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I just got a new firm ware update for my wireless router the Dlink DI 624 and it has WPA and WPA2 but my brother has a netgear PCI card WG311 and i dont know if i can have this kind of security

My question is does the PCI card have firmware or will i just have to use WEP

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Once again, the manual.....

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is the place to look.

As far as security, each network has it's own needs. An apartment environment may need the beefier security of WPA, while a private country estate may need MAC filtering at best. The choice is yours.

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That isnt my question

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my question is that does the PCI card have the other security to use WPA

and do PCI's have firms ware

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The manual shows WEP only.....

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on page 3-10. Any change to the cards security function would come through a software program update, not firmware. As this is an older card, I would guess Netgear is leaving this one alone and hoping you will buy a newer card.

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The best source of information...

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comes under the heading of "Use the internet to its fullest advantage." D-Link isn't the only manufacturer that has figured out how to provide useful information. Netgear has information on their website too. A cursory look reveals that there are 3 different versions of the WG311 card, but you have to look at the serial number of yours to determine which it is. One of them has a new driver that will support WPA, the others apparently won't. Enough hints from us, you know where to look for the rest.


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