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Why do I lose my signal so much?

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by TigerFan, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

    Oct 29, 2002
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    I've yet to figure out how to get wpa setup on my windows machines.. looked once.. couldn't figure it out.. and quit

  2. neilz

    neilz New Member

    Dec 7, 2003
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    Sometimes its the fault of either the router or the Wireless NIC card. Some of the older NICs cannot be driver upgraded to use WPA for some reason, same for the routers, they can't be upgraded via firmware due to the chipset used.

    With Windows XP SP2, the system will recognize if the router is using WPA (usually ... fingers are always crossed) and will just ask for the passphrase. Turning on WPA on the router is usually very easy, unless, as mentioned, the router just cannot be upgraded to use WPA.

    Neil Z.
    Resident since 1999

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