A Windows computer is connected to a network, and used to change the network's SSID through the administrative interface. After, the user attempts to connect to the newly named network, and enters the network password correctly but still gets an error "Windows was unable to connect to" the network. Other machines, not previously connected, have no problem. How can the original machine be connected?
I first went in to Manage Wireless Networks and chose to Forget the old network, by right-clicking on the old SSID, and clicking Forget. However, this is insufficient. I also had to go into the registry, and browse to
and under that there was a list, which I manually looked through to find one with the Description / ProfileName of the old SSID. (Screenshots here.) I right clicked on the folder and selected Delete, then restarted the machine. I still cannot connect.
Edited to also mention:
From an admin command prompt, the old SSID already does not appear in "netsh wlan show profiles." Attempting to delete via
netsh wlan delete profile name="oldSSID"
results in an error that "Profile 'oldSSID' is not found on any interface."
I have also tried disabling and re-enabling the wireless adapter, including through Device Manager. In Device Manager, I also clicked Update Driver and was told I was running the latest driver (confirmed with the manufacturer's web site).
I have also tried running the following commands in an admin command prompt:
netsh winsock reset netsh int ip reset ipconfig /release ipconfig /renew ipconfig /flushdns
and restarted multiple times, but still cannot connect.