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Re: pda access on a secure network [Re: ]
      #5174 - 08/21/03 08:38 PM

If it sees a network that uses WEP encryption, it should ask you if you wish to join the network, then ask you to enter the WEP encryption key/passphrase. You might have to remove the card then reinsert it so that it notices that WEP is now required.

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Re: pda access on a secure network [Re: ]
      #5197 - 08/23/03 01:15 PM

WEP should be the only config setting you need to play with in order to use the PDA on a secure WiFi network. Make sure the encryption levels match (e.g.: 128 bit on both, using HEX key since most AP's don't support cross-platform passphrase). You're not using MAC address filtering on the AP, are you? If so, you'll need to enter the MAC address of the card into the allowed client list on the AP.
You might also want to check Linksys' web site to see if there are any firmware updates for 802.11b compatibility.

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Re: pda access on a secure network [Re: ]
      #5211 - 08/24/03 02:46 PM

The Pocket PC should ask you to enter a WEP key if it finds a WEP network.
If it doesn't, place the card in the Pocket PC, then go to Settings-> Connections. Click on the Advanced Tab. Then press the Network Card button. Tap on the listed connection for your network, then tap on the Authentication tab to enter the WEP key. You can also create a new network WiFi connection and enter the WEP key under the Authentication tab.

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Re: pda access on a secure network [Re: ]
      #5217 - 08/24/03 11:08 PM

Ambicom released final drivers for PPC 2003/Windows Mobile on July 31st. Here's the download URL: http://www.ambicom.com/support/driverdownload/ddwl1100x-CF.htm

Get the one called Windows Mobile/PPC 2003/CE .NET Device. Don't worry about it saying ARM, they mean ARM family and XScale is a member of the ARM family.

Soft reset your Pocket PC then remove the old driver. The install the new one. It works well, and it's the one I use daily on my iPAQ 2215.

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