Wireless connection

  Saintsman 19:55 08 Apr 2009
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I've recently purchased a Linksys modem router but I can't connect my daughter's laptop to it.

If I select the properties for the wireless network and click on the Association tab it asks for the network key.
Under the network Authentication drop down list I get a choice of 4: Open, Shared, WPA & WPA-PSK.

This is different to my wife's laptop which gives me more options and hers is connected via WPA2-PSK.

How do I get the other options?

Both laptops run on XP

Thanks in advance for any help

  Strawballs 22:34 08 Apr 2009

If it is an older laptop it might not support WPA2 you will have to change the router to WPA-PSK or buy a new external wireless adapter for the laptop, USB or PCMCIA that will support WPA2

  Saintsman 19:26 09 Apr 2009

Thanks Strawballs. The laptop is only a year old so there is no reason why it shouldn't work.

  Strawballs 22:20 09 Apr 2009

If you still have the paperwork for the laptop check that it will support WPA2 they might have used an older internal card

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