PSK on adapter to WPA on router?

August 21, 2010 at 06:44:30
Specs: XP Home, Pentium 4 - 512M RA
I have a new DLink wireless router I am trying to use with an older Linksys WUSB54G wireless adapter.

The security choices on the adapter are Disabled, WEP, PSK, PSK-Radius, Radius.

The choices on the router are None, WEP, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise.

The wireless adapter is connected to the network, but cannot access the Internet.

I see that I could use WEP, but I was hoping for better security than WEP.

Is it possible to find a security mode (better than WEP) to use my older wireless adapter with the newer router?

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August 21, 2010 at 07:25:02
Use PSK on the adaptor witch stands for Pre Shared Key and WPA-Personal on the router.

When you configure the router for WPA it will ask you to enter a key. Enter the when prompted by the computer. If that doesn't work you are stuck with WEP or buy a new adaptor.

However, wireless security has nothing to do with Internet connection. If you are connected to the local network but have no internet access you have some other problem besides wireless security.


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August 21, 2010 at 08:34:17
So it's some other problem besides wireless security?

How do I troubleshoot this issue?

Thank you!

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August 21, 2010 at 09:02:05
Simply configure both for WEP, enter the configured WEP key on the router into the connection settings at your computer and you should get connected.

If you're looking for better encryption for your old wireless adapter, you have to search the manufacturers website for an updated driver, that may support WPA or WPA2.

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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August 21, 2010 at 10:29:26
Log onto the routers management interface and check that it is making a connection the Internet. Look at the lights and and see what that is telling you.

Are there any other computers connected to this router?


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August 21, 2010 at 13:03:08
I've installed the most recent drivers for the wireless adapter and WPA is not available. So in that case, I'm going to stop messing with it and buy a new wireless adapter.

I appreciate all your help.

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August 21, 2010 at 13:38:27
One more thing you may be able to help with.

I want to purchase the DLink DWA-140 RangeBooster Draft 802.11n Wireless USB Adapter but the DLink website shows that it works with only two of their routers (the DIR 625 and 655) and my router is a DIR 615 which is a Wireless N 300 type.

All three routers are N, so wouldn't the DWA 140 work with my DIR 615?

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August 21, 2010 at 15:20:38
It depends, it might and it might not.

801.11N is only a recently ratified standard. Prior to the standard being ratified manufactures were producing N standard wireless equipment based on the draft standard.

Between the draft standard and the final ratification standard there could be difference that make it incompatible with other 802.11N equipment.

If Dlink says it only works with the DIR 625 and 655 then that is probably the case.


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