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#1 TsMkLg068426

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 18:22

My wireless keeps on saying limited connection but after doing a research for Manage Wireless Networks I realized it is no longer in Windows 8.1 but only through CMD which is lame because I tried the command to delete a wireless profile to re-add it back so the limited connection will go away but the command does not work for deleting one of my wireless connections.[/size]
 
 
Why is Microsoft making it harder to manage our wireless connections?[/size]


#2 Roger H.

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 18:28

You can delete them in command/powershell.

netsh wlan delete profile name="your wireless name here"

Can't test it now since my work PC doesn't have wireless but it's something like that :p


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I also agree about managing some stuff via GUI. Guess Microsoft wants us all to become system admins or at least give system admins more work to do. LOL

#3 OP TsMkLg068426

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 18:36

Okay followed your instructions I guess I will have to wait until I go home to see that wireless is removed and than try to reconnect it but when I went to CMD/powershell and typed netsh wlan show profiles the wireless still showed up.  Sigh, why make it so hard Microsoft? :/ 



#4 sc302

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 18:58

Don't forget the quotes in the delete command.

#5 +snaphat (Myles Landwehr)

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 19:01

My wireless keeps on saying limited connection but after doing a research for Manage Wireless Networks I realized it is no longer in Windows 8.1 but only through CMD which is lame because I tried the command to delete a wireless profile to re-add it back so the limited connection will go away but the command does not work for deleting one of my wireless connections.[/size]
 
 
Why is Microsoft making it harder to manage our wireless connections?[/size]

 

good question. They keep removing more and more wireless configuration things starting with 8 and the scaling back even more with 8.1. 





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