Monthly Archives: September 2014

Wifi with WPA/WPA2 mixed mode encryption on Snom phones

When you try to connect a Snom phone to a Wifi network, make sure the network isn’t running in mixed WPA/WPA2 mode. The phone will see the network anyway, but fail to connect at boot. Disabling WPA in favor of WPA2-exclusive operation might be a good idea because WPA’s TKIP encryption isn’t that great and WPA2’s AES is much better. Also, every device sold in the past 8 years supports WPA2, so it’s unlikely you still have anything on your network that doesn’t support it.