Every time I try to put my network key it comes up with this message. "the network password needs to be 40bits or 104 bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters"
My problem is that the router I'm trying to connect to has a 8 digit password. The wireless card sees my router but won't allow me to put in the password without giving me the error message.
I also don't have the "set up a wireless connection" option under network connections. I used to but since the reinstall it is different. It seems to me that it is almost an older version of windows xp. Is that possible? My computer is from 2001 so I'm sure that was taken back to that stage but the wireless connection just isn't the same as before.
I'm not sure if this helps at all but in the lower right of my screen (registry I think) my wireless is indicated by the two mini green monitors with a big red x through them (exactly the same as the wired connection indicator). On most pc's that I've seen and the way the computer used to be, wireless is indicated by the one mini montior with the three waves going out. I just don't understand why it isn't there.
Is it my wireless card, xp or something I am doing? I know it isn't my router since I have another computer working on it just fine.
Any help would be appreciated.
Edited by golpher247, 14 April 2009 - 11:39 AM.