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    Sony Vaio with stange wireless problems

    Ive changed a wireless setting for a mate. (changed from WEP to WPA-PSK) and it wont connect ive reinstalled drivers and done a factory restore on the laptop.

    It try and connect the laptop to the wireless to the belkin router and it doesnt ask for the passcode, it trys to get it off the router. ive gone in to the settigs and entered it manualy and still not any luck

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    Sony Vaio PCG-K415S
    Win Xp sp2 (Will be sp3 tomorrow)
    Wireless card is LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11G miniPCI Adapter

    Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by newpersn View Post
    Ive changed a wireless setting for a mate. (changed from WEP to WPA-PSK) and it wont connect ive reinstalled drivers and done a factory restore on the laptop.

    It try and connect the laptop to the wireless to the belkin router and it doesnt ask for the passcode, it trys to get it off the router. ive gone in to the settigs and entered it manualy and still not any luck

    Details

    Sony Vaio PCG-K415S
    Win Xp sp2 (Will be sp3 tomorrow)
    Wireless card is LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11G miniPCI Adapter

    Anyone?
    Check manufacturers website for wireless card to see what it supports - if you are lucky it might have a firmware update of some description, try latest drivers but I am fairly certain as of XP SP2 it supported WPA type encryption ie WPA PSK, WPA PSK 2 etc

    If drivers / firmware don't help then I would look around for a newer wireless card that supports said encryption methods.

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    I will look for new drivers/firmware and update windows. and i'll repost back.

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    XP SP2 does not support WPA2 without a patch.
    If your router is offering both WPA and WPA2 the most likely issue is the OS doesn't negotiate correctly.
    The SP3 update will probably sort it as long as the wifi drivers are also current.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m25man View Post
    XP SP2 does not support WPA2 without a patch.
    If your router is offering both WPA and WPA2 the most likely issue is the OS doesn't negotiate correctly.
    The SP3 update will probably sort it as long as the wifi drivers are also current.
    Was going from memory and looks like you are right

    The Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2)/Wireless Provisioning Services Information Element (WPS IE) update for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 is available

    I must of been thinking of just WPA not WPA 2 which is clearly more updated / better encryption

    http://articles.techrepublic.com.com...1-5320782.html
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    havent looked at it since posting the topic but will try that next time when i see the laptop.

    router is offering both WPA and WPA2. but it trys to get it from the router insted of me entering the passcode. But will try sp3 on the laptop and see where we go from there.

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