Issue: Windows 8.1 w/ Intel wireless driver will automatically connect to “free”, unsecured, wireless networks.
This issue has been bugging me for a little bit, but has not been at the top of list until there were a large number of unsecured wireless networks available while traveling. So here’s the solution.
- open the control panel
- Open “Network and Internet”
- Select “Intel ProSet/Wireless Tools”
- Select “Settings…” under “Intel Wifi HotSpot Assistant”
- Remove all check boxes
- Close out of the dialog box