Many times “forgetting” a WiFi network and reconnecting will fix connection issues. Forgetting a network just resets the information the Computers has like password, ip address, and other settings.
Prerequisites: Experience with connecting/disconnecting from WiFi Networks
Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus
Estimated Time: 5 minutes
Expected Outcome: Connected to your desired Network and surfing the Interwebs
Tools Required: Device, WiFi, WiFi password, Nerves of Steel
Steps to Perform
- Open System Preferences
- Click Network > Advanced
- Select a network from the list and click the “-” icon just below the list to forget/remove it
Follow along with the images below for more details:
Before you head in to forget any networks, you can opt to change the settings for automatically joining a given network, and to have your Mac ask to join new networks.
Select a network you’d like to forget and click the “-” icon as shown below. You can select multiple networks by holding the command key while clicking and batch the process .
If for some reason you want to forget all networks, pressing cmd + A works to select all followed by clicking the – button.
To assign network priority, drag the most important one(s) to the top of the list.