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Cannot setup WPA2 on WUSB54G & WPC11 adaptors

Have desktop & laptop both running XP sp2. Set up new wireless router with WPA2 encryption but cannot open adaptors to set up. Do not have set up discs for the adaptors. Are the setup files available for download? Both adaptors see the network but cannot connect because they cannot show proper authentication.

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This is because those wireless adapters that you mentioned do not support for WPA2. Linksys will not release drivers for those adapters that will make it work with WPA2 because they are already discontinued. So the only other option is to stick with WPA or WEP

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That maybe somewhat true, but I got a Linksys WAP54G running WPA2. My WUSB54G does connect to it, but it only seems to work if I use Linksys' wireless config utility.

I also may depend on what version your WUSB54G is. My is version 4.

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