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. Then select Network & Internet settings
  3. In the left column, select the Wi-Fi option.
  4. Locate the link titled Manage known networks and click it.
  5. 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
  6. The next time you connect to that network you’ll need to re-enter the password (assuming it requires one). That’s it!