WPA and Windows XP

By UnWarierMage224
May 17, 2008
  1. Hi Folks,

    I've got a computer running XP SP2. I'm not sure what kind of wireless card is in it.
    Here's the rub... For some reason it doesn't support wireless networks running WPA encryption... I downloaded the patch from microsoft in hopes of getting WPA encryption to cooperate, but I get an error stating that the computer's already got SP2 and should work with WPA - which it does have SP2 but DOES NOT work with WPA.

    Help's appreciated.

  2. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 308

    Maybe try to upgrade to Service pack 3 for XP.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    NO ON XP/SP3!!!

    First, WEP is very weak -- it has been shown to be easily cracked by someone setting
    outside at the curb.

    Second, if WPA will not work, did you try the WPA2 alternative.

    Please state your hardware mix, ie: the router vender/model and the wireless adapter make/model.
    Frequently WPA can be a challenge when mixing venders. Be sure tp get the latest
    firmware for the router and update the driver on your wireless adapter.

    I assume a non-encrypted and maybe even a WEP connections are fine -- just WPA
    has issues.
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