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Assistance would be much appreciated

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by scottyboy, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. scottyboy

    scottyboy Network Guru Member


    hopefully someone will be able to help

    WRT54GS Linksys router & WPC54GSv12 adapter

    Fujitsu desktop: hardwired to router & Toshiba laptop via wireless, both XP with SP2 and all up to date.

    Question 1: I have WPA-TKIP on both machines but would like WPA2 which is available through router, however i cannot get the option through XP wireless network connections on the laptop....could someone please advise if it is the laptop or the network card, I would find it strange if the card could not utilise all the functions of the router.

    Firmware on the router is: 1.00.6 22/1/06

    Firmware on the network card is: 3.60.70 22/3/04

    any advice would be appreciated.

    Question 2: sorry if it should be on a different topic:

    I also have a new Belkin F5D7230UK router (ssssh) which can be used as an access point only to give me more coverage in my house, i believe i am putting in all the correct settings, however it wont work although I am told they are compatible, could someone please advise.

    Many thanks,

  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

  3. scottyboy

    scottyboy Network Guru Member

    thanks howard,

    tried that and drop down menu still does not show WPA2.

  4. katsuki23

    katsuki23 LI Guru Member

    Try updating the drivers of your adapter. If it still does not show the WPA2 option simply means that the adapter still does not support WPA2.

    -are you bridging the belkin to the linksys?
  5. scottyboy

    scottyboy Network Guru Member

    Thanks katsuki,

    i cannot seem to find my adapter details on list of downloads, therefore i am maybe wrongly assuming that i have up to date driver.

    Also bridging... i don't know how to do that could you explain please.


  6. katsuki23

    katsuki23 LI Guru Member

    What I meant by bridging is, are you connecting the Belkin to the Linksys by a wireless connection? If so, the GS router only supports wireless bridging with a Linksys WAP54G access point or a WTR54GS router. On stock firmware. I am not sure about the other firmware though.

    Here is a link to the driver you can use. I checked with Linksys and this should work for WPA2. Also, all WPC54GS have the same driver version of 3.100.64 anyway.

  7. scottyboy

    scottyboy Network Guru Member

    thanks katsuki,

    got wpa2 set up now i just need to figure out access point.


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