How come I am unable to connect to my wireless network using Windows XP SP2?

by on June 8, 2012

Q: My current problem is:
“Windows cannot find a certificate….” whilst trying to connect to my network wirelessly on an old dell PC. I thought i had solved the problem by downloading the Hotfix, but the certificate error went away. Than i tried connecting again and it didn’t work, now it’s just saying I need to fix my network. I also downloaded SP2, google tells me i need to download SP3, but it won’t let me because the file is not the proper bit or something along those lines.
What I’ve done:
-Download Windows XP Hotfix
-Download Windows XP Service Pack 2
-Tried to disable 802.11x under the Authentication, but that tab is grayed out.
-Went into my router’s settings to try and disable 802.11x, but it’s already set on Mixed b/g

How do I fix my connectivity problem?


One Response to “How come I am unable to connect to my wireless network using Windows XP SP2?”
  1.  
    Picked as best answer

    Windows XP SP2 doesn’t support WPA2 encrypted wireless out of the box.

    Ideally you should get the system updated to SP3 both for the security fixes and the WPA2 support.

    What is the exact error message you get when you try to install SP3?