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Laptop wireless configuration doesn't offer WPA2

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Greetings.  I have a Thinkpad x40, and as far as I can tell have the latest driver updates.  I'm trying to connect to a friend's wireless LAN and am having no luck.  When I try to create a new connection, my options are: WEP, WPA-PSK, IEEE 802.1x, and 802.1x - EAP.  However, his system seems to require WPA2.

Any thoughts on how I might adjust my configurations to connect to this system?  (He has an older laptop than mine that connects just fine.)
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by:Kamaraj Subramanian
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why dont you set a WEP settings and enable WEP in the wireless modem ?

so, that you and your friend can use it without any problem

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by:ti57
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He's actually not around, and I don't have access to the modem settings.  I just seems wierd that I can't get my laptop to match up with a system that about 5 others laptops can use without a problem.
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by:akahan
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Which wireless card is in your X40?

Possibilities are:

#  Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter
# Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Mini-PCI Adapter
# IBM 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter
# IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter
# IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II

?
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by:2PiFL
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If you're running XP you need sp2.
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by:ti57
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Mine is the third one down
11b/g wireless
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Go here:  http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70480

for drivers and instructions, and make sure you're running at least SP2, if you're running Windows XP.

You need to get WPA2 encryption running on your laptop in order to communicate with a router that's running WPA2 encryption.
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