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WPA2 Discovery/Connection Problems


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#1 classic22

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Posted 14 October 2010 - 10:59 PM

Hello,

I have a HP Pavilion dv6-1334us Entertainment Notebook 64-bit with Windows 7. I recently set up a wireless router, which came with it two wireless networks one being a WPA1 and the other being WPA2. I have found and successfully connected to the WPA1. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find the WPA2. Any suggestions on how I can find the WPA2 wireless network?

Thanks in advance,
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Posted 14 October 2010 - 11:05 PM

WPA1 and WPA2 are not two separate networks. They are two different levels of encryption used to secure a single wireless network.

Both network devices, meaning the wireless device on your HP and the wireless router must support them to use them. In this case it sounds like the wireless card on your HP only supports WPA1.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 02:25 PM

Thanks ThunderZ for the quick response. Sorry I am not that technical hahaha. I know other people who have the exact same computer that have access to the WPA2 in my apartment. How do I check if my wireless card does or does not support WPA2?

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:04 PM

It should have given the opportunity to select it when you entered the key\password into your PC in order to have access to the wireless network. There was probably a drop-down menu of sorts that would have listed the type(s) of encryption available. If WPA2 is supported it will appear there.




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