Removing wireless network on ICS Host computer running windows xp

Wife has new computer that would like to connect to wireless home network.  Had trouble finding WEP key in host, but finally did.  Still can't connect new computer.

Someone suggest that I remove wireless network(s) from host and install new network with new password.  Having trouble doing that.  suggestions?


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Last updated March 29, 2020 Views 287 Applies to:

Start from scratch by checking the Network name (SSID) and the associated wireless Security key and perhaps change them.

1. Use a computer that is connected to the router by Ethernet cable so that you can access the router’s set up details. This is done in a home network by typing 192.168.x.y into a browser's Address bar. The values of x and y depend upon the make of router. If you don’t know the values, open a Run window (Windows key+R), type cmd /k ipconfig (note the two spaces), press Enter and make a note of the Default Gateway address and type it into the browser’s Address bar. When asked for the username and password, type the default values (if they are not known, look in the router’s user manual).

2. For wireless access, look for a section named wireless or similar wording and find an SSID (Network Name) and a Security key. The SSID and Security key are needed for any wireless computer to connect to a router.

Change the SSID to something more meaningful to you but don‘t use obvious names, like your name. Also, if the key type is set to WEP, change it to one of the more secure WPA settings, unless there are computers with older WEP-type adapters that need to connect. Now change the Security key and make a note of it and the SSID. Save the changes and exit.

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