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Router security when i try to acces the network from my laptop it just simply pops up "security settings on the computer do not match that on the router" now i have not done anything for this to accur i just simply turned it on one day and it said that the day before it was fine. Can you tell me what to do about this or at least what happened so that i can try to troubleshoot this problem please.

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Re: router security

If you work the wireless option do the following:
enter routers' setup and check if wep or wap are enabled
if so disable them or enter the keys to your connection properties

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The wireless network security settings on laptop do not match settings on router?

- This error occurs when the wireless security that you set on the wireless laptop does not match the wireless security on the router.
  • If the wireless router's security setting is WPA but on the laptop you used WEP for the wireless security, that's when a mismatch occurs.

- What you can do to resolve the problem is to delete the wireless profile you created on the laptop. After that, let the laptop search for wireless connection available, select the correct wireless settings and it should connect.
--For example the operating system of your computer is Vista, in order to remove the wireless profile you created and reconnect to the wireless router, do the following instructions:- Go to Start>Control Panel>Network and Internet> Network and Sharing Center- Click on Manage Wireless Networks on the left panel. Delete the wireless profile then Search for available wireless networks again. Type the correct wireless security settings on your laptop
-- If you would like to know what wireless security has been setup on the router, connect the laptop or use a desktop which is wired to the router then access the router setup page by typing or in the address field of your browser and then press Enter. Enter admin for the router user name and your password (or the default, password).


--After logging in. In the main menu on the left, click on Wireless Settings, from there you can check the wireless security or you can setup wireless security from there if you haven't done so.
Hope this helps. Have a nice day. Don't forget to vote if you find this guide helpful. Thanks.

Nov 26, 2011 | NetGear WNR2000 Wireless Router

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Wireless security settings on laptop do not match network settings

You will need to change the existing connection to match the "new" settings. I have had this issue with visita as well. If you open the wireless connections, go to advanced settings click on the "saved" SSIDs you can either delete the exisiting one, and start over (easy) or you can modify the settings to match the "new" upgraded system. Visita and XP store these for future use, problem is if one changes it "Doesn't match" so just delete the existing one and recreate it.

If they changed the password for the system or the type of encryption WEP to WPA etc this will correct the issue.
You may want to turn off the IPv6 which can also cause issues with Wifi in some locations.

Sep 05, 2008 | Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230-4)...

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I lost my password. how can i recover it?

1: You must have a computer that is already connected to your network. Should this not be an option you can simply connect straight into your router with an ethernet cable.

2: Right click on the network notification icon in your taskbar (this is assuming you have followed step one)

XP - Select "Status"--->select "details"

Vista - Select "Connect to a network"--->right-click on [your network]---> select "status"---> select "details"

What you are looking for the IP address of your router labeled "IPV4 Default Gateway". For example mine is the same as most defaults ""

You want to open a web browser (Internet explorer, Firefox (my personal preference), Netscape, etc.) and type the exact same number into the address bar. This should bring up your wireless router's setup page. Because of the amount of different hardware, this is not exact, but you will most likely be looking for a tab labeled "wireless" and then "security" or "wireless security".

You need to make sure that all of the above match between the two devices:

1. Security Type
2. Encryption Type
3. Network Security Key
4. Key index
5. Your SSID (network name) of course =)

With WEP or RADIUS the security key will be the corresponding transmit key. Anything else and you just need to make sure all the words and number match up.

Now then, Simply follow the steps for getting to the router page so you can find out what your set up actually is and compare it to your current connected network's properties
(Vista - Select "Connect to a network"--->right-click on [your network]---> select "properties"---> select "security" tab.)

Cheers if it helps! and cheers if it doesn't but you tried anyway!

Feb 14, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I am having problems setting up

Local acces only means that your conenction is ok justthat the network security on your router and laptop is not the same try removing the erouter security or try changing the security in your laptop to match what the router has .........


Jun 04, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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HELP!!!!!! Trying to enable wpa-psk security on my laptop?

You should set the security on your computer wifi card to wpa-psk and then type in the securitycode which is written in your Zyxel Router.
If this is not possible with your networkcard, change to wpa or wpa2 inside the Zyxel. And do the same procedure with your networkcard, when detected the Router.

May 04, 2009 | Zyxel P660HW-D1 Router

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Laptop wont connect to wireless belkin router

If you connect the laptop wired, does it work correctly?
If your Wireless router has password protection, try resetting it to factory defaults, and connect it that way.  If you can connect with the factory defaults (with no security), it's likely an issue with the security on your router.
I'd suggest starting again. Reset to factory defaults, re-secure the network and try a different SSID name this time, and try again.

Mar 18, 2009 | Gateway 802.11g Wireless DSL/Cable Router...

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Cannot connect new laptop to wireless network. Belkin Wireless N

The wireless settings on the laptop and the router should match. To check the settings on the router you need to access the setup page by typing in a web browser's address bar.

By default the password is blank.

Click the Wireless tab. And take note of the SSID or wireless network name.

Go to Security, then Wireless. If the wireless security is enabled, copy the network key or security key.

On the wireless computer, you should detect SSID and if wireless security is enabled, connect to it with the correct security keys.

Hope this helps! Good luck!

Feb 22, 2009 | Belkin N Wireless Modem-Router F5D8633au4A

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No network

The Wireless Security of the router doesn't match your laptop's wireless settings. Make sure you configure the wireless security password correctly on the laptop. If you don't know your wireless password, try these steps:

-Connect your laptop hard wired to the router.
-Open Internet Explorer and on the Address Bard type press enter.
-It will prompt you for username and password. By default, there's no username and on the password type admin and hit OK. If admin didn't work, type your own password for the router.
-When you get to the Setup page, click on Wireless Tab, then click the sub-tab Wireless Security.
-Look for Security Mode. If Security Mode is WPA-Personal, the Passphrase is the wireless security key that you need to enter on the laptop's wireless settings. If the Security Mode is WEP, the WEP Key 1 is your wireless security key. Connect to the wireless network and type it in. That should solve your wireless connection problem.

Sep 06, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-N WRT150N Router

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Cannot change network security

if you change any security setting it likely has to reboot.
if the wireless won't reconnect , start with no security setting for open/no security and see how it responds.
then match the settings exact.
otherwise update the bios in the router.

Mar 04, 2008 | Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router...

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Can't connect to Linksys WRT54G when security is enabled

Please make sure that the type of the security on the router should match on the computer as well. Also make sure the SSID on your router is the same in as your computer.
If this does not work, make another profile onto your computer, or simply click on the wireless icon and it should ask you for the security pass, put in the pass and you should be in.
At the moment I would strongly recommend to make another profile on your laptop, right click on the wireless icon, properties, wireless networks, make sure that the use windows to configure is checked and under prefered networks add the profile of the existing router with same SSID and security you are trying to use.
Let me know!

Dec 25, 2007 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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