Jul 08, 2013

What’s the difference between WPA2 Personal and Enterprise?

I picked up a new Linksys router for my home network that offers the choice of WPA2 Personal or WPA2 Enterprise. I assume Enterprise is more secure, but what’s the difference? Is Enterprise "strong like bull," while Personal is more like, “Please, don’t do get on my network or I will cry?”

This thread might help.

What is the difference between WPA2 Personal and WPA2 Enterprise

"WPA2 Personal is the main WiFi security method and this is what most home and small business users use. It uses a single password. Most WiFi networks use this method.
WPA2 Enterprise is also called 802.1x and is the enterprise method. This method shouldn't be used by home users as it requires a RADIUS authentication server and needs a username and password. It supports multiple accounts for each user."

The big difference is that WPA2 Personal lets anyone with a password log onto your network (“pre-shaped key”), whereas Enterprise requires a username and password. I would stick with personal for a home network. 

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