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Connect To Your Wireless Network Using A USB Flash Drive

There are many interesting things you can do with a USB flash drive. One of them is making it remember your current wireless network’s name and password.The purpose of this feature is connecting to your Wi-Fi, using other PCs/laptops, without having to enter the password over and over. This feature is also useful if you have a Xbox 360, because then you could connect the Xbox to your local network, if, when setting up the wireless network on Xbox,  you select the option Windows Connect Now.

Before you get started make sure you have these things:

-A working PC\Laptop (which you have if you’re reading this)

-A USB flash drive

-A Wi-Fi network

It’s a simple operation, 3 steps, which isn’t robbing you of your time.

The first thing you have to do is plug in your USB stick in the PC/Laptop.

The second step is the easiest. In the system tray you find the wireless icon. Click it, then right-click your Wi-Fi network and select the Properties option.


After you did this a new window will appear. Here yo have to press Copy this network profile to a USB flash drive. That’s the third step


Windows will start copying the configured network’s settings to the flash drive after you click Next .

It’s done. Now when you plug in the USB double-click setupSNK.exe and your network’s profile will be installed on that PC, laptop or Xbox.


  1. I’m about to try it out. I never was able to get internet on my computer for some reason. currently, i’m using my little brother’s computer to get the files. this just verified to me that it’ll work. thank you… and happy independence day!

  2. What windows version are you using to do this? I’m running Windows 7 Professional and under my network properties I do not have the option below to copy this network to a usb drive. Actually I thought I use to have this option, unless it was on one of my other computers?

  3. My name is Gaddafi I have one problem I have got WiFi wireless so I want to connect USB flash so can I connect thank u

  4. i am about to try it

  5. Hey how would I use this for my xbox360 if anyone knows please tell me

  6. Hi. I have a Windows 8.64 Acer Laptop. It took me a while to find the properties option of the wifi network. Now under the connection tab, I do NOT see the option “Copy this network profile to a USB flash drive” while I do have an USB flash drive in the port of my laptop. Is there another way to this ? Any suggestions/advices will be helpful. Thank you in advance.

  7. err..
    my laptop is windows 8..
    and i cant do it if the samples was for win 7..
    though i did try looking for “copy this to a fd”………
    couldnt find it :(
    please help!!!

  8. Windows 8.1 doesn’t appear to have this option. I followed the instructions on your web page, but there is no properties selection available, and no apparent way of copying the settings. If it exists, it must be a different procedure.


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