View Full Version : Wi-Fi connection question

21-05-2013, 03:26 PM
I'm using a windows 8 laptop. I connect to a wireless network, which requires a passkey. How do I force Win8 to ask for the passkey every time I want to connect, rather than storing it somewhere and re-using it?

Speedy Gonzales
21-05-2013, 07:12 PM
Untick the box where you ticked to connect to it.

21-05-2013, 08:13 PM
Unless I've missed something, when I next go to "connect", it will do it and use the passkey automatically. I don't want that to happen. I want it to ask for the passkey every time.

21-05-2013, 08:57 PM
Can you delete the connection and start again then this time round set it to not remember

21-05-2013, 10:33 PM
Can you delete the connection and start again then this time round set it to not rememberI'm new to Win8, so I may well be missing something obvious, but I can't see how you "set it to not remember".

21-05-2013, 11:37 PM
When you connect the first time, you enter your password and there's a box which says connect automatically (or words to that effect). Make sure you don't enter a check in that box. Then it should ask for your password every time.

22-05-2013, 07:34 AM
OK, I'll give that a go. But what if I have already done the connect automatically thing? How do I undo that?

22-05-2013, 08:05 AM
Right click on the wireless network on the bar on the right that comes up when you click on the network icon on the taskbar.
Then select forget wireless network.

22-05-2013, 08:31 AM
Brilliant! That did it. Thanks.

22-05-2013, 09:46 AM
Click on the Wifi symbol in the Settings charm. Disconnect and then connect again but don't tick the box "Connect automatically"

22-05-2013, 10:23 AM
Thanks. I'd worked out how to sort it for a new connection, but I needed CYaBro's guidance as to undoing it all.