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December 11, 2004, 2:32 pm
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Starbucks and connect to the internet.
From what I understand, I need a pcmcia card for this to happen. I purchased
the Linksys 2.4 ghz 802.11g Wireless G Notebook
Adapter model WPC54G. My machine is a Dell Inspiron running Windows XP
I haven't yet tried to connect this card but I was looking at the quick
installation document and there are a couple of questions
that the setup will ask that I'm not quite sure how to answer:
1) I have to choose between Infrastructure and Ad Hoc mode. (I'm thinking
Infrastructure is the choice here)
2) I have to select my type of security, It looks like the choices will be
64bit WEP, 128bit WEP or WPA-PSK.
If I choose 64bitWEP, I have to supply a 10 hexidecimal passphrase. If I
choose 128bit WEP I need a 26 hexidecimal passphrase.
And, if I choose WPA-PSK I will need a 8-63 hexidecimal passphrase.
I am clueless on what I'm supposed select and how to enter these
passphrases. If someone uses their notebook to connect to public wireless
networks can you please help me out?
Re: Has anyone set up a Linksys Wireless-G PC Card?
Yes, infrastructure. Ad-hoc connects directly to the another computer's wireless
adapter, without going through a wireless access point.
Choose nothing for WEP, since T-Mobile hot spots in Starubcks don't use WEP but
use WPA security. For more answers search google for "wireless network setup"
"WAP security setup."
Also visit www.t-mobile.com/hotspot/ (T-Mobile provide wireless access in
Once you sign up, T-Mobile provides oodles of help.
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