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Windows 8: Remove Old Wireless Network Profiles

Recently I changed wireless access points with another of the same name. Rather than the name remaining “” in windows it changed to “ 2”. Perhaps just me, but I found this to be a little annoying. So I jumped in the command line (as administrator) and performed the following steps

Opened the command prompt and typed:

  1. netsh wlan show profiles – This shows all wireless profiles on the PC
  2. netsh wlan delete profile name=”ProfileName” – Deletes a profile that’s out of range, you can also use a wildcard “*” to remove all that match.

During my research on how to do this I have found the following:

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