Nuking a bit out of your registry

So I was trying to connect to the McCarran wifi and it would not find an IP.  I tried letting the computer ‘repair the connection’ and no go.  I normally do not check the box to make the laptop ‘remember’ the connection.


And of course when you run the troubleshooting wizard it says to go online to get help from a friend… uh.. yeah.. but I’m trying to get online.


So I fired up regedit and searched on McCarran and found that I had two connections stuck in the registry.  I deleted all registry entries that pertained to “McCarran”, rebooted and voila… online.



So if you are a frequent flyer in and out of an airport wifi and can’t get online, nuke the items out of your registry and try again.


(Flying home from Vegas – now in the Airport)

2 Thoughts on “Nuking a bit out of your registry

  1. SeanPT on May 22, 2011 at 10:03 pm said:

    I’m curious if, even though you didn’t tell it to “remember” the connection if the connection was still in the list of wireless connections.

  2. bradley on May 23, 2011 at 3:25 am said:

    It wasn’t in the list of connections but it sure was in there twice in the registry.

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