I am setting up a few laptops on my WAP usign 128bit WEP and I am looking for a 3rd party replacement utility for the windows XP WiFi connection utility. Unfortunately, the WinXP GUI does not let you wenter a passcode, just a KEY.
I like the Belkin Wireless Networking utility that came with the one PCMCIA WiFi card that I bought, but the utility will not install without the Belkin drivers, which obviously won't install or work without the Belkin card.... I like this utility because the screens are intuative, and it lets you EASILY configure preferred WAPs with passcodes instead of KEYs.
I understand that the Key generation from the passcode is unique to the manufacturer of the WAP. Are there any 3rd party utilities out there that can replace the Windows XP GUI and generate keys from passcodes given a known brand of wap? it is just so hard to enter a WEP key when you can't cut & paste into the field.
The IBM 43 that I have will "sort of" not connect even when given the correct key. It says that it does not connect, but it gets out to the net just fine.... unless you disconnect & try to reconnect. Then you are hosed.