Blog entry by Billy Mark
If you want to forget a network on your Mac, then you have come to the right place.
Remembering Wi-Fi networks and passwords is a handy feature available on Windows, Mac, and other devices. But what if you want to remove a Wi-Fi network and its password from your Mac? The process of forgetting Wi-Fi in Mac is not that easy as you might think.
Mac is a perfect device to browse the internet because it won’t lag even after browsing multiple tabs at a time. Mac is also almost invulnerable to internet threats as it comes with pre-installed premium security programs. Read this article carefully, and then you will be able to forget Wi-Fi networks from your device with ease. Let’s get started.
Step 1: Navigating to Network Preferences
- First of all, take your mouse cursor to the Finder bar, after that press the Wi-Fi icon. Now a list of available Wi-Fi networks will appear.
- On the lower side, click on the “Open Network Preferences” option to open the Network Preferences.
- There you can configure all Wi-Fi network-related settings on your device.
Step 2: Open Advanced Settings
Now here you will see the options to remove and add network adapters, Wi-Fi turn off and turn on, and other settings of particular Wi-Fi connections. You can connect to new networks automatically and also ask to join a network manually. There you can also check your network IP address, and that address is beneficial when you want to diagnose other internet issues. You should remember this menu for future use as it can be useful for fixing many network problems such as if you have forgotten the password of a network, then you can easily use this feature.
The main thing we need to do here is going to the “Advanced” option and then scrolling downwards to perform our final step.
Step 3: Remove Network
Now here many settings are available for various purposes, so you shouldn’t panic by looking at this menu. These settings are essential when you want to add networks manually, see the TCP/IP settings and the hardware settings of your network. The unique Wi-Fi Address setting of your Mac is also available there. You can also organize the network’s position in the list by dragging them up to down or down to up. If you only use some specific network on a daily basis, then you can put those networks to the upper position in the list. This will make it easy for you to connect to your favorite Wi-Fi every time.
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The most important thing we are going to do here to forget a network is clicked on the “network name” that we want to forget. After that, tap on the “minus” icon in the lower side of the list.
Your Wi-Fi network is successfully removed from the saved networks. From now on, your device will not connect and recognize that network automatically. If you want to use that network in the future, simply click on the network and then enter the password manually.
Billy Mark is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at norton.com/setup.