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  • Question

  •  need help setting up a computer on my wireless network.

    The network has WPA2 encryption.  The computer has XP SP3.

    I have used two wireless USB adapters -

    With a Dell adapter, I can't see any options for WPA in the Wireless configuration utility (only WEP and Disabled). If I broadcast my network SSID (which I prefer not to), I can find it, click on it and - get into an endless loop of acquiring network address (it doesn't ask for the "passphrase").

    With a Trendnet adapter, I can see the WPA option in the Wireless Configuration tab - but there is no place to enter the passphrase, so same thing happens - I can't connect.

    I tried to get the most updated drivers (I can't find the driver CDs, but downloaded drivers from the manufacturer web site).

    I don't know if it's a driver problem, or if there are some settings in Windows that I can't find (since there is a WPA option, there must be a place to enter the password - even a Roku device lets me do that !)

    Can anyone tell me either how to do this, or that it is impossible and stop trying ?

    Thank you !

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011 10:02 PM

All replies

  • Are you using the Windows wireless configuration or the adapter's configuration software?
    Try using Windows only to configure the wireless settings and not the adapter's program.


    Luigi Bruno - Microsoft Community Contributor 2011 Award
    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 4:50 PM