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Won't remember WiFi Password

#1 Post by Rockrz » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:30 am

I have a barely used Lenovo T530 that I'm letting my wife use and I'm noticing that for some reason when we connect to our WiFi.... the laptop is not automatically remembering the password.

Does anyone know of any settings that could resolve this and how to get to them?

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Re: Won't remember WiFi Password

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:17 pm

Rockrz wrote:I have a barely used Lenovo T530 that I'm letting my wife use and I'm noticing that for some reason when we connect to our WiFi.... the laptop is not automatically remembering the password.

Does anyone know of any settings that could resolve this and how to get to them?
This is an operating system issue, not a hardware issue. Which OS are you using?
Probably should be Thinkpad16by10.

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Re: Won't remember WiFi Password

#3 Post by Rockrz » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:19 pm

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

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Re: Won't remember WiFi Password

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:51 pm

This should help: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/win ... 49e4f51fde

And I also saw this:
The WLAN password is encrypted and stored in an XML file in c:\Program Data\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles\Interfaces\..GUID\.
However, the xml file was being deleted so the settings not kept. I made the file ReadOnly after logging in and connecting and now all is fixed.
Goodness knows why this is happening though.
(You need admin rights to be able to change the file attributes).
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Re: Won't remember WiFi Password

#5 Post by Rockrz » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:43 pm

Thanks for the info!

For whatever reason, the password started sticking and has been working OK ever since.

Must have just been a temporary glitch in brutha Bill's operating system.

Next time, I'll just give him a ring at the big house :mrgreen:

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