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How to prevent from automatically connecting to "default" wireless network and only with specified ones?

  1. #1


    AI Guest

    How to prevent from automatically connecting to "default" wireless network and only with specified ones?

    I'm running Vista Home edition on my laptop and when I use my laptop
    at home, it keeps on connecting to an unsecured default wireless
    network, instead of connecting to my home network, which is named and
    is secured. I guess one of my neighbours decided to just run their
    wireless network like that.

    How can I prevent my laptop from connecting to other networks other
    than the ones I specify? I've looked in the settings and options in
    the wireless connection management utility in Vista and couldn't find
    a way to do that. Perhaps i didn't look hard enough, but would
    appreciate it if someone could provide a solution to this issue.
    Thank you very much for your time and courtesy.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    AI Guest

    Re: How to prevent from automatically connecting to "default" wireless network and only with specified ones?

    Oh, I don't think I've tried that yet. Great, thanks for your reply!

    On Sat, 20 Feb 2010 17:29:12 -0500, "Bob" <bob@newsgroup> wrote:

    >Right click the network(s) you don't want>>select Properties>>Connection
    >tab>>Uncheck Connect when this network is in range.
    >
    >"AI" <android@newsgroup> wrote in message
    >news:kh7un5tnp1t4cmghe7ul87ifhl6v6eog40@newsgroup

    >> I'm running Vista Home edition on my laptop and when I use my laptop
    >> at home, it keeps on connecting to an unsecured default wireless
    >> network, instead of connecting to my home network, which is named and
    >> is secured. I guess one of my neighbours decided to just run their
    >> wireless network like that.
    >>
    >> How can I prevent my laptop from connecting to other networks other
    >> than the ones I specify? I've looked in the settings and options in
    >> the wireless connection management utility in Vista and couldn't find
    >> a way to do that. Perhaps i didn't look hard enough, but would
    >> appreciate it if someone could provide a solution to this issue.
    >> Thank you very much for your time and courtesy.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    digz Guest

    Re: How to prevent from automatically connecting to "default" wireless network and only with specified ones?

    check out your settings in 'network & sharing centre' > manage wireless
    networks
    find your network (possible delete all except yours?), check the wireless
    properties. I have mine set to 'connect automatically when in range'
    you could try unchecking the option about connecting to preferred network if
    available



    "AI" <android@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:kh7un5tnp1t4cmghe7ul87ifhl6v6eog40@newsgroup

    > I'm running Vista Home edition on my laptop and when I use my laptop
    > at home, it keeps on connecting to an unsecured default wireless
    > network, instead of connecting to my home network, which is named and
    > is secured. I guess one of my neighbours decided to just run their
    > wireless network like that.
    >
    > How can I prevent my laptop from connecting to other networks other
    > than the ones I specify? I've looked in the settings and options in
    > the wireless connection management utility in Vista and couldn't find
    > a way to do that. Perhaps i didn't look hard enough, but would
    > appreciate it if someone could provide a solution to this issue.
    > Thank you very much for your time and courtesy.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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