What’s the difference between WPA2 Personal and Enterprise?

dvarian

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?”

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jimlynch
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This thread might help.

What is the difference between WPA2 Personal and WPA2 Enterprise
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4786947?start=0&tstart=0

"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."

jhotz
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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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