I hope somebody can help. I am sure this is just "terminology".
I have a couple of Draytek 2900 Gi routers with wifi, and have their wifi setup for what Draytek call "WPA/PSK, encryption mode TKIP" and one enters just a single passphrase.
This works with various laptops e.g. Sony 505 (internal wifi) and a few with the Linksys PCMCIA WPC54G wifi card whose config has a "WPA/PSK" option too.
Now I have the Cisco 350 series mini-PCI card (and also the PCMCIA version of it) in a couple of laptops and the Cisco software (Aironet Client Utility v6.4.05) and it uses different terminology and despite trying different options I can't get it to work.
Under the ACU Network Security tab, I see
checkbox for WPA
under it some options:
None LEAP EAP-FAST Host-based EAP (802.1x)
None Static WEP
Open Shared Key
Which options do I use to do simple WPA/PSK/TKIP?
I am aware that one has a choice of
(1) using windows XP to configure the wireless network, or
(2) using the ACU to do it
BOTH work for unencrupted. BOTH work for 64-bit WEP Only (2) works for 128-bit WEP (no config in XP for this) (2) doesn't appear to support WPA/PSK/TKIP (1) *should* support WPA/PSK/TKIP but it doesn't work
Any pointers much appreciated!
Eventually I installed Netstumbler to see if I can find out more. I found this:
NS works only if I use (1) above. If I use (2) it never sees any network!
NS fails to auto-update its "encrypted" network labelling if I just reconfigure the router from "open" to "WEP". One has to restart NS.
But that's all I could establish.
Is it just that I have an old wifi adapter?
Finally, can anyone suggest any advantages of using (1) over (2) or vice versa? Both seem to work for open and wep-64 networks.
Neither appears to connect to a WEP network unless I set up a profile, with the right SSID. However, the Linksys WPC54G PCMCIA card can do that - it just prompts you for the WEP password.
Am I missing something obvious here, or is this the way things really are?
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