What is Wi-Fi security and what type am I using?

Wi-Fi security is designed to prevent unauthorized access to devices on a wireless network. Most home routers provide multiple security modes, which vary in levels of protection. The Wi-Fi security types supported by Nanit have been listed below from most to least secure:
  • WPA2
  • WPA
  • WEP
While Nanit supports WPA2, WPA, and WEP encryptions, we recommend you secure your network with WPA2 only. WPA2 ensures the most secure experience with Nanit and your personal data.
Note: If you decide to change your network security type, devices that use the WEP encryption will disconnect. If necessary, check the device setting and change the security type to WPA2. Nanit works best with WPA2-AES, (which is normally the default). We do not suggest using WPA2-TKIP.


How do  I know which security type I’m using?

Using your mobile device, you may be able to determine the security type from your device’s Wi-Fi settings. To check the encryption type:
  1. Open the Settings app on your mobile device
  2. Access the Wi-Fi connection settings
  3. Find your wireless network on the list of available networks
  4. Tap the network name or info button to pull up the network configuration
  5. Check the network configuration for the security type
If your mobile device’s settings don’t specify the security type, you may be able to identify this via the settings on your wireless router. Each router may be different, so you may want to refer to the documentation that came with the device. Alternatively, if the router was set up by your internet service provider, we suggest you contact them for assistance. 
Important: Should you be concerned with the data security of the Nanit, please refer to How secure is Nanit?
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