What is a network port and what are they used for? In my early IT days, about 20 years ago, I had a hard time grasping the concept of network ports. I read books and articles about how hackers exploited such and such port and how you have to close some ports and secure others you are using. I must confess it took me some time to fully understand the concept and most importantly how to apply that understanding in the real IT administration and support world. I decided to write
This articles applies to Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10.
Windows 8 changed the GUI immensely. Things that were intuitively easy in Windows 7 became a challenge in Windows 8, that is true for finding saved wifi profiles on your computer.
When you connect to a wireless network and select the option to remember the password Windows keeps that information handy in a wifi profile “list” that is saved on your system and used to pull the information and authen