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Where do I go to download the WEP protocol?

Posted on 2005-04-06
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Last Modified: 2013-11-29
Hi, I just got a new Dell Latitude X300 and it's got a built in wireless card, but I need the WEP protocol in order to get it work with my network.  Where do I need to go to get it?

Thanks, Jeff
Question by:schne317
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Lee W, MVP earned 252 total points
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WEP - Wireless Encryption Protocol is included with the capabilities of the wireless network card you are using.  The card musts support WEP 64, 128, or 256 and you must use the one that matches your wireless access point.    You don't need to download anything; you do need to configure something.

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Ok, but when I go into Network properties, I don't see the WEP Protocol listed as I do on the other machines on my network.
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Tolomir earned 248 total points
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Go to start -> settings -> network connection and click on you wireless card.

Select properties.

On top there should be a tab like "wireless networks"

click on that tab. Well down below there is a button: "add"

in that new windows you can add a wireless network and select web as security setting.

Hope this helps


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As I have mentioned above, WEP encryption cannot be found within network properties.

You are looking at the wrong place.


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