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Windows 7: Windows 7 does not remember my wireless network choice or password.


26 Dec 2012   #1

Colorado
 
 
Windows 7 does not remember my wireless network choice or password.

I have 5 different computers running windows 7. I am having a problem with 2 of these computers. Every time I start up the computer or restart it, I have to select my connection and enter my security key. I set it up to automatically connect, but every time the computer starts or restarts, the saved wireless connection information is gone and I have to re-enter it every time. It is a pain. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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26 Dec 2012   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Have you tried removing all the SSID's(wireless network names) then manually adding your own SSID with the correct network encryption?
How to manually connect to Wireless network not broadcasting SSID | Windows Reference

Updating the Wi-Fi adapter to the latest might also help.

Also, are you using a wireless utility manager aside from your Windows built-in WLAN Autoconfig?
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26 Dec 2012   #3

Colorado
 
 

Yep, I tried removing all the networks then manually adding my own SSID with the correct network encryption. Everything is up to date, and I am using Windows Wireless Zero. Like I said, I have 5
other computers and only these 2 are having this problem. It just does not save the information on these 2, but the other 3 computers are fine.
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27 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Following the steps below will usually work.

(1) Go to Control Panel, then Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center.

(2) Click Manage Wireless Networks in the upper left portion of the window.

(3) If your computer is new, then just click "Add." If not, then click "Add," go through the steps below and then choose the new network as your active network.

(4) Select "Manually create a network profile."

(5) Complete the form in the next window, including your network SSID, encryption type, encryption key, etc. Select the option to conect automatically.

(6) Save. It should say "Network Successfully Added."
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27 Dec 2012   #5

Colorado
 
 

I have been there and I have done that, just as I have stated in my last message, and it still does not save the information when I restart.

RE: "Yep, I tried removing all the networks then manually adding my own SSID with the correct network encryption."
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12 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I got mine to work using the wireless utility. On the available networks tab, I found my router, selected it, then clicked the Add to Profiles button. Then it remembered.
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