WiFi.encryptionType()

Description

Gets the encryption type of the current network

Syntax

WiFi.encryptionType();
WiFi.encryptionType(wifiAccessPoint);

Parameters

wifiAccessPoint: specifies which network to get information from

Returns

byte : value represents the type of encryption

  • TKIP (WPA) = 2
  • WEP = 5
  • CCMP (WPA) = 4
  • NONE = 7
  • AUTO = 8

Example

#include <SPI.h>
#include <WiFi.h>

//SSID of your network 
char ssid[] = "yourNetwork";
//password of your WPA Network 
char pass[] = "secretPassword";

void setup()
{
 WiFi.begin(ssid, pass);

  if ( status != WL_CONNECTED) { 
    Serial.println("Couldn't get a wifi connection");
    while(true);
  } 
  // if you are connected, print out info about the connection:
  else {
   // print the encryption type:
  byte encryption = WiFi.encryptionType();
  Serial.print("Encryption Type:");
  Serial.println(encryption,HEX);
  }
}

void loop () {}

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