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Forgetting Wireless Networks on Mac
Posted by Michael Sturm, Last modified by John Sanders on 16 February 2021 02:46 PM



This document discusses how to remove/forget a wireless network completely on the Mac. This can be helpful in stopping an unwanted network from automatically establishing a connection on startup. This is commonly seen when members of the college community wish to make Skidmore Secure their default network.


Forgetting/Changing preference of wireless networks:


1. Launch System Preferences




2. Choose Network




3. On the left panel, choose Wifi, then click the “Advanced…” button on the lower right.




4. The window shows up should have “Wi-Fi” as the selected tab, otherwise, chose the “Wi-Fi” tab:





5. You can select the desired network and click the minus box below to remove/forget it.


 6. Press OK in the bottom right, once all wifi access points you want have been removed.

7. Press Apply in the bottom right.

8. Restart your computer. This is a critical step to do before trying to re-attach to any Skidmore wifi networks.

 Maintained by the IT Help Desk - Last revised 3/7/16

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