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Windows 10 Upgrade, will not connect to MIT SECURE


After a Windows 10 Upgrade, I'm not able to connect to the MIT SECURE wireless network!

  • Upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 10, reports of issues with Win7 to Win10 upgrades also exist.
  • Able to connect to all other wireless networks
  • The workaround provided here has worked on a majority of laptops

Answer 1

  1. Remove the wireless adapter from the device manager but make sure that the Keep Driver option is selected.
  2. Reboot the laptop, the wireless adapter will be re-installed
  3. Retry connecting to the MIT SECURE network

Answer 2

If Answer 1 did not resolve the issue try these additional steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Manage Wi-Fi Settings
  2. In Manage Known Networks delete MIT Secure from the list. (Good time to delete all the extraneous ones as well).
  3. Now reopen WiFi and MIT Secure will appear. When you click Connect it will now prompt you for credentials

Answer 3

In some instances, there may be a lingering registry key that is the problem. To remove the key:

  • Step 1 – Right-Click the newly-reinstated Start Menu and select Command Prompt (Admin) from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 2 – Type out the following command, then hit the Enter key
reg delete HKCRCLSID\{988248f3-a1ad-49bf-9170-676cbbc36ba3\} /va /f
Errors modifying the registry can result in problems affecting the system, use this with caution.
  • Step 3 – Enter the following command into the Command Prompt and then hit the Enter key
netcfg -v -u dni_dne
  • Step 4 – Restart the PC and then double-check your wifi settings. You should now see a revived list of all of the available networks within range.
If you know you are running an older version of Cisco VPN client or SonicWall Global VPN, it is worth uninstalling the software before upgrading your PC to Windows 10 to avoid the issue.

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August 04, 2020

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