Fix for Upgrading to iOS 11.3 Resulting in Weak WiFi Security

My fix was to reset the device’s network settings (but I fear it may not work for all hardware versions).

After upgrading and reconnecting to WiFi after the mandatory reboot, all my Apple devices insisted on using the WEP protocol – whose security has been broken for some time.

Lots of things I tried didn’t work…

  1. Turning WiFi off and on again – off-&-on-again isn’t always the answer; who knew?
  2. Airplane mode;
  3. Forgetting the network; &
  4. Hard reboots – of both devices and router.

Eventually, I twigged that under Settings -> General -> Reset, there’s a Reset Network Settings option. You are prompted for confirmation and your PIN. The device will reboot and, once restarted, you’ll need to select your WiFi SSID re-enter your password.

A small price to pay for privacy!


An easy way to improve your parenting

Some people are just naturally brilliant at parenting. I don’t think I fall into that category unfortunately. However, what I am doing is consciously spending time & effort learning how to do better. Here’s how…

I just finished reading…

 – an easy read, full of practical steps you can take action on today.

I have previously read…


  – a bit annoying in that the author keeps referring to her other books but still full of thought-provoking points.

Other materials that have helped…

21 memos from your child

Permission to Relax as a Parent? Granted!

How to raise successful kids

I’m not saying that all your problems will be solved by following the track I’m taking. However, my stress levels would be a lot higher if I hadn’t actively done something.

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