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May 28, 2009Posted by on
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- wifi connections failure to WPA & WPA2 from windows xp. <— click to read the full articles. Credit to the actual owner, extracted was parts of the articles, by default;
- Windows XP does not has native support for WPA in Windows XP (which only added via KB815485 WPA support patch and via Service Pack 2), and no native support for WPA2 until Windows XP SP3.
- To verify that the unable or cannot connect to the wireless network is indeed cause by lack of support in Windows XP, right click on the Network Connections icon on the system tray (notification area), then go to Wireless Network tab.
- Select or manually add in the SSID for the wireless network, then click on Data Encryption option.
- If Windows XP supports WPA and WPA2, you will see its options appear in the drop-down list, in addition to usual WEP.
- To let Windows XP pre-SP2 system provides support for WPA WiFi network security encryption method, download and install KB815495 (KB article), or upgrade to Windows XP SP2.
- To provides operating system support for WPA2, download and install the newer KB917021 Wireless Client Update for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (validation required at Microsoft Download Center, or user can direct download the WindowsXP-KB917021-v3-x86-ENU.exe) or older KB893357 Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) and Wireless Provisioning Services Information Element (WPS IE) update for Windows XP SP2 (validation required at Microsoft Download Center, or user can direct download the WindowsXP-KB893357-v2-x86-ENU.exe) or more recommended, upgrade to Windows XP SP3, which now incorporates the WPA2 hotfix and implements the WPA2 IEEE 802.11i wireless networking standard natively.
- After installing the WPA and/or WPA2 support into Windows XP and restarting the computer, if the system has a client wireless card with WPA/WPA2-capable firmware and WPA/WPA2 drivers, Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) displays a WPA2 designation when user view the available wireless networks. For example, Security-enabled wireless network (WPA) and Security-enabled wireless network (WPA2), instead of just plain “Security-enabled wireless network”.
- link: http://compnetworking.about.com