If you change router, or modify wireless settings on the router, the wireless network profile that saved on Windows may be outdated and you may not be able to connect to the network and receive this message:
The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match the requirements of the network.
In this article, I will show 2 methods to remove or forget a wireless network profile in Windows 7.
- Forget wireless network profile from Network menu
- Remove wireless network profile from command prompt
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Forget wireless network profile from Network menu
- On Windows desktop, right-click the wireless icon at bottom right and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
- Select Manage wireless networks on the left menu.
- You will see list of wireless network profile. Select a wireless network and click Remove to delete its profile.
- Click Yes to confirm.
- Try to connect to the network again. You need to re-enter wireless password. Now you should be able to connect to the wireless network.
Remove wireless network profile from command prompt
- On Windows desktop, open command prompt as administrator by:
- Click Start icon at bottom left
- Type cmd in search field
- Right-click the cmd program
- Select Run as administrator
- Click Yes.
- On Command prompt window, type this command to list wireless network profiles that currently saved on Windows.
netsh wlan show profiles
- To remove a profile, type this command and replace profile name (in double quotes) with one that you want to remove.
netsh wlan delete profile name="Linglom-AP"
- Then, you can try to connect to the network again. You need to re-enter wireless password. Now you should be able to connect to the wireless network.