CrucialHoax - I had tried that many times. The network does not appear
on the list, and I could not understand why. I've deleted many other
networks using the method you described.
But I finally figured it out tonight with some expert help at the
community centre. There is a odd-ball situation where a network has
been (incorrectly) configured and not yet successfully connected-to.
In this situation, the network does NOT appear on the list of networks
in the "Manage Wireless Network" dialog, so it is invisible from that
perspective. However, clicking on the Networks icon in the System Tray
(Notification Area) displays a list of the currently-active access
points to choose which one to connect to... Rather than left-clicking,
you must right-click on the access point and choose Properties. From
there, you can change its password. Once I had corrected the password,
it connected flawlessly. If a network has NOT been configured, then
right-clicking on its name does NOT provide the Properties choice.
Failing to right-click and fix the properties, the only thing you can
do is to click the Connect button. Since the password is incorrect, it
fails to connect, and takes you to a trouble-shooting mode. NOTHING in
the troubleshooting talks about incorrect passwords; in fact, it
advises you to reboot the access point. That's kinda impossible when
connecting to a public access point!
I guess it's just one of those things that you have to know about. The
guidance from Windows (Vista and 7) is less than helpful in this
On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 22:21:35 -0600, CrucialHoax
>If your in the network and sharing center, you will see on the left side
>of the window manage wireless connections / networks. Find the one you
>need to delete and remove it so you can enter the correct key
>The access point your trying to connect to could be a protocol the
>netbook doesn't accept b/g/n/ etc..
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