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Wireless networks and windows XP , a quick how to

How to remove existing wireless network profile in Windows XP

Step 1 Open Control panel, select and double click Network Connections.  Step 2 Select Wireless Network Connection, right click it and select Properties.


 Step 3 Choose “Wireless Networks” tab and select existing network in preferred networks, then click Remove.


  Step 4   Click OK.  and the network should be removed

Step 5  - Or how to add a Wireless network connection in windows XP

Then Select Wireless Network Connection, right click it, select and click View Available Wireless Networks.


  Step 6 Click Refresh Network list to view available wireless networks. Select the correct network which you want to connect, double click it or click Connect button.


  Step 7 If the wireless network is secured, it will pop up a window asking for the key/password. Pay attention to the case of the characters, so if they are in CAPITALS then replicate the same  in the password box. This is a common error and can drive people to despair as they beleive they have inserted the correct code.  Remember passwords are usually case sensitive.


Step 8 Enter the correct Key then click Connect, wait for a while, you will connect to this wireless network.


  1.  If it keeps connecting to the network or acquiring IP address, please check if you had entered the correct key/password.
  2.  If it shows that the connection is Limited or no connectivity, please ensure that you had enabled DHCP server on the wireless router/access point.
  3. There maybe a button you need to press on the router to enable you to connect new devices to your network
  4. Shouting at it wont make it work any quicker, but may make you feel good.