Each particular device may not ask you for all of the listed settings, so just use those you are asked for.I have an old Compaq presario laptop that runs Windows XP. Today I booted up, and finally got around to putting all my old pictures on an external hard drive.My router is set to WPA2, but I don't find that option on my old laptop. Unofficial support for Configuration and Toubleshooting of Linksys Devices with latest updates.THen I decided to wipe it clean by deleting the partition and re-installing Windows XP and all the HP drivers.So now it's in the same condition as when I bought it 9 years ago. I'm not sure if this is because I have the router set to WPA2 or what.
nyways, when I enter the network key on my preferred connection I get a popup saying " The Network password needs to be 40 bits or 104 bits depending on your network configuration.
This can be entered as 5 or 13ascii character or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters" HUH? I saw somewhere online that the network key could be a number on a sticker on my router. UPDATE: I found this, but still doesn't explain what I should do."This means that if you enter the password as hexadecimal characters,you must type exactly 10 characters (5 bytes) for 40-bit key,or exactly 26 characters (13 bytes) for 104-bit key).