How can I get an obsolete WiFi protocol to work with Windows CE 6.0?

Posted on 2011-10-06
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Last Modified: 2013-12-09

I bought a used Windows CE computer for a friend of mine who is looking for a job, and lives in a hotel so any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
In the hotel apparently they have an obsolete router. On a computer running Joli OS it hooks up no problem, and I snooped it, and it says it's 802.11 wlan0, which I think it means it's the original obsolete easily hacked WiFi protocol. I can't seem to connect.
My options are:
WEP Open
WEP Shared
I tried all 4 key indexes, and I know the 10 digit passcode works on the computer that I'm tyipng now it works.
Is there any way I can get this to work? It looks pretty ominous. I guess Joli OS was more oriented towards older equipment.
Question by:harmono

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i_am_pete earned 1000 total points
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The device hosting the wifi must support WEP.  The answer is most likely no.  802,11 wlan0 does not mean that it is old.  It's probably just the default name.

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WEP was one of the options. I sold the unit. There was a work-around that I found, but I was not willing to do the work. I lost about 35 dollars on the deal, oh well.

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