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martin_metal_88 January 22, 2012 08:39 AM

XP and WPA2, the odyssey
Hi guys! The problem I have today is kinda short but kinda long.
I am having a old Dell latitude D600 with a Uniwill Mini-Pci WL-352BW ( BCM94301Mp ) Wireless adapter.
The laptop came with windows XP SP1 and was then updated to SP 2 and 3. Unfortunatly, after a new windows install for some reason it wont alow me to use any WPA2 setting. They are just not in the list.
I know microsoft made an update for that in the SP3. and the update is installed but I still can<t make it accept any WPA/WPA2 network password.

If any one have a fix or an idea it would be kind since this laptop is pissing me off.

Thx guys!

ilya January 22, 2012 09:10 AM

IIRC the "hotfix" never worked for WPA2, I ended up using Puppy Linux on my old Toshiba Satellite. No more WPA2 issues after that.

You could also try an adapter that doesn't have to use Windows to setup the connection. I know Asus adapters can do it, but the software is a little unreliable.

3.0charlie January 22, 2012 09:39 AM

Same issue here with a Toshiba lappy, fully updated. It needed a Buffalo USB adapter and using the adapter's software to connect to my WPA2-protected WiFi.

martin_metal_88 January 22, 2012 10:22 AM

ah that's crap. And the guy is such a jerk called me 3 time since 9AM and came to the store to see if his laptop was ready.Why can't people understand that we will call them back when we are done! <
Thx for your reply it will save me some time on this machine!

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