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Windows 7: Wifi not showing up in Guest account


11 Apr 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Wifi not showing up in Guest account

I am using Windows 7 and I have my Administrator account and a Guest account. I had a friend visiting me and I had him use the Guest account when he wanted on the computer.

Today, I went into the Guest account, and the wifi is not showing up. It was working when my friend was using it. I went back to my Administrator account and the wifi is working fine there.

When I try to access the internet under the Guest account but of course it will not connect. I tried the troubleshooter but it did not help. I went to Control Panel and Networking but was not able to find a way to get the wifi to turn on in the Guest account.

Anyone know how I can get the wifi turned on in the Guest account when it is up and running fine under the main Administrator account?

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11 Apr 2013   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Have you tried to manually add your SSID under Guest Account?
http://www.7tutorials.com/how-connec...eless-networks

I'd try creating a new Guest or a Standard User Account see if that helps.
Create a user account
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12 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The built-in guest account is more limited than anything else, and cannot control wifi directly. Other than using fast user switch to an admin user to enable it (which sort of defeats the purpose of the guest account), the best I can think of is just simply forget about the guest built-in account and create a new dedicated, standard account for guests, which have by default permissions to manage wifi networks.
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