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Windows 7: Connecting to wireless network

16 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Connecting to wireless network

I am running 2 desktop computers on a wireless network and have just purchased a laptop and in the process of setting it up and installing it on my wireless network, but I have forgot my network name and password.
I would like to know how to find this?

Thanks
jack

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16 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

In the desktop computers that are already connected to the wireless, do the following:

1) Click on the wireless icon in the notification area (system tray), it'll show the names of all the wireless connections detected. Your home connection (to which you are connected) will be in bold with the status "Connected". That'll give you the name of the network.

2) To locate your key, just right click on the connection (that you saw in 1), click on Properties, then click on Security tab. Check the box "Show characters" to reveal the network security key.
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16 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks Bill
That was great.

jack
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