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Trying to connect to wireless network. No options for WPA encryption code on my 3com assistant.

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  • jeff290 Jul 19, 2009

    I said, there is no option for entering a WPA encryption in 3com's connection assistant.
    I only see WEP encryption either 40/64 or 128
    with options for hex, ASCII, passphrase, 3com phrase...
    where would I put the encryption key? and why is there no WPA option?
    thanks

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When connecting to locked wireless network, u need to insert the correct password/key in order to access.

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