Posted 30 August 2010 - 12:09 PM
I was desperately trying to get my new wireless-enabled laptop to communicate with my new wireless-compatible printer, and was trying (with a spectacular lack of success) to set up an ad hoc network. I have since accepted defeat on that front, and am prepared to humbly fall back on the old-world technology of wires...BUT...I cannot get rid of my now unwanted ad hoc network.
I know what you are going to say: You were going to say "navigate to network sharing, and click on manage wireless networks and remove the network." I did that, such that there are no networks to manage, and yet under 'view your active networks,' my ill fated ad hoc network still appears (and worse yet, I can't even access it since the password seems to have been changed or deleted at some point).
When I foolishly created this ad hoc network, I clicked "save." How do I unsave it it and kill it once and for all? Is it possible this network...that my laptop lists as available...is somehow being broadcast from my wireless printer, as a residue from when I was trying to set that printer up to connect to the network I created via my laptop? I have tried turning everything off and on again, to no avail.
Please, please, please don't tell me this is an unsolvable Windows 7 glitch! These forums seem to be full of smart people who can find solutions to whatever glitches the Microsoft programmers have created.