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Hi - I recently set the security on my router but am having trouble connecting to wireless on my home laptop. All other devices seem to be ok (2 work laptops, IPad, Ipod) and I get a message saying that the settings on my home laptop are different to the router. All other devices linked to the wireless and asked for the password, this was entered and the connection was made. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks

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This error message usually occurs in windows vista & win7 if the settings saved on the computer doesnt matches with the settings in the router...
You can get rid of this message by deleting the list of preferred networks from your computer...
To delete the preferred networks, follow the method given below...
Open control panel > open Network & Internet(double click) > open Network & Sharing center(double click)
On the far hand side left you will have an option called "Manage wireless networks" If you click that, you will see the list of preferred networks that are already saved in your computer... Now select your network, make a right click and select "Remove network" Select "ok" for all the warnings...
Thats it..! you are done..! Now search for the list of available wireless networks in range, you must be able to see your network name without any error mesages... Select your network and click connect, it will ask for the network key(if you have setup one)... Enter the key and get connected...! You must be able to go online now..!

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Testimonial: "Thanks for the quick response and the step by step instructions - I'll give that a go and see how I get on. "

  • Manikandan Raj Jan 04, 2011

    Thank you...! Im pretty sure that it will work...!

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