Windows 10: Trouble Changing Wi-Fi Password Solved

  1. gregyurkon's Avatar
    Posts : 483
    Windows 10.0.17134.48 (1803) Home 64-bit
       15 Nov 2015 #1

    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. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       15 Nov 2015 #2

    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. gregyurkon's Avatar
    Posts : 483
    Windows 10.0.17134.48 (1803) Home 64-bit
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       15 Nov 2015 #3

    Ztruker said: 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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