Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Linksys WPC54Gv2 Hack

Have a Linksys WPC54G version 2 PCMCIA wireless card? You want to connect it to a WPA2 encrypted wireless network? If you were like me (and were using the standard/out-of-the-box Linksys Windows drivers) it will not work.

After scouring the web, I came across a small little site that had a resolution to this issue. The fix was to basically over-ride the standard Windows/Linksys drivers with ones from another make/model. These drivers provide full support the WPA2 wireless security protocol and have been rock solid as far as stability.

I'm not sure why Linksys doesn't supply a driver/firmware update that supports WPA2 on the WPC54G card. Perhaps they think the card is simply too old. Well the heck with them, this card works great!

I'm here to pass on this little technical tidbit in case someone out there runs into the same issue. See the original post from EneergE here: Howto: WPA2 support on pcmcia WPC54G version 2.0 or download the drivers from here as well.

Good luck!