Configuring Wireless Adapter

  [email protected]© 18:02 02 Mar 2009
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I have a Realtek 8180 extensible 802.11b Wireless Adapter which I am told I need configuring from WEP to WPA for my Sky BB. How do I do this please? Thanks.

  zarobian 18:17 02 Mar 2009

Microsoft explains it as under:

"The 802.11b standard permits Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) encryption. Depending on the manufacturer and the model of the network adapter and access point, there are two levels of WEP typically available: 64-bit encryption based on a 40-bit encryption key, and a 24-bit initialization vector, and 128-bit encryption based on a 104-bit key and a 24-bit initialization vector. In addition to enabling WEP, there are other steps that you can take to make your home local area network (LAN) more secure."
It looks like that WAP is not supported by 802.11b

  Woolwell 22:26 02 Mar 2009

Not sure that zarobian's post is entirely correct
click here

This may help click here although one of the links is broken. I think that it should point to click here

  Woolwell 22:29 02 Mar 2009

It seems that it may just be possible
click here

  Woolwell 22:30 02 Mar 2009

Which OS? It may be easier to get another adaptor.

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