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First post, by Kahenraz

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I've found quite a few cards which support WEP but none so far that support WPA.

Here are the ones I've found:

Netgear MA401
Orinoco Gold
Cisco Aironet 350
Compaq WL110-11
Belkin F5D6020

Reply 1 of 13, by Old Thrashbarg

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I've never actually tried it, but the Orinoco Gold* and Cisco 350 cards can supposedly be made to work with WPA-PSK, using particular versions of their respective drivers and client utilities (and maybe a firmware update as well). I kinda have a nasty suspicion that it'll only work on XP, though...

*possibly including the Netgear MA401, since I believe it's an Orinoco card in disguise.

Reply 4 of 13, by Kahenraz

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I have a Cisco Aironet 350 PCMCIA and PCI board. The documentation clearly states that it is WEP only as it does not have the crypo chip for WEP.

Would you share what information you have about getting this working on WPA? Also, is it WPA1 or WPA2?

Reply 5 of 13, by totalizator

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Kahenraz wrote:

I have a Cisco Aironet 350 PCMCIA and PCI board. The documentation clearly states that it is WEP only as it does not have the crypo chip for WEP.

Would you share what information you have about getting this working on WPA? Also, is it WPA1 or WPA2?

Release Notes for Cisco Aironet 340, 350, and CB20A Client Adapter Firmware 5.30.17 http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/wireless/wlan … 17.html#wp58617

According to this http://home.icequake.net/~nemesis/blog/index. … hp/archives/529 the card works fine with Linux too (WPA). I assume it's WPA1 only.

Reply 6 of 13, by Kahenraz

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Only 350 series and CB20A cards that are installed on computers running Windows 2000 or XP and running LEAP or host-based EAP authentication can be used with WPA.

Works only in Windows 2000 and up. 😐

Reply 7 of 13, by GL1zdA

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I have the same problem. I have a WPA2 WLAN and many PCMCIA devices which accept only 16-bit cards. Except for the Cisco card I don't know of any card supporting WPA. I'm gradually leaning towards setting up a small WEP network and lower the signal strength (I think I will be able to do it with one of the *WRT firmwares on my WRT54-GL) so that neighbors can't eavesdrop.

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Reply 9 of 13, by Samir

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I just thought of this--what about using a regular PCMCIA Ethernet adapter and then connecting it to one of those wireless gaming access points? I use an older WGE111 for an older Toshiba laptop, but the newest one should work fine too. Not necessarily the most elegant solution, but it might be the easiest. Plus, you can run better security.

Reply 10 of 13, by jwt27

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TheMAN wrote:

the orinoco gold can be hacked with a newer firmware and drivers which will then support WPA
I have a dell version of that card and I did just that... google the hack, it works

Will that work with the DOS packet driver?

Reply 11 of 13, by keropi

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such cards are often found on amibay on sale (since they are suitable for use with amigas as well), look here for example: http://www.amibay.com/showthread.php?79880

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Reply 12 of 13, by adalbert

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GL1zdA wrote:

I have the same problem. I have a WPA2 WLAN and many PCMCIA devices which accept only 16-bit cards. Except for the Cisco card I don't know of any card supporting WPA. I'm gradually leaning towards setting up a small WEP network and lower the signal strength (I think I will be able to do it with one of the *WRT firmwares on my WRT54-GL) so that neighbors can't eavesdrop.

I have ASUS RT-N10U router and it has built-in option to enable 3 additional guest networks with different SSIDs and encryptions, you can enable them or disable with one click without restarting the router. Probably other models of ASUS routers have this feature too. You can enable the network only when you need to use it.

It looks like this (there is different model in screenshot) http://s1024.photobucket.com/user/asus_wirele … 257e7f.png.html

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Reply 13 of 13, by hyoenmadan

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There isn't real WPA2 wireless DOS support, even for CardBus WLAN cards, let alone 16Bit PCMCIA. Aironet Cards only support WEP networks in DOS drivers. WPA1 Support inside Windows only with latest drivers and firmware.

Your best bet for WPA2 support in DOS would be buy a cheapo router like a DLink Dir-300 and flash it with DDWrt, and then put it in Client Bridge mode. At least this is a bit better if you really can't just pass a cable to your PC.