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How To Forget A Wireless Network In Windows 10
This document describes How To Forget A Wireless Network In Windows 10, Using The Settings App
How To Forget A Wireless Network In Windows 10, Using The Settings App
In order to forget a wireless network in Windows 10, you can use the Settings app. To begin, open Settings, using any of the methods we showed in this tutorial: Introducing Windows 10: 6 Ways To Open Settings. Then, click or tap on Network & Internet.
The first section from Network & Internet is Wi-Fi, and it should already be selected by default. If it's not, click or tap on it.
Next, in the Wi-Fi section from the right pane, click or tap on Manage Wi-Fi settings.
The Manage Wi-Fi Settings window contains two sections: Wi-Fi Sense and Manage known networks. Scroll until you get to the second one: Manage known networks.
Select the wireless network that you want your Windows 10 device to forget. Windows 10 will display two options for it: Share and Forget. To delete the network's stored profile and forget all its connection details, click or tap Forget.
Once you do that, Windows 10 will immediately remove the wireless network from the list of known networks. If there are other networks you want your Windows 10 device to forget, repeat this procedure. Otherwise, you can simply close the Settings app.
How To Forget A Wireless Network In Windows 10, Using Command Prompt
You can remove any wireless network profile stored by Windows 10, even if the network is not in range, with the help of Command Prompt.
Start the Command Prompt as administrator and type the following command: netsh wlan show profiles.
It will display all the wireless network profiles stored by Windows 10. The list can be long if you've used your laptop or tablet for more than a couple of weeks.
Identify the name of the wireless network profile you want removed, then type the following command to remove it: netsh wlan delete profile name="profile name".
As an example, we wanted to remove a wireless network profile named eduroam, so we typed: netsh wlan delete profile name="eduroam".