Ad hoc network and WEP/WPA not feasible?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Gary R. Lehrer, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. I'm using 5 identical Latitude D600 notebooks from Dell
    with XP sp1. I've setup an ad hoc wireless network which
    works fine until I enable either WEP or WPA. Then I can't
    ping, login or access shares on any of the other
    machines. I called DELL and support told me that that the
    concensus of opinion of the Techs working that shift was
    that WEP and WPA do not work with Ad hoc networks. The
    person I talked to was even surprised that I was
    attempting to do and that and confirmed with her
    colleagues that this was not feasible. I found at least
    two articles on the Internet that had instructions for
    using WEP with an ad hoc network, I found one article
    that said to use WEP or WPA you had to use the
    infrastructure mode. Does anyone know the exact truth of
    the matter? Is Dell correct? THANKS!!
     
    Gary R. Lehrer, Aug 23, 2004
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  2. dell maybe correct becouse they know about the compatibility of the computer
    yu have

    "Gary R. Lehrer" wrote:

    > I'm using 5 identical Latitude D600 notebooks from Dell
    > with XP sp1. I've setup an ad hoc wireless network which
    > works fine until I enable either WEP or WPA. Then I can't
    > ping, login or access shares on any of the other
    > machines. I called DELL and support told me that that the
    > concensus of opinion of the Techs working that shift was
    > that WEP and WPA do not work with Ad hoc networks. The
    > person I talked to was even surprised that I was
    > attempting to do and that and confirmed with her
    > colleagues that this was not feasible. I found at least
    > two articles on the Internet that had instructions for
    > using WEP with an ad hoc network, I found one article
    > that said to use WEP or WPA you had to use the
    > infrastructure mode. Does anyone know the exact truth of
    > the matter? Is Dell correct? THANKS!!
    >
     
    =?Utf-8?B?bWFsb2F2aQ==?=, Aug 23, 2004
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  3. Gary R. Lehrer

    simonova Guest

    Gary - I set up a WEP secure Ad Hoc connection between a PC & Lapto
    last night with WinXP SP2, so it can definitely be done


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