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Unable to connect to router after resetting it


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#1 MyCompterSucks

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 01:16 AM

My router used to be unsecured with out a password so I decided to reset it and add a password using the option "WPA-PSK [TKIP]" just to be safe. But now when I try "to connect to a netwok" my NETGEAR router shows on the window with a red "X" and a message that says " The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements for the network ".

I do know the passphrase, user name and password that I set for the Netgear router but when I try to connect to the network there's not an option for me to enter any password or anything, all I see is the above message on the "connect to a network" window.

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 08:30 AM

The first step is to reset the router to default values (without the security).
Then make a new connection to the router without the security.

If you're able to connect, then re-enable the security on the router and on the computer.
Sometimes a bit of corruption may occur in the computer or the router - and this will usually fix it.
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Posted 02 December 2008 - 09:02 AM

or you could just do this...(I would attach them but i can only attach 28 k)

in your control panel, click the Network and sharing center.

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When the network and sharing center opens, on the left hand side, click "manage wireless networks"

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in the window that opens there, click the network that you have changed, and click the "remove" button.. All settings for this connection will be reset.

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Then all you have to do is attempt to connect to the network, and enter your passkey

Edited by Michael-Anthony, 02 December 2008 - 09:03 AM.


#4 MyCompterSucks

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 06:33 PM

I figured out what the problem was. Although I had to guess and play with it till I got it right. From the "Connect to a network" window, I right clicked on my router's icon, then on the properties window I had to manually figure out and type in the boxes the "Security type" the "Encryption type" and the "Network security key". and once I wad that information correctly entered in the boxes I was able to connect to my router. I really wished it would have been a little more user friendly. Geez what ever happened to simply entering my "user name" and "password" to connect to the router?




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