Changing WiFi settings from one location to another


  1. Posts : 268
    Windows 10
       #1

    Changing WiFi settings from one location to another


    We are dealing with Windows 10 1909 here.

    My husband's Brother printer at work quit scanning. It did everything else (fax, print, copy), but would not scan.

    I wrote to Brother for him and they answered with some very good instruction links. Since I am unable to go to his office at this time, he brought his laptop and his printer home. In order for me to try the fixes offered by Brother I had to "Reset" the WiFi, inserting our home SSID and pass key. I got the printer working, but now it will have to be changed back to his office SSID and pass key.

    So here's my question: Can I manually enter his office information here at the house so that when he takes it back to the office all he has to do is plug it in and it will be ready to go?

    I ask this because I have a few minor skills, but he has none when it comes to these things.
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  2. hsehestedt's Avatar
    Posts : 1,099
    Windows 10 Pro, 2004
       #2

    Yes, this can be accomplished by following Option #1 called "Connect to Wireless Network in Network and Sharing Center" in this tutorial:

    Connect To Wireless Network in Windows 10

    EDIT: I forgot to add one other note...

    You may want to install Cumulative Update KB4567512 before taking that system back to work. There was a bug introduced by Microsoft that caused printing and scanning problems that is now fixed with that update.

    Note that this update may need to be downloaded and installed manually (it may not show if you simply search for updates) because it is an optional Out Of Band (OOB) update released just about a week ago.

    Here is the link for the Windows 10 1909 x64 version of that fix:

    http://download.windowsupdate.com/c/...02cd919da5.msu
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  3. JackHughs's Avatar
    Posts : 142
    Windows 10 Pro 1909
       #3

    I'm curious. Did you have to actually reset the wireless connection (work) or just log on to a different wireless network (home)?

    If the latter, your husband's Brother's PC should still retain the logon information for his work network.

    JackHughs
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  4. Posts : 268
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I actually did reset the wireless connection. I don't know if I "had" to do it. But I did end up doing it. As I said, I have some minor skills so I kind of test my way through things until I get it right.
    JackHughs said:
    I'm curious. Did you have to actually reset the wireless connection (work) or just log on to a different wireless network (home)?

    If the latter, your husband's Brother's PC should still retain the logon information for his work network.

    JackHughs
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