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Windows 7: Windows connects automatically to unconfirmed WiFi networks

05 Sep 2011   #1

Window7 Home premium x64 SP1
Windows connects automatically to unconfirmed WiFi networks


I have a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop, with Windows7 home x64 .

As soon as I turn my computer on and the system finds available connections, the system connects itself automatically to the first WiFi network it finds.

Usually this would be my home network, which is fine. But occasionally, this would be my neighbor's unprotected network, which is not as fine. Potentially, this could be a malicious network, monitoring my internet traffic, which is not fine at all !!

A possible solution might be to check upon system start that the correct network is used. However, if the connection is accidently broken, for whatever reason, the system again connects itself to the next available network, which is again problematic.

How can I stop this automatic WiFi connections?


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05 Sep 2011   #2

windows xp 32bit

You sure that you checked every settings available 2 or 3 a antivirus scan it might find a trojan or something and check that does the niegbor has also this trojan then you can make sure that if this problem is because of a trojan or virus
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05 Sep 2011   #3

Window7 Home premium x64 SP1

Indeed, I have already checked for malware and viruses.

Also, the "connect automatically when this network is in range" is disabled to all networks.
I don't know and couldn't find any other relevant settings...
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05 Sep 2011   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Would you give us a little more info about your system please?

Read, and read carefully, the following and follow the procedure there. Speccy will be easier to use. SIW will give you the greatest amount of info, including complete info on your computer in the Hardware Summary section.

Update your SevenForums System Specs
User CP (3rd item in the top menu bar) |
Your Profile (left-hand column, Edit System Spec

To gather info, use
Speccy - System Information - Free Download
or SIW or the System Info tool,
Use System Info to see your System Specs

Add the word laptop or desktop or netbook to the
“system manufacturer” block.

Provide full windows version info, for example:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Use the “Other Info” block for Optical Reader,
Mouse, touchpad, wifi adapter, speakers, monitor, etc

Scroll down and click on the SAVE CHANGES button.
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05 Sep 2011   #5

Window7 Home premium x64 SP1

I added all relevant information
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06 Sep 2011   #6

Window7 Home premium x64 SP1

Anyone? Hello?
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