How To Delete a Wireless Network In Windows 8

If you are using windows 8 (inclusive of windows 8.x), you should have noticed that the feature to manage your wireless connection like windows 7 / vista is missing in Network and Sharing Center. Clicking on the wireless icon at the bottom right of the screen does show us the wifi network around us and allow us to forget a network, provided that we can see it. But what will happened if the wireless network profile that we wanted to remove in windows 8 is hidden (hidden SSID)? Or the wireless network which we connect to while we are in a hotel / airport overseas? We simply cant forget the network as we wish to. However, there are still ways, using the command prompt to show all wireless profiles on our windows 8 PC and delete them. How to managed wireless network in windows 8 using command prompt. Here the solution to removing hidden wifi network in windows 8 without the graphical user interface (GUI) 1) open up command prompt. Right click at the bottom left of the screen and select command prompt (Admin), in desktop mode of windows 8 2) type in “netsh wan show profiles” this will show you all the wireless network you have connected to. 3) Take note of the profile name that you wish to delete. 4) type in “netsh wlan delete profile name=”ProfileToBeDeleted” As you can see in the example, i have a wireless network called “testprofile” By typing in “netsh wlan delete profile name=”testprofile” i will have remove it permanently from my windows wireless setting.   Any more questions on how to deleted a saved wireless network in windows 8? Leave us a comment below...

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How to Find Your External IP WAN Address

Ever found the situation where a friend wish to link to your home network, and you have no idea what your external IP is. Do note that external IP Address is different from internal ip address. An external IP address is an address, which can identify you on the world wide web and tell servers your regional location. There are a few methods to do there Method 1 to detect your external IP address The easy way out is to go to website which can detect your WAN ip such as http://checkip.dyndns.org/ http://canyouseeme.org/ Method 2 to find out your WAN Address This method will be use  a program called command prompt. To fire up this program, go to the start button (if u are using windows 7 and older OS) else, press “windows key + F” on your windows 8 machine. type in “cmd” without quotes and a black windows should appear. type in “tracert google.com” this is to trace the packet path that travels from your PC to the final destination which will be google.com You can simply replace google.com with any website address. Typically, the 1st IP listed will be your router internal IP (gateway) address. and the 2nd IP address listed will be your WAN address. 3rd Way to Locate WAN IP Address issued by ISP The above 2 methods are pretty straight forward. This last method will require some technical knowledge to get the information we want. You are required to know your router’s IP address. We will have to make use of command prompt again to do that Go to the start button (if u are using windows 7 or older OS) else, press “windows key + F” together on your windows 8 computer. type in “cmd” without quotes and a black windows should appear. type in “ipconfig” and information such as your IP Address, subnet mask, default gateway will appear. The IP address refers to the address that was issued by the router on your internal network (more of that in another post) while the default gateway address will be the router’s internal IP address.   Take note of the address, typically in the format, aaa.bbb.ccc.ddd such as 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.254 as shown...

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Easy Guide on How to Repair Internet Explorer

Does your internet explorer explorer keep crashing or seems to be unresponsive whenever you open up webpages?and pages seems to take forever to load? Here is an easy guide with step by step guide to get it to repair internet explorer. First Method – Start Internet Explorer in Safe Mode Windows 7, vista, xp – Click on the “Start” Button at the bottom left. Type in “Internet Explorer” without quotes. Windows 8 users – Press Windows Key + R at the same time. Type in “iexplorer -extoff” into the box. Internet Explorer Without Addons should appear. Select that and surf. If it works in the No Addon Mode, Go to Method 2 below Second Method – Reset Internet Explorer 1) Go to Control Panel 2) change the “View By: Category” to “View by Large Icons” 3) Select “Internet Option” 4) You should see a few tabs, General, security, advanced, etc. Go to the last tab “Advanced” and select the Reset, a box which is similar to the image below should appear Select Reset without “deleting personal settings” And try again. Third Method – Reset and delete personal settings Same method as method one, but tick the box “delete personal settings”   Fourth Method to Repair Internet Explorer – Uninstall and Reinstall Internet Explorer. If the above 3 methods do not work to solve your internet explorer issue, we will have to uninstall the program. Again, go to “Control Panel” and select the option “Turn Windows Features on or off”. Look for internet explorer, and untick the check box and select “OK”. A warning will appear, mentioning that it will affect other windows feature, etc. Since it is not working now, we will have to uninstall it. Restart the system. Once it is done, proceed to http://windows.microsoft.com/en-SG/internet-explorer/download-ie or google for “Download Microsoft Internet Explorer” Go to the site which has microsoft.com as the domain. and download the program. Install the program and your should be able to get your internet explorer working for you again.  ...

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