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Windows XP SP2 Wireless

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Esquire, Aug 24, 2004.


Is SP2 helping you with your wireless?

  1. Yes, better than before.

  2. No, it's same pain in the neck as before.

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  3. I haven't noticed a difference.

    0 vote(s)
  4. I killed Wireless Zero Configuration!

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  1. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Have you installed XP SP2 yet? Do you find it easier to manage your wireless connection(s)? Is your connection more stable and less prone to disconnection?
  2. PrplHaz4

    PrplHaz4 Network Guru Member

    i'm having the same problems i was having before SP2, dropped connection at random..at first it felt like i was being dropped more often than with SP1, but i think i might've just noticed it more, as it's back to being intermittent again
  3. rainerigs

    rainerigs Network Guru Member

    SP2 WOES

    I have found that SP2 and wireless has been a real bust. I must be more patient than most of my friends because they have all rolled back to SP1 so they can communicate again. I am not sure what Microsoft did but SP2 really stinks. I have had to upgrade every single driver known to man I and I recently installed Alchemy firmware. But each day is hit and miss since SP2"s debut. I just hope that Microsoft will get their head out of their @#!'$ and come up with a fix!
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    I'm sorry to hear that.

    The wireless update in SP2 has worked wonders for me and my friends who have updated. My connection is much more consistent than before, and when my neighbors switch on their routers, it may get disconnected but it reconnects itself back right away without any action from me, not so before the update. I suspect this may have something to do with the IEEE 801.x Authentication setting which is automatically deselected when using WPA-PSK - no such choice before SP2.

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