I replied to this message this morning but it doesn't seem to have posted. I
did get it fixed though not quite as I had hoped. I don't think my linksys
WRT54G V3 supports WPA2 even though the tech said it did. I ended up using
WPA pre-shared key on linksys -- then using simply the WPA Personal in Vista
and my "secret key". I assume these two equal. That combination works
whereas when I was choosing WPA2 in Vista it would kick me off-line. It
works for now, is better than WEP and I saved a minimum of $32.95 which I
could apply to a new router if I wanted
I did just come across this site that gives a good explanation of these
different terms, ie the WPA-PSK. It was written in 2003 for XP, but still
good, easy-to-understand information - especially the terminology.
"MowGreen [MVP]" wrote:
> What's the model number of the router ? -
> If it's the WRT54G family, click here for it's download page.
> Be sure to check the Version as shown in the graphic:
> If not, product select page:
> You need to grab the User Manual to see how WPA2 is set up properly or,
> if you feel lucky, use the Quick Installation guide.
> Didn't the Linksys tech provide a clue besides telling you the router
> supports WPA2 ?
> MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> oakridge wrote:
> > New HP desktop with LAN. 2yr old hp laptop using linksys router for
> > wireless. New wireless connection is WEP. Linksys tech says my router
> > supports WPA2, however, when I try to change the configuration to WPA2 it
> > kicks me off-line and I have to go back to my wired desktop to change
> > settings back to WEP.
> > On my security properties it has a dropdown box with WPA2 option, but when
> > checked it asks for a security key. I either don't have one or don't know
> > where to find it -- nor do I understand where the problem lies. With
> > linksys, with vista or my own ignorance?
> > Thanks, I've worried this for weeks with no firm answer.