New wifi router. How to input the new password on my laptop? (1 Viewer)

David Smith

Warrington Lancs
Situation is.......
Virgin gave me a new router. The engineer changed the password on my phone and my laptop.
For some reason, after 2 months, the laptop has forgotten the new password and is only showing the old defunct one. (Phone is fine).
I cannot find a way to put the new one back in.
BTW....I click on the symbol at the bottom and it show a list of all wifi in my range but only my old one.....not the new one.
It must be simple ut I dont know how.
Any ideas please.
Also.....the engineer has given me a paper. On it is a sequence of numbers prefixed with VN. The other is a sequence of letters....one is captal.....and one is a number.
Thanks
 
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d.steeley

Well-known member
England
Hi David, try turning your router off and on again. It should be the strongest signal so should appear at the top of the list of available networks you see when clicking the symbol on your laptop screen. Click on that network and when you click on "connect" you should have the opportunity to put in the password. Your wifi password should be on a label on the router somewhere.

Dave
 

David Smith

Warrington Lancs
Hi David, try turning your router off and on again. It should be the strongest signal so should appear at the top of the list of available networks you see when clicking the symbol on your laptop screen. Click on that network and when you click on "connect" you should have the opportunity to put in the password. Your wifi password should be on a label on the router somewhere.

Dave
Thanks. I have tried that without success. Still shows only the defunct number.
 

delia todd

If I said the wrong thing it was a Senior Moment
Staff member
Scotland
Hi David..... gawd what a pain!!!

Sounds like you need to get in touch with Virgin now, if what t'other Dave suggested hasn't worked.

They may be able to suggest something.
 

David Smith

Warrington Lancs
Yes..looking that way. I really thought there would be a simple fix......like there was in the 60s when the phone box gave problems :)
 

Andy Adcock

Fractious Member of ill repute
England
Situation is.......
Virgin gave me a new router. The engineer changed the password on my phone and my laptop.
For some reason, after 2 months, the laptop has forgotten the new password and is only showing the old defunct one. (Phone is fine).
I cannot find a way to put the new one back in.
BTW....I click on the symbol at the bottom and it show a list of all wifi in my range but only my old one.....not the new one.
It must be simple ut I dont know how.
Any ideas please.
Also.....the engineer has given me a paper. On it is a sequence of numbers prefixed with VN. The other is a sequence of letters....one is captal.....and one is a number.
Thanks

I'm with Virgin,
the VN number (VM on mine) is the network that belongs to you, the alpha numeric underneath is the password e.g mine starts with fsn7txf.......etc



A
 
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David Smith

Warrington Lancs
Are you on Mac, Windows, Linux or Chrome?

Its Windows 8.
Now this is weird. Grandson is home from uni and was goingto check it over. I switched it on and.....bingo!!! Its come back. Didnt have time to check the mouse but wifi seems to be back.
 

Andy Adcock

Fractious Member of ill repute
England
Its Windows 8.
Now this is weird. Grandson is home from uni and was goingto check it over. I switched it on and.....bingo!!! Its come back. Didnt have time to check the mouse but wifi seems to be back.

How far is the router from your devices?

At my home, my tv will sometimes struggle to pick up the wifi signal as it's three rooms away. If you do have an issue like this, you can buy a signal booster.
 

snowyowl

Well-known member
I'm expecting a new router to arrive in the next couple of days. I'll keep my finger crossed that I don't have a similar experience. I just got a new tablet and it wouldn't connect to the router until I called tech support and they talked me through the necessary steps.
 

snowyowl

Well-known member
My new router arrived today and it was simplicity itself to hook up and get running. All I had to do was plug in the power supply then transfer the cables. I had to phone my service provider to activate the new unit and that was amazingly quick. Not sure if there is any improvement in the service but time will make that clearer.
 

David Smith

Warrington Lancs
How far is the router from your devices?

At my home, my tv will sometimes struggle to pick up the wifi signal as it's three rooms away. If you do have an issue like this, you can buy a signal booster.

I tried the device within 2 metres.....no success
 

ben_r_

Member
David, did you get this resolved? Have you tried contacting Virgin and seeing if they could assist with the issue?
 

David Smith

Warrington Lancs
David, did you get this resolved? Have you tried contacting Virgin and seeing if they could assist with the issue?

Sort of :)
As per my last post, before my Grandson had chance to look at it, it decided to come back to life on it's own accord.
The mouse problem was sorted.........Grandson tried it on his and it refused to respond. I bought a new mouse (£8.50) and that is working find.
So............I have no idea why the laptop decided to stop communicating with the router or why it then decided to start again. I am now "leaving well alone" and hoping it does not happen again.
Thanks to everyone for the help/suggestions.
 

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