Hardware Thread, Sony Vaio with stange wireless problems in Technical; Ive changed a wireless setting for a mate. (changed from WEP to WPA-PSK) and it wont connect ive reinstalled drivers ...
26th December 2010, 11:40 PM #1
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
Sony Vaio PCG-K415S
Win Xp sp2 (Will be sp3 tomorrow)
Wireless card is LAN-Express AS IEEE 802.11G miniPCI Adapter
27th December 2010, 11:01 AM #2
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
Originally Posted by newpersn
If drivers / firmware don't help then I would look around for a newer wireless card that supports said encryption methods.
27th December 2010, 06:02 PM #3
I will look for new drivers/firmware and update windows. and i'll repost back.
29th December 2010, 12:34 PM #4
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.
2 Thanks to m25man:
mac_shinobi (29th December 2010), newpersn (4th January 2011)
29th December 2010, 12:57 PM #5
Last edited by mac_shinobi; 29th December 2010 at 01:00 PM.
4th January 2011, 12:08 PM #6
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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