Solved

Wireless - only WEP is available, not WPA/WPA2

Posted on 2011-02-19
4
1,388 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a Windows XP SP3 laptop. I haven't used it in awhile, it's about 6 years old. I just put SP3 on it because only WEP shows up on the wireless options. I read somewhere online that installing SP3 would solve that problem and give WPA/WPA2 as an option. It didn't. I'm still stuck with only
WEP and I cannot connect to my wireless router. It sees the wireless network and acts like it's connecting, but never really does. It reports little or no connectivity, or something like that.

The wireless signal is fine; I have another PC and another laptop that connect just fine.

How can I solve this?
0
Comment
Question by:SweatCoder
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 34

Accepted Solution

by:
jamietoner earned 500 total points
ID: 34935190
The wireless card has to support wpa. It's very likely the 6yr old card doesn't support it. Try updating the driver for the card if its still not an option you'll have to get another wireless card that supports wpa.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:davy999
ID: 34936034
Try opgrading the firmware on the wireless router
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:SweatCoder
ID: 34944318
davy999,

I found and installed latest drivers for this very old wireless card. After that, SPA became an option, but I still couldn't get it to work. I have given up and ordered a new USB wireless adapter.
0
 
LVL 11

Author Closing Comment

by:SweatCoder
ID: 34944330
This wireless card is so old...I went ahead and ordered a new one.
0

Featured Post

Backup Your Microsoft Windows Server®

Backup all your Microsoft Windows Server – on-premises, in remote locations, in private and hybrid clouds. Your entire Windows Server will be backed up in one easy step with patented, block-level disk imaging. We achieve RTOs (recovery time objectives) as low as 15 seconds.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Win XP system can ping LAN but not WAN 11 165
Cannot Upgrade Microsoft Installer on Windows 2000 29 62
Application Not Found 3 96
Event ID: 5719 / Source: NETLOGON 9 105
Are you unable to synchronize your OST (Offline Storage Table) file with Microsoft Exchange Server? Is your OST file exceeding 2 GB size limit? In Microsoft Outlook 2002 and earlier versions, there is a 2 GB size limit for the OST file. If the file …
We have adopted the strategy to use Computers in Student Labs as the bulletin boards. The same target can be achieved by using a Login Notice feature in Group policy but it’s not as attractive as graphical wallpapers with message which grabs the att…
Video by: Mark
This lesson goes over how to construct ordered and unordered lists and how to create hyperlinks.
As a trusted technology advisor to your customers you are likely getting the daily question of, ‘should I put this in the cloud?’ As customer demands for cloud services increases, companies will see a shift from traditional buying patterns to new…

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now