1.    15 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Ohio
    Posts : 464
    Windows 10.0.16299.19 (1709) Home 64-bit

    Trouble Changing Wi-Fi Password


    I've been following the following steps to change my Wi-Fi password for some time:

    1. Launch Control Panel.
    2. Click "Network and Internet."
    3. Click "Network and Sharing Center."
    4. Click "Wi-Fi...."
    5. Click "Wireless Properties."
    6. Click the Security tab.
    7. Check "Show characters."
    8. Enter the password in "Network security key."

    Those steps have been working just fine, but today I discovered a new wrinkle. If I change the password inside the router first, "Wi-Fi..." doesn't appear in step 4. This isn't much of a problem at home, because I can just change the password in Control Panel before I change it inside the router, but it would be a problem at a public hotspot, or something of that nature. I also tested Brink's instructions in "How to Connect To a Wireless Network in Windows 10," but they don't work for me either. How can I fix this?
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  2.    15 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,382
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    You just need to remove (forget) the current WiFi connection then when you try to connect, it will prompt you for the password.

    Wireless Network Profile - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    15 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Ohio
    Posts : 464
    Windows 10.0.16299.19 (1709) Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    You just need to remove (forget) the current WiFi connection then when you try to connect, it will prompt you for the password.

    Wireless Network Profile - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
    Thanks. I just discovered that a few hours ago, and when I got your message, I was just finishing up transcribing the instructions into a form which I can more easily follow.
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