Updating the security key for Wifi network in Windows 10 is really a simple task and can be easily done by the non technical person or even a small age children. The Wireless technology has made the connection to the Wi-Fi network more easily and helps us to connect our Windows systems to a specific WiFi network. Whenever your device come in the range of the previously connected WiFi network, whether the network is secure or not, you are automatically connected to the network.
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In some cases, you may need to update the WiFi network security key so that you can connect to the network. In this article, I will guide you through step by step process on how to update the security key for the Wi-Fi network in Windows 10. Basically, you can update the Wi-Fi network security key manually or by using the Command Prompt. Both the ways are mentioned here for your convenience.
How to Manually Update Security Key on Windows 10
For manually updating the security key for Wi-Fi network you need to follow the steps below
Step-1: First you have to open the Run dialog box by pressing Windows Logo Key + R button together at the same time.
Step-2: Now in the run dialog box type ncpa.cpl and then press the Enter button on your keyboard to open Network Connection.
Step-3: Once the Network Connection is open on your screen now you have to right click on the Wi-Fi option and then from the menu select the Status option.
Step-4: Once you click on the Status option a new Wi-Fi status pop-up will open and from here you need to click on the Wireless Properties option which is right next to Details option.
Step-5: Now in the Wireless Network Properties window click on the Security tab and under this tab for the Network Security key section you have to change the password.
Step-6: Now input the new password and then click on the Ok button to save the changes. You may now close the Network Connection Windows.
Once you have completed the steps you can now try to reconnect to the same Wi-Fi network and if the key is correct you are ready to go.
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How to Update Security key using Command Prompt
Step-1: Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows logo key + R button together at the same time. Now here type cmd.exe and then hit the Enter button to open the Command Prompt.
Step-2: Now in the command prompt execute the following command
netsh wlan show profiles
Step-3: You can use the following command to show the properties of that specific wireless network for which you are updating the security key
netsh wlan show profiles name=”profilename“
You can also substitute the Wi-Fi network for which you are updating the password with Profilename.
Step-4: Now to clear the existing security key for that specific wireless network you need to execute the following command
netsh wlan show profiles name=”profilename” key=clear
Now, when next time you connect to the same Wi-Fi network, it will ask you the new key. So enter the new security key and after verification, you will be automatically connected.
This is all for this article I hope these steps help you a lot to Update Security Key for WiFi Network in Windows 10 without any difficulty.
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