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Windows 7: windows 7 wont remember wireless password

20 Apr 2013   #1
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 
windows 7 wont remember wireless password

have a wireless USB dongle that I use on this dell inspiron 531. win7 wont remember the password. have to enter it every time when I boot to get internet to work.

any ideas how to fix?

thanks.


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20 Apr 2013   #2
DMHolt57

 
 

the brand and model of the dongle might help. Some come with connect softs and others don't. A profile in the software may need you to input the passphrase one time and save profile. If Windows is handling your wifi connections, when u click on the signal icon in the tray, and right click on the connection u use, select properties of connection, two tabs at top, Connection, checkbox for connect automatically. If this is checked and still will not auto connect, check that the passphrase is correctly entered in the connection properties.
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20 Apr 2013   #3
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

CNet CQU-906 Wireless-N Pico USB Dongle - Walmart.com

this is what I bought. Ive entered the code several times in 2 places, still not keeping it.
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20 Apr 2013   #4
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

entered it a few times in many places. its not saving. beats me what to do. I tried the profile in the software for the dongle... it's not saving the pass there either. even if I just log out the setting is lost. zapping the profile and the network connection and starting over did not help.
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20 Apr 2013   #5
DMHolt57

 
 

Does it identify as Home network when it is on?
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20 Apr 2013   #6
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

not part of the home group but is now after I tweaked a few settings and added it. even this setting is lost when I log out?
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25 Apr 2013   #7
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

I have a laptop and windows 7 remembers the wireless password on that. so why does windows 7 remember it on one pc but not the other? strange.
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25 Apr 2013   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by macgig View Post
CNet CQU-906 Wireless-N Pico USB Dongle - Walmart.com

this is what I bought. Ive entered the code several times in 2 places, still not keeping it.
Does your username remember other things? For example change the position of icons on desktop, or change some settings in WORD. Does it remember those after logoff/logon?
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25 Apr 2013   #9
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Control Panel > Network and Internet > Manage Wireless Networks. Try adding wireless network there

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25 Apr 2013   #10
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

icons stay the same every time I boot or if I move them they stay put. just changed a setting in word options, and it saved the setting on logoff.
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