Replaced my laptops hard drive and it won't connect to the wireless network.

I recently replace the hard drive in my laptop, but now it isn't connecting to the router. It keeps telling me the settings are wrong, but I cross reference the main computer and everything is set up the same, but it still won't connect. I am not a tech savvy person, and all my friends who are good at this stuff live on the other side of the country, so I'm pretty much at a loss here. If someone could give me some advise that would be wonderful.
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  1. Please be more specific. What do you mean by "everything"? what settings have you checked?
  2. In the list of wireless networks, it says if it's WAP and tells you the password. And I made sure that was all the same as the main computer, and they are. But when I go to connect to the router, it says that my settings aren't the same.
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    Ok, that's definitely not "everything". By WAP, Do you mean WPA or WEP? If you mean WPA, is it WPA or WPA2, personal or enterprise? Is the encryption TKIP or AES?

    (on win7) Right click the wireless icon in the taskbar, select open network and sharing center. click manage wireless networks on the left side. Right click your wireless profile and select properties. select the security tab. Make sure all those settings match you dekstop's. check that the SSID matches in the connection tab as well.
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