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Windows XP Wireless Password Reset

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STEP 1:  First, you should download the ResetWirelessPass.exe utility from IT Help Central.  DO NOT RUN IT at this time.  Save it to somewhere convenient, such as your desktop.

STEP 2:  Next, you should disable your wireless connection.  Go to the Control Panel and then double click Network Connections.

           

STEP 3. You will now see the following screen.  Right click the Wireless Network Connection icon and select Disable.

           

STEP 4:  You should now run the ResetWirelessPass.exe utility that you downloaded from IT Help Central in STEP 1.

NOTE: This utility makes modifications to your computer's registry.  It has been tested by IT Help Central and was shown to only change the required entries in the registry. If you have any questions about this utility, please contact IT Help Central at 806.742.HELP.

STEP 5: You will now be prompted to confirm that you have disabled your wireless connection, as explained in STEPS 3 and 4.  If you have not done this yet, please go back to STEPS 2 and 3 before clicking OK.  Once your wireless connection has been disabled, click on OK.

           

STEP 6:  Your Wireless Credentials will now be cleared.  Once this has been completed, a box will appear indicating that the process has completed.  Click OK to continue.

           

STEP 7:  You will now need to re-enable your wireless connection.  To do this, go to the Control Panel and then double click Network Connections.

           

STEP 8. You will now see the following screen.  Right click the Wireless Network Connection icon and select Enable.

           

STEP 9:  You should now see an information bubble come up from your system tray (the area next to the time display on the task bar).  Click inside the bubble to open the login window.

NOTE:  It may take a few minutes before this appears as the wireless connection is not instantaneous.  It takes a couple of minutes to associate with the access point and authenticate your user information.

           

STEP 10: You will now be prompted for your logon credentials.  Simply highlight the old password, hit delete, and type in your new password.  Now click OK at the bottom, and after it authenticates you will be re-connected to the wireless network using your new password.
 

           

NOTE: If you want to keep the credential cache clear all the time, IT Help Central has a .REG or .VBS file which can be set to run automatically when you sign in or out of Windows. Contact a full-time staff member at IT Help Central for more information.