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WPA2 adapter with WPA router

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April 10, 2009 11:48:04 PM

I'm new to this kind of stuff, so I have no clue of whether or not this setup will work.
I have a netgear WPN824 IEEE 802.11b/g wireless router
Link to newegg for specs: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

and i plan on buying this ENCORE ENLWI-N wireless adapter.
Newegg link: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)

The specs say that the adapter is WPA2, however, my router is WPA. Will this work or will it be incompatable? I'm asking because the adapter also lists WPA(1) in the security section of the specs, but for the WPA/WPA2 section, the adapter says WPA2. The router says WPA in the WPA/WPA2 section.
Anonymous
April 11, 2009 7:42:16 AM

I think there may still be compatibility issues between one manufacturer's wireless N products and another's. I would stick with the same brand at present.

WPA issue should also be solved by that approach -- but, generally, I think that WPA2 equipment will include WPA compatibility.
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