Windows 1903 enabled WPA3 at the operating system level. Numerous devices require Windows 2004 to enable WPA3 for the specific computer WiFi hardware. The computer may also need device-specific firmware / software updates to get WPA3 working.
Check WiFi 6 capability
WiFi 6 includes 802.11ax. Check if the WiFi hardware is capable of 802.11ax:
netsh wlan show drivers
look for “802.11ax” under:
Radio types supported : 802.11b 802.11a 802.11g 802.11n 802.11ac 802.11ax
also look under:
Authentication and cipher supported in infrastructure mode: WPA3-Personal
Check WPA3 connection
Determine if the network is WPA3 from a Windows device that works on the network by:
netsh wlan show networks
Look for the SSID of the desired network. It should include a field:
Authentication : WPA3-Personal
Some devices connect to WPA3 by selecting WPA2 if WPA3 menu choice isn’t present.
WPA3 capable devices
Here are a few devices that we have used on WPA3 (or WPA3 transitional) successfully.
- Microsoft Surface Go
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7
- Microsoft Surface Pro 5
- Google Pixel 4
- NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1
- newer iPads
- newer iPhones
- newer Chromebooks