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WPA2 network on old Laptop - Help

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I've got an old HP ze 5427 notebook, which I've recently restored and cant get to connect by wireless to my network (it was put to sleep a few years ago and I recently had the desire to put to good use). The problem is that the "LAN express 802.11" WLAN card uses WEP and is not compatible with my WPA/WPA2 network. I've tried setting the network to WEP, but that doesn't work either.

Is there any way to get the old notebook to work with WPA/WPA2? I've tried every driver I could get from HP, but non seem to work. I just get the "Password needs to be 40 bits or 104bits depending on..." error.
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Ok, just randomly changing settings the connection worked. Thats the engineer way tongue.gif. Close or delete this, if you may.
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Phenom II X6 1090t GA 880GM USB3.0 Rev 1.0 MSI R6850 Cyclone PE OC Kingston 2x4GB 
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OCZ Vertex4 128GB + 2x500GB + 1TB LG Combo W7 Professional 64 bit LG E2341 
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Corsair K60 CM Extreme Power Plus 500w CM 690II Razer DeathAdder 3.5G 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex4 128GB + 2x500GB + 1TB LG Combo W7 Professional 64 bit LG E2341 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair K60 CM Extreme Power Plus 500w CM 690II Razer DeathAdder 3.5G 
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