EVDOinfo Tip of the Week #25: Solve the Cradlepoint + Windows XP/Vista Saved Settings Problem

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Friday, 23 October 2009

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Solve the Cradlepoint + Windows XP/Vista Saved Settings Problem

If you're using a computer running Windows XP or Vista and you're seeing an error message about the settings saved on your computer not matching the requirements of the network when you try to connect to your Cradlepoint router, you're not alone: this frustrating little message is quite common amongst XP and Vista Cradlepoint users. Luckily, there's an easy way to fix it!  

The Error: "The settings saved on this computer do not match the requirements of the network". This error message pops up when your computer connects to your router for the 2nd time with the same SSID but uses a different password. For example, let's say you named your network "Sam" the first time you connected, then something happened and you reset the router and named it "Sam" again but you put a different password - Windows gets confused because that password was not what you used the first time. All you need to do is delete the first profile and then windows can recognize the router again - it's as simple as that!

Solution for Windows XP:

  1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Network Connections
  2. Right-Click on "Wireless Network Connection" and click on "Properties"
  3. Click on the middle tab, "Wireless Networks"
  4. In the "Preferred Networks" section, select the network name from the list and then "Remove".
  5. 5. Click Ok, and Ok again
  6. Click on "View Available Networks", select your network and click "connect".

Solution for Windows Vista:

  1. Click on Control Panel > Classic View > Network and Sharing Center
  2. Click on "Manage Wireless Networks" (on the left hand side).
  3. Select your network and then click "remove" from the tab
  4. Click on the "Network and Sharing Center" and then "Connect to a Network"
  5. Search for your wireless network and connect again to your network.
That's it! You should no longer see that obnoxious error message and should be able to connect to your Cradlepoint.

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