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Recommended Upgrades for Windows XP*
Recommended Power Configuration
This version of Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility is compatible with the following adapters:
The CCX SDK version number for this release is 1.1.6.
This release of Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility runs on Microsoft Windows XP*.
To access user documentation, load the Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility CD. Click View User Guide on the installer screen.
When you run the Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless Installer program, it automatically replaces all previous versions of Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility and any related installed utilities, with the current version.
For the driver and software to function correctly on Windows XP, the recommendation is to install Service Pack 1 or later.
For the driver and software to function correctly on Windows XP, ensure that the Windows Installer 3.1 v2 or greater is installed.
A client disassociates upon moving from hibernation mode when the following conditions are met:
The recommendation is to set the system hibernate power option to “Never” when the computer is on AC power.
Intel recommends using security with your wireless network. The Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN adapter can only achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections when using AES security, or no security. You should only use no security when setting up or troubleshooting the network.
To enable AES for Personal Security, select WPA-Personal (AES-CCMP) or WPA2-Personal (AES-CCMP) in the Security Settings pull down menu. To enable AES for Enterprise Security, select AES-CCMP in the Data Encryption pull down menu.
Wi-Fi* Protected Setup* is supported by the following adapters:
Support for Novell Client has been removed from this version of Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility.
To use Nortel VPN Client you can either set up a user profile with Maintain connection on log off or an administrator profile with Pre-logon Connect and Persistent Connection enabled in the same profile.
To configure profile for Logoff on Connect:
To modify a profile and enable Maintain connection on log off:
The Microsoft Windows log on user name and password is set for a Pre-logon profile using the user name and password from the Novell login screen. Verify that the “Use prelogon feature for wireless networks” is selected on the Novell Client* for Windows XP/2000 login screen.
Microsoft Data Execution Protection
There is a known incompatibility when Microsoft Data Execution Protection is set to "AlwaysOn" in the boot.ini file. Setting this to "AlwaysOn" will disable major functions of the Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility.
Profile Migration when Upgrading from Previous Versions
When upgrading from Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, Windows XP 64-bit, version 10.5 or 10.6 to version 12.4, profiles fail to migrate and will not be present after the upgrade. However, if you are upgrading from Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, version 11.1, all profiles migrate successfully.
User Windows Logon Credentials
This problem only occurs after installation of Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility and before the next reboot. For profiles where "Use Windows logon credentials" has been selected, if the user then attempts to connect using that profile, the user is still prompted for user credentials for authentication. The user needs to logout and log back in for the credentials to be acquired, or the system needs to be rebooted. Then, later attempts to connect will not request user credentials.
After the association flow completes, the adapter stays awake (as in CAM mode) for 10 seconds, and then acts according to the PowerIndex (PI) regkey. PI should not be change during this period. The association timeout is 10 seconds. Using the Linksys access point, association occurs every 60 seconds, resulting in deauthentication and disconnection from the Linksys access point.
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Network products information: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/wireless-network/wireless-products.html
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