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 PostPost subject: Thinkpad wireless problems        Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:10 pm 
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A Thinkpad R52 my dad borrowed from his work doesn't want to connect to our wireless internet. Whenever I try to connect to the network it tells me:
Thinkpad Wireless Error Message wrote:
Unable to connect to the selected wireless network. You may need to configure your system to support the authentication method that is in use. Contact your network administrator.

The network is encrypted in WPA but the Intel site tells me that this wireless card does connect to WPA. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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Update drivers? Get a pcmcia wifi card?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Thinkpad wireless problems        Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 1:03 pm 
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The network is encrypted in WPA but the Intel site tells me that this wireless card does connect to WPA. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


You answered your own question. The card doesn't support WPA, so the only way around it is to stop using WPA and use WEP. If you must use WEP use it in combination with MAC Filtering as well to reduce the possibility of it being cracked.

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Andy wrote:
mdogg wrote:
The network is encrypted in WPA but the Intel site tells me that this wireless card does connect to WPA. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


You answered your own question. The card doesn't support WPA, so the only way around it is to stop using WPA and use WEP. If you must use WEP use it in combination with MAC Filtering as well to reduce the possibility of it being cracked.

Re-read the sentence. I said the Intel site says it does work with WPA.

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Is that using the Thinkpad's connection program or intel's?
I find that using Windows XP/Vista Wireless Zero Configuration works better than using the drivers programs.


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Is that using the Thinkpad's connection program or intel's?
I find that using Windows XP/Vista Wireless Zero Configuration works better than using the drivers programs.

Thanks, it worked with the Wireless Zero Configuration. I was using the IBM Access Connections thing to connect to wireless.

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mdogg wrote:
Andy wrote:
mdogg wrote:
The network is encrypted in WPA but the Intel site tells me that this wireless card does connect to WPA. Can anyone point me in the right direction?


You answered your own question. The card doesn't support WPA, so the only way around it is to stop using WPA and use WEP. If you must use WEP use it in combination with MAC Filtering as well to reduce the possibility of it being cracked.

Re-read the sentence. I said the Intel site says it does work with WPA.


I really have to stop doing that 8-)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:07 am 
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Ensure that you've installed all XP updates and that the wireless driver is up to date.

XP requires a patch to connect to WPA/WPA 2 networks.


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