WPA Encryption

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by Chubbyald, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Chubbyald

    Chubbyald Guest

    Hi all. I have an issue which I'm finding impossible to resolve. My onboard
    wireless adapter does not show the options to allow me to choose WPA-PSK
    encryption. It's not actually there. I believe it should be, but I think
    there could be something wrong with my XP installation possibly. I have
    attached an external USB WiFi adapter and it's in the options for that card.
    My friend has a very similar laptop to me, an Acer also, but is older than
    mine, but has the option to select WPA encryption on his onboard card. I did
    overhear someone mentioning there is a command line fix for this, something
    along the lines of "Force policy update", but is was only in passing, and I
    didn't have a chance to ask the people what it did, but I do know it was to
    resolve the same issue. Anyone got any ideas please?.. Thanks.
     
    Chubbyald, Sep 24, 2006
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  2. Hi

    Not all Acer have necessarily the same Wireless card. It might be that yours
    is not WPA compatible. Log to Acer support site find the recent drivers for
    the card, and make sure that there is a statement that your model support
    WPA.

    Jack (MVP-Networking).
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Sep 25, 2006
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    Newtechie, Sep 25, 2006
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