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Windows 7: Deleting my own network connections listings (sys tray network icon)


24 Nov 2012   #1

Win 7 Home Premium and Win XP/SP3 Home 32 bit (desktop); Win 7 x64 Home Premium (laptop)
 
 
Deleting my own network connections listings (sys tray network icon)

I'm preparing a laptop for transfer to someone else and have deleted all my network accounts (wireless) in the Control Panel. But over in the Sys Tray, when I click on the network icon, my two connections are still listed (name and name-guest). How do I delete those? Win 7x64. Thanks,

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24 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2
 
 

When you click on the network icon in the System Tray, it will always list all of the Available Wireless Networks in the area, including those of your neighbours if their signal is strong enough. However, if you've already deleted your own networks in Control Panel, the computer won't be able to connect to them again until the encryption key is re-entered.
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24 Nov 2012   #3

Win 7 Home Premium and Win XP/SP3 Home 32 bit (desktop); Win 7 x64 Home Premium (laptop)
 
 

So, if the computer is used elsewhere, it won't inlcude my two network items in the list? Isn't the encryption key specific to the router, not the computer? I uninstalled the Cisco router.
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24 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 & 8 64-bit, Mac OSX 10.8.2
 
 

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So, if the computer is used elsewhere, it won't inlcude my two network items in the list?
That's correct. It will list all "Available Wireless Networks" in whichever area it's in.
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Isn't the encryption key specific to the router, not the computer?
Yes it is, but every Wireless Network Adapter (computer) that wants to connect to the router has to enter its (the router's) encryption key before access is possible.
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