Windows 8 Wireless does not support WEP - Shared Key Authentication

WiFi on Windows 8 does not support WEP – Shared Key Authentication

Windows 8 Wireless does not support WEP - Shared Key Authentication

 

I was troubleshooting a Windows 8 laptop that wouldn’t connect to a customer’s wireless network recently. The wireless network was configured using the WEP – Shared Key Authentication method which is horribly insecure and should never be used. After doing some diagnosing and researching I discovered that Windows 8 has dropped support for WEP – Shared Key Authentication. My solution to the problem was to inform the client that he needs to switch to a newer and more secure method of encryption.

 

WEP – Shared Key Authentication has been deprecated and is no longer supported in Windows 8.