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    Wireless Networking

    I am having trouble connecting or switching my wireless from WEP to WPA properties. I have tried to look for the driver but unable to find. Wondering if there is a fix or if this is a hardware problem?

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    Re: Wireless Networking

    Hi,

    What is the make and model of the wireless router? Have you checked the manufacturer's website for instructions or a manual?

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    Re: Wireless Networking

    Came with a SONY VIAO laptop LAN-Express IEEE 802.1x PCI Adapter. There is no drop down menu for WPA.

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    Re: Wireless Networking

    The WEP / WPA settings are at the router end, not the laptop end.

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    Re: Wireless Networking

    I know. I already have my router set for WPA security. I am trying to connect my laptop to the router via wireless and the settings do not allow me to select WPA it only allows me to select WEP.

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    Re: Wireless Networking

    If your NIC supports WPA you need a driver that will allow you to use WPA. What NIC do you have?

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    Re: Wireless Networking

    ...and what version of Windows are you running

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    Re: Wireless Networking

    xp & what is a NIC?? is that the LAN-Express IEEE 802.1x PCI Adapter???

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    Re: Wireless Networking

    NIC stands for Network Interface Card, and could well be the one you specified.

    Windows XP didn't support WPA until SP2 PLUS one of the updates beyond that. Are you completely up to date with patches?

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    Re: Wireless Networking

    As an addendum to Stuart's last post, the WPA patch for Windows XP can be found here .
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    Re: Wireless Networking

    And as an addendum to John's post, an article from the time when this update to Windows XP SP2 came. It talks about the (then) new update, and the added support for WPA2. (The WPA is an interim standard.)

    The Cable Guy - May 2005. Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) Overview at MSFT TechNet.

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