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Help please with WEP and WPA -PSK

KelliePaisley Avatar
5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
my router has a wpa-psk data encryption but my xp laptop only shows wep or disable can anyone help thanks
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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
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#1
Sounds like you need new drivers for your wireless card on the laptop.
#2
umm all I know is the drivers are installed, its a Dell True Mobile 1150 Series Mini-PCI Card do you know what drivers I need, thank you for your help
#4
dcx_badass
Yup, no point using Wep, can be cracked in under a minute.


You could of course be sensible and not bother protecting your wi-fi. That way it seems like you have nothing to hide to everyone... hell, i've got a wireless n that stretches half way down my street - if someone joins it I get a little pop-up on my pc. These networks work both ways...
#5
tomwatts
dcx_badass
Yup, no point using Wep, can be cracked in under a minute.
You could of course be sensible and not bother protecting your wi-fi. That way it seems like you have nothing to hide to everyone... hell, i've got a wireless n that stretches half way down my street - if someone joins it I get a little pop-up on my pc. These networks work both ways...

Good example of what NOT to do.
#6
thanks for all your help!

Edited By: KelliePaisley on Jan 04, 2011 15:47
#7
tomwatts
dcx_badass
Yup, no point using Wep, can be cracked in under a minute.


You could of course be sensible and not bother protecting your wi-fi. That way it seems like you have nothing to hide to everyone... hell, i've got a wireless n that stretches half way down my street - if someone joins it I get a little pop-up on my pc. These networks work both ways...


Nice, people can if they want inspect all data across your network, that includes getting all your login details for everything from email, forums, paypal, ebay and online banking.
#8
when I downloaded it and opened dell driver download manager it says nothing to download?
#9
that link only seems to be downloading the download manager?
#10
Babbabooey
tomwatts
dcx_badass
Yup, no point using Wep, can be cracked in under a minute.
You could of course be sensible and not bother protecting your wi-fi. That way it seems like you have nothing to hide to everyone... hell, i've got a wireless n that stretches half way down my street - if someone joins it I get a little pop-up on my pc. These networks work both ways...
Good example of what NOT to do.

And you really think that I save my login details on my laptop? And cookies for that matter..? My main pc isnt on the wireless network, as it is connected to a wired router on a different port. The wireless is used for laptop and Xbox...

Edited By: tomwatts on Jan 04, 2011 21:10: rubbish grammar :)
#11
I can't seem to download the driver does anyone know if I change netgear to use wep its m y only choice at the moment
#12
tomwatts
dcx_badass
Yup, no point using Wep, can be cracked in under a minute.


You could of course be sensible and not bother protecting your wi-fi. That way it seems like you have nothing to hide to everyone... hell, i've got a wireless n that stretches half way down my street - if someone joins it I get a little pop-up on my pc. These networks work both ways...


so your the one hacking them?
#13
Interesting idea actually..... set up unprotected wifi which covers as large an area as possible... wait for people to log on and then start sniffing their traffic! They'll think they've hit the jackpot finding an open network but little do they know you're snooping at their stuff!

p.s. To the OP -- are you using the Windows Zero Config utility to connect to the wireless? (it's http://www.computerworld.com/common/images/site/features/2007/012007/wifi_ad_hoc_connect_lg.gif) or are you using some other utility (like one provided by Dell, for example)?


Edited By: oldmanhouse on Jan 04, 2011 17:08
#14
I realise I might be completely wrong but could it not be the security mode settings on the router?
#15
I dont think i've made it very clear what I have in my home have I?

Main PC hardwired to an old wireless router (with the wireless turned off)

Wireless router connected to a separate port supplying xbox, sisters laptop and iphone... with limited bandwidth i must add...

Since my sister only uses the lappy for hotmail and messenger, with all cookies and form data not being kept, surely this is ok right?

I merely have a bit of fun on my laptop with other people every now and then...

(PS - I'm a w***er, i know =/)

Edited By: tomwatts on Jan 04, 2011 21:01

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