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Wireless: WIFI is not password protected when security wpa mode is not defined but passphrase is
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When the following is configured:

vyos@vyos# show interfaces wireless
 wireless wlan0 {
     channel 0
     hw-id 04:c0:01:00:00:01
     physical-device phy0
     security {
         wpa {
             passphrase VyOS-WIFI-123
     ssid VyOS-WIFI
     type access-point

VyOS will have an "open" WIFI with SSID VyOS-WIFI. In order to protect the WiFi one must explicitly set: set interfaces wireless wlan0 security wpa mode <wpa|wpa2|both>

The default in VyOS 1.2 is "both"


Difficulty level
Unknown (require assessment)
Why the issue appeared?
Will be filled on close
Is it a breaking change?
Unspecified (possibly destroys the router)
Issue type
Improvement (missing useful functionality)

Event Timeline

c-po changed the task status from Open to Confirmed.Oct 5 2020, 6:13 PM
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erkin set Issue type to Improvement (missing useful functionality).Aug 29 2021, 12:42 PM
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