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    wifi connection to xp pc problematic

    Wired cat 5 internet connection - no problem,,.. wireless to laptop and smart phone using the router- no problem.. wireless to PC no connection.. If I create hot spot from my smart pho en to wireless PC no problem.. I have done all the resets for win sock reboot reinstall WiFi software.. no connection wireless .. but again another hot spot from iPhone 7 to same Belcan wireless USB connection plug - there is a connection..

    In my network settings for the PC it shows mine and all the neighbors wifi names .. & mine is 5 green bars but will not only not connect But I can't get it to the stage where I have to manually type in and enter the password on two lines .. its not there & can't get it to produce the ''forget this'' network..

    I can remove the network name of the wifi (from router to) manually from PC, but as soon I reenter the name- fresh .. it won't then ask for a password ..
    This is what I think is wrong .. if I reboot off the PC into windows 10 the same wifi works for windows 10 but not for windows Xp.. yet windows XP works with m y smart phone ..

    crazy right ?

    getting ready to reinstall windows XP .. ( only because we love Outlook express 6)

    Ideas ?
    Intel (R) Core TM 2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26 GHz 2.27 GHz 4.00 GB memory/ HP laptop elitebook 8730// //Firefox Quantum 61.0.1 64bit// Windows 10 //1803 (OS Build 17134.112) 64bit /// dual boot windows 10 & Windows XP Professional_ SP3/ /with Firefox ESR 52.1.0 - 32 bit 4 GB Memory/ AMD Radeon HD 7700 series Video Card//N68C-GS FX2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core /

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    thanks jdc2000 but all those links lead me to areas I have tried already ..
    Biggest problem is to get the wireless networks to 'forget' the SSID router name and then bring it up again to to then re-type in password ..
    as it is now it won't forget and it just circles and circles and won't log me in ..

    So what I am doing around this?? .. easy I am using my smart phone's hot spot to create a new wifi SSID and then use the password the iphone generates for me to use my seperate iphone data. and then when I finish the 'hotspot' and close off the connection.. my iphone then uses the very same network ( name SSID and password off my cable router that my PC can't find ..
    Intel (R) Core TM 2 Duo CPU P8400 @ 2.26 GHz 2.27 GHz 4.00 GB memory/ HP laptop elitebook 8730// //Firefox Quantum 61.0.1 64bit// Windows 10 //1803 (OS Build 17134.112) 64bit /// dual boot windows 10 & Windows XP Professional_ SP3/ /with Firefox ESR 52.1.0 - 32 bit 4 GB Memory/ AMD Radeon HD 7700 series Video Card//N68C-GS FX2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core /

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    So what happened when you looked for the references to the wireless networks? You couldn't find them?

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