Delete Old Wi-Fi Networks in Windows 10

If you are like me and carry a laptop or similar with you on trips and vacations, you will no doubt be connecting your device through various Wi-Fi networks at different locations. Windows 10 maintains a record of all these network settings for easy access and they can mount up after a time. I checked mine the other day and there were a dozen or so relating to motels and hotels I’d stayed in. That’s fine if the location is a regular and frequent destination but if it’s a one-off you might like to delete those redundant networks. Here’s how:

  • Go to Start > Settings > Network & Internet and click Wi-Fi (in the left hand column).
  • Now click Manage Wi-Fi Settings:

network and internet

  • Scroll down toward the bottom of the Manage Wi-Fi Settings window until you see the option to Manage known networks.
  • Click on the entry you want to delete and two buttons will appear. Simply click the Forget button:

manage known networks

That’s all there is to it. It’s not a bad idea to go through those settings periodically and delete any networks that you’re unlikely to use again.


5 thoughts on “Delete Old Wi-Fi Networks in Windows 10”

  1. Thanks that was very Kool! We are full time RV’ers and this is nice. I need to try it on my Kindle. Wish me luck.

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