Automatically clearing "Preferred Networks" list

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Jack B. Pollack, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. I am looking for a way through a batch file, reg file, etc. to clear the
    "Preferred Networks" list in Win XP.

    I found references to the SSID's in 2 registry keys:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EAPOL\Parameters\Interfaces\{93BA05F9
    -E76A-4F5F-A0B5-A2D700210346}

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces\{93BA05F9
    -E76A-4F5F-A0B5-A2D700210346}

    Even after deleting these keys (and rebooting) the "Preferred Networks" list
    is not clear.

    Anyone have any idea where the remaining settings are stored and how to
    clear the list automatically?

    Thanks
     
    Jack B. Pollack, Oct 6, 2007
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  2. Jack B. Pollack

    Pavel A. Guest

    Just a thought -
    Before deleting these keys, make sure that wzcsvc is stopped.
    Do you have SP2 with the latest wireless updates (WPA2) ?

    --PA



    "Jack B. Pollack" <> wrote in message news:%...
    >I am looking for a way through a batch file, reg file, etc. to clear the
    > "Preferred Networks" list in Win XP.
    >
    > I found references to the SSID's in 2 registry keys:
    >
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EAPOL\Parameters\Interfaces\{93BA05F9
    > -E76A-4F5F-A0B5-A2D700210346}
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces\{93BA05F9
    > -E76A-4F5F-A0B5-A2D700210346}
    >
    > Even after deleting these keys (and rebooting) the "Preferred Networks" list
    > is not clear.
    >
    > Anyone have any idea where the remaining settings are stored and how to
    > clear the list automatically?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
     
    Pavel A., Oct 6, 2007
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  3. Jack B. Pollack

    Newbie Coder Guest

    Jack,

    Why don't you force your machine to use the one you want.

    If you're using wireless then you could be picking up your neighbours wireless network

    --
    Newbie Coder
    (It's just a name)

    "Jack B. Pollack" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > I am looking for a way through a batch file, reg file, etc. to clear the
    > "Preferred Networks" list in Win XP.
    >
    > I found references to the SSID's in 2 registry keys:
    >
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EAPOL\Parameters\Interfaces\{93BA05F9
    > -E76A-4F5F-A0B5-A2D700210346}
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces\{93BA05F9
    > -E76A-4F5F-A0B5-A2D700210346}
    >
    > Even after deleting these keys (and rebooting) the "Preferred Networks" list
    > is not clear.
    >
    > Anyone have any idea where the remaining settings are stored and how to
    > clear the list automatically?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >
    >
     
    Newbie Coder, Oct 7, 2007
    #3
  4. I have users that travel and connect at hotels, etc. The Preferred network
    list sometimes contains 100's of entries with the "real' networks at the
    bottom and networks that will never be used again at the top.

    Looking for a quick way to clear the list and maybe populate it with just
    the real networks



    "Newbie Coder" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Jack,
    >
    > Why don't you force your machine to use the one you want.
    >
    > If you're using wireless then you could be picking up your neighbours

    wireless network
    >
    > --
    > Newbie Coder
    > (It's just a name)
    >
    > "Jack B. Pollack" <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    > > I am looking for a way through a batch file, reg file, etc. to clear the
    > > "Preferred Networks" list in Win XP.
    > >
    > > I found references to the SSID's in 2 registry keys:
    > >
    > >

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EAPOL\Parameters\Interfaces\{93BA05F9
    > > -E76A-4F5F-A0B5-A2D700210346}
    > >
    > >

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces\{93BA05F9
    > > -E76A-4F5F-A0B5-A2D700210346}
    > >
    > > Even after deleting these keys (and rebooting) the "Preferred Networks"

    list
    > > is not clear.
    > >
    > > Anyone have any idea where the remaining settings are stored and how to
    > > clear the list automatically?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
     
    Jack B. Pollack, Oct 7, 2007
    #4
  5. Stopping the serviced WORKED. Thanks

    "Pavel A." <> wrote in message
    news:#...
    > Just a thought -
    > Before deleting these keys, make sure that wzcsvc is stopped.
    > Do you have SP2 with the latest wireless updates (WPA2) ?
    >
    > --PA
    >
    >
    >
    > "Jack B. Pollack" <> wrote in message

    news:%...
    > >I am looking for a way through a batch file, reg file, etc. to clear the
    > > "Preferred Networks" list in Win XP.
    > >
    > > I found references to the SSID's in 2 registry keys:
    > >
    > >

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EAPOL\Parameters\Interfaces\{93BA05F9
    > > -E76A-4F5F-A0B5-A2D700210346}
    > >
    > >

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces\{93BA05F9
    > > -E76A-4F5F-A0B5-A2D700210346}
    > >
    > > Even after deleting these keys (and rebooting) the "Preferred Networks"

    list
    > > is not clear.
    > >
    > > Anyone have any idea where the remaining settings are stored and how to
    > > clear the list automatically?
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Jack B. Pollack, Oct 7, 2007
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