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  Reply # 1965448 28-Feb-2018 01:35
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Yeap, I would stop using that laptop as soon as you can. As you've found it's not a very good stop gap and XP is not exactly secure these days. Especially if you're planning on having any client data on the laptop!


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  Reply # 1965674 28-Feb-2018 11:24
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deadlyllama:

 

Lias:

 

cadman:

 

Router set to 802.11N only? Probably needs 802.11G.

 

 

Plenty of older XP era laptops were only 802.11A/B

 

 

quibble: you probably mean 802.11b.  802.11a is the 5GHz version of 802.11g...

 

I cobbled together a Wifi network at VUW back when I was a student (2003?), using old PCs and 802.11b PCMCIA cards with a wacky Linux driver that let them work as access points.  We had coverage of parts of the computer science labs, and the quad!

 

 

No, I mean 802.11A/B. Prior to around 2003 (2 years after XP's release), many/most wireless cards were dual 802.11 A/B, as per Wikipedia. Once G started becoming popular, 802.111A/B/G cards became the new norm. Also 802.11A predates 802.11G by 4 years, so no, it's not "the 5GHZ version of 802.11G".





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  Reply # 1965961 28-Feb-2018 15:38
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Everything now sorted with a new HP laptop. Again, thanks to all for the help. I am now using the XP VAIO and it is finally working fine, much better than my tablet. It will be permanently retired tonight when I move on. A pity as I am actually becoming fond of it. XP worked very well for me for many years and it saved the day for us this time after I got past the damned certificate problems. 

 

 





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