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Fix: The specified network password is not correct

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Whether opening files on shared drives, getting online, or chatting with friends, a network password is like your digital bouncer, keeping things safe and organised. One of the most common errors you will encounter while connecting to a shared folder or network is that the specified network password is incorrect.

In this article, we have discussed the causes of the specified network password incorrect and a few ways to help you fix the issue.


Causes of ‘the specified network password is not the correct’ issue

Below, we have mentioned a few possible reasons that might be causing the specified network password is not the correct issue.

  • Incorrect password.
  • Incorrect network settings.
  • Problems with the user account permissions.

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How to fix the issue?

If you are encountering the specified network password is not correct issue while connecting then we have explained a few methods to help you fix the issue.

Ensure you are entering the correct password

Make sure you are entering the correct password, and keep an eye on uppercase and lowercase characters in the password, as it is where most people make mistakes while entering the password. If this doesn’t work then might wanna reset the password.


Make sure the SSDP discovery service is running

Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) is a service that allows network devices to discover and communicate with each other. To check if the service is running, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press the Windows + R key to start the Run box.

Step 2: In the run box, type services.msc and hit Enter.

Step 3: Find the SSDP Discovery service in the service window and double-click it to open the properties.

Step 4: Now, click on the dropdown menu beside the Startup type and select the Automatic option from the dropdown menu.

Step 5: Also make sure the service is running. If it is not, click on the Start button, then click on the Apply button and then the OK button.

Step 6: After changing the SSDP Discovery service’s settings, make the same changes to the following services.

  • TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
  • Computer Browser
  • Server

Step 7: After you are done, restart your PC and check if the issue persists.


Disable the Password Protected Sharing

If you are continuously encountering the specified network password is not correct error then you can try disabling the password-protected sharing. To disable it follow teh steps below.

Step 1: Type Control Panel in the Windows search and click on the first result to open it.

Step 2: Click on the Network and Internet option.

Step 3: Click on the Network and Sharing Center.

Step 4: In the sidebar, click on the Change Advanced Sharing Settings option.

Step 5: Expand the All Networks and click on the Turn off password protected sharing option under the Password protected sharing section, at last click on the Save changes button.

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Change the NTLM Policy

Many users have claimed that changing the group or NTLM policies has resolved the error. To do so, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Press the Windows + R key to start the Run box.

Step 2: In the run box, type secpol.msc and hit Enter.

Step 3: In the sidebar, expand Local Policies, then click on Security Options. After that, on the right side, scroll and find Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level and double-click on it.

Step 4: In the properties window, click on the dropdown menu and select Send LM & LTLM – use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated option.

Step 5: Click on the Apply button and then the OK button.

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: [email protected]

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