Tell me with a catch … In general, I had to change the password for the Wi-Fi network in order to connect to it on the TV (because it was impossible to enter a character on the TV that was previously used in the password). But now the laptop is trying to automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network and can’t (because it apparently uses the old password).
What is the question: How can I clear my old Wi-Fi connection settings so that I can reconnect to the network. I’ve already “pushed” the network icon near the clock 100 times – but the laptop doesn’t seem to respond to that… it doesn’t even ask for a password.
You probably need to delete the old Wi-Fi profile (under Windows, this operation is called: “forget”), then reconnect to the network. It’s hard to say why it can’t be done in a standard way, maybe some driver errors.
Below I will consider several of them. alternative options (one of them should help 👌).
Ways to “delete” old Wi-Fi profiles
📌 Option 1
The most obvious option to forget the old Wi-Fi network that the laptop (PC) is “trying” to connect to is to click on the network icon in the Windows tray (next to the ‘clock), then right-click on its name and select the option “To forget”.
Then you can connect to another network. As a rule, in most cases, this method works.
👉 To help!
If you don’t have a network icon in the Windows tray, see this note: https://ocomp.info/propal-znachok-iz-treya.html
📌 Option 2
In Windows 11/10 settings (to open them, use the combination Win + i) tongue “Network and Internet / Wi-Fi” there is a special tab Known network management — where all profiles are stored.
To forget this or that network, simply click on the corresponding line. See the example below (if you have a lot of such profiles, you will have to click the mouse several times… 👌).
📌 Variant 3
- You must first run the command prompt as an administrator;
- then enter the command netsh wlan show profiles and press Enter (this will look at all known networks);
- then to remove one – use the command netsh wlan remove Asus_wifi5g profile (where instead of “Asus_wifi5g” – use your network name);
- To delete all Wi-Fi profiles – you can use the command: netsh wlan delete profile * (the asterisk at the end is mandatory).
A working example is shown in the screenshot below. 👇
Be careful, if you were connected to one of the networks whose profile you deleted, your connection will be immediately disconnected (and the icon in the status bar will let you know 👇)!
📌 Variant 4
In the system settings (win + i) there is a special tab “Network and internet/network reset” to reset network settings globally (about.: All network settings will be deleted – i.e. the network will work as it happens immediately after a “clean” installation of Windows).
I will notethat files and documents (and other Windows settings that are not related to network settings) will not be affected by this reset! (at least it was before)
👉 To help!
How to Reset Network Settings in Windows 11/10 (help for those with network lag) – https://ocomp.info/kak-sbrosit-nastroyki-seti.html
📌 Variant 5
If all of the above didn’t help, try going to the folder: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\Profiles\Interfaces (this is where all network profiles for the current operating system are stored) .
Of course, when you find the right one, you can delete it (or delete everything if you don’t need profiles 👇). Important: After that, restart your computer!
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