How to clear wireless network data in Windows 10
When you connect to a free or even hidden wireless network in Windows 10, the operating system creates a profile for that connection that contains information such as SSID (network name) and security details (including password and encryption type). Used) is saved. But what if you do not want your personal computer or mobile device to store information about a particular network? In such cases, you need to delete the network profile and select the forget option to ignore this Wi-Fi network. In the following, we will examine how to do this.
How to clear a wireless network in Windows 10 using the Settings app
You can use the Settings app to override a wireless network in Windows 10. To get started, open it by clicking or tapping the Settings shortcut in the Start menu.
Select the Network & Internet section from within the Settings app.
From the list of options on the left side of the Network & Internet window, click on the second option called Wi-Fi.
Note that another way to get to this section, which may be a little faster, is to click or tap on the network icon in the system tray (next to the clock) and then select the Network settings link at the bottom of the list of networks. Is.
Then look for the section labeled Wi-Fi on the right side of the Wi-Fi settings window. This section is usually located at the top of the settings window. Next in this section, select the Manage known networks option.
Once the Manage known networks window opens, you will see a complete list of Wi-Fi networks recognized by your PC or mobile device.
Click the name of the wireless network that you want to be ignored by your PC or mobile device. This will give you two options, Properties and Forget, by Windows 10. The Properties button will open a list of details about this Wi-Fi network. But this is not what we are looking for. We are going to delete the saved wireless network profile and delete the network itself and its details from the list. So to do this you have to click on the Forget button.
After selecting the Forget option, Windows 10 immediately removes this wireless network from its list of known networks. If there are other networks on the list that you want to ignore, repeat the process for them. Otherwise, close the Settings app window.
How to clear a wireless network in Windows 10 using the command line
You can also use the Command Prompt to delete the saved profile of a wireless network in Windows 10. We start by running Command Prompt with the administrator access level. A quick way to do this is to click on the Start menu icon in the lower left corner of the screen (or hold your finger on it) and select the Command Prompt (Admin) shortcut from the popup menu .
In the Command Prompt window, type this command: netsh wlan show profiles
The above command will display the profile of all the wireless networks stored in Windows 10. If you have been using your laptop or tablet for a long time, this list may be long.
Identify the wireless network profile you want to delete, then type the following command to delete it: netsh wlan delete profile name = “Wi-Fi network name”
Note that the Wi-Fi section must be Replace the network name with the profile name of the network you want to delete.
For example, we want to delete the profile of a wireless network called CNC5, to do this we type the following command: netsh wlan delete profile name = “CNC5”
After pressing the Enter key, Windows 10 prompts you Notifies that the profile has been deleted.
How to clear all wireless networks in Windows 10
Under certain circumstances, you may want to delete all wireless network profiles stored in Windows 10 at the same time. Fortunately, this feature is also included in Windows 10, and you do not have to delete them one by one. All you have to do is open the Command Prompt with the administrator access level as in the previous step and then type this command in it: netsh wlan delete profile name = * i = *
After pressing the Enter key, you will see that Windows 10 will immediately delete all existing profiles.
Note that the netsh command has many other parameters that we did not use in these commands. If you want to know more about the netsh command, we recommend that you read the guide on this command.
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