[EN] How-to enable WPA2 on Toshiba Satellite M30 (end of 2003) laptop (Windows / Mandriva Linux)

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[Windows XP SP2]
I assume you have a Toshiba Satellite M30 laptop running Windows XP Service Pack 2. To enable the WPA2 support, that doesn’t work out-of-the-box if you have not installed all the update patches that Microsoft farts out every month, you have to:

1. update the wifi chipset (that is a Intel Pro Wireless 2100) driver to the latest one: at the moment, the latest is named:

Intel(R)PROWireless21_125836.zip

and it’s nicely available from Intel website.

2. apply the following patch to your system:

WindowsXP-KB893357-v2-x86-ITA.exe

(ITA because I’m italian.. yours could be EN or whatever else); this patch can be downloaded from Microsoft download site after you Genuine-checked your system. (TIP: if you don’t like so much Genuine Check thing, or if you can’t make it working on you -original- system, just Google for that patch filename eh eh eh :D).

[Mandriva Linux 2007.1]
I assume you have a Toshiba Satellite M30 laptop running Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Free Edition (DVD). To enable the WPA2 support you have to install the driver called “ipw2100, that is available through Sourceforge in tar.gz for you mad compiler-men or in the nice rpm format through RPMfind.net. This driver is not included inside Mandriva free dvd but it’s only for Powerpack versions customers.  At the moment, the latest rpm of the driver is called:

ipw2100-firmware-1.3-2mdv2007.0.noarch.rpm.

That’s all. Now yo’d be able to connect and use your nice WPA2-protected WLAN both with Windows XP SP2 and Mandriva Linux =)
Are you happy, aren’t you? =)

[eldino]

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2 Responses to [EN] How-to enable WPA2 on Toshiba Satellite M30 (end of 2003) laptop (Windows / Mandriva Linux)

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