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Window XP pro doesn't have WAP

I newly installed XP Pro on a laptop latitute c400 but for some reason... there are no option to choose dat encryption Wap, only wep is available.  \This is when you go into wireless network connectin properties and choose advance option.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  |Thanks in advance
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Ravi AgrawalCommented:
The option you are seeing is determined by the Wireless network you are trying to connect.

It can be -
1. Unsecured
2. WEP
3. WPA

If your router is configured to use a WEP key, you will see the WEP option & if it is configured to use a WPA key, you will get a WPA option. If it is set to use no key, you will simply be able to connect to the network without any further prompts.

Ravi.
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MartinCMSAuthor Commented:
Hi qrtraters.

My wireless is config for wap, but wireless card only have the wep option
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Ravi AgrawalCommented:
Is your Wireless NIC installed & detected properly in Windows Device Manager. Windows + Break Key will bring up the System properties Dialog Box >> Hardware Tab >> click the Device Manager Button.

This should not be the case generally if everything is installed properly.

Ravi.
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Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
Check service packs ... you need SP2 to get WPA
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garycaseCommented:
The Latitude C400 is a relatively old laptop -- I suspect you simply have a wireless adapter that does not support WAP encryption.

The first post is partially correct  ["... The option you are seeing is determined by the Wireless network you are trying to connect ..."]   ==>  What encryption is required for your network is indeed determined by the wireless access point you're using (typically a router) -- BUT whether or not you can USE that network is determined by whether or not your wireless adapter supports the specific encryption method in use.     Many older adapters do not have support for WPA ===> that's likely the case here.

The simplest fix is to buy a USB wireless adapter that supports WPA ... you can get good refurbished adapters for < $20   [I've used several of these:  http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=205020008&listingid=63385008 ]
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Ravi AgrawalCommented:
Agree with garycase.

Ravi.
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senadCommented:
You did not say what the router was?
But ...I suggest you reconfigure your router once again,this time for WEP.
It should have the WEP option since this too is an ancient technology....
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CJIT Consultant Commented:
I agree with Garycase and grtraders. I have few different laptops at home and have already been to this problem. The only option are either use wep on all or buy a new adapter for old laptop which doesn't support WPA. You will be better off buying new one as all new one comes with WPA + WPA2. Still need help get back to us
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MartinCMSAuthor Commented:
Thanks experts!

First of all, I have SP3 installed in this laptop.  I used to have XP Home edition and did have the WAP option back then.  Therefore, I know the wireless adaptor do indeed support WAP.  Since I upgrade from XP Home to XP Pro, that wap option was simply not there any more.  I do have an usb wireless and it is working on this computer, but was wondering what had happened and if there is a way to get that option back under XP Pro edition.  A different wireless driver, may be....?

Thanks
Martin
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Ravi AgrawalCommented:
;D back to where we left.

try installing the latest updated drivers related to your wireless card from the manufacturer's website.

Ravi.
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Jakob DigranesSenior ConsultantCommented:
can you go to Device Manager and find model of the Wireless card?
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MartinCMSAuthor Commented:
for some reason, i took qrtraders advice and download the driver again from dell and it worked this time.  Thanks experts for great insights and advices
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