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Problem with Asus wireless n-13 adapter

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September 6, 2012 2:58:51 AM

So I bought one of these things:
http://ca.asus.com/en/Networks/Wireless_Adapters/USBN13...
I wanted to have wireless internet on an old pc that i tucked away upstairs. It's this old Pentium 4 Sony Vaio that basically my dad would use to browse youtube and the net.
Obviously this computer didn't have any wireless capabilities so I got this thing.
My machine downstairs has a linksys wrt310n router connected to it. It's actually wired to the net and the router is for the ps3, wii and cellphone really.
So I went to this site and downloaded that utility there for the drivers and program and installed it.
Now this is my problem:
It doesn't work. When it scans for the SSID's it finds mine and then I have to fill in the appropriate settings. I use WPA2 security but all it asks me for is WEP and I tried going into linksys router settings and writing down the codes when I switched settings just to see and switched back. It connects or says it did but when I open a browser, BAM cannot connect to remote server or whatever.

HELP.

I just don't get why I don't have WPA option in the program. :cry:  :cry:  :cry: 

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September 6, 2012 4:17:58 AM
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Just how old is this laptop, or more precisely, the OS it's running? At one time there was only WEP (e.g., WinXP SP1, it actually required a special patch to add WPA, and I believe WPA2 didn’t come until SP2), so it's entirely possible if the laptop OS is old enough, it might indeed only have WEP support!

This is why whenever you're dealing w/ an older machine, you should use a wireless ethernet bridge (aka, client bridge), NOT a USB or PCI/PCI-E adapter. Then you don't run into any of these compatibility issues.

http://www.buy.com/prod/zyxel-mwr102-wireless-n-pocket-...
September 8, 2012 1:58:54 AM

Best answer selected by tinywolves.
September 8, 2012 1:59:49 AM

eibgrad said:
Just how old is this laptop, or more precisely, the OS it's running? At one time there was only WEP (e.g., WinXP SP1, it actually required a special patch to add WPA, and I believe WPA2 didn’t come until SP2), so it's entirely possible if the laptop OS is old enough, it might indeed only have WEP support!

This is why whenever you're dealing w/ an older machine, you should use a wireless ethernet bridge (aka, client bridge), NOT a USB or PCI/PCI-E adapter. Then you don't run into any of these compatibility issues.

http://www.buy.com/prod/zyxel-mwr102-wireless-n-pocket-...


It is running windows xp. Im going to check what service packs are on it but thank you, I understand the issue now.
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