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How to Delete Wireless Network Profile in Windows 8.1
How to Delete Wireless Network Profile in Windows 8.1
12-04-2013 - 03:34 AM


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You are so familiar with the task of managing wireless networks in Windows 7 due to its easy to use interface. However, in Windows 8.1, the "Manage Wireless Networks" option on the task pane of the Network and Sharing Center control panel is no longer available through the GUI (Graphical user interface);

Now if you want to delete or forget a wireless network profile, the only way is to use a similar function that is available through the netsh command in the Command Prompt.

Step 1:
Press Windows logo key + X + A to open the Command Prompt as an Administrator.
Step 2:
At the Command Prompt, type the following command to list all your wireless profiles:
netsh wlan show profiles


Step 3:
At the command prompt, type the following command. Please replace ProfileName with the one that you want to forget.
netsh wlan delete profile name="ProfileName"


Step 4
When it says that the profile is deleted, close the Command Prompt.

That’s all.

Note: You can still forget a Wireless Network profile via the regular graphical user interface, but only if you're within range and fail to connect to it.


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(This post was last modified: 12-04-2013 03:41 AM by blackguy.)

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