Where do I find WPA2-PSK AES on WinXP SP3

Discussion in 'Wireless Internet' started by Bill Wells, Feb 7, 2009.

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    Bill Wells Guest

    Where do I find WPA2-PSK AES on WinXP SP3?

    I thought Windows XP Professional SP3 came with WPA2-PSK but I can't find

    If I doubleclick on the Wireless Network Connection applet;
    And then I press "Change advanced settings";
    On "Wireless Network Connections Properties" form "Wireless Networks" tab;
    I press the "Add" button and go to the "Association" tab;
    I give it a "Network name (SSID)" and check to connect even when the
    network isn't broadcasting the SSID.

    The problem is here next ......

    The "Network Authentication" only lists Open, Shared, WPA, & WPA-PSK;
    The "Data encryption" only lists Disabled & WEP.

    But I want WPA2-PSK & AES.
    I thought WPA2-PSK came with service WinXP Pro SP3!

    Do you know the secret for WPA2-PSK on the WinXP SP3 wireless connection?
    I googled, and tried the following from KB
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/299357 but it didn't change anything:
    c:\> netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
    Bill Wells, Feb 7, 2009
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    Kayman Guest

    Configuring Windows XP IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks for the Home and Small
    Kayman, Feb 7, 2009
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    Big_Al Guest

    Bill Wells said this on 2/6/2009 7:02 PM:
    Your network card in your PC and the associated drivers determine the
    level of security its capable of not Windows, or so I thought.
    Big_Al, Feb 7, 2009
  4. Hi
    Many capacities of the OS are not upfront applications but rather info files
    and system files that are ready to work if the Hardware and or an
    Applications need them.
    Windows XP SP3 include the capacity to impellent and use the current gamut
    of Wireless Security. However what would be used (or available) is dependent
    on the Wireless Card and the Wireless source (usually Wireless Router/Access
    Point). The Devices' Drivers are the one that provide the configuration info
    to Windows.
    From the weakest to the strongest, Wireless security capacity is.
    No Security
    Switching Off SSID (same has No Security. SSID can be easily sniffed even if
    it is Off)
    MAC Filtering______(Band Aid if nothing else is available, MAC number can be
    easily Spoofed).
    WEP64____(Easy, to "Break" by knowledgeable people).
    WEP128___(A little Harder, but "Hackable" too).
    The three above are Not considered safe.
    Safe Starts here at WPA.
    WPA-PSK__(Very Hard to Break).
    WPA-AES__(Not functionally Breakable)
    WPA2____ (Not functionally Breakable).
    Note 1: WPA-AES the the current entry level rendition of WPA2.
    Note 2: If you use WinXP bellow SP3 and did not updated it, you would have
    to download the WPA2 patch from Microsoft.
    The documentation of your Wireless devices (Wireless Router, and Wireless
    Computer's Card) should state the type of security that is available with
    your Wireless hardware.
    All devices MUST be set to the same security level using the same pass
    Therefore the security must be set according what ever is the best possible
    of one of the Wireless devices.
    I.e. even if most of your system might be capable to be configured to the
    max. with WPA2, but one device is only capable to be configured to max . of
    WEP, to whole system must be configured to WEP.
    If you need more good security and one device (like a Wireless card that can
    do WEP only) is holding better security for the whole Network, replace the
    device with a better one.
    Setting Wireless Security - http://www.ezlan.net/Wireless_Security.html
    The Core differences between WEP, WPA, and WPA2 -
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Feb 7, 2009
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