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Old January 25th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I always have the problem that I have my WiFi on at home to use my home internet. But then when I go ANYWHERE, and I'm using the internet, my phone will pick up random WiFi connections that don't connect properly while I'm using the internet. So then I have to disable WiFi and restart what I'm doing so it will connect using my Mobile Network again.

Is there a way to only allow your WiFi to connect to certain access points so it will not attempt to connect to any others. I would like to be able to always leave my WiFi set to on so it will seamlessly connect when I get home, or to work, or whatever saved access points I want to connect to.

Let me know if this is at all possible.


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Old January 26th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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When I'm out and about and there are open wi-fi networks available, my phone won't automatically connect to one. I have to go into wi-fi settings and select it. And I don't see a setting that allows to automatically connect to any open network. However, if it's a network that I've connected to before, it will remember those and then automatically connect when it's in range.

If you're automatically connecting to a network that you don't want to, go to wi-fi settings and it'll show you the list of available networks. Long press on the one you don't want and an option will pop up to "forget network". Then it shouldn't automatically connect next time it's in range.

You may also look at an app called Tasker. I've read that you can configure it to turn wifi on or off when you come into or leave the range of preferred networks. For example, automatically turn off wifi when you leave your home then turn it back on when you get to work. I've never tried it, but heard it works pretty well.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is a long shot, but if your home network wifi name is the default name of your router (i.e. linksys, default, netgear, etc), I believe your phone will try to connect with it believing it is your network.

When I'm out, I'm notified that there is an open Wifi access point, but the phone doesn't try to connect to it, unless I've connected to it before.

Also, I believe that JuiceDefender has an option that turns wifi off if it isn't connected in 1 minute. I can't remember the free version of JuiceDefender has that option or not.
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