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#1 SciChronic

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 07:33 PM

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.


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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:12 PM

Has it ever worked?  There is a possibility that the card does not support WPA2 and that is why you are having the issue.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:30 PM

the card does work, i've been using it at the dorms for 2 years, its just at this location where it doesn't work properly.


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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:34 PM

Have you used WPA2 with that card?  Maybe try backing down to WPA and see if you can get it working.  With a wireless network you have to support the best security for the worst device you have.  I bought my wife a USB wireless adapter for her old machine so I wouldn't have to use WEP.



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Posted 28 July 2014 - 09:39 PM

using WPA has the same result.

 

the weirdest part is that this problem only occurred after i came back from the dorms. I had the desktop here when the internet was activated, and it worked perfectly fine, it was only after i took the pc to uni and came back for the summer that it has been like this.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 08:07 AM

Hello,

 

Try to reset your router to default settings andsetup it again 

 

It might help!!!!






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