Wireless Settings Do Not Match Network Requirements

As easy as networking Windows Vista and Windows 7 has become, there are times when connectivity problems are encountered that make you scratch your head. One such problem is trying to connect a new computer or a new network adapter to an existing network. The process is usually flawless and automatic, but you may encounter the error “The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network” even though you have the correct password and a strong connection.

The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network

Network connection error

Change Network Settings

There are a couple of quick options you can try to resolve the error “The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network.”

Changing the wirless security settings

Change wireless security settings

One option is to click on the wireless network settings icon near the clock. Right-click your network and then select Properties. In the figure above you can see the settings under the security tab. Change them to match your network type. If your router’s security is set to WPA-Personal, make sure your security type is set to match. If your encryption is set to AES, try changing it to TKIP. Lastly, make sure your network security key (network password) is typed in correctly.

Remove your wireless network

Remove your wireless network

Another option is to correct the “The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network” error is to remove the network from under the Manage Wireless Networks option located in the Network and Sharing Center of the Control Panel. Once you remove the network, you can click on the Change Adapter Settings in the left side menu of the Network and Sharing Center. Right-click the wireless adapter and then click the Connect / Disconnect option. You should see your router or access point listed. Click “Connect” and then type in the password for your network.

In Conclusion

The problem can occur when adding a new laptop of wireless adapter to an existing network. Tweaking these settings should allow you to successfully connect to your network after you receive the “The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network error.” If it does not, please contact us on our forums for more help.

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  1. Abby July 31, 2011
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