working wireless configuration with xp and Draytek vigor 2800

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by raffaele, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. raffaele

    raffaele Guest

    I'm connecting a windows xp sp2 pc to a Draytek vigor 2800 access
    point.
    I found a lot of problems enabling a secure wireless (open wireles
    works well).

    Do you now a good configuration (that works|) of the wireless
    connection with XP?

    Best & thanks.
    Raffaele
     
    raffaele, Sep 27, 2008
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  2. Hi
    Make sure that you ruin either the Wireless utility of the Wireless card, or
    Windows Zero configuration (never both).
    Windows XP SP2 with the patches works very well.
    If after checking and adjusting every thing it does not work check Draytech
    support.
    From the weakest to the strongest, Wireless security capacity is.
    No Security
    MAC______(Band Aid if nothing else is available).
    WEP64____(Easy, to "Break" by knowledgeable people).
    WEP128___(A little Harder, but "Hackable" too).
    WPA-PSK__(Very Hard to Break).
    WPA-AES__(Not functionally Breakable)
    WPA2____ (Not functionally Breakable).
    Note 1: WPA-AES the the current entry level rendition of WPA2.
    Note 2: If you use WinXP and did not updated it you would have to download
    the WPA2 patch from Microsoft. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893357
    The documentation of your Wireless devices (Wireless Router, and Wireless
    Computer's Card) should state the type of security that is available with
    your Wireless hardware.
    All devices MUST be set to the same security level using the same pass
    phrase.
    Therefore the security must be set according what ever is the best possible
    of one of the Wireless devices.
    I.e. even if most of your system might be capable to be configured to the
    max. with WPA2, but one device is only capable to be configured to max . of
    WEP, to whole system must be configured to WEP.
    If you need more good security and one device (like a Wireless card that can
    do WEP only) is holding better security for the whole Network, replace the
    device with a better one.
    Setting Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
    The Core differences between WEP, WPA, and WPA2 -
    http://www.ezlan.net/wpa_wep.html
    Jack (MVP-Networking).


    "raffaele" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I'm connecting a windows xp sp2 pc to a Draytek vigor 2800 access
    > point.
    > I found a lot of problems enabling a secure wireless (open wireles
    > works well).
    >
    > Do you now a good configuration (that works|) of the wireless
    > connection with XP?
    >
    > Best & thanks.
    > Raffaele
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Sep 28, 2008
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