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Passphrase is superior in security to hex key?

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I am currently setting up a WAP and am thinking of either a passphrase or a 64 character hex key. My thinking is passphrase is more secure as I can use numbers, letters and special characters to make up my password, would I be correct in this thinking?
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As you stated, a passphrase allows an expanded character set, and will provide an exponentially higher number of combinations at the same length.
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