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How to Delete a Wireless Network Profile in Windows 10

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When you connect to a new wireless network, Windows will create a profile for the wireless network. A wireless (Wi-Fi) network profile contains the network name (SSID), password key, and security information to be able to connect to a wireless network.

This tutorial will show you how to delete (forget) a wireless network connection profile created in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Delete a Wireless Network Profile in Settings app
  • Option Two: To Delete a Wireless Network Profile in Command Prompt







Wireless Network Profile - Delete in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Wireless Network Profile - Delete in Windows 10
To Delete a Wireless Network Profile in Settings app

1. Open the Settings app, click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

2. Click/tap on Wi-Fi in the left pane, and click/tap on the Manage known networks link under Wi-Fi on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on the wireless network name (ex: Brink-Router2) you want to manage, click/tap on Forget. (see screenshot below)

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4. When finished, you can close the Settings app if you like.





Wireless Network Profile - Delete in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Wireless Network Profile - Delete in Windows 10
To Delete a Wireless Network Profile in Command Prompt

1. Open a command prompt.

2. In the command prompt, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: This command will give you a list of all wireless network profiles on each interface on your PC.

netsh wlan show profiles

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3. Do step 4 or step 5 below for how you would like to delete the profile.


 4. To Delete a Wireless Network Profile from All Interfaces on PC

A) In the command prompt, type the command below, press Enter, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

netsh wlan delete profile name="WirelessProfileName"


For example, if I wanted to delete my listed Brink-Router2 2 (name) wireless network profile, I would type the command below exactly.

netsh wlan delete profile name="Brink-Router2 2"

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 5. To Delete a Wireless Network Profile from a Specific Interface on PC

A) In the command prompt, type the command below, press Enter, and go to step 6 below. (see screenshot below)

netsh wlan delete profile name="WirelessProfileName" interface="InterfaceName"


For example, if I wanted to delete my listed Brink-Router2 (name) wireless network profile only from the Wi-Fi interface, I would type the command below exactly.

netsh wlan delete profile name="Brink-Router2" interface="Wi-Fi"


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6. When finished, you can close the command prompt if you like.



That's it,
Shawn