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New WI-FI password - loss of Internet

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MizzM, Mar 25, 2015.

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  1. MizzM

    MizzM Thread Starter

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    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
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    RAM: 8081 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 687585 MB, Free - 627939 MB; D: Total - 26572 MB, Free - 3144 MB;
    Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 181C
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

    Yesterday I changed the Wi-FI password on my Router (correctly as it turned out later) but then lost my Internet connection. (Incidentally, I can't connect to my Router via Chrome--other browsers work fine). I thought I had made an error in the Router because of the loss of connection. Did this happen because the new password info did not match the computer info? A previous post suggested "forgetting" the domain and trying to connect again. That worked beautifully (and simple). Once my connection was re-established, I was able to determine that the new password was also showing on my computer. Is it necessary to lose the Internet every time the wi-fi password is changed? How can I avoid that?
     
  2. Stanr691

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    If you change the WiFi password, you have to forget the connection and then reconnect with the new credentials. I'm not aware of any way around that.
     
  3. FargoItTech

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    Does your computer have a hard-wired connection for the internet? Or are you connecting through the WiFi. If you are connecting through your WiFi you will lose connection every time you change the WiFi password, because it will no longer be authenticated. If you hard hard-wired you should not lose connection just changing your password, unless your router requires restarting to apply the password changes, in that case you would only lose connection for a minute while your router re-boots.

    I hope that was helpful:)
     
  4. MizzM

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    Thanks for the info. At least I won't think I screwed up the next time I do this.
     
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