WPA under VISTA - any idea..?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Miroslaw Rusin, Apr 9, 2006.

  1. I need to use WPA - but I can not find how...
     
    Miroslaw Rusin, Apr 9, 2006
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  2. Try this - get your old style settings view and you can do it pretty much
    the same as you could in XP:
    http://www.vistabase.co.uk/welcome.php?subcats/settings/xpstylenetwork

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 9, 2006
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  3. I thought WPA means Windows Product Activation, what does it have to do with
    creating a shortcut to Network on the desktop?

    You can launch WPA, by clicking Start > Control Panel > System > under
    Activation > click Change product key

    This will relaunch the Activation Wizard allowing you to change your product
    key and activation Windows again.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 10, 2006
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  4. I thought it was a wireless networking authentication?

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 10, 2006
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  5. All these synonyms and stuff are getting me all confused :eek:( Far too many of
    them... I think I will take that holiday to Scotland after all :eek:)

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 10, 2006
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  6. Miroslaw Rusin

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    ZW [Mon, 10 Apr 2006 13:12:47 +0100]:
    Then why do I remember "WPA" stamped on sidewalks, with
    (now) 70-year-old timestamps? If this is Wi-Fi WPA, then
    no doubt it will. Lots of older stuff out there that
    won't, however, and if you go WPA* then everything has to
    be WPA. Most radio network cameras, for example, that
    you but today only do WEP. That'll never work on a WPA-
    enabled AP/network.
     
    Guest, Apr 10, 2006
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  7. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 10, 2006
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  8. I thought there was:

    WEP - relatively secure
    WPA - verrrrryyy secure :-o

    ?

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 10, 2006
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  9. It's more like,

    WEP - as secure as a graham cracker life raft.

    WPA - faster to crack than WEP now.

    WPA2 - somewhat secure...for now.
     
    Michael Cecil, Apr 10, 2006
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  10. WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) - False security, but better than nothing.
    WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) - Secure.
    WPA2 - The best for now.

    Note that many wireless devices in the home will not support WPA (or WPA2),
    so one needs to figure out security versus convenience - or use two wireless
    Access Points and limiting the functionality of the WEP-based network. A
    quick overview of the terms is available at
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access.

    Regards,

    =D-

    Derek R. Flickinger
    Interactive Homes, Inc.
     
    Derek R. Flickinger, Apr 10, 2006
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  11. That's where I got confused :eek:P

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 10, 2006
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  12. Ok, this is how WPA works in Windows Vista, depending on what your Wireless
    device supports, Windows Vista will default to the strongest available:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/network/evaluate/new_network.mspx

    "Quote:
    "Configuration wizard defaults to highest security supported by the wireless
    network adapter The Wireless Network Setup Wizard in Windows Server
    "Longhorn" and Windows Vista retrieves the security capabilities of the
    wireless network adapter and recommends the use of the strongest security
    that is supported by the wireless network adapter. For example, if a
    wireless network adapter supports both Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and
    Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), the Wireless Network Setup Wizard will default
    to configuring settings for WPA."

    So, to access WPA, Click Start > Network > Connect to a Network > click in
    the "Show" list box > select Wireless, follow the wizard, it should
    automatically detect it though. I don't have Wireless setup, so I can't
    fully guide you through the steps:

    Here is some more:
    The wireless Group Policy settings in Windows Server "Longhorn" and Windows
    Vista allow you to configure lists of allowed and denied wireless network
    names. With an allow list, you can specify the set of wireless networks by
    name (SSID) to which the Windows Server "Longhorn" or Windows Vista wireless
    client is allowed to connect. This is useful for network administrators that
    want an organization's laptop computer to connect to a specific set of
    wireless networks, which might include the organization's wireless network
    and wireless Internet service providers. With a deny list, you can specify
    the set of wireless networks by name to which the wireless client is not
    allowed to connect. This is useful to prevent managed laptop computers from
    connecting to other wireless networks that are within range of the
    organization's wireless network (such as when an organization occupies a
    floor of a building and there are other wireless networks of other
    organization on adjoining floors) or to prevent managed laptop computers
    from connecting to known unsecured wireless networks.
    I hope this helps.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 10, 2006
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  13. Miroslaw Rusin

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    DRF [Mon, 10 Apr 2006 17:19:35 -0400]:
    That (having both WEP and WPA networks) is like
    putting in a screen-door, with the little spring-
    clip/hook-to-lock thing, for the back entrance
    to a bank vault.
     
    Guest, Apr 11, 2006
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  14. I'm guessing a "little spring-clip/hook-to-lock thing" is something you'd
    only find in America?
    I'm in the middle of the forest in England - I've never heard of one of
    those before hehe.

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 11, 2006
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  15. I'm in the middle of Paris, but I have heard of those: I've seen quite a few
    Western movies in my youth <g>
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    "Zack Whittaker" <> a écrit dans le message de ...
    | I'm guessing a "little spring-clip/hook-to-lock thing" is something you'd
    | only find in America?
    | I'm in the middle of the forest in England - I've never heard of one of
    | those before hehe.
     
    Pierre Szwarc, Apr 11, 2006
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  16. If you've ever heard of Robin Hood and/or the Major Oak... I'm in that
    village... the same village with the church that Robin Hood and Maid Marian
    got "married" in... suuuure :eek:P

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 11, 2006
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  17. Of *course* I've heard of Robin Hood! I've seen the movie with Basil
    Rathbone as villainous Prince John (and also Danny Kaye's parody, "the court
    jester")<bg>
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    "Zack Whittaker" <> a écrit dans le message de %...
    | If you've ever heard of Robin Hood and/or the Major Oak... I'm in that
    | village... the same village with the church that Robin Hood and Maid
    Marian
    | got "married" in... suuuure :eek:P
     
    Pierre Szwarc, Apr 12, 2006
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  18. :eek:) My village :eek:P

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 12, 2006
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