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WRT54GS: is WPA / WPA2 compatible with Intel Pro 2200BG ???

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by DTW_flyer, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. DTW_flyer

    DTW_flyer Network Guru Member

    Hello all,

    My Givens:
    1. My router: WRT54GS, CGN3xxxx, FW: Linksys v4.50.6
    2. My wireless client: Intel Pro 2200BG FW: latest release
    3. My desktop is able to access the internet via IE
    4. My laptop is able to access the router/internet via WEP ( 64 or 128 bit)
    5. My laptop (w/ Intel Pro 2200BG) is able to connect to my SSID w/ excellent signal strength but it still awaits authentification.
    6. If I do an ipconfig /release, I cannot ipconfig /renew (hangs endlessly).
    7. My laptop has the latest XP windows updates.

    My problems:
    1. I cannot launch IE successfully.
    2. I cannot ipconfig /renew.

    My desire:
    To have wireless security enabled WPA / WPA2 such that I can hand out a password 'sentence' instead of hexadecimal mumbo-jumbo. The linksys tech support says that my wireless adapter may not be compatible for WPA. I find this hard to believe that one of the most popular routers cannot be compatible with one of the most popular wireless adapters.
    Thank you to all in advance for any assistance/wisdom :)
  2. vincentfox

    vincentfox Network Guru Member

    Did you add the hotfix for WPA2 on your XP? I think it's 893357 on the MS site.

    I doubt this is a Linksys issue, if you search on the Wireless Networking forums at broadbandreports.com you'll find a thread about 14 pages long about problems with the 2200BG cards. Lots of people have troubles with it.
  3. DTW_flyer

    DTW_flyer Network Guru Member

    I installed Update for Windows XP (KB893357)

    can you provide linky, if possible, TIA?
  4. ranpha

    ranpha Network Guru Member

    2200BG wireless card on Intel Centrino laptops?

    It works with my WRT54G v2.2 in WPA2-PSK AES CCMP mode.
    I use tofu11 firmware BTW.

    Although I don't use Windows XP WPA2 supplicant, and use Intel supplicant. should have them.

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