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Question: How can I remove a WiFi network, to use a new password

I had a lot of trouble with removing a WiFi network in order to lose a cached password which had become invalid.

A prior thread shows that this problem is not uncommon. How can I forget a hotel wifi network?

The action that resolved this for me was simple, but easy to miss, especially as some documented answers omit the last step. Don't forget to Apply the Remove:

Network Preferences >

Advanced >

[find network] >

[press minus] >

[misleading dialog that tells you if you select Remove then the password of this network will be removed from the keychain and therefore will be forgotten by all using applications] >

Remove >

Network Preferences >

Apply >

[Reconnect to network]

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X El Capitan (10.11.6)

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Mar 20, 2018 8:47 AM in response to alastai In response to alastai

See the answer posted by me in this thread How can I connect back to a WiFi network that had no connection issues before?

Click on apply and your original settings is saved , like your network name and its password and all settings like remember this network is joined it will remove the hotel wifi network settings .

Mar 20, 2018 8:47 AM

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