DWL-G650 operation with (and without) WPA2

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Fred Marshall, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. I'm planning an installation using D-Link DWL-G650 PC card interfaces on
    laptops and a suitable D-Link router with similar capabilities.
    I'm planning to use WPA2 on the primary LAN for wireless security.

    Does anyone know what happens if a user takes the laptop to another, less
    secure site?
    That is, is it convenient to turn off the encryption?
    I'm assuming it won't work with the encryption turned on, on the laptop,
    while at some vanilla wireless LAN.


    Fred Marshall, Apr 26, 2005
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  2. In Windows, you can configure each SSID (each network) with different
    encryption settings.

    As long as the other networks have a different SSID, you should be fine.

    If you don't use Windows to configure your settings, any other configuration
    would be dependent on the software that came with the card.
    Carl DaVault [MSFT], Apr 28, 2005
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  3. I would be interested to know if you have found WPA2 capable drivers for the

    Mike Bernstein
    Mike Bernstein, Apr 29, 2005
  4. Mike,

    Not yet. I'm in the middle of that right now. It may be that the G650 was
    the wrong choice. In researching the D-Link website I don't see that the
    G650 supports it. I may need a different model like the DWL-G680.


    OK - that makes sense. Thanks!

    Fred Marshall, Apr 30, 2005
  5. Carl DaVault [MSFT], Apr 30, 2005
  6. Mike Bernstein, Apr 30, 2005
  7. I now understand the driver will be available in a month's time. I'm not
    planning on it necessarily.
    Fred Marshall, May 8, 2005
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