Windows WPA3 diagnosis

Windows enables WPA3 at the operating system level. The computer may also need device-specific firmware / software updates to get WPA3 working.

Check if WiFi features such as WPA3 and 802.11ax are enabled:

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:

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 we have used on WPA3 (or WPA3 transitional) successfully include:

  • Microsoft Surface Go (1 and 2)
  • Microsoft Surface Pro 3, 5, 7
  • Google Pixel 4, 5
  • NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1
  • newer iPads
  • newer iPhones
  • newer Chromebooks