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How to remove an Existing Wireless Profile (XP, VIsta, Win7)

When we connect to a wireless network, a "profile" is saved so that, in the future, the Wireless Network Adapter will connect automatically to the network if it is available. These profiles are saved and used by Windows even if you changed the settings on your wireless router causing connection problems. You need to delete these profiles to allow Windows to create a new one that is compatible to the new settings of the router.

To delete an Existing Wireless Network Profile:
In Windows XP, if you're using "Wireless Zero Configuration" to manage your wireless networking, go into the Network Connections folder ("Start > Run", type ncpa.cpl and click OK), right click the Wireless Network Connection, select Properties and then the Wireless Networks tab, where you can highlight and then "Remove" an existing profile.






If you're using third-party software provided with the wireless adapter, there should be a similar option to remove an existing profile.

In Vista or Win7, right click "Network" (My Network Places) and select Properties. Click the link at the left to "Manage Wireless Networks" then, in the next window, highlight the "Network" to delete and click the "Remove" button.



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Good day to all. I have a problem of my NETGEARWPN824V3


To access the Smart Wizard installation and configuration program on your router:
  1. Connect your router to a computer by plugging one end of an Ethernet Cable into any of the four LAN ports on the back of your router.
  2. Log in to your NETGEAR router by browsing to http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com. Enter the username (admin) and password. By default, the password is password or 1234 unless it has already been changed.
  3. To install your router, simply click on the "Setup Wizard" link at the top of the left-hand navigation menu once you are logged into your router.

Configuring Smart Wizard for WEP encryption:
  1. Click Start then go to All programs. Look for NETGEAR wireless adapter folder then select the NETGEAR Smart Wizard.
  2. NETGEAR Smart Wizard wireless utility should appear on your desktop screen.
  3. Click on the Networks Tab. This will automatically scan for all the available wireless network within your proximity.
  4. Select the SSID of the wireless network that you want to connect, then hit the Connect button.
  5. On the Settings tab, click WEP under the Security option then select Enter Key Manually.
    Note: If the network key consists of 10 characters, set it to 64 Bits. If the network key consists of 26 characters, set it to 128 Bits.
  6. Type the 10 or 26 characters (Hexa decimal) keys on the space provided.
  7. In the Profiles field, assign a name to help you remember this wireless network settings in the future, then click Save Profile.
  8. Click on Apply to validate the settings.
  9. Once connected wirelessly, go to About tab and check for an IP address.
Configuring Smart Wizard for WPA encryption:
  1. Click Start then go to All Programs. Look for NETGEAR wireless adapter folder then select the NETGEAR Smart Wizard.
  2. NETGEAR Smart Wizard wireless utility should appear on your desktop screen.
  3. Click on the Networks Tab. This will automatically scan for all the available wireless networks within your proximity.
  4. Select the SSID of the wireless network that you want to connect, then hit Connect button.
  5. On the Settings tab, select WPA under the Security option.
  6. Type the WPA password/passphrase inside the empty field next to the WPA drop down menu.
  7. In the Profiles field, assign a name to help you remember this wireless network settings in the future, then click Save Profile.
  8. Click on Apply to validate the settings.
  9. Once connected wirelessly, go to About tab and check for an IP address.
Best of luck and have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend!

Jul 02, 2010 | NetGear RangeMax WPN824 Router

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Wpa Encryption


Im assuming that your main computer is a wired computer or connected to the network via an ethernet cable, there is no way to check it because the WPA Encryption is for the wireless only. If you enable WPA encryption on your wireless network, all of the wireless computer should connect first and used the WPA key you set on your network. Once the profile of your network is saved on your computers, they will just automatically connect everytime they are detecting your network.

May 07, 2008 | Belkin (F5D7050) 802.11a/g/b Wireless...

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wireless card won't connect to a network


If you're using the WLAN, edit the default profile and ensure that it matches your router's wireless settings

Dec 25, 2007 | Linksys WPC54G Wireless-G Notebook Adapter...

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