Sometimes you observe that your WiFi network is showing connected but the internet is not working or the connection is showing no internet connection. Most of the WiFi network connection issues are resolved if you delete that particular WiFi connector from the system’s memory. To delete or forget the WiFi network connection in windows 10 is not simple as you have to perform certain steps before you find the settings to refresh the network settings.
Windows OS saves passwords or SSID names, every time you connect to a WiFi network. The list can become bigger if you travel a lot and to delete the clutter of these saved network profiles you have to follow the simple step-by-step ways explained below.
How to (forget)delete WiFi network following simple steps
Prior to Windows 10 version where you could easily go to the control panel and delete the Wi-Fi network from Manage Wireless Settings, in Windows 10 you need to go to the start button, and click settings.
Clicking the Settings button, the following screen will appear. Here you have to click the “Network & Internet” icon.
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On the left side, there are a number of options. You need to click WiFi and the following image appears. And from the right side menu items, you need to click on “Manage WiFi settings”
After clicking Manage WiFi settings, a new screen will appear. On the top of the new window you will see WiFi sense, then Paid WiFi services and the last heading is Manage Known Networks.
And now you need to click on the WiFi Network you want to delete or forget as shown below.
How to Delete WiFi network from command prompt
You can delete any saved WiFi network from the command prompt as an administrator. To open a command prompt as admin, just right-click on the start icon and you will have the following window in front of you showing various options including Command prompt(admin), which you have to click.
Now type the following command to see all the saved WiFi profiles.
C:\ netsh wlan show profiles
After you click enter on the keyboard, the screen will show all the saved network profiles as shown below.
To delete a particular WiFi network you need to type the following command at the command prompt:
C:\ netsh wlan delete profile name=”PROFILE NAME”
As you can see in the image below, I have deleted a profile name: “skt” by using the above command.
So after deleting the known WiFi network, you can connect to a network of your choice from the scratch, and hopefully, all your WiFi woes come to end. In case you want to ask further questions about any WiFi-related problems, you are most welcome to post in the comment section.