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Linksys wmp11

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March 24, 2010 4:20:09 PM

Hello,
trying to connect to a wpa encrypted network, but I only have options for open,shared and wep. OS: win xp pro sp3. Is there a firmware update or something for the linksys wmp11 that will help?

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March 25, 2010 12:04:01 AM

Highly unlikely. That's an ANCIENT wireless adapter by industry standards. We're talking wireless B here (circa 2002), not even G. And G is now being slowly replaced by N. You could always check the Linksys website for new drivers. But one reason I suspect it won't help is that WPA2/WPA requires more intensive processing than WEP, and a lot of older equipment simply can't be retrofitted to support it.

WEP if pretty much worthless anyway. Anyone w/ an interest can easily crack it within minutes w/ readily available tools off the ‘net. In all honestly, it's time to retire that adapter, esp. given how many reasonably priced replacement wireless G adapters w/ WPA2/WPA are available.
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