McAfee Wireless Security offers free wireless security functionality to connect to WPA-PSK networks. Although this functionality is neither as robust nor secure as being a registered Member of McAfee Wireless Security (for only $4.95 per month), it may offer enough security for the wireless network of home users with non-critical data.

Features Overview

  • Basic wireless network security
  • Compatible with WPA-PSK, WEP, and Clear security modes
  • Simple user interface
  • 1 minute installation
  • “Best Practices” security reminders

What does this free functionality solve?

Many users have not been able to use WPA-PSK (Pre-Shared Key) security. Users have to go through the hassles and costs of upgrading to Windows XP or installing a 3rd party client. Using the McAfee Wireless Security Wireless Network Connections screen, Windows XP/2000/98/ME users can freely and easily connect wirelessly in the following security modes: WPA-PSK, WEP, or Clear.

What are the McAfee Wireless Security System Requirements for this free functionality?

Operating System

Wireless Adapters
Most 802.11 wireless adapters
Note: For WPA-PSK security mode, the adapter requires WPA driver support


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