Using WPA on Linksys WRT54G?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ITASOR, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. ITASOR macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    So, I finally got tired of having a no-security wireless access point in my house, so I set up WPA. Everything worked good. Set up my iBook, DELL, sister's Averatec laptop.

    My dad comes home and turns on his Toshiba Satellite laptop and it says something about it being encrypted. It gives the password field, and security type menu. The menu only has WEP and something WPA.

    Am I stuck using WEP (hate using the ID numbers, I like how WPA uses whatever you make)? I'll probably go back to using nothing *sigh*.
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Lots of Windows hardware does not support it's definitely possible. But what's the something else on the list?
  3. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    WPA can sometimes have other strange names that companies seem to think are special and cool. Though I can't recall any of them now, I have heard a few. You should check the other item on the list.
  4. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    Have you checked out the latest drivers on the Toshiba support website?

    I had the WEP only problem with our 2 year old HP laptop. I had to go to the HP support site and install the latest wireless drivers, to give me WPA.
  5. ITASOR thread starter macrumors 601


    Mar 20, 2005
    Thanks guys, I'll definitely look into upgrading the drivers for the card. I know he runs Windows update a lot, so I guess that isn't updating the drivers for that.

    I gotta wait until he gets home to get the model number...then I'll look.
  6. IanF0729 macrumors regular


    Dec 3, 2005
    Washington, DC.
    I know that the initial release of XP didn't support WPA encryption. Make sure you're running SP2.

    That's what happened to a friend of mine.

    Although you said the computer has Windows update run on it a lot, so that may not be your issue.

    My roommate has a Toshiba Satellite and it works well with WPA encryption.

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