How to tell what security features my laptop can handle?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by MIKEMM, Aug 11, 2005.


    MIKEMM Network Guru Member

    I have a wrt54g with the latest firmare upgrade and I am connecting via laptop. When I change my security to anything other than WEP, I can't connect anymore. How can I tell what security capabilities my laptop will support?
  2. Aero

    Aero Guest

    What OS are you using? And what card? I got an Intel 2915 in my i9300 and Im using Windows XP SP2. I installed the WPA2 patch and its working with the WPA2. Before I patch it, it was working with WPA here's the patch I got.

    MIKEMM Network Guru Member

    I am using XP Pro, Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN, hp 4400, amd chip etc. I downloaded the WPA patch and I change my router settings to WPA2 persoanl nd I lose my connection.
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    According to the website only three Broadcom products are certified to support WPA2. The BMC94318 series of minicards supports WPA2. You should go to and see if your specific minicard supports WPA2. If it does not a driver may come out that enables WPA2, in the meanwhile use WPA/WPA2 or WPA only on your router.

    MIKEMM Network Guru Member

    Thanks...It seems like my card doesn't support WPA..Any suggestions on a relpacement for a built in card?
  6. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The card should be removable. You can replace it with a BMC94318 minicard. The cards is usually behind one of the doors in the laptop, check the manual of the laptop. You should de-install the driver for the exisitng card.
  7. pasys

    pasys Network Guru Member

    it should be "mini-PCI"..I bought a $15 PCMCIA Card , that does not have WPA..too bad...I had to use WEP on my old router...but my iBook G4 supports WPA/WPA2..(I think it uses the Broadcom BMC94318 Chipset if i am not mistaken)

    check if there is a upgrade or not...for the driver...
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