Windows 7 - one laptop, two completely different networks, how to connect to e

Asked By EdwardLetendr on 17-Oct-07 06:46 PM
I have a question for the experts here.  I have one laptop, and I need to
connect to two different wirless networks at different times.  One network is
used at home and the other network is used at the office.  Both of these
networks use a different ssid and a different wep security encrypted phrase.
So what I need to know is how can I configure the wireless network to be able
to connect to either of the networks when they are in range or available if
you will without havng the enter the encrypted phrase each time (since I
setup the encrypted phrase as a 128 bit lenght).  I have heard of using a
profile, but I am not sure how or where it would be setup.

Chuck [MVP] replied on 17-Oct-07 07:26 PM
On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:46:01 -0700, Edward Letendre


A WiFi profile is created for you when you run any WiFi Client manager, and
select a given access point.  The WiFi Client manager will walk you through the
process, showing you a list of available APs, letting you select one, then
asking you the required questions.

Different Client managers will have different procedures, and in some cases,
that's a reason for choosing one manager over another.  It's best not to run
more than one manager at a time though.

Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
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Jack \(MVP-Networking\). replied on 17-Oct-07 10:08 PM
May be this can Help,
Jack (MVP-Networking).
Barb Bowman replied on 18-Oct-07 04:47 AM
Please consider changing your security to WPA2 or WPA at home at

On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 15:46:01 -0700, Edward Letendre


Barb Bowman
MS Windows-MVP