How to Delete or “Forget” a Wireless Network in Windows 10

This tutorial will show you how to delete a wireless network from the list that Windows 10 stores – which is a very common step in resolving wifi connectivity problems.

If you’re having trouble connecting to a wireless network that you connect to all the time – deleting (or “forgetting”) that network, and then reconnecting to it, will often resolve the problem. Note: you’ll need to re-enter the password for that network after you ‘forget’ it, so make sure you have it handy.

  1. Click the Network icon in your Windows 10 notification area (bottom right corner of the screen).
  2. the Network icon in the Windows System Tray

  3. Then select Network & Internet settings
  4. an arrow pointing at the Network & Internet settings link

  5. In the left column, select the Wi-Fi option.
  6. an arrow pointing to Wi-Fi listed in the Windows Network and Internet settings

  7. Locate the link titled Manage known networks and click it.
  8. an arrow pointing to a link titled Managed known networks

  9. Now locate the WiFi network you want to forget and select it by clicking on it once. When you do, two buttons will appear – click the one titled Forget
  10. an arrow pointing to the forget link to delete a wireless network in windows

  11. The next time you connect to that network you’ll need to re-enter the password (assuming it requires one). Now you know how to delete a wireless network in Windows 10!

While you’re here, why not take a look at some of our other Windows tutorials and pick up another tip or two?


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