How to Delete a Wireless Network Profile in Windows 8 and 8.1
A wireless (Wi-Fi) network profile contains the SSID (network name), password key, and security information to be able to connect to the wireless network.
This tutorial will show you how to delete a wireless network connection profile created in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.
To Delete Wireless Network Profile using "Forget this network"
NOTE: This option will only be available in Windows 8 and Windows RT, and if the wireless network is within range. If it's out of range, it will not be listed, but you could use OPTION TWO below to delete it instead.
1. Do step 2 or 3 below for how you would like to open the "Networks" flyout.
2. On your desktop, click/tap on the Network icon in the taskbar notification area, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)
Open the Charms bar
, click/tap on Settings
, click/tap on the Network
icon, and go to step 4
below. (see screenshot below)
Right click or press and hold on the wireless network (ex: Brink-Router) in the network list, and click/tap on Forget this network
. (see screenshot below)
Windows does not provide the option to "Forget this network" if this is for a Mobile Broadband profile that is provisioned by the carrier. The option only appears when a custom or user profile is created.
"Forget this network" will not be available for the listed wireless networks that you didn't create a network connection profile for.
To Delete Wireless Network Profile in a Command Prompt
Open a command prompt
In the command prompt, copy and paste the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below) NOTE: This command will give you list of all wireless network profiles on your PC
netsh wlan show profiles
3. In the command prompt, type the command below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This command will delete the wireless network profile.
netsh wlan delete profile name="WirelessProfileName"
For example, if I wanted to delete my listed Brink-Router
(name) wireless network profile, I would type the command below exactly. netsh wlan delete profile name="Brink-Router"
4. When finished, you can close the command prompt if you like.