Does my laptop support WPA2? How to check?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Mon Jan 19 19:44:23 UTC 2009

2009/1/19 Nils Kassube <kassube at>:
> Dotan Cohen wrote:
>> How can I check if my laptop supports the WPA2 wireless protocol in
>> Ubuntu? Thanks.
> I don't know if there is a way to directly check the available encryption
> modes. But you can find out which card you have for WLAN. You can use the
> command
> sudo lshw -C network
> if you don't know it already. I suppose Google knows where to find the
> specs of your card including the encryption modes.

Thanks, Nils, that was enough to get me the card specs and I googled
my way to the supported protocols. Have a great night!

For the archives:
The Dell Inspiron E1505 has an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG and it supports WPA2.

Dotan Cohen


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