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France
05-19-08, 12:27 PM
Hi! I have created an Ad Hoc Home network:
- PC Desktop Windows XP SP3, USB Adapter DWL-G132 updated (for the problem
of *.dll after SP3 ), modem ADSL etc....
- Notebook samsung r700 Vista Home Premium SP1with Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
3945BG Network Connection

First i have installed the USB adapter on Desktop, then i have created the
ad hoc home network (IP manually assigned etc).
Second i have connected the notebook to the ad hoc network.
All works fine, and i connect to the web by the desktop pc, BUT
i) i can only use WEP (not WPA, but the use adapter can use WPA encryption)
ii) with the command "netsh wlan show all" i can see that the radio
frequency is 802.11b (Mbps 125.5 11) and NOT 802.11g (both USB Adapter dlink
and notebook can use 802.11g)
iii) I have to connect from notebook always manually (not auto
connection)....
what is wrong?
I heve tried installing and re-installing USB adapter but nothing changes.
Any suggestion?
thank you and sorry for my english
France

Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
05-19-08, 01:11 PM
You may need to install Microsoft hotfix. This post may help.

XP doesn't have WPA option
http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?p=6459#6459

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"France" <f.caracciolo@do.med.unipi.it> wrote in message
news:OqaptWduIHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Hi! I have created an Ad Hoc Home network:
> - PC Desktop Windows XP SP3, USB Adapter DWL-G132 updated (for the problem
> of *.dll after SP3 ), modem ADSL etc....
> - Notebook samsung r700 Vista Home Premium SP1with Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
> 3945BG Network Connection
>
> First i have installed the USB adapter on Desktop, then i have created the
> ad hoc home network (IP manually assigned etc).
> Second i have connected the notebook to the ad hoc network.
> All works fine, and i connect to the web by the desktop pc, BUT
> i) i can only use WEP (not WPA, but the use adapter can use WPA
> encryption)
> ii) with the command "netsh wlan show all" i can see that the radio
> frequency is 802.11b (Mbps 125.5 11) and NOT 802.11g (both USB Adapter
> dlink and notebook can use 802.11g)
> iii) I have to connect from notebook always manually (not auto
> connection)....
> what is wrong?
> I heve tried installing and re-installing USB adapter but nothing changes.
> Any suggestion?
> thank you and sorry for my english
> France
>
>
>
>

France
05-19-08, 01:39 PM
Thank you for the answer, but I had already installed the hotfix. Few days
ago I installed SP3, too (which, I think enables WPA encryption on XP
platform).
francesco

Barb Bowman
05-19-08, 01:46 PM
Many wireless adapters cannot use WPA in ad-hoc mode

On Mon, 19 May 2008 19:27:40 +0200, "France"
<f.caracciolo@do.med.unipi.it> wrote:

>Hi! I have created an Ad Hoc Home network:
>- PC Desktop Windows XP SP3, USB Adapter DWL-G132 updated (for the problem
>of *.dll after SP3 ), modem ADSL etc....
>- Notebook samsung r700 Vista Home Premium SP1with Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
>3945BG Network Connection
>
>First i have installed the USB adapter on Desktop, then i have created the
>ad hoc home network (IP manually assigned etc).
>Second i have connected the notebook to the ad hoc network.
>All works fine, and i connect to the web by the desktop pc, BUT
>i) i can only use WEP (not WPA, but the use adapter can use WPA encryption)
>ii) with the command "netsh wlan show all" i can see that the radio
>frequency is 802.11b (Mbps 125.5 11) and NOT 802.11g (both USB Adapter dlink
>and notebook can use 802.11g)
>iii) I have to connect from notebook always manually (not auto
>connection)....
>what is wrong?
>I heve tried installing and re-installing USB adapter but nothing changes.
>Any suggestion?
>thank you and sorry for my english
>France
>
>
>
--

Barb Bowman
MS-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

John
05-19-08, 01:53 PM
XP SP2 does support WPA but does not support WPA2 without KB917021 patch

XP SP3 supports WPA2.

"Robert L. (MS-MVP)" <findemail@chicagotech.net> wrote in message
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> You may need to install Microsoft hotfix. This post may help.
>
> XP doesn't have WPA option
> http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?p=6459#6459
>
> --
> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
> Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
> http://www.ChicagoTech.net
> How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
> http://www.HowToNetworking.com
> "France" <f.caracciolo@do.med.unipi.it> wrote in message
> news:OqaptWduIHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Hi! I have created an Ad Hoc Home network:
>> - PC Desktop Windows XP SP3, USB Adapter DWL-G132 updated (for the
>> problem of *.dll after SP3 ), modem ADSL etc....
>> - Notebook samsung r700 Vista Home Premium SP1with Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
>> 3945BG Network Connection
>>
>> First i have installed the USB adapter on Desktop, then i have created
>> the ad hoc home network (IP manually assigned etc).
>> Second i have connected the notebook to the ad hoc network.
>> All works fine, and i connect to the web by the desktop pc, BUT
>> i) i can only use WEP (not WPA, but the use adapter can use WPA
>> encryption)
>> ii) with the command "netsh wlan show all" i can see that the radio
>> frequency is 802.11b (Mbps 125.5 11) and NOT 802.11g (both USB Adapter
>> dlink and notebook can use 802.11g)
>> iii) I have to connect from notebook always manually (not auto
>> connection)....
>> what is wrong?
>> I heve tried installing and re-installing USB adapter but nothing
>> changes. Any suggestion?
>> thank you and sorry for my english
>> France
>>
>>
>>
>>
>

France
05-19-08, 02:18 PM
"Barb Bowman" <barb@nospam.com> ha scritto nel messaggio
news:umi334dma8r2b78rik2hmfi9evcgo130op@4ax.com...
> Many wireless adapters cannot use WPA in ad-hoc mode
I think this is the most reasonable... I'll post this question to D-Link
support.
Thank you all.
France

Barb Bowman
05-19-08, 04:19 PM
please let us know the outcome.

On Mon, 19 May 2008 21:18:13 +0200, "France"
<f.caracciolo@do.med.unipi.it> wrote:

>
>"Barb Bowman" <barb@nospam.com> ha scritto nel messaggio
>news:umi334dma8r2b78rik2hmfi9evcgo130op@4ax.com...
>> Many wireless adapters cannot use WPA in ad-hoc mode
>I think this is the most reasonable... I'll post this question to D-Link
>support.
>Thank you all.
>France
--

Barb Bowman
MS-MVP
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
http://blogs.digitalmediaphile.com/barb/

Pavel A.
05-19-08, 05:53 PM
By all means, just use a wireless router or AP instead of adhoc.
This can save many nerve cells to you, us and dlink support.

Regards,
--PA

"France" <f.caracciolo@do.med.unipi.it> wrote in message
news:eO6lgUeuIHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>
> "Barb Bowman" <barb@nospam.com> ha scritto nel messaggio
> news:umi334dma8r2b78rik2hmfi9evcgo130op@4ax.com...
>> Many wireless adapters cannot use WPA in ad-hoc mode
> I think this is the most reasonable... I'll post this question to D-Link
> support.
> Thank you all.
> France

Linea Recta
05-20-08, 08:59 AM
"Robert L. (MS-MVP)" <findemail@chicagotech.net> schreef in bericht
news:eIEY2uduIHA.2292@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> You may need to install Microsoft hotfix. This post may help.
>
> XP doesn't have WPA option
> http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?p=6459#6459


It doesn't?? And I have no problems with W2k using WPA??


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Jack \(MVP-Networking\).
05-20-08, 01:22 PM
Hi
If you hurry you can alleviate your WPA "torture" ;) for $5 after rebate
(the rebate ends today).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833156038
If you are Not in the USA you probably find a good deal on a Wireless Router
on your local too.
From an End-Users perspective, some Network capacities were included in the
OS because their were widely needed years ago.
Ad-Hoc, and ICS are example for it. There is better solution today and there
is No reason to use old solutions unless there is a specific tech. needs.
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"France" <f.caracciolo@do.med.unipi.it> wrote in message
news:OqaptWduIHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Hi! I have created an Ad Hoc Home network:
> - PC Desktop Windows XP SP3, USB Adapter DWL-G132 updated (for the problem
> of *.dll after SP3 ), modem ADSL etc....
> - Notebook samsung r700 Vista Home Premium SP1with Intel(R) PRO/Wireless
> 3945BG Network Connection
>
> First i have installed the USB adapter on Desktop, then i have created the
> ad hoc home network (IP manually assigned etc).
> Second i have connected the notebook to the ad hoc network.
> All works fine, and i connect to the web by the desktop pc, BUT
> i) i can only use WEP (not WPA, but the use adapter can use WPA
> encryption)
> ii) with the command "netsh wlan show all" i can see that the radio
> frequency is 802.11b (Mbps 125.5 11) and NOT 802.11g (both USB Adapter
> dlink and notebook can use 802.11g)
> iii) I have to connect from notebook always manually (not auto
> connection)....
> what is wrong?
> I heve tried installing and re-installing USB adapter but nothing changes.
> Any suggestion?
> thank you and sorry for my english
> France
>
>
>
>

Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
05-20-08, 01:23 PM
Sorry, wrong link. Some old wireless NICs don't support support WPA.

XP with KB917021 doesn't have WPA & WPA2 options
http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=4056


--
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"France" <f.caracciolo@do.med.unipi.it> wrote in message
news:eKGN7%23duIHA.4476@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Thank you for the answer, but I had already installed the hotfix. Few
> days ago I installed SP3, too (which, I think enables WPA encryption on XP
> platform).
> francesco