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Manage Wireless Networks Shortcut - Create

How to Create a "Manage Wireless Networks" Shortcut
Published by Brink
08 Sep 2009
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How to Create a "Manage Wireless Networks" Shortcut

information   Information
This will show you how to create or download a Manage Wireless Networks shortcut to open directly to that window in Windows 7. You can also Pin to Taskbar or Pin to Start Menu this shortcut, or move where you like for easy use.
Note   Note
If you have a laptop, you can see a list of available wireless networks in Manage Wireless Networks, and then connect to one of those networks, no matter where you are. The wireless networks appear only if your computer (laptop or desktop) has a wireless network adapter and driver installed and the adapter is enabled.

EXAMPLE: Manage Wireless Networks
Manage Wireless Networks Shortcut - Create-managed_wireless_networks.jpg



OPTION ONE
To Download the "Manage Wireless Networks" Shortcut
1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Manage_Wireless_Networks.zip
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2. Click on Save, and save the .zip file to the desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract the Run shortcut to the desktop.

4. Right click on the Run shortcut, and click on Properties, General tab, and on the Unblock button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 5.
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5. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .zip file on the desktop if you like, or save it to use again.




OPTION TWO
To Manually Create the "Manage Wireless Networks" Shortcut
1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut. (See screenshot below)
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2. Copy and paste the location belowinto the location area, and click on the Next button. (See screenshot below)
explorer.exe shell:::{1fa9085f-25a2-489b-85d4-86326eedcd87}
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3. Type Manage Wireless Networks for the name, and click on the Finish button. (See screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.
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4. Right click on the new Manage Wireless Networks shortcut on the Desktop and click on Properties.

5. Click on the Shortcut tab, then click on the Change Icon button. (See screenshot below)
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below and press Enter. (See screenshot below)
%windir%\System32\wlanpref.dll
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above and click on OK. (See screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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9. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.
That's it,
Shawn


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