Re: check a wlan-adapter for wpa capability
- From: tim braun <tim.braun@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 23:46:48 -0700
On 28 Jun., 19:11, Jeff Liebermann <j...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
tim braun <tim.br...@xxxxxxxxxxx> hath wroth:
dear wlan gurus,
is there a easy way to check (with a tool, or a registry key or...) to
check if a builtin wlan-adapter is capable for wpa ? we should check
about 800 notebooks (different brands) if they support wpa. a tool
would be very handy.
Sure, lots of ways. However, I'm lazy and really don't want to
describe methods for every version of Windoze, Mac's, or Linux. Is
there a common operating system? Perhaps you're lucky and they're
mostly a common brand or model? I assume you don't want to tweak the
laptop configuration as just trying it with a WPA enabled access point
would be a foolproof test. Just carry around a "travel router"
configured to WPA with a simple key. If the laptop can connect, it
The other way is to use a commerical "auditor" program. I use the
free version of Belarc Advisor:
It will not show if it's WPA capeable, but will show the exact model
number of the wireless device, which you can then research using
Google. It will also show if the necessary service packs and updates
have been installed as you won't get WPA if these are missing.
In general, all 802.11g devices will do WPA *IF* the proper Windoze XP
updates are installed. The updates are usually the problem, not the
card. Windoze 2000 requires 3rd party software to do WPA. A few
802.11b only devices will do WPA.
If you have lots of Intel cards, this might be helpful:
Jeff Liebermann j...@xxxxxxxxxx
150 Felker St #D http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
Santa Cruz CA 95060http://802.11junk.com
Skype: JeffLiebermann AE6KS 831-336-2558
steve and jeff,
thank you for your hints.
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