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Accidentally changed password and now can't access Internet :S. Help?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by sparkles1976, Jun 19, 2013.

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  1. sparkles1976

    sparkles1976 Thread Starter

    Jun 19, 2013
    Alright, so I wanted to connect my Nintendo Ds to my wifi, and in order to do that I needed to find the WEP key. So I looked online and came across another forum where people were asking how to also find it for their Nintendos. I found out how to locate it, or generate it, I connected to it and now it works fine. ...Except in doing so I guess apparently I changed the password??? And now I guess I'm supposed to use that key to connect to the Internet. I have two laptops which are connected wirelessly to my computer which is plugged into the main router. I also have an iPod touch, which I am using to write on this from. It was pretty easy to connect my iPod back to the Internet, all I did was type in the new key....as for the laptops.... I am completely lost on what to do. They are both Thinkpad windows vista. And the router is Linksys. When I go to connect to a network, it says the settings saved on this computer do not match the requirements of the network. .....So I don't really know how to change the settings:confused: I right clicked to go to properties and tried to change the network key to the new WEP key under WPA Personal. I know I'm doing something wrong, but I don't know what and I'm completely lost as to what to do. Also, would changing my password back to the way it was before not allow me to connect wirelessly with my Nintendo? Please Help me!!!!:(
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    assuming you change the password and security type in the router - which it sounds like you have

    you now need to remove th saved profiles on the PC for your wireless connection as it will be using WPA

    the best way is to delete the profiles and then reconnect to the wireless connection where you will be prompted for the new wep password

    How to remove Wireless Profiles - for Vista and Windows 7
    - Vista/Windows7:
    - delete the wireless profiles
    Start> control Panel> classic view> network and sharing center> manage wireless networks

    Delete the profiles
    you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to - so make sure you know the correct password , and not using an incorrect password at all
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