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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

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  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



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  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

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