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Windows 7: Windows 7 Not Remembering Wireless Settings!!!

02 Jun 2010   #1
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 Not Remembering Wireless Settings!!!

Brand new HP Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium machine just out of the box. Shipped with a dial-up modem and NO wireless adapter (DUH!). Installed an EnGenius USB wireless adapter which set up without a hitch. Went through the process of connecting to the internet. Was able to get online and surf-- no problems.

The problem is that Windows 7 will not retain the wireless settings, and EVERY SINGLE TIME that I boot up the machine I have to go through the WHOLE PROCESS of opening Network Sharing Center, searching for my wireless home network, typing in the security code, and establishing the connection ONCE AGAIN. Why won't Windows 7 remember the wireless settings??? This is most frustrating! IF I open the "Manage Wireless Networks" panel there are NO NETWORKS listed! I have run Windows update.

Can anyone provide me with a a clus as to what is going on here? Thanks for any and all assistance!


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03 Jun 2010   #2
CassieFWinTeam

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Hi technomann,

Try going in to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Manage Wireless Networks. If the desired internet connection is already listed, right click and go to Properties. If not, add your connection manually. In Properties, there should be a check box with an option to have Windows 7 automatically connect to this network. Make sure that box is checked and let us know if this fixes the problem.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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03 Jun 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by technomann View Post
Brand new HP Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium machine just out of the box. Shipped with a dial-up modem and NO wireless adapter (DUH!). Installed an EnGenius USB wireless adapter which set up without a hitch. Went through the process of connecting to the internet. Was able to get online and surf-- no problems.

The problem is that Windows 7 will not retain the wireless settings, and EVERY SINGLE TIME that I boot up the machine I have to go through the WHOLE PROCESS of opening Network Sharing Center, searching for my wireless home network, typing in the security code, and establishing the connection ONCE AGAIN. Why won't Windows 7 remember the wireless settings??? This is most frustrating! IF I open the "Manage Wireless Networks" panel there are NO NETWORKS listed! I have run Windows update.

Can anyone provide me with a a clus as to what is going on here? Thanks for any and all assistance!
You can also edit the connection settings by going to Control Panel> Credential manager and then edit from there.
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03 Jun 2010   #4
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CassieFWinTeam View Post
Hi technomann,

Try going in to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Manage Wireless Networks. If the desired internet connection is already listed, right click and go to Properties. If not, add your connection manually. In Properties, there should be a check box with an option to have Windows 7 automatically connect to this network. Make sure that box is checked and let us know if this fixes the problem.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
Thank you Cassandra, for your response. There are NO wireless networks listed when I go to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Manage Wireless Networks. When I try to add my wireless network to the list I always get the message: "Access Denied."

Any other ideas???
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04 Jun 2010   #5
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

If anyone else encounters this problem, I think that I found an answer in this forum under the thread "Access Is Denied" When trying to add wireless network
Thanks to all who responded!
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04 Jun 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by technomann View Post
If anyone else encounters this problem, I think that I found an answer in this forum under the thread "Access Is Denied" When trying to add wireless network
Thanks to all who responded!
That isn't exactly what I would call a fix for the problem. The Op in that thread messed up his entire system then expected everyone to somehow figure out exactly what he messed up. Pretty much impossible to solve problems like that and no doubt it would be far easier to simply reinstall the Op system.
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04 Jun 2010   #7
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

That isn't exactly what I would call a fix for the problem. The Op in that thread messed up his entire system then expected everyone to somehow figure out exactly what he messed up. Pretty much impossible to solve problems like that and no doubt it would be far easier to simply reinstall the Op system. [/QUOTE]

If you read the entire thread, the actual fix appears toward the end and involves changing the permissions on and taking ownership of the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles folder. This is all that I did and it fixed the problem. Don't bother with editing the Services or hacking the registry...
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04 Jun 2010   #8
technomann

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by technomann View Post
If anyone else encounters this problem, I think that I found an answer in this forum under the thread "Access Is Denied" When trying to add wireless network
Thanks to all who responded!
That isn't exactly what I would call a fix for the problem. The Op in that thread messed up his entire system then expected everyone to somehow figure out exactly what he messed up. Pretty much impossible to solve problems like that and no doubt it would be far easier to simply reinstall the Op system.

If you read the entire thread, the actual fix appears toward the end and involves changing the permissions on and taking ownership of the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles folder. This is all that I did and it fixed the problem. Don't bother with editing the Services or hacking the registry...
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05 Jun 2010   #9
pcgeek

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

This may/may not apply to you but...If you hide the name of your network from the neighbors(which is usually advised), you have to check the box that says "connect even if the network is not broadcasting its name (SSID)". Otherwise it will show up as "other network" everytime you disconnect and you will have to search and enter your name/password all over again.
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05 Jun 2010   #10
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by technomann View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by technomann View Post
If anyone else encounters this problem, I think that I found an answer in this forum under the thread "Access Is Denied" When trying to add wireless network
Thanks to all who responded!
That isn't exactly what I would call a fix for the problem. The Op in that thread messed up his entire system then expected everyone to somehow figure out exactly what he messed up. Pretty much impossible to solve problems like that and no doubt it would be far easier to simply reinstall the Op system.

If you read the entire thread, the actual fix appears toward the end and involves changing the permissions on and taking ownership of the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles folder. This is all that I did and it fixed the problem. Don't bother with editing the Services or hacking the registry...
Yes the OP fixed his own problem by undoing the mistake he made in the first place.

My point was that, how on earth should we know what you hacked on your own system?

Only you can fix those sorts of problems. When ever you decide to hack the registry it's a good idea to make a back up first. CCleaner can be used to back up the registry.
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