Hi my work laptop only supports wep not wpa so I am obliged to set up the former or put up with a 15m length of Ethernet. My router is a netgear Dg934g which it seems is able to be confiigured for wep. My problem is when I replace wpa with wrp, there is no wifi signal from the router. I have tried 64 and 128bit set to auto but no joy. What am i doing wrong?
I've had this problem with two different NEW laptops one running vista the other xp. My desktop running xp home is also affected so I think we can rule out the pc as being the issue. As I say. Though wep is less secure than wpa. I have bo choice -either accept this ordo without wireless which is a pain.
Use wep and turn on mac address filtering and add your laptop wireless mac address to the allowed table in the wireless security section of your router setup
with it set up this way it would need someone who was very knowledgeable and determined to get access to your system and given this level of expertise wpa and any of its varients would at best only serve to slow them down a little
If WPA wireless is a problem - routers can clash with the wireless chip brand used in laptops or cards - try using homeplugs instead - these use your house wiring as a network so you can plug them in where you are sitting at any particular time, plus it's more secure than wireless!
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