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  1. Linksys Connection Issue

    Hello all,

    My wireless adapter worked fine connecting to the internet using WEP. Then
    I bought a wireless router so I could get internet access using my PS3 but
    noticed the PS3 uses WPA, not WEP. OK, so I setup the PS3 with WPA and it
    works fine.

    Afterwards I setup wireless zero configuration on my laptop and specified
    WPA as encryption type, but discover my old linksys adapter does not support
    WPA, only WEP. Now I can't get internet from my laptop at all because I
    think its trying to use the WPA configuration.

    Is there anyway to erase the configuration file info in zero wireless
    configuration once it's been created?

    -S


  2. Re: Linksys Connection Issue


    "Scientific" wrote in message
    news:25530C30-296B-45D3-B8D8-AD9381985E4C@microsoft.com...
    > Hello all,
    >
    > My wireless adapter worked fine connecting to the internet using WEP.
    > Then
    > I bought a wireless router so I could get internet access using my PS3 but
    > noticed the PS3 uses WPA, not WEP. OK, so I setup the PS3 with WPA and it
    > works fine.
    >
    > Afterwards I setup wireless zero configuration on my laptop and specified
    > WPA as encryption type, but discover my old linksys adapter does not
    > support
    > WPA, only WEP. Now I can't get internet from my laptop at all because I
    > think its trying to use the WPA configuration.
    >
    > Is there anyway to erase the configuration file info in zero wireless
    > configuration once it's been created?
    >
    > -S
    >


    When it comes to wireless encryption, you have to use the lowest common
    denominator (WEP in this case). If you can't set both to WEP, you're gonna
    have to replace one. In rare cases a firmware upgrade may add WPA. You could
    check.

    -Frank


  3. Re: Linksys Connection Issue

    Hi
    Log to the support sits of the hardware, might be that there is newer
    firmware that provide better flexibility in each device.
    Otherwise.
    From the weakest to the strongest, Wireless security capacity is.
    No Security
    MAC______(Band Aid if nothing else is available).
    WEP64____(Easy, to "Break" by knowledgeable people).
    WEP128___(A little Harder, but "Hackable" too).
    WPA-PSK__(Very Hard to Break).
    WPA-AES__(Not functionally Breakable)
    WPA2____ (Not functionally Breakable).
    Note 1: WPA-AES the the current entry level rendition of WPA2.
    Note 2: If you use WinXP and did not updated it you would have to download
    the WPA2 patch from Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357
    The documentation of your Wireless devices (Wireless Router, and Wireless
    Computer's Card) should state the type of security that is available with
    your Wireless hardware.
    All devices MUST be set to the same security level using the same pass
    phrase.
    Therefore the security must be set according what ever is the best possible
    of one of the Wireless devices.
    I.e. even if most of your system might be capable to be configured to the
    max. with WPA2, but one device is only capable to be configured to max . of
    WEP, to whole system must be configured to WEP.
    If you need more good security and one device (like a Wireless card that can
    do WEP only) is holding better security for the whole Network, replace the
    device with a better one.
    Setting Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
    Jack (MVP-Networking).


    "Scientific" wrote in message
    news:25530C30-296B-45D3-B8D8-AD9381985E4C@microsoft.com...
    > Hello all,
    >
    > My wireless adapter worked fine connecting to the internet using WEP.
    > Then
    > I bought a wireless router so I could get internet access using my PS3 but
    > noticed the PS3 uses WPA, not WEP. OK, so I setup the PS3 with WPA and it
    > works fine.
    >
    > Afterwards I setup wireless zero configuration on my laptop and specified
    > WPA as encryption type, but discover my old linksys adapter does not
    > support
    > WPA, only WEP. Now I can't get internet from my laptop at all because I
    > think its trying to use the WPA configuration.
    >
    > Is there anyway to erase the configuration file info in zero wireless
    > configuration once it's been created?
    >
    > -S
    >



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