:
- On Windows 10, find the Wi-Fi Connection icon in the taskbar. Click it, then click Properties underneath your current Wi-Fi connection. Scroll down, and look for the Wi-Fi details under Properties. Under that, look for Security Type, which displays your Wi-Fi’s protocol.
Checking Your Wi-Fi Security Type in macOS:
- Checking the Wi-Fi security type on macOS is very easy. Hold down the Option key and click on the Wi-Fi icon in the toolbar. It will show your network details, including what security type you’re on.
Checking Your Wi-Fi Security Type in Android:
- To check on an Android phone, go into Settings, then open the Wi-Fi category. Select the Wi-Fi you’re connected to and click on the gear to view settings. Look for Security to see your security type. Note that the path to this screen may differ depending on your device.
Checking Your Wi-Fi Security Type on an iPhone:
- Unfortunately, there’s no way within iOS to check your Wi-Fi security. If you want to check your Wi-Fi’s security strength, your best bet is to either use a computer or log into the router through the phone.