How to Reset a Wireless Network Password in Windows Vista

By Tammy Clevenger

The Microsoft Vista operating system is easy to configure for wireless networking. With just a few clicks, a wireless connection may be created and several points of connectivity may be stored on the computer at one time. When a wireless network password, also known as a WEP key, passkey or passcode, is reset, this setting must also be updated in Vista's wireless connection entry for that network. Vista provides quick and easy access to the wireless connections to complete the task.

Step 1

Click the Windows "Start" orb and then click "Network" in the right pane of the Start menu.

Step 2

Click the "Network Center" link from the top taskbar.

Step 3

Click the wireless network entry to edit. The Wireless Network Connection dialog box will open.

Step 4

Click the tab labeled "Security."

Step 5

Type the new password in the input box labeled "Network Security Key." Retype the key, if prompted.

Step 6

Click "OK." The wireless connection is now updated in Vista with the new password.