Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Defy

New Forums: Nexus Player | Nexus 9
test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old October 23rd, 2011, 09:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 52
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 1 Post
Default Prevent Wifi Connection to specific Networks

Just recently my Defy keeps connecting to random BT-FON networks rather than the house WiFi.

Any ideas why this is and how I can prevent it. In case it's relevant, I have Wi-Fi Finder and WiFi Manager apps.

Advertisements
aSystemOverloa is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old October 23rd, 2011, 11:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
Mr. Logic Pants
 
IOWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 8,834
 
Device(s): GS5 GS4 TF101 GS3
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,901
Thanked 2,351 Times in 1,212 Posts
Ask and ye shall receive!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aSystemOverloa View Post
Just recently my Defy keeps connecting to random BT-FON networks rather than the house WiFi.

Any ideas why this is and how I can prevent it. In case it's relevant, I have Wi-Fi Finder and WiFi Manager apps.
Just delete the network from your network settings
__________________
Useful links: The Rules | The Team | FAQ | Unanswered Threads |
IOWA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2011, 12:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 52
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 1 Post
Default

It's not in my list of networks. It, along with the other BT-FON associated networks are there when I check what network I'm on because I can't do anything, only to find it's chosen the random public one over a favorite secure one.. GRRR
aSystemOverloa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2011, 01:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
Mr. Logic Pants
 
IOWA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 8,834
 
Device(s): GS5 GS4 TF101 GS3
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 1,901
Thanked 2,351 Times in 1,212 Posts
Ask and ye shall receive!
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aSystemOverloa View Post
It's not in my list of networks. It, along with the other BT-FON associated networks are there when I check what network I'm on because I can't do anything, only to find it's chosen the random public one over a favorite secure one.. GRRR
In order for it to connect it MUST be in your network list. There is no other way it would connect.
IOWA is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2011, 02:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 52
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 1 Post
Default

Well it's not in my list of networks. When I go into Manage Wireless Networks and it scans for everything within range, it comes up, but thats all. I only have three networks in my permanent list and the BT-FONs are not any of them.
aSystemOverloa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old October 23rd, 2011, 03:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
One bite at a time...
 
Martimus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: 'neath a cactus
Posts: 19,519
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S-5, Samsung Galaxy Pro 12.2
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1,921
Thanked 4,032 Times in 2,410 Posts
martimus98
Default

If the random networks in question are WiFi and using a consistent SSID then maybe add a manual network with an incorrect password...
__________________
Yea though I walk through the Valley of Google I shall fear no Apple...

Advice provided comes from fellow Android enthusiasts. We're not tech support. Please do your due dilligence before implementing! And if someone helped you, please share the love with the button...
Martimus is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old January 20th, 2012, 07:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 52
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 1 Post
Default

I received an alert that this post had been linked to from another. Just thought I'd post an update. It turns out that my ISP's app (My Vodafone) had an option to automatically connect to free BT-FON networks.

So if this is happening to you, check your provider's app and any WiFi Managers that have an option to automatically connect to Public Networks.
aSystemOverloa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 19th, 2012, 10:19 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 60
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by aSystemOverloa View Post
Just recently my Defy keeps connecting to random BT-FON networks rather than the house WiFi.

Any ideas why this is and how I can prevent it. In case it's relevant, I have Wi-Fi Finder and WiFi Manager apps.

WiFi Ruler lets you blacklist networks.

review: android underground: Wi-Fi Ruler keeps your phone away from bad networks

app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hogdex.WifiRuler
__________________
join the resistance and set your android free: android underground
Diabo is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Diabo For This Useful Post:
!on (June 30th, 2012), peterbye (August 14th, 2013)
Old June 29th, 2012, 07:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 52
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 1 Post
Default

Diabo, don't know if you're advertising a product for financial gain, but this thread ended ages ago, so strange for someone to 'supply a solution' to something that has already been fixed.
aSystemOverloa is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2012, 12:58 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 60
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Default

It's a free app, I'm not the author of it, and I'm sure you're not the only one with the same question. If someone Googles the same issue the chance of finding a solution has increased a bit.
Diabo is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old October 26th, 2012, 09:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Helix751's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chile
Gender: Male
Posts: 3
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks @Diabo. I agree. These forums are indeed much more of a knowledge base than a conversation and help is appreciated even after months of inactivity.

I experience the very same problem, described in the following post.

Regards and thanks again for your suggestion.
Helix751 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Motorola DEFY
Current Rating:
Rate this Phone:

The Motorola DEFY is the newest Motorola Android device announced for T-Mobile USA. It sports a 3.7 inch touchscreen, Android 2.1 with MOTOBLUR, and is being advertised as "Lifeproof" by Motorola. The DEFY gets its name by supposedly de... Read More



Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Motorola Defy
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://androidforums.com/motorola-defy/433718-prevent-wifi-connection-specific-networks.html
Posted By For Type Date
Thread Prevent Wifi Connection to specific Networks | Android Forums | BoardReader This thread Refback January 20th, 2012 06:31 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:23 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.