Deleting Network Connections

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by BobHelms, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. BobHelms

    BobHelms Senior Member

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    From this location---> Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings
    There is a Disabled network connection there that I want to delete. It's named "Wireless Network Connection 4". It's associated with a Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter. Right click shows the "Delete" option grayed out. So using the keyboard "Delete" key you get the message "Are you sure you want to delete "Wireless Network Connection 4?" Selecting Yes returns the message "The connection you selected cannot be deleted." How can this problem be resolved? TIA for any answers / help received.
    Bob Helms
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Type Device Manager into the search box and hit enter.
    From the menu bar choose view and then show hidden devices
    See if you can select, then right click the problem adapter in there and choose uninstall
     
  3. CommonTater

    CommonTater New Member

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    Correct... but it also matters if the device itself actually exists in the system. In that case deleting it will simply result in "Wireless Network Connection 5" as plug and play will reinstall it on the next reboot...

    Perhaps the easiest solution is to just ignore it.
     
  4. BobHelms

    BobHelms Senior Member

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    So you're saying there is no way to delete it as long as the adapter is physically in the (Lenovo T550 Laptop) machine.
     
  5. CommonTater

    CommonTater New Member

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    Correct. As long as plug and play detects the adaptor, Windows will continuously try to reinstall drivers and make it available.

    Best bet... turn off the little "wireless" switch on your laptop, and just ignore it.
     
    #5 CommonTater, Sep 19, 2010
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2010

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