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Wap versus wep encryption

I am trying to get my wireless card to connect to a buddies wireless system. He has given me his WAP encryption code to sign on but when I bring up my cards' configuration page I cannot choose the pulldown to change to WAP. Mine is set to WEP. How do I change this so I can put in his 16 digit code so I can access his wireless system. (I have tried to input his 16 digit code into the WEP Key but it doesn't recognize most of the letters or numbers from my keypad.) My card is a 3com inprocomm ipn2120 wireless lan card. I know it's not one of your listed 3com products but I am hoping you can help me. You could send a response to I have tried to sign up using this email address on my buddies computers but am not sure it went through.

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  • ddog67ny Nov 23, 2007

    That is something I never knew. Thank you for letting me know. I will look for a system that allows me to accept WAP wireless.



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Your wireles card is not able to use WPA only WEP

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