Windows 8 automatically connecting to unsecured wireless networks (MAKE IT STOP!)

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.

resolution:

  1. open the control panel
  2. Open “Network and Internet”
  3. Select “Intel ProSet/Wireless Tools”
  4. Select “Settings…” under “Intel Wifi HotSpot Assistant”
  5. Remove all check boxes
  6. Close out of the dialog box

 

 

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6 Replies to “Windows 8 automatically connecting to unsecured wireless networks (MAKE IT STOP!)”

  1. Many thanks, this had become a real nuisance and other web site advice just didn’t cover it. This works perfectly. Thanks again.

  2. Man thank you so much for posting this!! This is so freaking annoying when I come to work and it connects to stupid attwifi instead of my hotspot. It was pissing me off for so long ~:@ …

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