The new Boot Camp for Intel Macs supports WPA3 Wi-Fi

By TechThop Team

Posted on: 23 Aug, 2022

Apple on Monday updated its Boot Camp Utility, which enables users of Intel Macs to run Windows natively on their Apple machines. WPA3 support is included in today's update, so Wi-Fi performance is improved.

In case you are unfamiliar, WPA3 is a new Wi-Fi protocol that makes networks more secure from brute-force attacks.

This new standard also provides more protection for Wi-Fi networks in public places, and it works better with IoT devices. The Boot Camp version 6.1.16 allows users of Windows to connect to WPA3 Wi-Fi networks.

In addition to this, there are a few other changes in this update. The latest Boot Camp Utility update also resolves a Bluetooth driver issue that could occur when waking the computer from Hibernation or Sleep.

It was announced earlier this year that Apple had released the drivers for Studio Display in Boot Camp 6.1.17. The new external display now works with both Mac OS and Windows.

It is important to note, however, that Boot Camp 6.1.17 isn't available if you don't have a Studio Display.

The Apple Software Update tool can be accessed from the Start menu when you are running Windows. The Boot Camp software is currently only available for Macs with Intel processors.

It is only possible to run Windows on a Mac with an Apple Silicon chip through software like Parallels that run Windows as a virtual machine.

The vice president of software engineering at Apple once commented that 'it's really up to Microsoft' whether Windows is compatible with M1 and M2 Macs.

It might be because of an exclusive deal between Microsoft and Qualcomm, which is about to expire, that there aren't any commercial versions of Windows available for ARM-based systems.

The installation of Linux on Apple Silicon Macs without Boot Camp is possible in some cases, but there are still compatibility issues.

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