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Trying to get wpa2 enabled on a wpc54g

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Stretchjpj, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. Stretchjpj

    Stretchjpj LI Guru Member

    I have been emailing linksys back and forth trying to get this to work and so far they can't figure it out so I would figure I would come here and ask the real experts! I work in a tech support office where we use wpa2. Everyone has a laptop with a linksys wpc54g card. I went out and bought the same exact model for my personal laptop as I have not recieved a work laptop yet. I have downloaded the latest drivers for the card, I have even tried all the versions associated with the card. I have downloaded and installed KB 917021 and KB 893357 from microsoft and I still cannot use wpa2, with windows or with the connection ultility. I have WinXP Pro. If you could be of any assistance to me it would be so beneficial to me right now because I am stuck in the office on Christmas with nothing to do!
     
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    What exactly are you seeing or not seeing?
     
  3. Stretchjpj

    Stretchjpj LI Guru Member

    When I attempt to connect to the wireless network here in the office, I setup a preferred connection within Windows. Under network authentication, it only lists WPA and WPA-PSK, not WPA2. Same goes for the linksys connection ultility.
     
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    then that is one of two things: 1)Driver related, not installed or does'nt support or 2)hardware. Now you say that its the same hardware that everyone else has so it has to be driver related. I know you say you have installed the same software but the option available to you state otherwise. I had the same kind of issue with my builtin wireless card. Could not get what i wanted to work to work right. Thought i tried everything, then one day i just decided to go back and check it all again, dont ask me what i did different, i dont know, but after reinstalling it again as a last ditch effort, this time for some reason unbeknownst to me, it worked. Is your laptop the same as everyone else. Maybe it has something to do with laptop hardware and not wireless card.
     
  5. Stretchjpj

    Stretchjpj LI Guru Member

    Just had a 20 minute conversation with a linksys rep and they said that because it is a version 2 card wpa2 will not work with it. She told me it has to be a version 4 card for it to work properly, but I don't believe her. The guy next to me has a version 3 card and it works. I tried version 3&4 drivers and it would not work. Now I get to take this card back tomorrow and get a version 4 card.
     
  6. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Techsupport can be right now and then and i think in this case it most probably is. Let us know how it works out.
     

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