running a win7 desktop on some rather old hardware (mobo still runs DDR2), and i've been having trouble connecting to the internet through wifi with it (currently posting with my laptop). using a wireless connection wont work, as the port for the cat5 cable was somehow damaged during a move and no longer responds.
i've been getting a "The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network" message, so i tried recreating the connection the "Manage network connections" on the control panel by deleting the network, and recreating it, but when i type in the WPA2 AES key, it says they do not match. The thing is i know for a fact that the key is correct, since it is the sam key used on the laptop i'm using to type this post.
i'm a little lost on how to try an fix this..
Update: i'm able to get the desktop to connect when i press the router's WPS button, but the connection feels forced and weak. the connection is spotty which is a major problem for me. even when i look at my available connections, the one i'm connected to still says "The setting saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network."
update2: i'm using an add-on wireless network card thats connected to the PCI slot on my mobo that uses 801.11n wifi i believe.
Edited by SciChronic, 28 July 2014 - 08:05 PM.