Showing posts from May, 2007

WPA2 in Windows XP

Having recently upgraded my encryption settings on my just about barely-trusty Linksys WRT54GC to use WPA2 I was able to reconfigure my super little MacBook to use this standard with no hassle at all. However, upon booting into Windows XP (using BootCamp) a couple of days later my wireless steadfastly refused to show any signs of life. After mucking about for a while a eventually remembered I had changed the access point to use WPA2. Unfortunately, Windows XP (even with SP2) doesn't support WPA2 until you download a hotfix from the Microsoft website. The URL for this is: It's small download (about 1.5MB), it's very easy to apply, and it even takes a System Restore point before installing. But why isn't it a Windows update?

Santa Rosa Laptops

It would appear that any laptop manufacturer worth their salt is preparing to release a system based on Intel's new Santa Rosa chipset. Santa Rosa, also known as "Centrino Pro" promises to bring us: Second generation Intel Core 2 Duo (code-named Merom) mobile processor. The processor is similar to and still carries the codename Merom in common with that used on the NAPA platform although the new processors connect to the motherboard with Socket P. 800 MT/s front side bus with Dynamic Front Side Bus Switching to save power during low utilization Intel Mobile 965 Express chipset (code named Crestline) with Intel's GMA X3000 graphics technology and ICH8M southbridge Intel PRO/Wireless 4965AGN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n mini-PCIe Wi-Fi adapter (code named Kedron) NAND flash-memory caching branded as Turbo Memory (code-named Robson) EFI, a successor to BIOS Intel Dynamic Acceleration (IDA), better Windows Vista Aero support Man, just when you thought it was safe to go out and buy