I’ve got an IBM ThinkPad T23. Its wireless card is, apparently, the “IBM High Rate Wireless LAN MiniPCI Combo Card”. It’s running Windows XP Service Pack 3, with all the latest updates.
I’m trying to connect it to my home wifi network, which is an Apple Airport Extreme with a “WPA/WPA2 Personal” password. It connects just fine when I remove the password, but when I put the password back on, there are two issues:
- With my usual (11 character) password, Windows complains that the password should be 5 or 13 ASCII characters.
- When I change the password to 13 characters, it spends about a minute trying to connect, then fails with no error message.
So, it seems like the wireless card doesn’t support WPA2. I think I’ve updated the card with the latest drivers (Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > Network adapters > IBM High Rate Wireless LAN MiniPCI Combo Card, Right click, “Update Driver”).
Any idea if this card can support WPA2? I’ve Googled a little, and it doesn’t look hopeful:
Any third-party drivers worth trying? E.g. this one?