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Has anyone set up a Linksys Wireless-G PC Card?

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Anonymous
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a b D Laptop
December 11, 2004 12:32:22 PM

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I am interested in sitting in places that utilize wi-fi technology such as
Starbucks and connect to the internet.
From what I understand, I need a pcmcia card for this to happen. I purchased
the Linksys 2.4 ghz 802.11g Wireless G Notebook
Adapter model WPC54G. My machine is a Dell Inspiron running Windows XP
Home.

I haven't yet tried to connect this card but I was looking at the quick
installation document and there are a couple of questions
that the setup will ask that I'm not quite sure how to answer:

1) I have to choose between Infrastructure and Ad Hoc mode. (I'm thinking
Infrastructure is the choice here)
2) I have to select my type of security, It looks like the choices will be
64bit WEP, 128bit WEP or WPA-PSK.
If I choose 64bitWEP, I have to supply a 10 hexidecimal passphrase. If I
choose 128bit WEP I need a 26 hexidecimal passphrase.
And, if I choose WPA-PSK I will need a 8-63 hexidecimal passphrase.

I am clueless on what I'm supposed select and how to enter these
passphrases. If someone uses their notebook to connect to public wireless
networks can you please help me out?

Thank you
Anonymous
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a b D Laptop
December 11, 2004 1:34:14 PM

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chaz wrote:

> I am interested in sitting in places that utilize wi-fi technology such as
> Starbucks and connect to the internet.
> From what I understand, I need a pcmcia card for this to happen. I
> purchased the Linksys 2.4 ghz 802.11g Wireless G Notebook
> Adapter model WPC54G. My machine is a Dell Inspiron running Windows XP
> Home.
>
> I haven't yet tried to connect this card but I was looking at the quick
> installation document and there are a couple of questions
> that the setup will ask that I'm not quite sure how to answer:
>
> 1) I have to choose between Infrastructure and Ad Hoc mode. (I'm
> thinking Infrastructure is the choice here)
> 2) I have to select my type of security, It looks like the choices will be
> 64bit WEP, 128bit WEP or WPA-PSK.
> If I choose 64bitWEP, I have to supply a 10 hexidecimal passphrase. If
> I
> choose 128bit WEP I need a 26 hexidecimal passphrase.
> And, if I choose WPA-PSK I will need a 8-63 hexidecimal passphrase.
>
> I am clueless on what I'm supposed select and how to enter these
> passphrases. If someone uses their notebook to connect to public wireless
> networks can you please help me out?

Assume ad-hoc and no security unless you have other information.

> Thank you

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Anonymous
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a b D Laptop
December 11, 2004 6:14:01 PM

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"chaz" <chaz@stratos.net> wrote in message news:10rm18as7piagbb@corp.supernews.com...
>I am interested in sitting in places that utilize wi-fi technology such as
> Starbucks and connect to the internet.
> 1) I have to choose between Infrastructure and Ad Hoc mode. (I'm thinking
> Infrastructure is the choice here)

Yes, infrastructure. Ad-hoc connects directly to the another computer's wireless
adapter, without going through a wireless access point.

> 2) I have to select my type of security, It looks like the choices will be
> 64bit WEP, 128bit WEP or WPA-PSK.

Choose nothing for WEP, since T-Mobile hot spots in Starubcks don't use WEP but do
use WPA security. For more answers search google for "wireless network setup" and
"WAP security setup."

Also visit www.t-mobile.com/hotspot/ (T-Mobile provide wireless access in Starbucks.)
Once you sign up, T-Mobile provides oodles of help.

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Anonymous
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a b D Laptop
December 11, 2004 6:14:02 PM

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eM eL wrote:

> "chaz" <chaz@stratos.net> wrote in message
> news:10rm18as7piagbb@corp.supernews.com...
>>I am interested in sitting in places that utilize wi-fi technology such as
>> Starbucks and connect to the internet.
>> 1) I have to choose between Infrastructure and Ad Hoc mode. (I'm
>> thinking Infrastructure is the choice here)
>
> Yes, infrastructure. Ad-hoc connects directly to the another computer's
> wireless adapter, without going through a wireless access point.
>
>> 2) I have to select my type of security, It looks like the choices will
>> be
>> 64bit WEP, 128bit WEP or WPA-PSK.
>
> Choose nothing for WEP, since T-Mobile hot spots in Starubcks don't use
> WEP but do
> use WPA security. For more answers search google for "wireless network
> setup" and "WAP security setup."
>
> Also visit www.t-mobile.com/hotspot/ (T-Mobile provide wireless access in
> Starbucks.) Once you sign up, T-Mobile provides oodles of help.

Best bet is to see if whoever is running the hotspot has a handout.
Starbucks isn't the only outfit out there with hotspots.
>

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