Windows 10: "manage known networks" is empty in wifi settings

Discus and support "manage known networks" is empty in wifi settings in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I rarely use wifi but noticed today after connecting that it would not reconnect automatically. I was fine with 1809 but am now on 1903, including... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by johnhoh, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. johnhoh Win User

    "manage known networks" is empty in wifi settings


    I rarely use wifi but noticed today after connecting that it would not reconnect automatically. I was fine with 1809 but am now on 1903, including yesterday's update. Here are the symptoms and what I have tried:

    symptoms:
    can connect to wifi, asks for network password, box that says "connect automatically" is checked. But then after a reboot, or just after disconnecting, it acts like it doesn't know the network and I have to sign in all over again. If I go into settings > wifi > Manage Known Networks, its just empty. Even after connecting, manage known networks is empty.

    I tried uninstalling/reinstalling the wifi adapter but that did not help. Windows appears unable to save a wireless network profile. Not sure what to do next

    :)
     
    johnhoh, Jun 12, 2019
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  2. Can't uncheck WIFI "Connect Automatically"

    Hi,

    Have you tried removing the network from the list? Your network credentials may still be saved on your Wifi settings.

    We suggest you to remove the preferred network and reconnect it. Follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows icon.
    • Click Settings.
    • Select Network and Internet.
    • On the left pane, click Wifi.
    • Click on link Manage Wifi Settings.
    • There is prompt, click on Manage known networks
    • Select the network you want to forget.
    Once you remove the network it will no longer appear on the list. You may need to reconnect it, if you want.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Jesebel Ova, Jun 12, 2019
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  3. [dr] Win User
    Nokia 700 - WiFi doesn't auto-connect to known networks when within range?

    Hello.



    I have a Nokia 700. Upgraded to 112.010.1404 via Nokia Suite as soon as I got it. I have set my WiFi network as the highest priority. I can connect to my WiFi network, yet after a while of inactivity the phone starts using 3G data again. I go into the WiFi
    networks and see that my network is listed as "Known" but not "Connected". I have to manually select it to re-connect.



    Power saving mode for WiFi is set to off.



    Is there a setting to automatically connect to any known WiFi network when in range? I am happy to manage battery life by manually turning ove WiFi when not needed. Thanks in advance.
     
  4. "manage known networks" is empty in wifi settings

    Keeps connecting to an open WiFi that's not on the "known" list


    I've got a weird problem I can't figure out:

    New Surface Book running Windows 10. Every time it boots, it connects to "xfinitywifi" (an open WiFi access point apparently belonging to a neighbor). This AP has "limited connectivity", though, so no internet access (and I don't want to be connected to it, anyways!).

    I've previously connected to my home WiFi, and this is the only network listed in my "Manage known networks" list. When I manually "disconnect" from xfinitywifi, Windows automatically connects to my home WiFi. For some reason, though, on boot up, it automatically connects to this open network (despite being set to NOT connect to open networks), and it prefers this open network over my (secured) known network.

    I have disabled the "Wi-Fi Sense" "feature".

    Any ideas?
     
    awesomesauce, Jun 12, 2019
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