Cannot disable auto-connect on Wifi


  1. Posts : 3
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    Cannot disable auto-connect on Wifi


    I have Windows 10 Home on an Acer Aspire e5 laptop.

    When I click the wifi button in my task bar, it displays all the available wifi networks. When I highlight each network, it has a box to check for "connect automatically." No matter how many times I uncheck these boxes, the next time I view the available networks, they are checked again. I have gone into settings->wifi->adapter settings and made sure auto-connect it is not checked in there. However, when I view the available networks, there is no way for me to uncheck the connect automatically box. (I can uncheck it but then it it is checked again next time I open it.) This is new behavior since I moved to a new area, and I want it to go back to normal where my wifi is not telling that it will connect automatically to everything.

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    Hello sevensixtwo, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if using one of the options in the tutorial below may be able to turn off auto connect for the wireless networks.

    Turn On or Off Connect Automatically to Wireless Network in Windows 10
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    No, that does not work, thank you. As I specified in the post, this is some eccentric behavior beyond what can be easily toggled. For instance, the guide said, "Uncheck the box," but every time I uncheck the box (OP pic) and then look again, the box is checked again.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    Just to verify, did you try the other options? Command?
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    Brink said:
    Just to verify, did you try the other options? Command?
    I did try the other options including the command line. Only the wifi network that I was actively connected to showed up in the command line. The other ones, the ones that don't let me uncheck "auto" in the taskbar, they did not show up in the command line. How can I get the networks in the picture to show up in the command prompt? What steps would I use to disable the auto-connect from there?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    It may just be an issue of the box being checked by default.

    If you have already connected to a wireless network with this unchecked to have a network profile created for it in Settings, is Connect automatically when in range turned off or on like option 3 below?

    Turn On or Off Connect Automatically to Wireless Network in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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