Good 802.11g card for Windows XP that supports WPA?

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  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

    ravenvii

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    I'm looking for a good wireless card (802.11g) for Windows XP that supports WPA. It'd be great if the card can be used driver-less on Windows XP (meaning, Windows XP already has the drivers to support the card). This would cut down on hassle a ton. Just plug it in and go, and whenever the computer needs to be reformatted, it would be worry-free, since there's no drivers to worry about.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think you are going to find a wireless-G card for windows xp that doesn't require drivers. The Linksys WMP54G is a good choice. I have one in my gf's computer and it supports WPA with the Windows wireless configuration utility and with Linksys's wireless network monitor so you can go either way. I found the Linksys utility to be more reliable than the Windows one, so your mileage may vary.
     
  3. ravenvii thread starter macrumors 604

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    I checked the specs of the card, and it says it doesn't support WPA? (Maybe you were thinking of WEP?)
     
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    Try the Motorola ones. I have one from Walmart in our DELL that was only like $39.99.

    I don't think there are any cards that are driverless....most of the big brands have and need drivers.
     
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