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Does old Windows XP Home edition allow WPA wireless network encryption or is it too old?

Asked by lozza (307points) April 24th, 2008 from iPhone

I’ve not used XP Home before and can’t see how to connect to my WPA key wireless network.

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If I remember correctly, if you upgrade to SP2, you should be able to use WPA. But the original pre-service pack Windows XP doesn’t support WPA without a patch available from Microsoft. Good luck!

lozza's avatar

Ahhh, that’s kind of what I suspected. Thanks. I just need to get the thing to connect via Ethernet which is proving equally problematic! I’ll keep trying : )

califsp484's avatar

Hmm, what’s the setup? If you have another PC and a USB stick, you might just be able to just install the small patch file from the USB stick and be up and running.

lozza's avatar

Great idea – thanks again!

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