Thanks to George and others who responded. If you’ll notice on Atheros website as well, they don’t mention anything about WPA being an encrpytion engine, as its not. Skip to main content. Email Required, but never shown. Click the Wireless Networks tab.

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Could you try the sequence of these commands: Thousands of users waiting to help! I’m computer literate, but not a computer wizard, so I was able to follow their directions for checking for winsock2 corruption I thinkspa2 I think that’s fine. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

How to Configure Wi-Fi on the IBM ThinkPad in Windows XP

If you absolutely need WPA2, you will need to upgrade to a newer card that supports it. This is the routers manual http: Goodbye Lorita, wherever you’ve gone Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions.

After all the updates i can do that now but the system is still not accepting it. The wireless network I set on my smartphone is WPA2 and the laptop has no problem connecting to this network.


Uninstall the driver of the adapter: Will try that tomorrow and report back “The meaning of life is to spa2 happy and useful” Y41 Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama. I started up my computer this morning, and the same problem again – constantly says “aquiring network address” although no wireless networks are showing up on the list.

Skip to main content. Ok, so here is what I did to fix this problem.

I get jobs like this all the time where a new laptop does not support WPA2-PSK and all it takes is a driver update and suddenly the option appears. This is unfortunately a hardware limitation in the T If an update does not work, it means that WPA2-PSK is simply not compatible with your current card and you will have to buy another.

Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. I also to make sure the password is right i typed it in a word document and pasted it Are there any clues here as you try and fail to connect to the desired network?

[Solved] Old IBM Thinkpad R51 with XP Can’t connect to home wifi

I would appreciate any advice on settings. If the router is an Asian model, check for compatibility first. Depending on your card it will be Cisco or Intel.


Yes, just install linux-backports-modules-cw Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve w;a2 site. I believe that the series of Intel’s wireless cards do and ever card made after that.

WPA2 enabled wireless driver for Thinkpad Owners

Surely not a hardware problem. WPA is a software standard for all practical purposes that makes use of the emplemented hardware in the chipset. Does the laptop have wifi adapter capability rather obvious and basic I know – but then Hello all, I had recently ordered a p52s – and turns out it’s at least a month before it’s delivered, I was wondering what other current thinkpad Has apa2 stumbled upon a similar problem? Like clicking an OK button after selecting.

After executing dmesg there is a message that “worries” me. By browsing this website, you consent to the use of cookies.