How do I forget a wireless network on my device?


There are a couple of scenarios where you may need to 'forget' a wireless network from your device when you are on-campus:

  • Your device is configured to connect to both wireless networks, and you need to remove one.
  • You recently changed your Carthage password and you can no longer connect to Carthage-Secure ('forgetting' Carthage-Secure will allow you to reconnect and enter a new password).
  • You entered an incorrect password for Carthage-Secure.

To 'forget' a network from your device, use the instructions below for assistance:

  • Forget network for Windows 10 machines
    • Right-click the wireless network icon on the lower right corner of your screen and click "Open Network & Internet settings."
    • Click "Wi-Fi" on the left-hand side and then click "Manage known networks."
    • Click the network you wish to "forget" and click "Forget."
  • Forget network for Mac OS X machines
    • Click the Apple menu > System Preferences > Network
    • Select "Wi-Fi" in the list on the left.
    • Click the "Advanced" button.
    • The Wi-Fi pane shows a Preferred Networks list. Select the Wi-Fi network you want to "forget."
    • Click the "Remove button (-)" beneath the list.
    • Click "Remove" > "OK" > "Apply"
  • Forget network for Android machines
    • Swipe down with a single finger to reveal the Settings area and tap and hold the WiFi icon to take you directly to the WiFi settings.
    • Tap the wireless network you wish to "forget" and tap "Forget" when prompted.
  • Forget network for iOS machines
    • Go to "Settings" > "Wi-Fi."
    • Tap the blue information circle next to the Wi-Fi network you want to forget.
    • Tap "Forget This Network" > "Forget" to confirm.

If you are still having trouble, please email or visit the Hedberg Library Information Desk for assistance.

  • Last Updated Mar 01, 2023
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  • Answered By Sarah Mueller

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