This is actually a question on Win 2003 and wireless
Posted on 2004-10-08
I have a Shuttle PC running Windows 2003. It is sitting under my TV, which I use as an occasional monitor (via DVI output cables) and I have a bluetooth mouse and keyboard. In general, i work with it via VNC.
Anyway, it's relatively wire-free and sitting in a location where I have no LAN drops. I want to have it happily be wireless and with WPA security. That's the problem. I have a 3COM USB wireless adapter, but it only appears to handle WEP. I generally use WPA with my laptop at work and want to at hope (vs. WEP).
It doesn't appear that there are any USB wireless adapters (or PCI cards) that support WPA and Windows 2003. That's what I'm looking for. Everything only appears to support WEP or WPA with Windows 2000 or XP. Not my combination. I'm looking for a solution.
WPA appears to be "baked in" to XP (and maybe 2000), but not 2003 . Maybe that's the issue.