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Limited or no connectivity
Aug 28, 2012, 3:08 PM
I have a spare computer I build. Its a FX-60 on some old asus 939 motherboard. I installed xp in it because I don't have any wireless network adapters that work with linux or Windows 7.
I am using an old Linksys WUSB11 Ver 2.6. USB adapter.
The computer does have connectivity if I plug in an ethernet cord from the router. Worked fine, fast, was able to install Sp3, etc.
I can't get the wireless to work. I get excellent connection strength, but can't actually do anything with it.
Since this is XP and I haven't messed around with XP network settings for years, I think I got a bit rusty and spoiled with Windows 7.
Any advice? thanks!
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 28, 2012
Aug 28, 2012, 3:33 PM
what wireless mode are you using on your router?
usually B-wireless network cards only support WEP. If your router is set to WPA or WPA2 you will not be able to connect.
Aug 28, 2012, 3:36 PM
Good question. The router is part of my Cable/telephone system and I didn't set it up, I will have to find out and see if there is an open to allow for B as well.
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Aug 28, 2012, 4:38 PM
It is set to g/b so that should not be the problem. Does my adapter support WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK? Or just open wep? This is one area I am not totally familiar with.
Aug 28, 2012, 4:42 PM
99% of all b wireless adapters only support WEP
Aug 28, 2012, 4:47 PM
That must be it, thanks a lot.
Aug 28, 2012, 6:22 PM
Best answer selected by xaephod.
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