Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



3 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 108665 3-Sep-2012 16:44 Send private message

Hi all, help please! 

Needing to know about WPA1 vs WPA2. Have a client who runs WPA1 across multiple sites. Some of the laptops they are using will only connect using WPA2. They wish to standardise on WPA1 across the sites with same user access details, and are about to purchase a lot of new hardware. These will be running W7Pro.

Can anyone tell me if W7Pro is able to connect using WPA1.

Many thanks,

Aaron

Create new topic
5986 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 120

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 680961 3-Sep-2012 17:02 Send private message

Hi, since the mid 2000's (around 2006 if I am not mistaken) WPA2 is a mandatory requirement of all WiFi certified kit. WPA however is not, and a lot of more recent chipsets dont support it or if they do not very well. As far as I am aware the the OS is not specifically responsible for "supporting" WPA or WPA2 but rather the hardware. Regardless the stock W7 does not limit WPA or WPA2 operation.

I recommend that you just accept that WPA2 is the now prefered standard but setting your AP's to allow both is probably more approriate than worrying about the clients.

Cyril



3 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 681074 3-Sep-2012 23:01 Send private message

Thanks Cyril, that confirms it for me then. I'll recommend they begin a rollout to change to WPA2 but to allow the dual access in the interim.

Many thanks

Aaron

Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

April Fools!
Created by BlueShift, last reply by kontonnz on 1-Apr-2015 23:25 (44 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Semble SIM: compatible handsets
Created by DrDee, last reply by richms on 1-Apr-2015 22:18 (71 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Vodafone retention call- A Joke or April fool
Created by geekbhaji, last reply by Blanch on 1-Apr-2015 18:29 (27 replies)
Pages... 2


Is a deck hard to build?
Created by lissie, last reply by joker97 on 1-Apr-2015 17:34 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Mighty Ape Easter Egg hunt 2015.
Created by daesha247, last reply by fuzzykitties10 on 1-Apr-2015 20:36 (25 replies)
Pages... 2


Jeremy Clarkson reported as being sacked from top gear
Created by KiwiNZ, last reply by hashbrown on 1-Apr-2015 23:54 (197 replies)
Pages... 12 13 14


New Lightbox website
Created by Lightbox, last reply by attewell on 1-Apr-2015 21:34 (24 replies)
Pages... 2


Spark blocking MediaFire downloads
Created by BarryQuest, last reply by l43a2 on 31-Mar-2015 21:15 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.