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WPA2 for Windows 9x!

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Don't hold your breath... KernelEx was never meant to work with drivers (neither VxDs nor WDM), so that's by design.

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I meant that you could try using your normal Win9x compatible driver, but replace the client utility with a newer version that supports WPA2. Since the client utility is a user mode program, KernelEx may be able to run that.

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It's the driver that inherently interfaces with the hardware, not the client. Without a functioning nVidia Driver the nView client is useless (as an example) and does absolutely nothing.

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If a driver uses the WDM framework, in theory the code should be Binary compatible, and have source code compatibility from Windows 98 up to Windows vista x86. Theory is not actuality though, and binary compatibly/source compatibility is not assured, due to WDM facilities that may only be present in newer versions of windows.

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Hi, Bottle! Glad to see you!

Addendum - it appears that XP added integrated in SP2 (or was it SP3?). Google this:

"wpa2 support" "windows xp"

As you can see, even XP didn't have "native support" until then without an added Driver/Client. Getting WPA2 in anything less is, well, "problematic" at best.

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Hello submix :)

If this video is to be believed, it would certainly be possible.

 

The wNIC appears to be the

D-Link AirPlus G ® DWL-G510

images from manual

Spoiler

wpa2.JPGwpa.JPG

https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fftp.dlink.ru%2Fpub%2FWireless%2FDWL-G510%2FDescription%2FDWLG510_MANUAL_100.pdf


Personally however, I see no problem with "downgrading" to the use of WPA on 9x machines. People tend to over exaggerate the "insecurity" of WPA, probably due to the use of TKIP and the WPS exploit. AFAIK the only way to crack the passphrase is to use a brute force attack. A WPA secured network with a strong password and disabled WPS should be more than sufficient to keep out all, but the most determined hackers. Not broadcasting the SSID is also a good idea.

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Blasted WYSIWYG editor
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5 hours ago, Flasche said:

If a driver uses the WDM framework, in theory the code should be Binary compatible, and have source code compatibility from Windows 98 up to Windows vista x86. Theory is not actuality though, and binary compatibly/source compatibility is not assured, due to WDM facilities that may only be present in newer versions of windows.

Although both 9x and NT use the WDM Framework, there are significant differences in the way they are implemented, even for functions that appear in both.

I have tried to replace or stub out missing functions but have only had very limited success in porting Drivers to 9x.

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On 5/26/2016 at 6:15 PM, submix8c said:

Hi, Bottle! Glad to see you!

Addendum - it appears that XP added integrated in SP2 (or was it SP3?). Google this:

"wpa2 support" "windows xp"

As you can see, even XP didn't have "native support" until then without an added Driver/Client. Getting WPA2 in anything less is, well, "problematic" at best.

Windows XP SP2 is capable of WPA2, but only after you install the KB893357 supplement. SP3 includes WPA2.

The original download link was http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/e/b/9eb62d0b-61f0-4c9e-9c52-e3bef96d9e7f/WindowsXP-KB893357-v2-x86-ENU.exe which is dead.

You can get it from the Archive at https://web.archive.org/web/20050930231027/http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/e/b/9eb62d0b-61f0-4c9e-9c52-e3bef96d9e7f/WindowsXP-KB893357-v2-x86-ENU.exe

kb893357.jpg

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There's also the problem that more and more, wireless routers, access points, and smartphone hotspots are only supporting WPA2 and dropping WPA and WEP compatibility. Fortunately, having an open (unsecured) network is still an option for the most part, but that does of course negate the whole point of this discussion.

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On 5/25/2016 at 4:17 AM, ~♥Aiko♥Chan♥~ said:

Odyessy Client...and that can only be obtained illegally now due to discontinuation of the software...

Why do you think so? If you follow this philosophy then you may consider it is illegal to use win95 or win98 or win2k or winxp or vista because is discontinued.

This software is still available on their public download site http://download.juniper.net/software/aaa_802/public/oac/452/OdysseyClient9x.exe

It's trial version, but you can purchase a license and generate keys.

https://www.juniper.net/generate_license/

http://www.juniper.net/support/pulse.html

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On 5/25/2016 at 1:50 AM, supem said:

I've been using "Sagem XG-760N" for years.

Find it here: https: //www.wireless-driver.com/sagem-xg760n-usb-wifi-adapter-windows-drivers-and-utility/

rgds,

That's a nice find for USB.

Here's what I've been using in all my laptops; does WPA2 and wireless N; 

Confirmed working:  Airlink101 awlc6080 (cardbus)

           Gigabyte RH-

https://web.archive.org/web/20071110223821/http://www.airlink101.com/support/index.php?cmd=files&id=103

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I recently also bought a WG511v2, it's basically a PCMCIA version of the usb WG111v2. Sidenote: For some reason they mailed me two of them but only had to pay for one.

The software looks almost the same and also has WPA2 support. However I could not get this to work on either of my 2x98SE laptops. I can only get None/WEP/WPA-PSK to actually connect and get an IP address, but it can still see the WPA2 network.
If I try to actually connect, it flickers slowly with an unlocked/locked padlock icon so I never get an IP (and the "Now connected to the internet" message), OR it just simply bluescreens and I can't skip it.

The WG111v2 USB actually worked and fully connected with WPA2, but it may randomly bluescreen also.
I got a new router since and now the USB one has the exact same problem as the WG511v2 PCMCIA card where it never gets an IP (or just simply bluescreens).

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Does anyone happen to have a link for an older version of the Odyssey client that works under Windows 95 OSR2 (assuming this did exist at one time)? Even an old URL one can use to start somewhere on the Wayback Machine might be helpful...

And/or, has anyone attempted to use the other Wireless clients discussed here under 95?

Also, what was this thread's original title? It seems to me it should be restored; there's a lot of valuable information here. I may have been the one who removed it per the authors request (IIRC, it's been a while!) back whenever :unsure:, but we need to strike a balance between such requests and any loss of information therein, especially given how fast such legacy resources are now disappearing.

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