Question from Mitchell: Love your site, Rick. I have a question for you if you don’t mind.
I recently retired from a job that required me to travel frequently to multiple states.
As you can imagine, I stayed in a lot of different hotels and now my Chromebook has a long list of WiFi networks that pop up when I go to connect to a network.
Since I’m not traveling anymore I’ll never need to connect to most of those networks again. How can I remove them?
Rick’s answer: This is a common issue for frequent travelers, Mitchell.
Chromebooks do a great job at storing WiFi networks that you’ll need to connect to again in the future, but it does get tedious when you have to scroll through a bunch of them that you no longer have a need for.
Luckily, it’s very easy to delete those unwanted networks from your Chromebook. Just follow the steps below:
1 – Sign in to your Chromebook.
2 – Click on the Time display in the lower-right corner of the screen.
3 – Click the Settings icon (it looks like a “gear” or “cog“).
4 – In the left-hand pane, click Network.
5 – In the right-hand pane, click Wi-Fi, then select Known networks.
6 – Find the network you want to forget and click the three vertical dots.
7 – Click Forget.
8 – Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each of the other networks you want your Chromebook to forget.
That’s all there is to it. From now on the networks you removed will no longer show up in your list of saved WiFi networks.
Note: If you ever visit one of those hotels again you’ll still be able to connect to their WiFi network because it’ll show up in the list of available networks (if you are in range, of course).
I hope this helps, Mitchell. Good luck!