Last Updated on Nov 10, 2020
Your Mac is equipped with both Ethernet and Wi-Fi Internet connectivity options; except the MacBooks. But usually, we used to go for, Wi-Fi connectivity just to avoid the tangling of Ethernet cable. Nevertheless, the Wi-Fi could also create a mess, when you’ve connected Mac with more than one Wi-Fi network. Just like our iPhone, the Mac also has the ability to store Wi-Fi networks, so whenever the Mac is in range to that Wi-Fi network, it automatically gets connected.
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If you feel like, this Wi-Fi network is no longer useful for me, but still Mac gets connected every time, in that case, I’d advise you to delete the Wi-Fi Network from Mac, MacBook.
My Personal Experience: I’ve had a scene, whenever I try to connect Wi-Fi to iPhone’s Personal Hotspot, it won’t work until I forget the Wi-Fi network that I’m not using currently. So, if you ever stuck in such a situation, where internet connection doesn’t work on Mac but works perfectly for other devices, forget the rest of Wi-Fi networks from the Mac, it will definitely help you.
How to Forget Wi-Fi Network on Mac, MacBook
It’s a fairly easy and quick process to delete the Wi-Fi network on MacBook Pro, Mac. Once, you forget the Wi-Fi network, it will no longer connect to Mac unless you are doing it manually.
- On the Top-Right screen, Click on the Wi-Fi symbol on Mac Menu Bar.
- If the Wi-Fi icon is not showing up on Mac Menu Bar, then Click on Apple Logo () From Top Mac Menu > System Preferences > Network > Wi-Fi tab > Advanced option.
- Select Open Network Preferences.
- Click on Advanced under WiFi.
- Choose the Wi-Fi Network that you want to forget. Click on it and under the box, click on the Minus(-) icon to remove the Wi-Fi network.
- You can even select multiple Wi-Fi Networks by pressing the Command button and clicking on Wi-Fi networks.
- Confirm by clicking Remove. Once, you are done with deleting Wi-Fi networks on Mac, click OK.
- Click on Apply.
- That’s it.
This is it! Next time, you’ll need to enter the password and manually connect to Wi-Fi Network, if you have forgotten that network.
Don’t Remove Wi-Fi Network, Instead, Disable Auto Join WiFi Feature
If automatic connection is the only reason, why are you forgetting the Wi-Fi network, then deselect the Auto Join checkbox feature to disable the function?
- Click on Apple Logo () From Top Mac Menu.
- Select System Preferences.
- Then, click on Networks.
- On the right side, click on Wi-Fi.
- Back to the main screen, click on Advanced.
- After choosing the Wi-Fi tab, uncheck the Auto Join next to the Wi-Fi network to avoid the auto-connecting of the Wi-Fi network. Click on Ok to Save and Apply for changes.
- That’s it.
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