Turn On or Off Hotspot 2.0 Networks in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Hotspot 2.0 Networks in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Hotspot 2.0 Networks in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Hotspot 2.0 Networks in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Network & Sharing
    16 Aug 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Turn On or Off Hotspot 2.0 Networks in Windows 10


    Hotspot 2.0, also known as HS2 and Wi-Fi Certified Passpoint, is an approach to public access Wi-Fi by the Wi-Fi Alliance. Hotspot 2.0 is a standard for seamless authentication to hotspots. Hotspot 2.0 offers an encrypted connection between the client and the access point. It uses IEEE 802.11u to communicate with the provider before it establishes a connection. Authentication and encryption are provided by using WPA2-Enterprise together with one of several EAP methods.

    Hotspot 2.0 is focused on enabling users to automatically and securely connect to Wi-Fi networks while on the move. Hotspot 2.0 networks might be available in certain public places, like airports, hotels, and cafes.

    Starting with Windows 10 build 14328, you can turn on or off having Hotspot 2.0 networks appear in the list of Wi-Fi networks when they are available to connect to.

    Starting with Windows 10 19536, Microsoft has removed the separate Hotspot 2.0 setting under Wi-Fi. This setting was provided while the feature was still in experimental phase, and having it enabled is now part of having Wi-Fi enabled.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Hotspot 2.0 networks appearing in the list of available Wi-Fi networks for all users in Windows 10.


    Contents

    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Hotspot 2.0 Networks in Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Hotspot 2.0 Networks using a REG file



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    OPTION ONE

    To Turn On or Off Hotspot 2.0 Networks in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Network & Internet icon.

    3 Click/tap on Wi-Fi on the left side, and turn on or off (default) Let me use an online sign-up service to get connected for what you want under Hotspot 2.0 networks on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    3 When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

    Turn On or Off Hotspot 2.0 Networks in Windows 10-hotspot_2.0_settings.png






    OPTION TWO

    To Turn On or Off Hotspot 2.0 Networks using a REG file


    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

    The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WlanSvc\AnqpCache

    OsuRegistrationStatus DWORD

    0= Off
    1 = On


    1 Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Turn On Hotspot 2.0 Networks

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_ON_Hotspot_2.0_networks.reg

    Download


    3 To Turn Off Hotspot 2.0 Networks

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_OFF_Hotspot_2.0_networks.reg

    Download

    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       #1

    Registry hack does not work at all, even after restart in Fall Update...
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  2. Posts : 64,572
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello @omidsolo, :)

    It looks like the registry setting had changed. The tutorial has now been updated for it to work again.
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 174
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 1709
       #3

    Thanks bro, keep up the good work :x
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  4. Posts : 64,572
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

      My Computers


 

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