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I keep removing a network from windows 7 (using 'manage wireless networks') only to have the network re-appear at a higher priority level than the network I want to connect to. If I leave it on the list and move it down in priority it moves itself back up the priority list. If I uncheck connect automatically, it rechecks itself. How do I get it to go away and never come back?

EDIT: Interesting twist. Both networks are coming from the same router, but one of them is faster and more reliable than the other. I have no idea why.

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Do you use another program to manage your wireless connections? for example the Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility. –  James Young Dec 23 '12 at 23:13
    
No. Windows utility only. I did a clean install of the OS to remove crapware. –  Elliot Dec 24 '12 at 17:04

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Unfortunately Windows 7 contains a flaw that makes it extremely difficult to reconfigure or delete wireless networks.

You can only achieve this is by using Regedit to delete all registry references to the SSID's, then rebooting and deleting the network from the list of Wireless Networks.

Start by searching your Registry for the SSID you want to delete; here are some locations where you would usually find these entries

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings\Wpad
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Signatures\Managed
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Signatures\Unmanaged
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