How to forget a known network in Windows 10: - When you connect your Windows 10 device to a Wi-Fi network, you need to enter the password if the network is secured. The next time you log in, you are exempt from entering your credentials. This is because the device saves the network credentials. The second time you try to log on to a previously logged in network, it will retrieve the credentials you entered earlier to verify your identity. You are also exempt from entering credentials for further access! That network you joined earlier is a known network. Simplify your task. You don't have to waste time entering your password every time you log into that network. It is quite useful if you are a frequent user of a particular Wi-Fi network. But this feature has a downside. If someone is using your device without authorization, they can still connect to the known network without knowing the credentials. This can be avoided with the Forget button. How do we do it? Well, read on!
The following image is an example of a known network. You just need to click Connect to access the network. You will not be prompted for a password.
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Now to forget about this network, follow the steps below:
- Press Windows + I to open settings. In Settings, click Network and internet.
- On the left side, click Wi-Fi.
- Some options will appear. Among them, choose Manage Wi-Fi settings.
- In Manage Wi-Fi Settings, scroll down to find Manage known networks option. Click on the network you want to forget. It expands and you can see a Forget button. Click on Forget button.
The Forget button deletes the saved credentials. The next time you choose to log into the same network, you will be prompted to enter your credentials again. This way, you can make sure that no one can use your device without your consent.