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Windows 7: getting windows 7 to remember wireless key

22 Jan 2010   #1

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getting windows 7 to remember wireless key


i have been using windows 7 for about a month now. i am unable to connect to the internet without first re-entering my Wireless key for my BT home hub.

on a apple mac and a pc running xp we dont have any problems - and i didnt until i upgraded to windows 7.

on restarting my PC it never goes to our named wireless connection but instead seems to try every other option first. i then disconnect from whatever it has defaulted to and try to connected to our home connection - this always fails on the first attempt, then works on the second attempt. I am then connected without problems until i restart my PC

please can someone suggest how I keep the connection i want as default, and also how i make it remember the wirless key so that i dont have to enter it every time.


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22 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Go to "manage wireless networks" in the "network and sharing center" (upper left)

you can right click a connection from there and set up what you want to happen when you log on.

You might want to delete any wireless networks you are not using.

If you need help, let us know
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21 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)

I don't know if the OP ever got their issue resolved, but I tried the suggestion in the reply.

I keep seeing ACCESS DENIED.

Everything was fine, and now it isn't; I am at a loss as to what changed.

My WAP shows up when laptop starts, click to connect, and always ordered to enter password.

Any suggestions/options to try MUCH appreciated!
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