Automatically clearing "Preferred Networks" list

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Jack B. Pollack, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. I am looking for a way through a batch file, reg file, etc. to clear the
    "Preferred Networks" list in Win XP.

    I found references to the SSID's in 2 registry keys:



    Even after deleting these keys (and rebooting) the "Preferred Networks" list
    is not clear.

    Anyone have any idea where the remaining settings are stored and how to
    clear the list automatically?

    Jack B. Pollack, Oct 6, 2007
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  2. Jack B. Pollack

    Pavel A. Guest

    Just a thought -
    Before deleting these keys, make sure that wzcsvc is stopped.
    Do you have SP2 with the latest wireless updates (WPA2) ?

    Pavel A., Oct 6, 2007
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  3. Jack B. Pollack

    Newbie Coder Guest


    Why don't you force your machine to use the one you want.

    If you're using wireless then you could be picking up your neighbours wireless network
    Newbie Coder, Oct 7, 2007
  4. I have users that travel and connect at hotels, etc. The Preferred network
    list sometimes contains 100's of entries with the "real' networks at the
    bottom and networks that will never be used again at the top.

    Looking for a quick way to clear the list and maybe populate it with just
    the real networks

    Jack B. Pollack, Oct 7, 2007
  5. Stopping the serviced WORKED. Thanks

    Jack B. Pollack, Oct 7, 2007
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