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XP Wireless setup wont let me enter long keys

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  • Configuration
  • Wireless
  • Windows XP
  • Wireless Networking
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January 29, 2010 3:38:05 PM

I'm trying to set up my home network to use WPA2.

I'm setting up my Win XP SP3 laptop with an Intel wireless card (49xxAGN).

I am trying to enter a WPA2 key of 10 characters (which I have already set up on the brand new Linksys router).

When I enter the key into Windows Wireless Setup it takes it just fine. I apply and save, it tries to hit the network and fail. When I open the settings again, all I have is 8 characters.

Any help?

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January 29, 2010 4:23:46 PM

If the wireless card came with its own user interface , try that instead of using Windows networking.

If not poss switch to WPA (not WPA2) -- it's not hackerporoof -- but how many of your immediate neighbours are hackers ?
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