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    I have been running a LAN with Desktop linked to the Web by a DSL modem liked to a wireless router which has WPA security. There is a laptop linked wirelessly to the router.

    I am about to replace the router with a new one which , unlike the original router , now has WPA2 security.

    I seem to have read somewhere that , for the LAN to be protected to the WPA2 standard , it will also be necessary to have the NIC cards on both desktop and laptop to also be WPA2 capable .

    Question 1.
    Is this a requirement ?

    Question 2.
    How do I determine whether my NIC cards have this capability.

    I looked in the PROPERTIES of the desktop card but couldn't see any reference to WPA and/or any other type of security mentioned there .

  • #2
    Re: New Router wpa2 Question

    Usually, when you setup a new wireless connection you'll see if the adapter supports it. Generally, unless your machine is too old, it should be ok. If not look for an updated driver.
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    • #3
      Re: New Router wpa2 Question

      AFAIK no wired card needs WPA -- unless I am totally misreading the OPs question
      Tom Jones
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      • #4
        Re: New Router wpa2 Question

        I was only referring to the Laptop. I am not sure about the details of the query, but if the desktop has also a wireless NIC then it applies to that as well.
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        • #5
          Re: New Router wpa2 Question

          1. No.

          2. Try and logon to a WPA2 protected network.

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